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After falling short last Congress, prior auth bill primed for passage

AMA supports bipartisan bill with reforms for Medicare Advantage.

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4 MIN READ

AMA adopts new policies to expand health care coverage

The AMA House of Delegates approved policies aimed at expanding health care coverage for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Press Releases
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6 MIN READ

Preventive services coding guides

When physicians order certain evidence-based preventive services for patients, insurance companies may cover the cost of the service, with the patient having no cost-sharing responsibility (zero-dollar). Learn more.

Access to Care
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Health spending back to pre-COVID rates—but not for physicians

Spending on prescription drugs grew at nearly triple the rate of national spending for physician services. Dive into the data with the AMA.

Advocating for Public Health
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Medicare & Medicaid: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that anticipate and respond to Medicare and Medicaid program changes addressing such issues as program rules that impact medical practice, physician payment and the emergence of Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

Council on Medical Service
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What doctors wish patients knew about Medicare annual wellness visits

Medicare annual wellness visits prioritize prevention. But don’t mistake them for annual physicals. Two physicians set out to clear up confusion.

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Medicare & Medicaid
What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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Health care coverage & choice: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies establishing the AMA vision for health system reform to cover the uninsured and expand health insurance coverage and choice.

Council on Medical Service
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Slashing prior authorization gets bipartisan support in Congress

GOLD CARD Act would help cut prior authorization red tape in Medicare Advantage. Learn more with the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Richard Burgess, MD.

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Prior Authorization
Fighting for Physicians
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Physician payment reform: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that contribute to the policy options for reforming physician payment. Key council reports on this topic have addressed APMs, Medicaid expansion, the site-of-service differential and high-value care.

Council on Medical Service