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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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7 MIN READ

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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4 MIN READ

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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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
AMA Recovery Plan 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
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3 MIN READ

Hospitals & hospital-based services: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that have addressed hospital consolidation, the site-of-service differential, and sole community hospitals.

Council on Medical Service
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5 MIN READ

Health insurance: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies to address health insurer actions that interfere with the patient/physician relationship and impact the practice of medicine. Such topics include prior authorization, covered benefits, and affordability of health insurance.

Council on Medical Service
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14 MIN READ

AMA president decries devastation of another round of Medicare cuts

At Interim Meeting of AMA House of Delegates, Dr. Ehrenfeld unveils new Fix Medicare Now grassroots campaign.

Press Releases
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Commercial payer patchwork is holding back telehealth’s promise

Will your practice get paid for the digitally enabled care you are delivering? AMA research finds payer policies are inconsistent and opaque.

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AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians