An AMA membership means you are...

  • Working to extinguish physician burnout
  • Leading the charge on Medicare payment reform
  • Tackling the overused prior authorization process
  • Supporting physician-led team-based care
  • #FightingForDocs
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2 MIN READ

MedPAC recognizes need for Medicare update

The MedPAC report recognizes that Medicare is on an unsustainable path.

Press Releases

Your powerful ally

The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

2024 Annual Meeting of the HOD
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Highlights from the 2024 AMA Annual Meeting

Catch up with the news and key moments as the House of Delegates bolsters the AMA's work on Medicare pay, scope creep, prior authorization and more. 

Annual Meeting
Delegates in line to speak at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the HOD
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Why Medicare pay reform is the AMA’s top advocacy priority

The system threatens physician practice sustainability and access to care. Delegates bolster the AMA’s aggressive efforts to fix Medicare now.

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Medicare & Medicaid
Fighting for Physicians
 Bruce A. Scott, MD, at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the HOD
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New AMA president will fight for doctors and their patients

Kentucky otolaryngologist Bruce A. Scott, MD, takes over as 179th AMA president and pledges to take on forces that are leading to physician burnout.

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Annual Meeting
Fighting for Physicians
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Don’t tie physicians’ pay to unsustainable Medicare path

With Medicare pay falling 29% since 2001, other payers should stop basing their rates on the Medicare benchmark that’s not adjusted for inflation.

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Medicare & Medicaid
Fighting for Physicians
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All hands on deck needed to confront physician shortage crisis

About 83 million Americans live in areas that don’t have sufficient access to a primary care physician. That is not acceptable. Here is how to fix it.

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Sustainability
Fighting for Physicians
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Why We Fight: Hear from our members

From Medicare payment reform to reducing physician burnout, fixing prior authorization to defending against scope creep, the AMA is fighting for you.

Leadership
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the HOD
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Dr. Ehrenfeld: Medicine’s future cannot be left to chance

Removing the obstacles that interfere with care requires a fighting spirit, said outgoing AMA President Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH.

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Annual Meeting
Fighting for Physicians
James L. Madara, MD, at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the HOD
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Dr. Madara turns focus to effective transition to next AMA CEO

After helping cement the AMA as a powerful, mission-driven organization during his time as CEO, James L. Madara, MD, will step down in 2025.

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Annual Meeting
Fighting for Physicians