AMA: New Jersey shows leadership to help end opioid epidemic
The AMA commended NJ Gov. Murphy and state Human Services Commissioner Johnson for helping end barriers to treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.
AMA and CMA praise Atty. Gen. Becerra for supporting MAT
American Medical Association, California Medical Association praise California attorney general call for helping patients struggling with substance use disorder.
Life-saving treatment bill advanced in state hit hard by opioid epidemic
Kentucky becomes latest state taking action to remove “senseless” insurance company barriers to opioid-use disorder treatment.
Physician groups praise panel passage bill to end prior authorization
Leading physician groups applauded a Kentucky House committee for advancing a bill making it easier for people with addiction to opioids to receive treatment.
Study of Colorado’s efforts to reverse opioid epidemic
The AMA, Colorado Medical Society and Manatt Health release study of Colorado’s meaningful efforts to reverse the opioid epidemic.
Landmark deal on medication-assisted treatment a model for nation
A breakthrough in Pennsylvania eliminates prior authorization for lifesaving treatment for opioid-use disorder. Every other state should follow suit.
Study of Pennsylvania commonwealth efforts to reverse opioid epidemic
AMA, Pennsylvania Medical Society and Manatt Health release analysis of progress made, recommend next steps for policymakers, insurers and physicians.
5 ways the midterms shook up the U.S. health care agenda for 2019
Prescription-drug pricing, gun violence and ACA-stabilization efforts are among the issues that could see new life next year.
Pennsylvania removes prior authorization for opioid treatment
Pennsylvania and seven major health insurance companies agreed today to remove prior authorization requirements for treatment of substance use disorders.