Biden administration boosts access to overdose prevention, treatment
The drug-overdose epidemic continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, but steps are being taken that will save lives and enhance access to treatment.
May 21, 2021: State Advocacy Update
Sterile needle and syringe exchange bill headed to Arizona governor and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
May 7, 2021: National Advocacy Update
New program covering the cost of administering COVID-19 vaccines and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
COVID-19 policy recommendations for OUD, pain, harm reduction
The AMA provides policy recommendations to help guide policymakers reduce the stress of patients with an opioid use disorder and pain during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Policy road map shows the way to end the overdose epidemic
It’s been clear for years that, to end the drug overdose epidemic, health insurance company and pharmacy benefit managers’ barriers to evidence-based treatment and non-opioid pain management must be eliminated.
Medicare & Medicaid
Final 2021 Medicare pay schedule: What physicians need to know
Changes to E/M will ease documentation burdens, but final rule also includes painful pay cuts that Congress must act to avert. Learn more with the AMA.
Overdose epidemic requires state action to remove barriers to care
AMA, Mannatt report emphasizes the increasing importance of removing barriers to evidence-based care.
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