Physicians score overwhelming victory in bid to fix prior authorization
Stories, data on patient impact carried the day with legislators, who mandated that insurers respond to all urgent prior authorization requests within a day.
Insurers’ progress on fixing prior authorization is disappointingly slow
Despite the potential patient harm posed by health plan prior authorization requirements, little meaningful progress has been made to reform the process.
8 physician advocacy wins that set the stage for 2019
Despite D.C. turmoil, doctors score key victories at national, state levels on physician payment, gun violence, regulatory relief and more. Find out the AMA’s 2019 policy targets.
Medicare physician payment schedules
See the AMA's efforts to clearly define the differences between fee and payment to help physicians seeking Medicare reimbursements.
Why prior authorization was a white-hot issue in 2018
Prior authorization comes between physicians and their patients’ care and needs to be fixed. Learn how that painful reality came into starker relief this year.
RVS Update Committee (RUC)
RUC recommendations, minutes & voting
For transparency the process, meeting minutes and voting results are included on this page.
Payment & Delivery Models
Understanding Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
Learn about the reduced penalties and potential for greater bonus payments for practices under Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
The Business of Medicine
Read about AMA’s campaign to protect physicians’ freedom to practice medicine and promote the business of medicine.
Efforts to improve Medicare payment reform
Read about the AMA’s ongoing work to provide physicians with flexibility and more payment options under MACRA.