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AMA in the News: June 2020
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for June 2020.
How to reignite the fight against the nation’s opioid epidemic
The COVID-19 crisis is far from over, yet the opioid epidemic continues to flare. The AMA details steps states should take, and calls on CDC to revise its opioid prescribing guideline.
Prior auth survey findings underscore need for legislative action
Survey finds lengthy prior authorization process often delays care and can lead to patient harm, but payers are not moving on agreed-upon reforms.
Insurer inaction on prior authorization reform requires federal response
After years of inaction by the health insurance industry, prior authorization may only be fixed through federal intervention.
New AMA president: COVID-19 can spur positive changes in health care
In this Q&A, new AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, discusses what the nation’s COVID-19 experience has to teach us about removing obstacles to patient care.
AMA COVID-19 daily video update: New AMA president Dr. Bailey on helping doctors be doctors
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by learning how new AMA President Susan Bailey, MD will begin her term.
In COVID-19 crisis, AMA’s powerful voice rings out to save lives
Learn about the AMA’s effective advocacy on critical issues such as access to PPE, telehealth, financial relief for doctors, health care inequities, and more.
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