Physicians to HHS: Here’s how to improve prior authorization
AMA voices support for proposed federal operating rules that boost automation of prior-authorization processes, but adds that there is still more work to be done.
Payment & Delivery Models
Efforts to fix prior auth move ahead in Congress, states
The AMA and the Michigan State Medical Society partner to get state and federal prior-authorization reforms passed so patient care is not delayed.
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AMA in the News: August 2020
Read media highlights mentioning the American Medical Association for August 2020.
AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Weekly case numbers and details about a new saliva-based test
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing the latest numbers and trends, including a new saliva-based test.
CMS payment policies & regulatory flexibilities during COVID-19 emergency
View the key actions the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services have taken in response to AMA to improve Medicare coverage of services and reduce regulatory burdens on physicians during the COVID-19 crisis.
Physicians advocate in Michigan for prior authorization reform
AMA and Michigan State Medical Society support legislation to remove health insurance barriers to care.
Nation’s drug overdose epidemic requires new policy focus
The nation’s overdose epidemic is being increasingly fueled by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, psychostimulants, heroin, cocaine and drug combinations.
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