Pain assessments: are clinicians required to ask patients about pain during every consultation?
The myth Clinical teams are required to ask patients about their level of pain at every visit, regardless of the reason for the visit.
Patient Support & Advocacy
AMA vision on health care reform
Download the vision statement on the AMA's commitment to improving health insurance coverage and health care access.
CPOE: Is order entry a physician-only EHR task?
Learn how to debunk the myth that only physicians can pend or enter orders through computerized provider order entry (CPOE).
Student documentation: Must teaching physicians re-document the EHR work of students?
Medical Student Documentation is the process of medical students documenting clinical services, including history, physical exam and/or medical decision making, in a patient’s electronic medical record.
Ancillary staff: Can they document components of E/M services?
Find out how to debunk the myth that a physician is required to re-document information that has already been documented in the patient’s record by practice staff or by the patient.
Relief from administrative burden key to proposed Medicare fee schedule
The AMA appreciates Administrator Seema Verma and CMS proposing policy changes that prioritize patients over paperwork and let doctors be doctors.
E-prescribing controlled substances: Here’s why the clicks add up
70% of physicians e-prescribe, but only 20% can e-prescribe controlled substances. The AMA is asking EHR vendors for action to help change that.
Verma: CMS seeks less health care regulation, more competition
In a speech to the AMA House of Delegates, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma touts agency’s efforts to cut physicians’ administrative burdens.
7 big reasons why EHRs consume physicians’ days and nights
Doctors spend nearly twice as much time on EHR and clerical work as they do on direct patient care. Discover the complicated story behind that sobering stat.