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AMA advocacy efforts

The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of some of the recent efforts.

Patient Support & Advocacy

Your powerful ally

The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

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What doctors wish patients knew about scope of practice

Every health professional plays an essential role on the patient care team, but doctors must lead it. Learn why scope of practice matters to patients.

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What Doctors Wish Patients Knew™
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8 things we learned about scope creep this year

Inappropriately expanding scope of practice for nonphysician providers costs millions and lowers the quality of care. Explore the latest with the AMA.

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Physician teamwork helps block bad scope of practice bills

The Washington State Medical Association, AMA and other physician organizations defeated multiple bills that would have put patient safety at risk.

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Scope of practice key tools & resources

Download PDFs of issue briefs, model legislation and state law charts. Through resources, research and the Scope of Practice Partnership, the AMA has what you need to advance your scope of practice advocacy agenda.

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How scope of practice expansion efforts were defeated in New York

With help from the AMA, New York physicians employed a winning message on the physician-led team on radio, social media and more. Learn how.

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Aug. 11, 2023: State Advocacy Update

U.S. district court sides with physicians for third straight time on No Surprises Act lawsuits and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.

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Protecting patients from inappropriate scope of practice expansions, Part II

In the second part of a two-part episode of the Moving Medicine podcast, learn about the unique challenges states encounter when facing multiple scope bills. 

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July 28, 2023: State Advocacy Update

Advocacy Insights webinar, “Healing the healer: Legislative and regulatory advocacy to support physician wellness” and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.

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