Patient Support & Advocacy
6 ways insurers drive the surprise-billing phenomenon
There is bipartisan support in Congress for action on so-called surprise billing—where patients unexpectedly receive a bill for care they thought their insurance covered.
AMA, NCMS, Manatt: Study of NC reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, North Carolina Medical Soc, and Manatt Health shows North Carolina is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Anyone can save a life with naloxone: What patients should know
The signs of an overdose, how to administer naloxone, and the toll of stigma covered by experts in a presentation at AMA’s Chicago headquarters.
Supreme Court looks to AMA for guidance in big health care cases
The AMA’s input has helped shape rulings on everything from alcoholism and transgender rights to medical privacy and the Affordable Care Act.
Pennsylvania removes prior authorization for opioid treatment
Pennsylvania and seven major health insurance companies agreed today to remove prior authorization requirements for treatment of substance use disorders.
AMA calls for greater enforcement of Parity Act on 10th anniversary
On 10th anniversary of law requiring parity for coverage of mental health and drug addiction, AMA calls on policymakers for greater enforcement and oversight.
AMA statement on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health
National survey shows progress on patients being treated for opioid used disorder.
4 factors that add to stigma surrounding opioid-use disorder
The stigma surrounding opioid-use disorder stands in the way of ending the opioid epidemic. Find out how to overcome stigma and effectively treat opioid-use disorder.
Opioid-use disorder: Treat the family, not just the patient
Involving loved ones can help them cope and understand what effective treatment looks like. Learn more about family opioid treatment.