Patient Support & Advocacy
AMA advocacy 2022 efforts
The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of our some of our recent efforts.
April 15, 2022: National Advocacy Update
Proposed fix to ACA family glitch follows AMA advocacy and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
March 18, 2022: National Advocacy Update
AMA asks Congress not to adopt MedPAC recommendation to continue Medicare physician payment freeze and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Payment & Delivery Models
Practice hit hard by Omicron? MIPS hardship exemption reopened
Following AMA advocacy, doctors have until March 31 to seek a Medicare Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) hardship exemption. Learn more.
March 4, 2022: Advocacy Update spotlight on MIPS hardship exemption
AMA successfully urged CMS to re-open 2021 MIPS hardship exemption and more in the latest Advocacy Update issue spotlight.
Medicare & Medicaid
This is the year to reform Medicare pay, boost telehealth
The AMA scored some wins for doctors in 2021, but big challenges lie ahead this year. Learn about efforts to fix outdated physician pay models.
Nov. 5, 2021: National Advocacy Update
New national opioid treatment program resource to support evidence-based care and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
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