Advocating for Patients and Physicians

Congress has sent to the president’s desk a massive bipartisan bill that aims to take on the opioid epidemic that kills 130 Americans daily, according to the latest provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

10 ways the new opioids bill could help address the epidemic

Congress has sent to the president’s desk a massive bipartisan bill that aims to take on the opioid epidemic that kills 130 Americans daily, according to the latest provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why the U.S. health care system should be reformed

Invoking the ancient healing commitment to “first, do no harm,” the AMA’s guiding principle is individuals who have health insurance should not lose their coverage as a result of efforts to reform the U.S. health system. That is because the evidence shows that uninsured patients live sicker and die younger than patients with insurance coverage.

FDA pulled into federal court on delay in regulating e-cigarettes

How prior authorization hamstrings physicians

8 ways to improve health care price transparency

How Medicaid expansion has improved care access, outcomes

Proposed 2019 Medicare QPP rule: Top 7 things doctors should know

How Medicaid programs can help end the opioid epidemic

Doctors support the Medicare “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative, but warn that proposed E/M pay changes could hurt doctors caring for the sickest patients.

Physicians oppose Medicare E/M payment collapse proposal

How are prescription drug prices determined?

The biggest threat to health insurance coverage isn’t what you think

Backlog of H-1B visas for physicians affects patients in need

HHS should withdraw proposed family-planning gag rule

What happens when insurance companies grow too big?

U.S. Justice Department should block CVS-Aetna merger

California settlement a big win for medical staff independence

3 reasons why health care spending is so high

5 ways to improve access to health care

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics says physicians shouldn’t opine on which execution method would most reduce physical suffering.

AMA to Supreme Court: Doctor participation in executions unethical

Members Move Medicine: Pursuing prevention despite the obstacles

AMA’s legal team helps protect medical liability reforms

Too often, voluntarily created and submitted reports meant to be used for analysis and prevention of adverse events are instead used as roadmaps for litigation. That was the message delivered in an amicus brief filed in a case involving the protection of peer-review reports from litigation discovery.

Fighting to protect patient-safety work from legal discovery

Key first steps taken to unleash digital medicine’s potential

What your state can do to fix prior authorization run amok