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2019

June 14, 2019: CVS-Aetna merger: Not yet a final deal
May 31, 2019: AMA Opioid Task Force recommendations offer roadmap to policymakers
May 18, 2019: Employed physicians now exceed those who own their practices
May 3, 2019: Physician proposals inspire new HHS payment models for primary care
April 18, 2019: FDA and CDC issue clarifications on opioid prescribing guidelines
April 4, 2019: Physicians score a win in bid to fix prior authorization
March 21, 2019: Insurers' progress on fixing prior authorization is disappointingly slow
March 7, 2019: AMA challenges restrictive Title X changes in court
Feb. 22, 2019: Highlights from the 2019 National Advocacy Conference
Feb. 7, 2019: AMA to court: Illegal firearm sales are public health emergency
Jan. 24, 2019: Addressing the opioid epidemic in Colorado: Progress and opportunities
Jan. 10, 2019: Issues to watch in the 116th Congress

2018

Dec. 13, 2018: What states can learn from Pennsylvania's response to the opioid epidemic
Nov. 29, 2018: Majority of commercial health insurance markets are highly concentrated
Nov. 15, 2018: 2019 Medicare final rules include QPP changes and advance digital medicine
Nov. 1, 2018: Trump administration announces new proposal to lower drug prices
Oct. 18, 2018: Pennsylvania ends prior authorization for opioid treatment
Oct. 4, 2018: Congress passes new opioid package
Sept. 20, 2018: Proposed Medicare QPP rule: Top 7 things to know
Sept. 6, 2018: Doctors favor less documentation, oppose E/M proposal
Aug. 23, 2018: H-1B backlog affects patients in need
Aug. 9, 2018: AMA urges DOJ to block CVS-Aetna merger
July 26, 2018: CMS releases proposed 2019 Medicare payment rule
July 12, 2018: 2017 MIPS reports open for physician review
June 28, 2018: Anticompetitive CVS-Aetna merger should be blocked
June 15, 2018: Top stories from 2018 AMA Annual Meeting
May 31, 2018: AMA fights to preserve the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship
May 17, 2018: Trump Administration releases drug pricing blueprint
May 3, 2018: CMS proposes overhaul of the Meaningful Use program
April 19, 2018: Physicians to CMS: Shorten 2018 MIPS reporting period
April 5, 2018: HHS should withdraw proposal on health care conscience rights
March 22, 2018: Physician survey: Prior authorization delays timely care
March 8, 2018: AMA, Anthem try new tack: Working together
Feb. 22, 2018: Action to address gun violence is long overdue
Feb. 9, 2018: Congress approves fifth spending bill, including important health provisions
Jan. 25, 2018: Physicians, payers collaborate on prior-authorization relief
Jan. 11, 2018: Each physician creates 17 jobs, nearly 12.6 million total

2017

Dec. 28, 2017: Tax bill enacted; repeals ACA individual mandate
Dec. 14, 2017: Pick your pace for 2017 MIPS reporting
Nov. 30, 2017: Stay on track for 2017 MIPS reporting
Nov. 16, 2017: 2018 another transition year for Quality Payment Program
Nov. 3, 2017: Health insurance markets are highly concentrated, new report reveals
Oct. 19, 2017: Patients pay price for ending cost-sharing reduction payments
Oct. 5, 2017: Physicians protected from health plan credit card fees
Sept. 21, 2017: Dashboard tracks CMS moves toward regulatory relief
Sept. 7, 2017: "Dreamers" bolster physician workforce, should be allowed to stay
Aug. 24, 2017: QPP rule should be simpler, more flexible
Aug. 10, 2017: Customizable MIPS tool helps physicians build QPP strategy
July 27, 2017: The skinny on partial repeal: It would unravel individual market
July 13, 2017: Senate revisions unveiled; AMA keeps focus on patient impact
June 29, 2017: CMS proposes more flexibility, transition time for QPP's 2nd year
June 16, 2017: AMA launches opioid education microsite
June 1, 2017: Physician-owned practices dip below 50 percent
May 18, 2017: Anthem ends pursuit of Cigna deal that threatened patient care
May 4, 2017: Anthem-Cigna merger threatens innovation, appeals court finds
April 20, 2017: Time is short for critical action to stabilize individual market
April 6, 2017: CMS delays reporting deadline for physician office-based laboratories
March 23, 2017: Outcome of House health reform bill uncertain
March 9, 2017: American Health Care Act does not align with AMA health reform principles
Feb. 23, 2017: Clinical technology in the age of the QPP
Feb. 9, 2017: Physician efforts take down insurance Goliaths
Jan. 26, 2017: Physician work helps halt insurance merger, preserve competition
Jan. 12, 2017: Top issues that will affect physicians in 2017