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2017

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

2016

Dec. 20, 2016: How physician advocacy shaped health care in 2016
Dec. 8, 2016: Congress passes 21st Century Cures bill
Nov. 21, 2016: The AMA's post-election advocacy agenda
Nov. 10, 2016: Patients give voice to call for drug pricing transparency
Oct. 27, 2016: Physician voice shapes Medicare pay reform final rule
Oct. 13, 2016: Tools to prep your practice for upcoming Medicare changes
Sept. 29, 2016: New analyses support blocking pending insurance mergers
Sept. 15, 2016: Medicare fee schedule proposed rule needs work
Sept. 1, 2016: Surgeon General physician mailing on opioid misuse
Aug. 18, 2016: CDC discusses updated guidelines in Zika virus webinar
Aug. 4, 2016: New model makes patient care more than face-to-face visits
July 21, 2016: DOJ, states side with patients and physicians—file to block insurance mergers
July 7, 2016: Key changes recommended for the new Medicare payment system
June 23, 2016: California joins growing opposition to insurer mergers
June 9, 2016: Missouri says no to insurer merger
May 26, 2016: How new Medicare payment system intends to help small practices
May 12, 2016: 4 steps to prepare for Medicare’s new payment systems
April 28, 2016: CMS releases MACRA proposed rule
April 14, 2016: Experts take a stand against insurance mergers
March 31, 2016: “Groundbreaking effort” to prevent diabetes announced
March 17, 2016: Raising tobacco purchasing age: California may become second state
March 3, 2016: Physicians take top issues to the Hill
February 18, 2016: AMA president calls on physicians to end opioid epidemic
February 4, 2016: Physicians’ top 4 state legislative issues for 2016
January 21, 2016: CMS chief promises better EHR policy
January 7, 2016: Top 9 issues that will affect physicians in 2016

2015

December 17, 2015: Opioid prescribing guidelines now open for public comment
December 3, 2015: File by Dec. 16 to avoid Medicare pay cut of 2-4 percent
November 23, 2015: Physicians stand up against mergers of powerful insurers
November 5, 2015: Medicare cuts extended in bipartisan budget deal
October 22, 2015: New EHR regulations: What physicians need to know
October 8, 2015: HHS issues new meaningful use regulations
September 24, 2015: How to handle ICD-10 issues starting Oct. 1
September 10, 2015: EHRs lose meaningful use certification
August 27, 2015: CMS discovers PQRS data errors
August 13, 2015: What CMS is saying about ICD-10
July 30, 2015: Town hall calls for meaningful use improvements
July 16, 2015: 10 must-read articles for medical educators
July 2, 2015: Medicare cuts eliminated from final trade package
June 18, 2015: House to take up IPAB repeal bill
May 28, 2015: CMS proposes changes to the meaningful use program
May 14, 2015: Review and dispute financial data before May 20 prevention
April 30, 2015: New legislation could cover diabetes prevention
April 16, 2015: What's in the SGR repeal legislation
April 2, 2015: SGR repeal close, but physicians still face pay cut
March 19, 2015: Congress unveils bipartisan SGR repeal package
March 5, 2015: Meaningful use attestation deadline extended
Feb. 19, 2015: Rx drug misuse focus turning toward treatment
Feb. 5, 2015: Meaningful use changes expected to offer relief
Jan. 22, 2015: Supreme Court considers Medicaid payment rate adequacy
Jan. 8, 2015: Sunshine Act guidance causes confusion about CME rules