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2020

Sept. 4, 2020: Get facetime with Congress to hit on key pandemic relief measures
Aug. 28, 2020: AMA asks for increased transparency on COVID-19 vaccine development
Aug. 21, 2020: Considerations for SARS-CoV-2 PCR diagnostic testing
Aug. 14, 2020: Medicare's pandemic lifeline to physicians about to come due
Aug. 7, 2020: Details of the 2021 Physician Payment Schedule Proposed Rule
July 31, 2020: Senate Republicans unveil details of fourth COVID-19 relief package
July 23, 2020: New AMA report shows an evolving and deadlier overdose epidemic
July 10, 2020: 11 steps to begin tackling police reform and racial injustice
June 26, 2020: Prior auth survey findings underscore need for legislative action
June 19, 2020: AMA affirms its commitment to defending LGBTQ+ rights
June 12, 2020: HHS will distribute funds to physicians who participate in Medicaid and CHIP
June 5, 2020: Calling for additional relief for physician practices in the next COVID-19 bill
May 29, 2020: Updated CDC serology testing guidelines follow AMA's recommendations
May 22, 2020: CMS addresses physician concerns on CARES Act fund distribution
May 15, 2020: AMA urges caution about limitations of antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2
May 8, 2020: AMA fighting for IMG physicians on several fronts
May 1, 2020: Next steps the nation must take on COVID-19 testing
April 24, 2020: Highlights of this week's new supplemental COVID-19 bill
April 17, 2020: COVID-19 Special Edition
April 10, 2020: Financial assistance for physician practices provided in the CARES Act
March 27, 2020: What's in the stimulus package
March 12, 2020: Emergency COVID-19 funding approved
Feb. 28, 2020: New resource will help physicians integrate record sharing into daily operations
Feb. 14, 2020: Physicians are "making waves for the purpose of change"
Jan. 30, 2020: Physicians respond to request for feedback on Medicare scope of practice
Jan. 17, 2020: Physicians' voices needed in state legislatures in 2020

2019

Dec. 20, 2019: House and Senate reach agreement on federal funding package for 2020
Dec. 6, 2019: Two rules aim at transparency in health care pricing
Nov. 14, 2019: 5 things doctors need to know about 2020 Medicare fee schedule
Oct. 31, 2019: Health at the border: Federal court protects rights of immigrant kids
Oct. 18, 2019: Surprise medical bills: Physicians want market-based fixes
Oct. 4, 2019: Highlights of CMS' 2020 physician fee schedule and QPP proposed rule
Sept. 20, 2019: 10 states with the least competitive health insurance markets
Sept. 6, 2019: The latest on the fight to fix prior authorization
Aug. 23, 2019: High court should hear case on site skirting gun background checks
Aug. 8, 2019: Medicare pay should recognize value of surgeons' office visits
July 25, 2019: Scrutiny of CVS-Aetna deal shows AMA's powerful impact
July 12, 2019: Congressional efforts to address surprise billing continue
June 27, 2019: Funding boost needed to close treatment gap for patients with opioid use disorder
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