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Current Topics in Advocacy

The AMA is aggressively involved in advocacy efforts related to the most vital issues in medicine today, including medical liability reform, Medicare physician payment reform, expanding coverage for the uninsured and increasing access to care, improving the public health, managed care reform, and others.

Medical liability reform
To preserve patients' access to care, the AMA will continue to lead an aggressive, multi-year campaign to reduce medical liability premiums.

Medicare physician payment reform
As the leading force in Washington for Medicare reform, the AMA will be relentless in the battle to replace the flawed Medicare physician payment formula.

The Affordable Care Act
As implementation of the Affordable Care Act provisions proceeds, the AMA is rapidly responding to regulatory proposals being issued by various federal agencies.

Medicare Patient Empowerment Act
The AMA continues to advocate for an additional payment option in Medicare fee for service that would allow patients and physicians to privately contract.

Managed care reform
The AMA will continue to combat third-party interference with the physician-patient relationship, including advancing antitrust reform, eliminating unnecessary hassles and unfair payment practices; and fighting for reimbursement decisions that are based on optimal patient care, not economics.

Improving the health of the public
The AMA will provide effective programs and tools to help doctors improve the health of the public.

Patient safety and quality improvement in health care
The AMA will continue to lead physicians' efforts to measurably improve patient safety and quality of care.


On the Internet: Access the Louisiana State Legislature's Web site
. Once the site opens, choose Committees (top menu bar in red) to view the dates, times and agendas for upcoming committee meetings. Also, on the Louisiana State Legislature's homepage scroll down to the section, Today at the Louisiana Capitol, and click on the TV icon (alt) to view the LIVE House and Senate broadcasts. If there is no TV icon next to a meeting in progress, that meeting is not being broadcast. FOR MAC USERS: You will need to download a plug-in to view these meetings. Download the plug-in here.

Capitol Contacts

  • House: Phone 225.342.6945 | Fax 225.342.8336 | PO Box 94062, Baton Rouge LA 70804
  • Senate: Phone 225.342.2040 | Fax 225.342.0617 | PO Box 94183, Baton Rouge LA 70804
  • Governor: Phone 225.342.7015 | Fax 225.342.7099 | PO Box 94004, Baton Rouge LA 70804

Web Resources

State Legislative Actions - Emergency Rules

To view the latest state Emergency Rules, visit http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/emr/emr.htm


Let us know if there are any events or updates you would like to share with fellow members.

Contact Person:
Mrs. Linda B. Jenkins, Executive Secretary
2675 Washington Street
Franklinton, LA 70438
e-mail: lindabj@itsfast.net