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.