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AMA Statement on Senate Debate on Health System Reform

July 26, 2017

During consideration of proposals related to the Affordable Care Act, the American Medical Association urges Senators to consider the impact their votes will have on the health of all Americans.

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News Alert: NCMS Takes Firm Stand on Federal Health Care Legislation

July 20, 2017

As the debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare continues to unfold in Washington, DC, you can be assured that your medical society has been working diligently on Capitol Hill and with local and national stakeholder groups to make sure any legislation protects — and enhances— your patients’ access to affordable, high quality care.

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2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

July 17, 2017

An initial summary of the Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule is below for your information. 

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CDC: Opioid prescriptions remain high despite recent decline

July 12, 2017

NBC Nightly News (7/6, story 7, 1:50, Guthrie) reported, “As this country battles the opioid drug crisis, the CDC reported today that far too many people are still being prescribed those highly addictive” pain medications “and for too long.

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A Burnout Epidemic: 25 Notes on Physician Burnout in the US

July 12, 2017

Here are 25 things to know about physician burnout.

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The AMA Strongly Opposes the Senate’s Health-reform Proposal

June 27, 2017

A lot of big numbers have been tossed around in the days since Senate leaders unveiled a “discussion draft” of legislation—dubbed the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA)—that would dramatically reshape how our country’s health system is financed.

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From National Rural Health Association: Senate Releases Health Care Reform Bill

June 22, 2017

The Senate released their version of the House passed American Health Care Act entitled the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

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Cyber-alert from the AMA

May 15, 2017

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has received multiple reports of ‘WannaCry’ (also known as ‘WannaCrypt’) ransomware infections in several countries around the world and in the United States.  Some of these infections are impacting patient access to care. 

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HHS Notification: International Cyber Threat to Healthcare Organizations

May 12, 2017

HHS is aware of a significant cyber security issue in the UK and other international locations affecting hospitals and healthcare information systems. We are also aware that there is evidence of this attack occurring inside the United States.

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US House Of Representatives Pass Revised American Health Care Act

May 5, 2017

Today the US House of Representatives passed a revised version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on a party line vote of 217-213.

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AMA Warns that Proposed Changes to the American Health Care Act Do Not Remedy Bill’s Shortcomings

May 4, 2017

Despite amendments to bill, millions of Americans would still lose health insurance coverage

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Health Care Again at Risk! A Vote May Take Place Tomorrow!

May 2, 2017

This amendment, called the MacArthur/Meadows Amendment, makes a bad bill worse for low-income families in WNC.

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Grassroots Advocacy Forum : Tell Congress to vote NO on AHCA

April 28, 2017

Call your members of Congress and tell them to no on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

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AMA letter to Congress on AHCA

March 23, 2017

March 22, 2017

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi:

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From NRHA: Vote NO to the American Health Care Act

March 23, 2017

Congress has long recognized the importance of the rural health care safety net and has steadfastly worked to protect it.  And now, much of the protections created to maintain access to care for the 62 million who live in rural America are in jeopardy.  We implore Congress to continue its fight to protect rural patients’ access to care.  Three improvements are critical for rural patients and providers:

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