The AMA announced an update to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)®, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes a new laboratory test code for the orthopoxvirus and two codes for the vaccines being utilized to prevent monkeypox infection.
Physician organizations are working to accelerate the integration of behavioral health services into primary care settings and close the unmet need for mental health services and substance use disorder treatment, but physicians cannot solve the crisis on their own.
With potentially millions of people in danger of losing their health care coverage, the American Medical Association endorsed several policies at the Annual Meeting of its House of Delegates that aim to help them maintain coverage after the public health emergency expires.
Building on a shared commitment to eliminating health inequities, the AMA in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Joint Commission announced the creation of a learning network designed to help hospital systems apply an equity lens to all aspects of quality and safety practices—
The American Medical Association marked its 175th anniversary, kicking off a celebration to highlight “When Medicine Meets the Moment” through the end of 2022. Since its founding on May 7, 1847, the AMA has been the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care and an unrivaled force promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
The American Medical Association salutes Congress for passing telehealth provisions in the omnibus spending bill that promise a new era of access for patients across the country.
Driven by its strategic goal to advance equity in the U.S. health innovation sector, the AMA announced an initiative that supports leading industry stakeholders in committing to equitable health innovation opportunities targeted to…
Nearly one billion dollars in annual excess health care expenditure are due to turnover of primary care physicians, and work-related burnout is a significant driver of those costs, according to a new AMA-led study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
To ring in the New Year, the American Medical Association is offering 10 recommendations to help Americans make the most impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2022 and beyond.