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Health Insurance Mergers

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Read how the AMA analyzes potentially harmful mergers and works to prevent them.
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Teaching Health Systems Science

Short description: Understand the evolving field of health systems science and acquire the necessary tools and skills to successfully share this approach with medical students.Disable social sharing: Add category highlights: Hide short d…

Group Membership

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Preparing for Practice

Short description: Find tips for creating a standout CV, negotiating employment contracts and additional resources to help you prepare for practice. Disable social sharing: Add category highlights: Hide short description: Audience:&…

Debunking Regulatory Myths

Short description: The AMA has provided regulatory clarifications to physicians and their care teams. This effort is to aid physicians in their day-to-day practice environment.

AMA’s Regulatory Myths are a series of commonly misu…

Access Toolkits

Administrative SimplificationAccess ToolkitsAppears on:: Prior Authorization Practice Resources

Choosing Disability Insurance

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Managing Personal Finances

Short description: Financial considerations for every stage of your career.

Financial considerations are especially important for residents. Fortunately, there are a few simple and reliable financial rules that can help you make…

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Manage your milestones from medical school to practice.

Applying for Residency

Finding Residency & Fellowship Programs
Learning About Early Match Programs
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Prior Authorization

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Find prior authorization resources to support reform, improve practice efficiency and provide data to highlight the need for change.

Prior authorization is a health plan cost-control process that requires providers to qualify for payment by obtaining approval before performing a service. It is overused, costly, inefficient, opaque and responsible for patient care delays.

We’re taking a number of steps to reform prior authorization this year:

  • Working with payers to reduce the overall volume of prior authorizations
  • Increasing transparency on requirements
  • Promoting automation
  • Ensuring timely care for patients

Top issue: Prior authorization

“This can delay needed treatment for patients and burdens physician practices.” – AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA

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