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AMA, APHA, ASHP, Call for Immediate End to Prescribing, Dispensing, and Use of Ivermectin to Prevent or Treat COVID-19 Outside Clinical Trials

Following the FDA/CDC warning against the use of Ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19, the American Medical Association and other health care organizations issued a joint statement calling for an immediate end to the ordering, prescribing or dispensing of ivermectin for prevention or treatment of COVID-19. WASHINGTON, DC - The American Medical Association (AMA),  American Pharmacists Association (APhA),  and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) strongly oppose the ordering, prescribing, or dispensing of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. Ivermectin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

New AMA report on physician practice ownership and other practice attributes

A recent report by the AMA describes changes in physician employment status and practice size, type, and ownership between 2012 and 2020. The content of the report is based on the AMA’s Physician Practice Benchmark Survey. Although the 2020 data are consistent with earlier trends, the size of the changes since 2018 suggest that the shifts toward larger practices and away from physician-owned (private) practices have accelerated.   2020 was the first year in which less than half (49.1%) of patient care physicians worked in a private practice, a drop ...

AMPAC Candidate Workshop is Going Virtual

Ever wonder how Doctors get elected to Congress or your state legislature? Considering a run for office for yourself? The AMPAC Candidate Workshop will teach you how to run a winning political campaign, just like we taught many of your AMA colleagues over the years. The Candidate Workshop is designed to help you make the leap from the exam room to the campaign trail and give you the skills and strategic approach you will need to make a run for public office. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the AMPAC Candidate ...

AMA report shows physician Medicare revenue down 19% over first half of 2020

The economic impact of COVID-19 on health care continues to reveal itself through reductions in patient volume and revenue and in higher practice costs. As the pandemic stretches on, physician practice viability remains under threat. Financial impacts were assessed with a claims-based analysis of changes in Medicare physician spending for the first six months of 2020 and a nationwide survey of physicians in July and August of 2020. Medicare physician spending The report “Changes in Medicare Physician Spending During the COVID-19 Pandemic” provides an in-depth look at impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic ...