Federal Legislative Agenda

At the federal level, PBCMS and American Medical Association (AMA) work together on advocacy and legislative issues.

The AMA advocates for physicians before Congress and the Administration. The organization often works with members of the house of medicine and other health organizations to develop positions, messages, and strategies on issues of shared concern.

To learn about the AMA’s advocacy efforts with Congress and the Administration Click Here.

 

2019 AMA National Advocacy Conference

Dr. Jose Arrascue, Dr. Ankush Bansal and Tenna Wiles, CEO represented Palm Beach County Medical Society at the AMA National Advocacy Conference in Washington DC this week. The Conference provided an excellent opportunity to gain important insights from industry experts, political insiders and members of Congress regarding current efforts to address the challenges facing physicians and our patients. Priority issues included Prior Authorization, Drug Pricing and Transparency, Regulatory Relief the Opioid Epidemic, AIDS, Preventing Gun Violence, and Unanticipated Medical Bills.

Download the Action Kit: Key Issues.

Download slides from the Capitol Hill briefing.

Download slides from the "Focus on the Opioid Epidemic and Emerging Public Health Priorities" presentation.

View the prior authorization video shown at the meeting. 

Read text of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II's speech.