This threat was unlike any other since MICRA's adoption. The collective medical industry had focused resources on legislative and legal arenas, so taking the decision to voters removed many of the advantages in candidate education built up over many years. The threat extended beyond California, as the trial attorneys and their strategists made it clear they would use this strategy as a model across the country if successful. Defending malpractice reforms in one state become a necessity for the entire nation.
Each year, in nearly every state, non-physician health care professionals lobby state legislatures and regulatory boards to expand their scope of practice. While some scope expansions may be appropriate, others definitely are not. Through resources, research and the Scope of Practice Partnership, the AMA has what you need to advance your scope of practice advocacy agenda.
This three-part session will focus on several parts: How Regulatory Relief is an Important Component of Tackling Physician Burnout—and what we can do about it with Koryn Rubin; Part 2: How One Medical Society Addresses Regulatory Relief and Prior Authorization with James Scroggs; and Resources and Tips to Address Prior Authorization with Emily Carroll and Heather McComas