Why Should I Care About Advocacy?
Policymakers play a critical role in determining the
delivery, cost, and quality of healthcare provided by osteopathic
physicians. In a typical legislative session in Arizona, legislators
will consider legislation that can impact you in many ways:
Availability of insurance and the cost of healthcare
Scope of practice for non-physician healthcare providers
Mandates on healthcare providers
Payments to healthcare providers for government programs such as Medicaid
Accessibility and affordability of healthcare education and post graduate training opportunities
Liability of healthcare providers - rights of patients
Patient safety and quality of care
Technological advances such as electronic medical records
is vital component to advancing and protecting the best interests of
osteopathic physicians and patients. By staying informed and getting
involved, everyone can make a difference.
On demand Advocacy Training Videos.
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AOMA Bill Tracking List - AOMA member login required
AOMA Legislative Reports - AOMA member login required
reports provide important information to AOMA members about the Arizona
legislative session, AOMA advocacy efforts, and how the newly enacted
laws will impact the healthcare system.
2017 AOMA Legislative Report - download pdf
2016 AOMA Legislative Report - download pdf
2015 AOMA Legislative Report - download pdf
AOMA Advocacy News & Alerts
if you are an AOMA member to sign up for timely and informative updates
and alerts about the progress of important issues impacting osteopathic
physicians and healthcare.
Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act - Important Information for Physicians
On January 25, 2018, the Arizona State Legislature passed SB 1001, the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, making sweeping changes to opioid prescribing, substance abuse prevention and treatment, public safety, and other reforms.
It is critical that physicians begin working to understand the new law and its impending prescriber regulations. There are numerous provisions that will impact physicians including new limits on quantities, dosages, checking the Prescription Monitoring Program, reporting requirements, e-prescribing, licensure of pain management clinics, and various other regulations.
To help you get started, AOMA has prepared a detailed presentation explaining all of the critical components of the new law and how they will apply to you and your practice:
AOMA Overview of Opioid Epidemic Act Special Session Legislation