Governmental Affairs

Arkansas sets standard for states by removing prior authorization for treatment of opioid use disorder

The American Medical Association (AMA) and Arkansas Medical Society (AMS) commended Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas General Assembly for putting an end to senseless administrative barriers to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Signed into law this week, Arkansas Act 964 requires all health insurers and the…

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 Ask your Senator to vote NO on HB 1251.

Last week, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed House Bill 1251, which allows optometrists to perform surgery on the eye ball and eye lid.  We believe this would jeopardize patient safety and lower the quality of surgical eye care in the state of Arkansas. HB 1251 now moves to…

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White Coat Alert for 2/26 and 2/28

The first week hearing Scope of Practice bills at the Capitol went well, but the fight is not over.  Next week is also critical, so all physicians are invited to come to the House Public Health Committee in Room 130 on Tuesday, February 26 or Thursday, February 28…

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Scope of Practice Week Begins 2-19

The Senate and House Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committees will start hearing scope of practice bills beginning on Tuesday, February 19.  This is the time for all physicians to come together to stand up for medicine.  We invite all physicians to come to the Capitol on any…

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