Listen and learn with the AMA’s top podcast episodes

Physicians and medical students’ time is more squeezed than ever by the demands of practicing and studying amid the tripledemic and soaring rates of professional burnout. It’s no surprise that a growing number of physicians and future doctors are taking advantage of listening to podcasts to enhance their knowledge of trends in medicine while commuting, running errands, making dinner or doing housework.

In 2022, more than 600,000 episodes of AMA podcasts were downloaded as listeners learned from doctors and other experts who give voice to an array of original AMA podcasts.

My latest for the AMA, which highlights 10 of our most popular episodes in 2022. Read the whole shebang.

Big provisions in $1.7 trillion omnibus: What doctors should know

In enacting the 4,000-plus page, end-of-the-year spending package, Washington politicians failed to stop the entirety of scheduled Medicare pay cuts, which will come at a financially precarious time for physician practices left reeling in the COVID-19 pandemic’s third year.

Because of that, physicians will face a 2% cut in Medicare payment in 2023, and 2024 will bring at least a 1.25% cut. Nevertheless, the $1.7 trillion bill signed by President Joe Biden does include a number of important AMA-supported provisions that physicians should know about.

My latest for the AMA. Read the whole shebang.