Advocacy Overview

The AMP advocacy program endeavors to inform and influence public policy affecting molecular pathology. AMP represents its membership to the federal agencies and members of Congress regarding professional and reimbursement issues - reaching out to fellow professional associations, industry and other association partners to accomplish common goals.

In 2018, AMP plans to continue addressing many regulatory and reimbursement forces adversely affecting molecular diagnostic testing. AMP published a white paper titled A Molecular Diagnostic Perfect Storm: The Convergence of Regulatory & Reimbursement Forces that Threaten Patient Access to Innovations in Genomic Medicine which details these challenges and AMP utilizes it to support advocacy initiatives.

Position statements, comments, and letters are usually generated by our Professional Relations and Economic Affairs Committees, though our Clinical Practice and Training & Education Committees do advocate in their areas. We invite you to explore AMP's Position Statements and Letters. For more information, please contact

View all AMP Position Statements and Letters

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Save the Date! AMP Advocacy Day

Did you know that out of 535 Members of Congress, there are only 19 healthcare providers and 0 pathologists or molecular professionals? AMP Advocacy Day 2019 is a great opportunity to describe the vital role you play in patient care, explain issues facing your clinical laboratories, and establish yourself as a trusted source for your elected representatives! No previous experience is necessary – if you have a willingness to speak on behalf of our profession, AMP will prepare you for productive meetings with your delegation.
AMP Advocacy Day is a limited-attendance, no-fee event, to be held on the Tuesday prior to the annual meeting (November 5, 2019). On AMP Advocacy Day, members will venture down from Baltimore to Capitol Hill for a full day of meetings with members of Congress and/or their staff to advocate for molecular professionals and the patients you serve.
AMP members can register for AMP Advocacy Day when you register for AMP2019. The deadline to register is September 5th (AMP 2019 Early Registration Deadline).  
This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.




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