Advocacy

Advocacy is a primary role of the North Dakota Medical Association - in both the public and private sectors. Legislation and administrative regulations adopted by the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, the United States Congress, and state and federal agencies directly impact your medical practice. Your NDMA physician leaders and staff professionals represent you every day in these forums. NDMA is also active in the private sector, advocating for you and your patients with commercial insurers, hospitals and health systems, the business community, and with other private sector entities. 

Your NDMA membership gives physicians a strong, independent voice. NDMA is on the front lines advocating on issues that impact medicine, fighting on your behalf for improved insurance coverage for the uninsured and underinsured people in our state, especially children; for fair reimbursements from Medicaid, BlueCross BlueShield of North Dakota, Medicare and other payors; for prevention and wellness initiatives; for tools that assist in retaining and recruiting physicians; for initiatives that protect our stable medical liability environment; and for improved public health.

NDMA Policy Compendium: Substantive Policies by Subject (2010)