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  • UAMS Launches Virtual Mental Health Program

    Arkansans experiencing mental health issues or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic may receive immediate help through the AR-Connect program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) with no out-of-pocket cost to the patient. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ AR-Connect call center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, answering the needs of Arkansans dealing with any number of mental health issues. The caller is evaluated by a nurse triage team and, if… Read More

  • COVID-19 Legal Risks: Requiring Masks at Your Practice

    From PhysiciansPractice.com: While face masks are generally acknowledged as a vital safety device by the majority of the medical community, the CDC and OSHA, there is still some resistance to wearing them that can create… Read More

  • ADH Issues Updated Guidance on Pre-Procedure Testing

    Effective August 1, 2020, based on data showing very low positivity rates in pre-procedure testing to date, the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test prior to elective procedures is rescinded. However, due to the level… Read More

  • Latest PPE Delivery Made Last Week to AMS Office

    Take a few minutes to hear about our latest PPE delivery that was made last Thursday, July 16.  P.S.  It was HOT that day.… Read More

  • Governor Issues Mandate for Face Coverings

    Today (7\16) Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a statewide mandate ordering that every person in Arkansas must wear a face covering over the mouth and nose. This mandate covers both indoor and environments where there is… Read More

  • The PPE Road Show Continues On

    In May, the Arkansas Medical Society and the American Medical Association issued a survey examining member experiences and needs during COVID-19 pandemic. We were looking at levels of concern, trends in telehealth, and needs for… Read More

  • COVID-19: The Physicians’ Perspective Survey

    The Physicians’ Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization composed of more than 20 state and regional medical societies nationwide seeking to advance the work of practicing physicians and facilitate the delivery of high-quality health care… Read More

  • AFMC Webinar: HIPAA Considerations for Telehealth

    AFMC Webinar: HIPAA Considerations for Telehealth Thursday, July 9 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released official guidance encouraging the use of… Read More

  • Feedback Needed for Infection Prevention and Control Training Initiative

    The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an infection prevention and control training initiative for frontline health care personnel. In order for this training to… Read More

  • Telehealth and In-Office Scripts for Clinics

    Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care has put together customized scripts for clinics to use to help communicate with your patients about telemedicine visits. The scripts, available in both English and Spanish, are designed to be… Read More

  • Thank You!

    Two simple words can say so much…Thank You! To all of our friends and colleagues on the front lines, we see you and you are appreciated. #InThisTogether #ThankYou #SaysItAll #arkmed2020… Read More