Governmental Affairs

Urge Gov. Hutchinson to Put Patient Safety First

From the American Society of Anesthesiologists - Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is considering eliminating physician oversight of surgical anesthesia without any opportunity for public input from the state’s medical/surgical community. This concerning and unilateral decision would conflict with Arkansas state statute, would not lower costs or increase access…

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Surprise Billing Lawsuit Filed by AMA

The American Medical Association and American Hospital Association filed a complaint and motion to stay against the federal government today over the misguided implementation of the federal surprise billing law. What follows is the press release. Hospital and physician groups file lawsuit over No Surprises Act final rules…

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2021 Legislative Summary

The Arkansas Medical Society is a community of Arkansas physicians made up of every medical specialty from all over the state. Whether it’s connecting members with resources, education, or information, advocacy is essentially at the core of everything that we do. With all the different ways to advocate…

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The 93rd General Assembly Begins Today!

Today at 12 p.m., the House and Senate of the 93rd General Assembly will convene at the state Capitol.  You can view today's proceedings and future committee meetings by visiting www.arkleg.state.us.  From that page, scroll down and click on the view video icon that will open up the…

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