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E-prescribing Requirement Clarified

AMS has reviewed the just released language in the CMS final rule that relates to the Medicare mandate for e-prescribing controlled substances. CMS is sticking to their original effective date of 1/1/2021 but they are providing an additional 12 months for prescribers to come into compliance. AMS is…

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E-Prescribing Narcotics Deadline Extended

AMS has learned this week that the requirement deadline for electronic prescribing of controlled substances has been pushed back to January 1, 2022.  There was concern that physicians would not be able to meet the compliance deadline by January 1, 2021, which would cause hardship on patients and…

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AFMC Webinar: Telemedicine in a COVID World

Join AFMC for a complementary educational webinar on Friday, September 25th from 12 - 1 p.m. This month, our guest speaker is Michael Cash, Senior Medical Consultant for SVMIC. Michael will provide insights into the administrative, medical, and legal aspects of telemedicine. Learn how to provide patients with…

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Register Today for the Annual Insurance Conference

We’re going virtual!  The AMS Annual Virtual Insurance Conference provides valuable tips and inside information directly from the insurance companies your patients use. Each session will feature healthcare’s major players who will be discussing insurance issues important to your practice.  You will also have an opportunity to ask…

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The End of an Era: Closing Your Practice

From PhysiciansPractice.com, author Eric Butterman:   A physician’s practice is more than a sign on a door. It’s a link to the community, it’s people, sometimes generations of them, who relied on medical wisdom here to help them feel better or maybe even to survive. It’s memories, it’s…

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AFMC Telemedicine Webinar – Friday (3\26), 12:30 p.m.

Reduce the impact of COVID-19 on your practice with Telehealth: A Panel Discussion Friday, March 27 12:30 p.m. The COVID-19 health crisis is driving us to change the way we practice medicine in Arkansas. In recent days, Governor Hutchinson released an executive order encouraging treatment and communication by…

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Improving Doctor-Patient Communication

In the March edition of The Journal, we talk about how to improve doctor-patient communication. "“Most people believe they are effective communicators,” said SVMIC Vice President of Medical Practice Services Stephen A. Dickens, JD, FACMPE. “The key is not that you understand what you’re talking about, but that…

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Arkansas Health and Wellness STAT Lab Policy Rescinded

The Arkansas Medical Society was made aware of an issue regarding a new policy with the Arkansas Health and Wellness called Short Turnaround Time (STAT) laboratory that was originally designed to limit in-office laboratory procedures to specific codes. Since it's implementation on December 1, 2019, many member physicians…

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SVMIC Launches New RiskView Tool

State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (SVMIC) strives to find new, creative ways to provide guidance and education regarding the most current areas of liability. There is a growing need for accessible and easy-to-use options for navigating office-based patient care and the administrative responsibilities associated with running a medical…

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