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Free Weekly CME Pain Consultation Service

AR-IMPACT was created to improve multi-disciplinary pain care and treatment for Arkansas physicians. The weekly interactive tele-video consultation program offers free CME credit to better manage chronic pain patients and those who need their opioid dosage reduced. The interactive conferences will begin with a brief didactic presentation about…

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New Medicare Card

Beginning in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare on a flow basis by geographic location and other factors. Additional details on timing will be available as the mailings progress. Mailing Schedule  April -…

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PBPM Payments

AMS has learned from the Medicaid program that a capitation payment (PBPM) for Quarter 1 of 2018 was generated to PCMHs on March 10 with a settlement date of March 16 and some of those checks were paid incorrectly. According to DXC some of these PBPM payments from…

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Prepare for New Medicare Cards

The new Medicare card is a result of MACRA's requirement that CMS issue Medicare cards that do not display Social Security numbers to address the risk of beneficiary identity theft. New Medicare cards will be issued beginning in April 2018 and physician offices must be prepared to accept…

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Social media & HIPAA: When sharing is not caring

Social media is an increasingly common presence within the healthcare industry - among providers and consumers alike - but despite the potential benefits it can offer both parties, it introduces many risks. Paging Dr. Google It’s no exaggeration to say that the internet has completely transformed the way…

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CDC HEALTH ADVISORY: Influenza

Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications; a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations; an update about approved treatment drugs and…

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Member Benefit Update: DocbookMD

Due to feedback from users, DocbookMD, a fully encrypted, exclusive messaging service for AMS members, has discontinued the "CareTeam" feature for new enrollees. "Care Team" allowed physicians to add other medical staff to their DocbookMD account and share messages. Members who have already been using it will be…

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The Seventh Rule

The day was drawing to an end and Charlie - my third year medical student - and I were struggling to see the last patients when my pager went off. Being involved in examining a patient I asked Charlie to get it for me. He came back saying that Mrs.…

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