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  • 2016’s top 5 stories for physicians

    Medicine is always a balancing act, and this year’s best-read stories for physicians hit on that perennial theme. Whether weighing doctors’ home and working lives or pain control and the risk of abuse, these articles caught the attention of physician readers. How physician burnout compares to general working population. Four physician-recommended steps to work- and home-life balance. A call to action: Physicians must turn the tide of the opioid epidemic. In February, AMA Immediate Past President Steven J. Stack, MD,… Read More

  • Latest NewsBrief Now Available

    The October 2016 issue of AMS NewsBriefs has been distributed via email and printed mail. Members, if you did not receive a copy, please give us a call to update your subscription preferences at 800-542-1058.… Read More

  • Public Health Implications of Medical Marijuana

    Authors: Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH and Gregory H. Bledsoe, MD, MPH  | As seen in the November issue of the Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. What is “medical marijuana”?  To respond to this question meaningfully, we must… Read More

  • LATEST EDITION OF AMS NEWSBRIEFS RELEASED

    The latest edition of AMS NewsBriefs has been distributed via email and printed mail. Members, if you did not receive a copy, please give us a call to update your subscription preferences at 800-542-1058. The… Read More

  • How to talk to Congress about the issues

    (from AMA Wire) – Members of Congress will be heading home in a few weeks for summer recess to meet with their constituents—now’s the time to make sure you get a seat at the table to… Read More

  • How to Address ICD-10 Issues

    With the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation date behind us, the AMA has revised its online ICD-10 information and resources. If physicians experience any problems with the processing of claims or other administrative transactions, they should… Read More

  • Meaningful use attestation deadline extended

    Physicians now have an additional three weeks, until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 20, to attest to meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the… Read More

  • ABCBS and ICD-10 Coding

    Representatives from ABCBS and its family of companies have been reaching out to the Arkansas provider community for more than two years about the need to be prepared for ICD-10. They have been offering providers… Read More

  • SVMIC Becomes Exclusive Sponsor

    At the October 31 meeting of the AMS Board of Trustees, the Board approved a new “exclusive sponsorship” agreement with State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company. The AMS requested proposals from five of the major medical… Read More

  • Latest Edition of AMS NewsBriefs Released

    Articles from our latest newsletter and other news items can now be viewed in the news section. This edition’s articles include Technical Error Involving PCP Supplemental Payments Yelvington Named New AMS Board Chairman CMS Grants… Read More

  • Latest edition of AMS NewsBriefs Released

    Articles from our latest newsletter and other news items can be viewed in the news section. This edition’s articles include: AMS and AMA Seek Intervention to Support Peer Review Fairness Act AFMC Partners with Aledade… Read More