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Viswanathan Joins AMS Board of Trustees

Dr. Nisha Viswanathan, a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, has joined the AMS Board of  Trustees, representing District 2. She is currently a hospitalist and core faculty member of the IM residency program at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Dr. Viswanathan attended UAMS for medical school and trained…

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Latest Newsletter Now Availible

The February 2018 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. The issue is available online in the Publications section as well as excerpts…

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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…

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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. The issue is available online in the Publications section as well as excerpts…

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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 first define terms. Marijuana contains over 80 different cannabinoids in varying concentrations and…

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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 full issue is available online in the Publications section as well as excerpts…

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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 make sure your legislators are well-informed on the issues that you care about.…

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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 take the following steps. Medicare: The AMA has created an ICD-10 complaint form,…

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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 deadline to allow physicians extra time to submit their meaningful use data. Physicians…

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