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Encourage Your Patients About the Benefits of Colorectal Cancer Screenings

The Arkansas Medical Society is encouraging every physician in the state to visit the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) ‘Colorectal Cancer Screening Appropriate Use’ web page to download some great patient education resources, including a printable office/practice poster, patient letter templates (for positive and negative test results),…

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Barnes Inaugurated as 2022-2023 AMS President

Hot Springs internist Seth Barnes, MD, has been named president of the Arkansas Medical Society (AMS) effective May 6, 2022, and will lead the physician advocacy group over the next year. A Fordyce native, Dr. Barnes attended undergraduate studies at the University of Arkansas Monticello, earned his medical…

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AFMC Seeking Specialty Physician Reviewers

The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care performs utilization management services for Arkansas Medicaid, and through this contract, AFMC may approve or deny a prior authorization, or retrospective review, based upon medical necessity standards. This contract requires that AFMC work with subspecialties for specific review types. Physician reviewers can…

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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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2022 AMS Student Leadership Award

The Arkansas Medical Society is seeking nominations for the 2022 AMS Student Leadership Award. This award will be presented at the UAMS White Coat Ceremony in August.The Arkansas Medical Society Student Leadership Award recipient will not only receive the honor of this prestigious award and a commemorative plaque…

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