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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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New District Trustees Elected for AMS Board

The elections for the AMS District Trustees concluded on February 28, 2022.  The following members were elected to serve a two-year term that will begin at the May 6, 2022 Board of Trustees meeting.  (* indicates incumbent). Officers Elected for 2022-2023: President: Seth Barnes, MD – Hot Springs…

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District Trustee Voting Now Open

Vote Today for the 2022 AMS Board of Trustees It’s important to our Society that all eligible members have the opportunity to choose the physician leaders who will represent them on the Board of Trustees in the coming year and lead the AMS. All AMS members (except affiliate…

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