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Free COVID-19 Tests for Primary Care Clinics

Starting next week, the Arkansas Department of Health will be providing, on a one-time basis, point-of-care COVID-19 Antigen test kits (ABBOTT BINAX Kits) to physician clinics across the state. These tests are intended for diagnostic use on symptomatic patients, not for screenings. These point of care tests are packaged…

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Welcome New Members!

Join us in welcoming our newest AMS members who have joined since December 2020.   You can add your name to the list by visiting ARKMED.org/membership/join-renew.  It's the perfect time to join as the 2021 Legislative session has just kicked off and you will not want to miss any…

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The 93rd General Assembly Begins Today!

Today at 12 p.m., the House and Senate of the 93rd General Assembly will convene at the state Capitol.  You can view today's proceedings and future committee meetings by visiting www.arkleg.state.us.  From that page, scroll down and click on the view video icon that will open up the…

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Nominations Open for the AMS Board of Trustees

The Arkansas Medical Society is continuing to accept nominations/applications for the District Trustees. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2021. District Trustees are elected by AMS members in the respective districts. Voting will take place from February 15 – March 1, 2021. The Board of Trustees consists…

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Vaccinating Community Health Care Workers…..STARTS NOW

AMS received notice from the Arkansas Department of Health that vaccine distribution has reached a level where physicians can begin the process to get their clinic staff vaccinated. Please review the ADH letter below. Summary: Select the most convenient pharmacy (or other site if you are in Newton,…

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In the Journal: AMS Representing You at the Capitol in 2021

"We’ll be relying on your presence and your fighting spirit. This has never been as true as it will be during  the upcoming Arkansas Legislative Session,” said AMS Governmental Affairs Director Scott Smith. “At the very least, we need to hear from you, so we can speak for…

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E-prescribing Requirement Clarified

AMS has reviewed the just released language in the CMS final rule that relates to the Medicare mandate for e-prescribing controlled substances. CMS is sticking to their original effective date of 1/1/2021 but they are providing an additional 12 months for prescribers to come into compliance. AMS is…

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Welcome New Members!

We're gearing up for a great 2021 and the more physicians we have on our team, the better the patients of Arkansas will be. Join today and your membership will be active through December 2021. Welcome to the following new members in the month of November! Jibran Ahmed,…

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E-Prescribing Narcotics Deadline Extended

AMS has learned this week that the requirement deadline for electronic prescribing of controlled substances has been pushed back to January 1, 2022.  There was concern that physicians would not be able to meet the compliance deadline by January 1, 2021, which would cause hardship on patients and…

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