AMS NEWS

Upcoming AMS Seminars

AMS will be providing two educational opportunities to prepare physicians and office personnel for the transition to ICD-10.  These workshops will contain hands-on coding and a review of the new codes.  Everyone involved in diagnosis coding will have to be familiar with the new expanded codes.  Two workshops…

Board of Trustee Nominations Due Feb 1

If you are interested in serving on the AMS Board of Trustees as a District Trustee or would like to nominate someone to serve, contact Kay Waldo or call 501-224-8967 for more information. District trustees will be elected by AMS members with the voting taking place February 17-28, 2014. …

Proposed Amendments to the AMS Constitution and Bylaws

The Arkansas Medical Society Constitution and Bylaws Committee met on January 20, 2014 and recommended the following proposed amendments be submitted to the House of Delegates at its May meeting. Members of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee are Charles Logan, MD, Little Rock Chairman; Amy Cahill, MD, Pine…

2014 Award Nominations

The Arkansas Medical Society is seeking nominations for the 2014 Asklepion, Shuffield and Student Leadership Awards. Asklepion and Shuffield Award recipients will be honored at the annual meeting Saturday, May 4, at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. The Student Leadership Award will be presented during…

Two networks join Medicare cost-lowering

The Arkansas Health Network, owned by the St. Vincent Health System, and Arkansas Accountable Care LLC, formed by the Medical Associates of Northwest Arkansas, will join hundreds of "accountable-care" organizations participating in a program where they will be able to earn rewards for lowering the cost of providing…

SVMIC Supports AMS Leadership Development

John Mize, president and CEO of State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, presented the Arkansas Medical Society with a $22,000 check in support of leadership development during the recent AMS Fall Board Meeting. AMS deeply appreciates this contribution and continued support.