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AMS Welcomes 128 New Members This Summer

The physicians listed below have illustrated their commitment to improving health care in this community and our state by joining the Arkansas Medical Society. “As society members, these physicians are part of a statewide network of over 4,000 Arkansas physicians, residents and medical students, dedicated to protecting the…

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Update on Walgreens’ Policy Regarding Narcotic Prescriptions

The Arkansas Medical Society participated in a series of conference calls with the DEA, AMA and several other states regarding recent developments over Walgreens' new policy to require that pharmacists request diagnostic codes, explanations of alternative therapies and medical records before filling certain prescriptions. The Drug Enforcement Agency…

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Medicaid Primary Care Payment Error

Physicians who have attested to participate in the "enhanced" Medicaid primary care payment project may have received a lessor amount than was expected due to an error in processing. The ACA contained a provision requiring state Medicaid programs to increase payments to primary care physicians for primary care…

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Arkansas blazes trail implementing healthcare reform

(July 12, 2013) – Beginning Oct. 1, more than 500,000 Arkansans who are newly eligible for affordable health insurance under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act can choose the plan that best fits their budgets and family needs. The goal of the federal law, also known…

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Dr. David Jacks Honored by UAMS

LITTLE ROCK — Dr. David Jacks, a highly respected Pine Bluff urologist and 1976 graduate of the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, recently received the college’s Distinguished Alumnus Service Award. He was recognized for his work on several UAMS projects and for…

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AMS Welcomes 14 New Members

The physicians listed below have recently illustrated their commitment to improving health care in this community and our state by joining the Arkansas Medical Society. "As society members, these physicians are part of a statewide network of over 4,000 Arkansas physicians, residents and medical students, dedicated to protecting…

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