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Walgreens Policies

A number of weeks ago, AMS was advised by a number of physicians that Walgreens pharmacists were requesting ICD-9 codes, medical records and/or treatment plans before filling prescriptions for some medications.  After further requests for information from our physicians, it became apparent that Walgreens had begun a new…

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HIPAA Changes to Come, Is Your Practice Ready?

AMS and SVMIC will host a half day seminar to bring your staff up to date on changes to the HIPAA law.  The changes will take effect  September 2013. The event is June 20, 2013, in North Little Rock at the Independent Insurance Agency Building. Registration information will…

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AMS Announces New Officers for 2013-2014

On May 4, 2013, the AMS House of Delegates elected or re-elected members to the following positions: (denoted with an asterisk) Those without an asterisk are still serving their previously elected terms. OFFICERS President: Omar Atiq, MD, Pine Bluff* President-elect: Alan Wilson, MD, Crossett* Vice President: G. Edward…

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Omar Atiq, MD of Pine Bluff Named New President

Little Rock, AR – Omar Atiq, MD, an oncologist from Pine Bluff, was installed as president of the Arkansas Medical Society at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock during the organization’s 137th Annual Session. Dr. Atiq has practiced medicine in Arkansas…

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Pine Bluff Physician Honored

Dr. Herbert Fendley awarded for service to Arkansas patients. Little Rock, AR – Herbert Fendley, MD, of Pine Bluff has dedicated his career to enriching the lives of others.  In honor of his years of service, the Arkansas Medical Society has named Dr. Fendley as the 2013 Asklepion…

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Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program

We are pleased to announce that the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program is now accessible to prescribers and pharmacists.  You may create an access account at www.arkansaspmp.com. Click the Practitioner/Pharmacist tab on the left, then the highlighted link “Training Guide for Arkansas Practitioners and Pharmacists."  The guide will provide…

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Beebe Signs “Private Option” Into Law

Today (April 23, 2013) Governor Mike Beebe signed the bi-partisan "private option" alternative to Medicaid expansion. The AMS strongly supported this bill that will set up the mechanism to provide private health insurance to those with incomes up to 138% of Federal poverty level. The bill promotes personal…

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