AMS NEWS

AMS Welcomes 79 New Members!

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

Happy Anniversary!

Congratulations and thank you to these dedicated physicians who are celebrating 5, 15, 25, 50 and 65+ years of continuous membership in the Arkansas Medical Society this year! We applaud the commitment you’ve made to serving your patients and your profession. 65+ Years Art B. Martin, MD, Fort…

2013 Legislative Session

On January 14, the Arkansas General Assembly will get cranked up. This will certainly be a very interesting session. The Republican Party has the majority (although very slim in the House) on both ends of the Capitol for the first time since Reconstruction. Medicaid is facing a $138…

MEDICAID PAYMENT ELIGIBILITY

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently clarified specifics related to the increased Medicaid payment eligibility for primary care physicians, including information about certain subspecialties that may also qualify. Funding has been released to provide a two-year increase in Medicaid payment rates for certain primary…

ARKANSAS HEALTH CARE PAYMENT IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE

The Arkansas Department of Human Services will continue the monthly Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative webinars on Monday, January 14, with the perinatal episode. DHS has committed to provide information regarding episodes of care on a monthly basis. AMS staff attended the first webinar and found it…

AMS Member named President of National Society

Adapted From November 2012 issue of Arkansas Medical News. Congratulations to AMS member, V. Suzanne Klimberg, MD, a breast surgeon at UAMS, who has been named president of the American Society of Breast surgeons. Dr. Klimberg is the director of the Breast Cancer Program at the UAMS Winthrop…

AMS Member, Robert Hopkins, MD, Named Division Director

Congratulations to Dr. Robert Hopkins, AMS member and journal editorial board member, who was recently named UAMS Internal Medicine Division Director. View full article from the December issue of the Arkansas Medical News below. Robert Hopkins, M.D., has been named director of the Division of General Internal Medicine…

AMS Member, Paul Seib, MD, Named Section Chief

Congratulations to AMS member, Paul Seib, MD, who was recently named section chief of pediatric cardiology at ACH and UAMS. View full article below from the December issue of Arkansas Medical News. A physician experienced in caring for the most delicate of heart problems has been selected to…

EPISODES OF CARE

As the second wave of episodes of care begins to develop for the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative, AMS wants to continue to direct you to information and resources that are available. The next round of workgroups have already begun and AMS has been instrumental in making sure that…