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AMA President Dr. Robert Wah on Medicare, health IT
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Robert Wah, the new president of the American Medical Association, discusses his views health IT and his hopes for legislation on Medicare's SGR formula for doc pay. He also shares what 'Star Trek' character Dr. Leonard McCoy means to him.
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Video News | New AMA President Dr. Robert Wah
June 14, 2014
Dr. Robert Wah, who was inaugurated as AMA president June 10, reveals his plans for leading the nation's largest physician organization through what's sure to be a turbulent year for its members.
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AMA votes to start annual review of lobbying efforts
By Andis Robeznieks | June 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Medical Association House of Delegates Tuesday voted to subject the organization's political advocacy efforts to an annual review.
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Delay forces AHIMA to broaden ICD-10 summit
By Joseph Conn | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Congress forced every healthcare organization to adjust their ICD-10 plans this month, and the American Health Information Management Association was no exception.
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Doc groups vow continued push for SGR fix
By Andis Robeznieks | April 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Representatives of the nation's largest physician group practices are saying a permanent fix to Medicare's oft-postponed caps on physician pay isn't dead yet—even if it's barely breathing at this point.
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'Doubled doubt and disappointment in SGR and ICD-10 delays', and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One-year sustainable growth-rate fixes can be funded annually, but the projection over the next three decades for a permanent fix is a budget buster.
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Temporary SGR fix frustrates many
By Catherine Hollander | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Spurring anger among physicians, President Barack Obama signed a bill last week preventing steep cuts to Medicare physician payments for one year after Congress failed to agree on a way to pay for permanent physician payment reform.
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SGR, ICD-10 extensions approved by Senate
By Catherine Hollander | March 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Senate approved a bill Monday evening that prevents steep cuts to Medicare physician payments from going into effect for one year and delays the conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes for at least one year.
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Late effort to advance permanent SGR fix fails in Senate
By John N. Frank and Catherine Hollander | March 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) failed in a last-ditch effort to move a permanent overhaul of Medicare's formula for reimbursing physicians, making it likely the Senate would pass a temporary fix Monday that would also delay the conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes.
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All aboard the last train, see you next year on Medicare SGR
By Paul Demko | March 29, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Congress appears poised to pass yet another patch to Medicare's unpopular sustainable growth-rate formula for physician payments despite fervent opposition from the American Medical Association, its allies and others.
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