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California experiments with fast-tracking medical school
By NPR | August 08, 2014
Some doctors in the state of California will soon be able to practice after three years of medical school instead of the traditional four. The American Medical Association is providing seed money for the effort in the form of a $1 million, five-year grant to the University of California at Davis.
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Groups call for delay in physician transparency database
By The Hill | August 06, 2014
More than 100 medical professional groups, including the American Medical Association, signed a letter to the CMS Tuesday seeking to delay launch of the Open Payment System under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The database, expected to go live Sept. 30, has come under criticism after media...
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Vital Signs
AMA, MGMA ask for a more flexible meaningful-use rule
By Joseph Conn | July 22, 2014
The American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association have called on the CMS and HHS rule writers to add even more flexibility to the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program for Stage 2 and beyond.
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Magazine
Early prostate cancer care questioned
By Sabriya Rice | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Two new studies are raising concerns about management of early stage prostate cancer and treatment.
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Doctors, nurses urge action following Hobby Lobby decision
By Joe Carlson | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Not many issues in American politics unite nurses, primary-care physicians and specialists. The U.S. Supreme Court found one this week.
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Extend filing date for meaningful-use hardship exemption: AMA, MGMA
By Joseph Conn | June 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Medical Association and Medical Group Management Association are calling on the CMS to extend the July 1 deadline for physicians and other eligible professionals participating in the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program to file for hardship exemptions.
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AMA President Dr. Robert Wah on Medicare, health IT, 'Star Trek'
By Modern Healthcare | June 28, 2014
Dr. Robert Wah, the new president of the American Medical Association, shares his vision for 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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Magazine
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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Magazine
AMA President Robert Wah proudly claims his 'Star Trek' roots
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Those who recognize the philosophy that “each sentient species has the right to live in accordance with its normal evolution” as the Starfleet's Prime Directive particularly appreciated the inaugural speech by Dr. Robert Wah, new president of the American Medical Association.
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Magazine
Team-based care needs physician leaders, not nurses, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has changed much of how we deliver healthcare, our challenge still remains to provide more, while maintaining the high standards the medical profession demands and our patients expect and deserve.
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