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Heavyweights lead charge for more time on EHR meaningful use
By Joseph Conn | September 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A host of heavyweight healthcare organizations is calling for HHS to back off of the requirement to meet meaningful-use criteria for all of 2015 for the federally funded electronic health-record incentive payment program, insisting that the future of the program is at stake.
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News
AMA proposes Medicare pay for end-of-life counseling
By Modern Healthcare | August 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Medical Association has proposed a new Medicare billing code for physicians who provide counseling for patients who want to write end-of-life directives, the New York Times reports.
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Information
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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Information
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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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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News
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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News
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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Podcast
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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