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Register Now! AMWA Interim Meeting, Sept. 27-28, 2014
The AMWA Interim Meeting will take place Sept. 27-28, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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AMWA Board Vacancy Announcement
Two year term beginning July 2014 and ending at the Annual Meeting in 2016. Applications due by July 7, 2014. Please apply here.
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CMS initiative helps people make the most of their new health coverage
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS launched a national initiative “From Coverage to Care.”
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Delaware Valley Adolescent Reproductive Health Conference
Delaware Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.(EDT) Wilmington, DE
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Med school selectivity and residency shortfall may worsen doctor shortage
U.S. News & World Report
The Association of American Medical Colleges reported that from 2011 to 2013, the overall acceptance rate for U.S. students applying to medical school was 44.5 percent.
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MedPAC wants Congress to extend bonus pay to primary care
Medscape (Free login required)
MedPAC recommends changing the current 10 percent bonus payment for primary care services now paid as an add-on to claims into a per beneficiary payment.
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Alternatives to ACO strategies emerge
Health Leaders Media
While joining an ACO can be the right decision for some physicians practices, the cost savings under this model are still being tested. Some doctors are banding together as independent physician associations, which improves their ability to practice independently, but still nets them better insurer reimbursement rates.
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ICD-10: Everything you need to know
By Maria Frisch
The compliance deadline for ICD-10 is Oct. 1, 2015 — a change expected to impact all HIPAA-covered entities.
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AMA calls on private sector physicians to care for veterans during VA crisis
Healio — Cardiology Today
The American Medical Association will seek the help of private sector physicians to provide health care for veterans still waiting for care.
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50 years on: Severe childhood asthma persists in middle age
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Children with severe asthma are significantly more likely to have reduced lung function midway through life's journey than their peers with only mild wheeze.
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Understanding the wrath of emotional abuse
By Jessica Taylor
Your patients may be suffering from emotional abuse, but do you know about the cycle?
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