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AMA Wire - 08/20/2014

Despite errors, CMS gives doctors until Sept. 8 to review data

After nearly two weeks of technical problems and a host of physician and industry complaints, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has reopened its Sunshine Act portal (also known as the “Open Payments” system), where physicians can review data about their financial interactions with medical device and drug manufacturers. The agency has extended the deadline only until Sept. 8 for physicians to dispute their data and have it flagged as such before the information goes public.

AMA Wire - 08/20/2014

What physicians are saying: Hassles with EHRs, CMS website

AMA Wire® readers are sharing their pain in dealing with electronic health records (EHR) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services computer systems and voicing their thoughts on measuring blood pressure accurately.

Robert M. Wah, MD

AMA Wire - 08/20/2014

How new students can jump headfirst into medicine

Those new to medical school can stay on top of important news, connect with their peers and take on leadership roles using resources AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, shares in his latest AMA Viewpoints blog post.

AMA Wire - 08/20/2014

ICD-10 codebooks can help practices gear up for 2015 compliance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently confirmed that Oct. 1, 2015, is the new deadline to comply with implementation of the ICD-10 code set. As the deadline approaches, new products can help your practice get ready for this major transition

AMA Wire - 08/19/2014

40 percent of Americans will develop diabetes: New study

About two in five Americans will develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives, according to the findings of a new study, which underscore the increasing need for evidence-based programs that help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.

AMA Wire - 08/19/2014

Med students make health fundraising, awareness social

Medical students are working every day to learn the best ways to treat tomorrow’s patients—but many are having an impact on important health issues today, too. Social media is the perfect place for students and medical schools to share their good work.