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AMA Wire - 10/02/2014

CDC gives physicians guidance on Ebola screening

Following detection of the first case of the Ebola virus in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response are asking physicians to place screening criteria in all emergency departments, ambulances and other “first contact” locations.

AMA Wire - 10/02/2014

One-year countdown to ICD-10 begins: Start transition now

With just a year left to transition to the ICD-10 code set, practice management experts advise physicians to begin preparing for implementation by working with software vendors and testing their systems, if they haven’t already. See what physicians can use to make the switch to this costly code set a bit easier.

AMA Wire - 10/02/2014

Hot topics covered at CME sessions during AMA Interim Meeting

Don’t miss educational events in trending health care topics, some of which are continuing medical education (CME) activities, at the 2014 AMA Interim Meeting, Nov. 7-10 in Dallas. Learn from experts about your role as a physician during in-flight medical emergencies, a recently reversed medical liability case, issues in population health and more.

AMA Wire - 10/02/2014

Interested in research? Apply for grant money by Dec. 5

Residents, fellows and medical students interested in entering the research field can apply for grants of up to $5,000 from the AMA Foundation to conduct small research projects. Apply by 6 p.m. Eastern time Dec. 5.

AMA Wire - 10/01/2014

What physicians need to know about the first U.S. case of Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that the first case of Ebola has appeared in the United States. Here’s what physicians need to know.

AMA Wire - 10/01/2014

Learn what physicians are saying about EHR improvements

Last month, an AMA-convened panel of experts outlined the eight top challenges and solutions for improving electronic health records (EHR). Physicians weighed in on which EHR improvements would help them the most