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AMA Wire - 09/02/2014

VA seeks physician assistance in boosting referrals for veterans

Following recent adoption of the veterans’ health care reform law, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to physicians in private practice to make sure veterans have access to timely medical care.

AMA Wire - 09/02/2014

Southwest Florida takes on diabetes prevention

At-risk seniors in a Florida community are getting some extra help with preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. The new project comes not a moment too soon—about half of all U.S. adults aged 65 years or older have prediabetes, the precursor to diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

AMA Wire - 09/02/2014

Be a part of the movement: Ask Congress to #SaveGME

Join your fellow students and residents next week in turning the nation’s attention to critical issues in graduate medical education (GME) by participating in the AMA Medical Student Section’s (MSS) annual Save GME Week, which kicks off Sept. 8.

AMA Wire - 08/29/2014

Physician tells how her practice re-imagined care delivery

The way care is delivered can have drastic effects on patients’ health, even in the treatment of the same illness. One physician shares her experience in the differences between fee-for-service and value-based care, and how these differences have directly affected her patients’ health outcomes.

AMA Wire - 08/29/2014

Time running out to review Sunshine data—and it isn’t very accurate

Less than two weeks remain for physicians to review and dispute data about their financial interactions with medical device and drug manufacturers before the information goes public Sept. 30. Among physicians who have completed the complicated and time-consuming registration process, 62 percent found serious inaccuracies with the data in their reports, according to newly released survey findings.

AMA Wire - 08/29/2014

How two schools are embracing a new science in medical education

For future physicians preparing for the complexities of the 21st-century health care system, education beyond basic and clinical sciences can give them the tools they need to succeed in practice and in achieving positive outcomes for their patients. Some medical schools are incorporating the science of health delivery into their education curriculum to meet this need