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AMA Wire - 09/23/2014

New journal JAMA Oncology to debut in 2015

The JAMA Network will launch the new journal JAMA Oncology early next year featuring cancer-related research.

AMA Wire - 09/23/2014

What people are saying about AMA’s EHR priorities

A new framework for electronic health record (EHR) usability was issued last week. Developed by the AMA and an external advisory committee of practicing physicians and health IT experts, researchers and executives, the framework focuses on leveraging the potential of EHRs to enhance patient care, improve productivity and reduce administrative costs. Here’s a summary of what these influential people are saying about the AMA’s EHR priorities.

AMA Wire - 09/23/2014

CMS conducting end-to-end ICD-10 testing; apply by Oct. 3

In advance of ICD-10 implementation scheduled for Oct. 1 of next year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to conduct end-to-end testing in January to identify issues in the system that need to be addressed. Physicians who are interested in participating should apply by Oct. 3.

AMA Wire - 09/23/2014

Report ranks top residency programs—see how yours stacks up

Where are the top residency programs in the country? A new ranking based on a large physician survey lists the top 10 programs for 20 specialties.

AMA Wire - 09/22/2014

Case could leave doctors vulnerable to repeat, delayed lawsuits

A case coming before the Supreme Court of the United States holds in the balance whether lawsuits and heavy fines can be brought indefinitely against physicians who provide services under Medicare and other federal health care programs.

AMA Wire - 09/22/2014

21 students selected as outstanding doctors of tomorrow

A group of outstanding fourth-year medical students from across the country were announced earlier this month as recipients of the Physicians of Tomorrow Awards from the AMA Foundation.