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AMA Wire - 09/12/2014

Physicians touch sensitive subjects at TEDMED 2014

Tackling the uncomfortable subjects—such as total transparency with patients regarding payment or medical errors—is a large part of TEDMED 2014, which began Wednesday and runs through Friday.

AMA Wire - 09/12/2014

GME reform essential, but how to proceed? Experts debate

On the heels of a long-awaited report on overhauling the graduate medical education (GME) system from the Institute of Medicine, national experts came together Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss concerns, challenges and next steps for reforming the system to better meet the needs of future physicians and the patient population.

AMA Wire - 09/12/2014

CDC provides physicians with resources on Ebola outbreak

In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is educating physicians and health care workers in the United States on how to diagnose the disease and advise travelers on protecting their health.

AMA Wire - 09/11/2014

Why physicians should admit what they don’t know

Physicians, health care leaders and innovators examined and celebrated unbridled imagination at TEDMED 2014, which began Wednesday and runs through Friday in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

AMA Wire - 09/11/2014

Keeping unused meds out of the wrong hands just got easier

In the midst of a prescription drug epidemic, new federal regulations released Monday expand take-back options for patients to safely dispose their unused prescription drugs and prevent misuse of these controlled substances.

AMA Wire - 09/11/2014

4 ways to finish residency without falling further into debt

After graduating from medical school, you likely already have significant student loan debt—don’t add to your financial load by incurring even more debt throughout your residency. A certified financial planner offers some ways residents can finish their training with cash to spare.

AMA Wire - 09/11/2014

Making the most of your payments? Find out at CME event Sept. 16

If you haven’t recently evaluated the claims payment methods accepted by your practice, you could be paying fees and providing rebates to health insurers just to get paid. Learn how to make electronic payments work for your practice—and get continuing medical education credit—by participating in a webinar at noon Eastern time Sept. 16. Sign up today.