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AMA Wire - 07/22/2014

Congressman to share insights into SGR state of affairs

Hear first-hand from Rep. Ami Bera, MD, D-California, about what the current state of play is in Congress and how that might affect the chances of repealing Medicare’s physician payment formula. Sign up today to participate in a grassroots webinar July 28 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.

AMA Wire - 07/22/2014

How a doctor quickly improved patients’ blood pressure readings

Although measuring blood pressure may seem like a normal routine in most physicians’ office workflows, seven seemingly minor factors can artificially inflate patients’ blood pressure measurements.

AMA Wire - 07/22/2014

California allots $7 million for primary care residency slots

Unprecedented grassroots advocacy by the physician and medical student community, including the AMA Medical Student Section and the California Medical Association, has led the California legislature to approve and the governor to sign a state budget that includes $7 million for new primary care residency slots.

AMA Wire - 07/21/2014

Who’s leading ACOs—physicians or hospitals?

The first national survey of accountable care organizations (ACO) examines who is playing the strongest leadership and ownership roles in the development of these new models of care.

AMA Wire - 07/21/2014

8 things you should know about Medicare’s proposed payment rule

If the policies set forth in the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule take effect, physicians will be in for a lot of changes—many of them unfavorable—next year. Here are the top eight things that you should know.

AMA Wire - 07/18/2014

Medical educators examine century-old problem at Harvard event

Today’s medical students—and tomorrow’s physicians—have a vast amount of information available to them, and teaching them to sort through the good information and use it appropriately is a challenge medical educators are working to solve.

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AMA Wire - 07/18/2014

This week’s top articles from the JAMA Network

New studies found that a telephone-delivered intervention improved chronic pain and that persistent symptoms following concussions may be posttraumatic stress disorder and not post-concussion syndrome.