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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

AMA Board Chair Barbara L. McAneny, MD

AMA Wire - 10/01/2014

AMA Viewpoints: How we’re making it easier to get paid

Physicians face many challenges in the day-to-day business of keeping their medical practices afloat. AMA Board Chair Barbara L. McAneny, MD, writes about a relatively new form of payment that puts money back into health insurers’ pockets at physicians’ expense. Read more in Dr. McAneny’s AMA Viewpoints post.

AMA Wire - 10/01/2014

Health IT questions? These resources have the answers

Get help with your health IT needs using resources from the AMA Store to tackle the meaningful use electronic health record (EHR) program and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

AMA Wire - 09/30/2014

Hydrocodone reclassification takes effect Oct. 6: Are you ready?

A new rule from the Drug Enforcement Administration taking effect Oct. 6 reclassifies hydrocodone combination products as Schedule II controlled substances, establishing restrictions that will require considerable changes to prescribing practices. Find out what steps you need to take to ensure your patients who need these medications to alleviate pain don’t have to go without them.

AMA Wire - 09/30/2014

Rate of diagnosed diabetes may be slowing but still too high

The rate of diagnosed diabetes cases could be plateauing, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but the numbers of diagnosed cases still are alarmingly high.