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AMA Wire - 07/24/2014

Fund enables research in areas crucial to women in medicine

Without funding, Rashmi Kudesia, MD, would not have been able to lead research into the reproductive knowledge, barriers and outcomes among female U.S. medical students and trainees. As a past recipient of the Joan F. Giambalvo Fund for the Advancement of Women, she was able to “think big” to help make a difference in this critical issue for women in medicine. This year’s fund application deadline is July 31.

AMA Wire - 07/24/2014

Find out whether your collections practices are compliant

Learn how to protect your practice from the constantly changing regulations surrounding collections by participating in a free webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time July 31. Register now.

AMA Wire - 07/24/2014

5 top tips for your financial life after residency

As a medical resident, you’re probably used to sticking to a budget and spending wisely. Your income as a practicing physician will seem substantial after being a resident, but don’t start spending it all just yet. Follow these five tips to prepare your finances for life as a practicing physician.

AMA Wire - 07/23/2014

How to dispute incorrect financial data before it goes public

Physicians can review reports about their financial interactions with manufacturers of drugs and medical devices now through Aug. 27 under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (also known as the Open Payments program). Here’s how to make sure the information reported about you is accurate before the data is released to the public Sept. 30.

Robert M. Wah, MD

AMA Wire - 07/23/2014

AMA Viewpoints: 5 ways to combat Rx drug abuse

Physicians have the job of monitoring and treating their patients’ pain while also playing a strong role in prescription drug overdose prevention—and these are no easy tasks. AMA President Robert M. Wah, MD, outlines the AMA’s work to ensure physicians play a leading role in addressing the prescription drug overdose crisis in his latest AMA Viewpoints blog post.

AMA Wire - 07/23/2014

Boost your coding accuracy, save time using online CPT® reference

Get access to coding insights directly from the source through CPT® Assistant Online. This searchable newsletter offers tools to appeal insurance claim denials, validate coding to auditors, train staff and answer day-to-day coding questions.

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.