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AMA Wire - 04/16/2014

$1.6 trillion, 10 million jobs: Study shows physician impact on economy

Each physician in the United States supports 13.84 jobs on average and contributes $2.2 million in economic output, underscoring how physicians influence the health of both their patients and the economy, according to the AMA’s new Economic Impact Study.

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD

AMA Wire - 04/16/2014

Three initiatives are leading physicians into the future

The AMA’s work in its three strategic focus areas is moving forward, and the view for the future is exciting, AMA President Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, writes in an AMA Viewpoints post.

AMA Wire - 04/16/2014

New resource offers exclusive guidance, tips from CPT® Editorial Panel

A new resource from the AMA Store, available in June, will provide a comprehensive and powerful tool for reporting services using the CPT® code set.

AMA Wire - 04/15/2014

For minorities, road to medical school a leaky pipeline

Minority students trying to pursue a career in medicine are rapidly leaving the “medical school pipeline,” a recent analysis of data by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) shows.

Virtual Mentor

AMA Wire - 04/15/2014

Virtual Mentor examines third-party intrusions into the exam room

Contributors to the April issue of Virtual Mentor, the AMA’s online medical ethics journal, take a look at how regulations and other third-party activities affect the physician-patient relationship and delivery of care.

AMA Wire - 04/14/2014

What you won’t see in the raw Medicare claims data

The public is getting its first glimpse of physicians’ Medicare claims data following a widely publicized data release Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). But because the agency released only raw data with little context and considerable limitations, it’s easy for patients, reporters and others to draw inaccurate conclusions about individual physicians. Here are some of the most important points to clarify.

AMA Wire - 04/14/2014

5 competencies of the 21st-century physician

What does the doctor of the future look like? Physician educators have some idea, but medical education doesn’t yet broadly reflect what 21st century physicians will need to learn.