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AMA Unveils Improved Practice Management Website

For immediate release:
Jan. 11, 2012

New features highlight resources that physician practices need to save time and money

Chicago -- The American Medical Association (AMA) today unveiled a redesigned website for its Practice Management Center, featuring a new layout that is easier to navigate and faster to use. The improved website offers physicians easy access to the AMA's wealth of resources, tools and guidance for enhancing the operation of a medical practice.

"About 7,000 monthly visitors access the Practice Management Center website for valuable resources designed to help physicians more efficiently and effectively manage their practices," said AMA President Peter Carmel, M.D. "With that level of interest it is critical to make sure the AMA's tools are easy-to-find when physicians need them."

The AMA's Practice Management Center was created in 2006 and has developed an extensive online library of solutions to help physicians streamline administrative and business issues so they can devote more time to caring for patients.

The website's three new sections feature popular topics in practice operations, claims revenue cycle management and health insurer relations. Easy to find tools and resources can support physicians selecting a practice management system, evaluating new business models, establishing fees, negotiating managed care contracts and navigating health insurer rules and government regulations.

The new Knowledge Center provides access to practice management tips, toolkits, guidance and webinars.  It also makes available AMA whitepapers, policy positions, testimony to government bodies and other communications on the topics most significant to physician practices.

Physicians can sign up for the popular Practice Management Alerts or join the AMA's new online community, the Paperless Practice Group, to connect with peers around the country, share best practices and ask questions about how to automate and streamline the medical practice.

The AMA is committed to designing innovative practice management tools with physicians' needs in mind. All these and more are available to physicians who visit www.ama-assn.org/go/pmc to explore the new Practice Management Center website. The site is free and available to AMA members and non-members.

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Media Contact:
Robert J. Mills
American Medical Association
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