Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012
New opportunities can increase practice efficiency
A newly archived workshop discusses how physicians can take advantage of new workflows and electronic transactions to enhance performance and profitability in their practices.
Hosted by the AMA, the Medical Group Management Association and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), this daylong workshop held in Fairfax, Va., featured sessions on such timely topics as automating the claims revenue cycle, improving efficiency through practice management software and getting started with e-billing. Industry experts also explained how recent regulatory changes can benefit the physician practice.
View this recording on the WEDI website at your convenience. Simply enter your name and email address to get started.
Share comments on AMA's new strategic focus
What do you think of the AMA's new strategic direction and its refined focus? AMA members are invited to submit their feedback.
A brief online form (AMA login required) makes it easy for AMA members to share their thoughts regarding the new strategic direction, which was unveiled in June at the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
As part of the new strategic direction, the AMA is sharpening its focus on three areas:
- Improving health outcomes. The AMA will seek to demonstrate improvements in clinical and patient-reported outcomes, ensure health equity, reduce unwarranted variation in care, advance the quality and safety of health care, and contribute to the appropriate use of finite health care resources.
- Accelerating change in medical education. This work will be centered on bridging the gap between how physicians are currently being trained and the future needs of our health care system.
- Shaping payment and delivery models to enhance physician satisfaction. The goal is to help physicians in all practice environments navigate the transformation in delivery and payment by identifying, shaping and promoting models that demonstrate high-quality care and value while enhancing professional satisfaction and practice sustainability.
The new direction is intended to help the AMA bring a tighter focus to its efforts and concentrate on work that will have the greatest benefit for physicians and patients.