Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
News for Young Physicians
Register for the next AMA-YPS meeting, set for November in Hawaii
Details about this year's AMA Young Physicians Section Interim Assembly Meeting, including information about travel arrangements, are now available online. The meeting will take place Nov. 8–10 in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
Register (AMA login required) for the meeting by Oct. 22. After this date, you will have to register on site in Honolulu.
Resolutions are due Oct. 8 via email to Jane Ascroft of the AMA. Also, email her if you are interested in serving on an AMA-YPS committee for the meeting.
Online resource center helps you manage your practice
The AMA's online Practice Management Center provides practical guidance to help physicians run their practices smoothly and efficiently. From managed care contracting and claims management to new payment models and patient satisfaction, the online Practice Management Center serves as a kind of virtual practice consultant, offering physicians guidance when and how they want it.
The Knowledge Center provides access to a wide variety of information. A library of archived webinars hosted by practice management experts offer advice on key topics, including how to use CPT® modifiers, file complaints against unfair payer practices and select a new practice management system. The Knowledge Center's resources and answers to frequently asked questions make it easy for physicians and their staff to find assistance with specific issues at the moment they need it.
The online center also offers extensive guidance to help doctors streamline their practice and participate in new payment models. Physicians can learn how to automate such time-intensive tasks as verifying a patient's eligibility, securing prior authorization from a health insurer and checking on the status of a claim.
A series of toolkits and webinars walks physicians through the steps of moving from manual tasks to electronic processes, and an online community (registration required) provides a forum to learn from peers' insights and experiences in making this transition.