AMA Wire

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012

Practice News

Learn the benefits, risks of participating in an HIE

Two new resources from the AMA explain what physicians should know before agreeing to participate in a health information exchange (HIE).

The first resource answers common questions about HIEs, and the second resource explains the specific questions physicians should ask an HIE before committing to participate. By facilitating the electronic exchange of patient health information, HIEs hold the promise of improving quality, safety and efficiency in patient care. But each organization can have a very different structure, data exchange model and selection of services.

Visit the AMA Practice Management Center to access additional resources that can aid physicians in selecting health information technology for their practice.

Webinars cover managed care contracting issues

Learn about the latest issues in managed care contracting by watching on-demand webinars in an ongoing AMA series.

This 16-part webinar series covers what physicians need to know about managed care contracting to succeed in today's evolving health care system. Each webinar examines a timely contracting issue, including:

  • New contract provisions
  • Emerging payment models
  • Overpayment and underpayment recovery
  • Physician rights under managed care laws

Presented by health law attorneys and practice management experts, each webinar also explores AMA resources to aid physicians in their contract negotiations and relationships with insurers.

Additional webinars will be offered live at 1 p.m. Eastern time on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, resuming Jan. 8.