Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
News for Young Physicians
AMA-YPS Interim Assembly Meeting Handbook now available
The AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) 2012 Interim Assembly Meeting Handbook is now available online. Visit the AMA-YPS meeting Web page to view the handbook and for other meeting details. A CD of the handbook will be provided to AMA-YPS members at the meeting.
The meeting will take place Nov. 9 in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.
AMA Foundation seeks everyday heroes in medicine
Nominate your colleagues who go beyond the call of duty to improve public health, provide care for people in need and serve as community leaders for this year's Excellence in Medicine Awards. Presented by the AMA Foundation in association with Pfizer Inc., the annual awards acknowledge the everyday heroes who embody the highest values of the medical profession: altruism, public service and dedication to patient care.
Nominations are due Nov. 16. There are four categories:
- Pride in the Profession Award—for physicians aiding underserved patients in the U.S.
- Dr. Nathan Davis International Award—for physicians aiding an international population
- Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award—for senior physicians improving access to care in the U.S.
- Leadership Awards—for medical students, residents, fellows and early career physicians who demonstrate outstanding nonclinical leadership skills
The Excellence in Medicine Awards will be presented at a banquet on Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C. Award recipients will receive travel expenses to attend the ceremony, and $2,500 grants will be provided to the awarded physicians' organizations.
Employed physicians: Look to the AMA for advice
AMA members may request personal assistance from the AMA on matters pertaining to employment and other professional relationships. While the AMA cannot provide legal opinions or representation, it is dedicated to answering questions and providing advice on such topics as contracting, credentialing, peer review, due process and medical staff governance.
If you're not an AMA member, join today.
Avoid costly payment delays, denials
Understand how and when to use modifiers with guidance from the AMA's Coding with Modifiers. Based on the 2012 code set, the book explains national coding guidelines, gives coding tips and uses clinical examples to illustrate the process of determining the correct modifier.