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Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Practice News

CMS to discuss EHR program pay adjustments, exceptions

A call at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time Aug. 15 will look at payment adjustments and hardship exceptions for Medicare's electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use program. Sign up today to participate.

Hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the call will explain who will be affected by payment adjustments, who is eligible for hardship exceptions and how to apply, and how the payment adjustment will be implemented.

Physicians who do not meet the meaningful use requirements will be subject to payment adjustments beginning in 2015.

Read more elsewhere in AMA Wire about the AMA's work to improve the meaningful use program for physicians.

New CME activity features prescribing for UTIs

Physicians can access national prescribing information for treating acute, uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTI) and evidence-based treatment guidelines in the latest issue of AMA Therapeutic Insights.

Aimed at enhancing physician knowledge and practice—and ultimately, improving the quality of patient care—AMA Therapeutic Insights is a free online continuing medical education (CME) newsletter that features a different disease in each issue.

Previous issues highlight such conditions as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), erectile dysfunction and dyslipidemia. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is offered for each issue.

The AMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.