AMA Wire

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013

News for Young Physicians

Maintain a healthy practice: Give it a monthly check-up

Maintain a healthy practice: Give it a monthly check-up

A new AMA series shows physicians how to put their practices on track for a healthy year ahead. The AMA's "Prescription for a healthier practice" series offers monthly checklists to help physicians and their staff examine how their practices are performing in key administrative processes.

The first checklist focuses on the claims revenue cycle and helps physicians evaluate their practice's ability to submit claims efficiently and accurately, analyze health insurer payments for accuracy, and address payment delays and denials. The checklist also recommends additional resources from the AMA Practice Management Center to address any areas that might need improvement.

AMA members sought to fill key medical education leadership slots

The AMA Council on Medical Education nominates representatives to key medical education organizations, Residency Review Committees (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Fill out an online form today for the following RRC vacancies; applications are due Feb. 15.

  • Emergency medicine
  • Internal medicine (two positions)
  • Obstetrics/gynecology (two positions)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Urology (two positions)

Email Evelyn Sherrill of the AMA with any questions.

The AMA is also soliciting nominations to fill vacancies on AMA councils for this year, including the Council on Medical Education. Learn more about the nominations process and how to apply.