Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
Reforming care delivery: Is employment the only option?
An AMA webinar at 7 p.m. Eastern time Jan. 31 will share ways physicians can better coordinate care through clinical integration. Register today.
Physicians from the AMA's Innovators Committee will offer insights about their experience improving care coordination without moving to an employment model. This webinar will help physicians:
- Identify a path toward more integrated care delivery that does not involve employment.
- Define what it means to provide virtually, vertically and horizontally integrated care.
- Recognize the operational structure of independent physician associations and cloud-based systems for data sharing.
- Use technology solutions to improve care coordination within and outside of their practices.
Physicians can earn continuing medical education credit in the form of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by participating in this webinar. Registration is free for AMA members; nonmembers can sign up for $30. If you're not an AMA member, join today.
AMA tools help physicians participate in 2013 PQRS
Physicians who wish to avoid a 1.5 percent penalty to their 2015 Medicare payments must complete quality reporting requirements this year. The AMA offers new participation tools to help.
This set of physician worksheets helps physicians understand dozens of individual quality measures and measures groups that are part of Medicare's 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The worksheets also aid physicians in collecting the appropriate information that needs to be reported.
The AMA tools cover the 138 individual measures and 12 measures groups that were developed by the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® and adopted as part of the PQRS program.
Visit the AMA's PQRS Web page to learn more.
Apply today for training program in tobacco control advocacy leadership
Physicians interested in becoming strong advocates for tobacco control policies in their communities and practices can apply for a special leadership program to take place April 26–27 in Washington, D.C.
The 2013 Protecting Children and Families from Tobacco Leadership Advocacy Training program will prepare physicians to be effective leaders in state and community work to promote policies that support tobacco control, protect nonsmokers and provide better access to tobacco cessation services.
The deadline to submit an application is 3 p.m. Eastern time Jan. 18. Download the application form today.
Accepted applicants will receive coach airfare and up to two nights of hotel accommodations.
This program is jointly hosted by the AMA, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Physicians.