AMA Wire

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

News for Young Physicians

Apply for AMA-YPS Community Service Award by April 30

Apply for AMA-YPS Community Service Award by April 30

AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) members are invited to submit nominations for the AMA-YPS Community Service Award. Through this award, the AMA-YPS strives to not only recognize and encourage excellence in community service, but to facilitate similar efforts by other young doctors.

Nominations are due April 30.  Award recipients will be selected based on the following: positive effect on a given community or population; thoroughness of program/project planning and implementation; and completeness/comprehensiveness of information submitted.

Nominees must be AMA members. If you're not a member, join today.

Run for an open seat on the AMA-YPS Governing Council

If you'd like to get more involved in organized medicine, consider running for an open seat on the AMA Young Physicians Section (YPS) Governing Council. Nominations are being accepted for chair-elect, speaker, alternate delegate and member at large.

Terms will begin at the close of this year's Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, which will take place June 15-19. Nomination forms are due June 1. After this, nominations will be accepted only on June 14 during this year's AMA-YPS Annual Assembly Meeting.

Learn more and check out the AMA-YPS Internal Operating Procedures for more information on governing council positions and duties.

AMA resource helps physicians accurately calculate payment schedules

Get valuable insight to help you understand the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) system, including payment calculations and guidance on the appropriate use of modifiers, with the AMA's Medicare RBRVS 2013: The Physician's Guide. This book is the authoritative reference guide on the 2013 Medicare payment rules and how they impact physician practices.

AMA members receive a 25 percent discount on this title and others from the AMA Bookstore. If you're not a member, join today.