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AMA promoting 'modernized' code of ethics

In 1847, physicians representing 22 states and the District of Columbia came together to establish America’s first national professional association for physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA).

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MAG MRC to participate in multi-county & state training exercise

The Medical Association of Georgia’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will participate in a natural disaster response exercise that will take place at multiple sites in 31 counties in the state on March 23-31.

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AMA expresses opposition to AHCA in letter to Congress

The American Medical Association (AMA) has sent a letter to Congressional leaders to express its opposition to the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which is scheduled for a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives tomorrow, Thursday, March 23.

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Erlanger to host trauma symposium in Chattanooga in June

The Erlanger Health System will host its ‘Annual Trauma Symposium’ at the Chattanooga Convention Center on June 1-2. Discounted registration will be available through May 21. Contact Regena Young at regena.young@erlanger.org or 423.778.5620 with questions.

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GAMPAC to host exclusive D.C. ‘Fly-In’ on May 3-4

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging physicians in the state to join GAMPAC’s Chairman’s Circle (i.e., $2,500 or more) so they have an opportunity to attend an exclusive “Fly-In” event that will take place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4.

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MAG urging administration to minimize MU/PQRS/VM penalties

The Medical Association of Georgia is one of nearly 90 physicians’ advocacy organizations that signed a letter that was sent the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to urge the Trump administration to take steps to “minimize the penalties assessed for physicians who tried to participate in the [Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System, and Value-based payment modifier] programs.”

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Press Release: 'MAG opposing S.B. 8 substitute that would undermine ER care in Georgia'

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging Georgians to contact the members of the Georgia House of Representatives’ Rules Committee to urge them to oppose substitute language for S.B. 8, a bill that was originally designed to protect patients by closing the “surprise health insurance coverage gap” in emergency care settings.

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MAG mourns the passing of Tony Musarra, M.D.

The Medical Association of Georgia is mourning the passing of one if its long-time members, Tony Musarra, M.D.

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CMS streamlining ICD-10 resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that. “To streamline [physician] access to resources, [it] has merged all up-to-date content from [its] ‘Road to 10’ website [with its] main ICD-10 site, www.cms.gov/ICD10.’

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‘Top Docs’ show on flight service for in-need patients now online

A recording of a recent Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show that addressed Angel Flight Soars – a “non-profit organization that helps medically stable and ambulatory patients who demonstrate a financial need and/or anyone who cannot use or access commercial transportation” – is now available online.

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ACS addresses AHCA concerns in letter to lawmakers

The American College of Surgeons has sent a letter to congressional leaders to express its “concern with some of the language included in the [American Health Care Act], which is the legislation introduced by Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act.”

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AMA responds to CBO’s AHCA estimates

The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a response to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that addresses “how the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would affect federal spending, the health insurance market, and the number of Americans with health care coverage.”

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AHCA: Summary, budget estimates & next steps

The following summary was written by Julius Hobson, Cybil Roehrenbeck and

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AMA issues update on health care legislation

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that, “On Thursday, March 9, the [U.S.] House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce completed consideration of draft reconciliation legislation.

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CMS flagging March 13 deadline for 2016 EHR program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is stressing that “eligible professionals (EP) that participated in the 2016 Meaningful Use Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program must attest using the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.”

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Reserve a room for MAG’s summer seminar for $189/night

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging its member physicians to reserve a room for MAG’s 2017 ‘Legislative Education Seminar,’ which will take place at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris on the evening of Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24.

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MAG member appointed to GCMB

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently appointed Barby Simmons, D.O., to the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Dr. Simmons is a primary care physician with the Southeast Permanente Medical Group in McDonough. She is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia.

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MAG promoting free QPP, practice transformation webinars

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging physicians to register for one of the free ‘Transformative Health Care in 2017’ webinar that HealtheParadigm will present on Monday, April 24, Tuesday, April 25, Monday, May 15, and Tuesday, May 16. The one-hour events will all begin at 6 p.m.

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AMA says American Health Care Act 'critically flawed'

The American Medical Association distributed the following press release on March 8…

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Media Report: House Republicans unveil plan to replace health law

The New York Times is reporting that, "House Republicans unveiled on

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