Sarah Franklin named the first recipient of the Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award

Sarah Franklin of Gurdon, Ark., has been named the first recipient of the Arkansas Mutual Medical Student Award, a scholarship for third-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) who want to practice primary care in rural Arkansas.

The $10,000 scholarship was funded by Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co. in partnership with UAMS College of Medicine to encourage more medical students to enter primary care fields such as family practice and general internal medicine and to practice in rural Arkansas where access to physicians is limited.

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CMS Launches Road to 10 Webcast Series, Fall 2014 NL

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webcast introducing the “Road to 10” tool. Accessible through the “Road to 10” link on the CMS website. The webcast covers the history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the benefits of ICD-10. This is the first in the new “Road to 10” webcast series. Five more webcasts will follow—all aimed at helping small practices get ready for ICD-10 by the October 1, 2015, compliance date.

Also available now is a brief video introduction to the “Road to 10” tool. Developed in collaboration with physicians, the “Road to 10” tool offers:

  • Clinical documentation tips
  • Coding concepts
  • Clinical scenarios
  • Training calendar

Go to the CMS ICD-10 website at

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/ProviderResources.html to get started on the “Road to 10” today.

Annual Meeting & Free CME Oct. 4th 2014

All policyholders and colleagues are invited, to join us for our annual meeting on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at UAMS in Little Rock, with Keynote Speaker, Keith Jackson.

On this date, prior to the Board meeting, AMIC is offering free CMEs titled “Risk Management for Primary Care” in conjunction with UAMS’s 18th Annual Family Medicine Update. You can get more information and register for the CMEs at http://familymedicine.uams.edu/cme/events/fmu/

 

Arkansas Mutual’s Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 4, 2014

9:30am till 11:30am 

Betsy Blass Boardroom- 10th Floor, Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, UAMS

Free CMEs “Risk Managment for Primary Care” 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

7:30am

Jack T Stephens Spine Institute, UAMS

 

Details on available parking at UAMS:  http://familymedicine.uams.edu/files/2014/07/Parking.pdf

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