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63rd AMA Interim Meeting
■ Physician-delegates from around the country gathered in Houston Nov. 7-10.
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Stimulus money for Medicaid programs
■ Federal Medicaid matching rate and additional matching rate.
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158th AMA Annual Meeting
■ Physician-delegates from around the country gathered in Chicago June 13-17.
President Obama addresses the AMA
■ Health system reform was a key issue of his remarks at the AMA's Annual Meeting.
On the chopping block
■ Ratio of Medicare Advantage enrollees to total Medicare beneficiaries.
A miscarriage of medicine
■ How flawed evidence led to eugenic sterilization.
Here a type, there a type, everywhere a subtype
■ Regional breakdowns for the 2008-09 flu season by circulating virus types and subtypes.
White coats in the White House
■ Doctors who treat presidents become physicians in chief.
Medicine at sea
■ Aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Confronting bias against obese patients
■ Medical educators are starting to raise awareness about how weight-related stigma can impair patient-physician communication and the treatment of obesity. Read story
■ American Medical News is ceasing publication after 55 years of serving physicians by keeping them informed of their rapidly changing profession. Read story
Policing medical practice employees after work
■ Doctors can try to regulate staff actions outside the office, but they must watch what they try to stamp out and how they do it. Read story
Diabetes prevention: Set on a course for lifestyle change
■ The YMCA's evidence-based program is helping prediabetic patients eat right, get active and lose weight. Read story
Medicaid's muddled preventive care picture
■ The health system reform law promises no-cost coverage of a lengthy list of screenings and other prevention services, but some beneficiaries still might miss out. Read story
How to get tax breaks for your medical practice
■ Federal, state and local governments offer doctors incentives because practices are recognized as economic engines. But physicians must know how and where to find them. Read story
Advance pay ACOs: A down payment on Medicare's future
■ Accountable care organizations that pay doctors up-front bring practice improvements, but it's unclear yet if program actuaries will see a return on investment. Read story
Physician liability: Your team, your legal risk
■ When health care team members drop the ball, it's often doctors who end up in court. How can physicians improve such care and avoid risks? Read story
American Medical News ceases publication after 55-year run
■ Unsustainable financial losses forced the move despite the newspaper's editorial quality, the AMA's senior management says. The Association's other news operations will be enhanced.
AMA readies campaign for Medicare SGR repeal
■ Physicians are rallying for the remaining months of the legislative year to overhaul the formula and build a new payment system based more on quality.