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  1. AAPM Issues Statement Urging Congress to Oppose NIH CutsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 31 | Newswise

    Alexandria, V.A., March 31, 2017 -- The American Association of Physicists in Medicine , a professional nonprofit organization supporting medical physicists, has released a statement calling on Congress to reverse President Trump's proposed cuts to FY 2018 funding for the National Institutes of Health . The "extraordinarily" steep cut of 18.3 percent, approximately $5.8 billion, would bring NIH's budget back below 2003-level funding and would threaten the United States' preeminence in the medical research arena, resulting in the loss of life-saving discoveries that otherwise would benefit Americans, according to the statement.

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  2. CancerLinQ LLC Partners With Pharmacy ProfessionalsRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 30 | Newswise

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- CancerLinQ LLC is partnering with the leading association for hematology/oncology pharmacy professionals, the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association .

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  3. Clinical Practice Guideline Focuses on Molecular Biomarker Testing...Read the original story

    Feb 22, 2017 | Newswise

    Chicago, IL, Northfield, IL, Bethesda, MD, Alexandria, VA-A new, evidenced-based clinical practice guideline on molecular biomarker testing for patients with colorectal cancer identifies opportunities for improving patient outcomes. The American Society for Clinical Pathology , the College of American Pathologists , the Association for Molecular Pathology , and the American Society of Clinical Oncology collaborated to develop the Molecular Biomarkers for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer guideline.

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  4. CancerLinQ Partners with Premier Radiation Oncology SocietyRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2017 | Newswise

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 22, 2017 - CancerLinQ LLC and the American Society for Radiation Oncology are partnering to bring radiation oncology expertise to CancerLinQ and improve the care of cancer patients nationwide. ASTRO will provide guidance for the development of the CancerLinQ platform to ensure that the system captures more relevant patient data to drive actionable decision-making in cancer care, as well as to advance public policy and population health issues.

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  5. Partial Knee Replacement Enables World Traveler to Resume Active LifestyleRead the original story

    Dec 2, 2016 | Newswise

    David Morris of Alexandria, Virginia has a fascinating job that takes him all over the world. So when arthritis and unrelenting knee pain put a crimp in his active lifestyle, he thought it was time to consider knee replacement.

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  6. New Macra Reporting Options Provide Flexibility, May Penalize High PerformersRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2016 | Newswise

    Newswise - ALEXANDRIA, VA - AMGA President and CEO Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services about new flexibility in its implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 : "AMGA recognizes and appreciates the need for CMS to create flexibility to ensure the nation's physicians are afforded the opportunity to succeed under MACRA, and we are similarly appreciative of Congress' views on this matter. This flexibility is especially important for small provider groups that may have legitimate logistical issues around MACRA's reporting requirements.

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  7. AMGA Announces New Advertising Representation for Group Practice JournalRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2016 | Newswise

    Alexandria, VA - AMGA today announced that M.J. Mrvica Associates, Inc. is the new advertising representative for their flagship publication, Group Practice Journal , and its epublications, effective immediately. "For over six decades, the Group Practice Journal has been helping medical groups become financially successful while delivering the highest quality health care to their communities," said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA president and chief executive officer.

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  8. AMGA Calls for Enhanced Care Coordination in its Comments on Proposed ...Read the original story

    Sep 6, 2016 | Newswise

    Alexandria, VA - AMGA today submitted written comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule and the CY 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rules. CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule In its comments regarding the CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, AMGA stressed the importance of enhancing care coordination and integration through aligned incentives and processes.

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  9. AMGA Urges CMS to Release CPC+ Payment FormulaRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2016 | Newswise

    Alexandria, VA - AMGA today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requesting the agency publish its "methodology paper" that will describe how the Comprehensive Primary Care + prepaid and repayment amounts will be calculated under the demonstration. CMS noted in an August 1 document that it is preparing the "methodology paper," but did not note when the document will be published.

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  10. Amga Encouraged by CMS' Andy Slavitt's Testimony Before the Senate Finance CommittRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 | Newswise

    AMGA today released the following statement in response to the testimony of Andy Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , before the Senate Finance Committee on the implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act . "AMGA appreciates the thoughtful approach CMS is considering in implementing the payment reforms under MACRA," said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA's president and chief executive officer.

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  11. Amga Releases Initial Statement on the Proposed CY 2017 Physician Fee ScheduleRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2016 | Newswise

    AMGA Releases Initial Statement on the Proposed CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Alexandria, VA - AMGA today released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule. "AMGA is pleased that CMS has recognized the administrative burden associated with the Chronic Care Management code and is proposing to streamline its use," said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA's president and chief executive officer.

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  12. AMGA Supports CMS Inclusion of 90-day EHR Reporting Period for 2016 in OPPS RuleRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2016 | Newswise

    Alexandria, VA -Today, AMGA voiced support for revisions in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' CY 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment proposed rule, released yesterday. AMGA specifically supported a change included in the new rule that would allow clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals to use a 90-day electronic health record reporting period in 2016-a shorter timeframe than the previous standard of a full calendar year for returning program participants.

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  13. AMGA Provides Comments on MACRA ImplementationRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2016 | Newswise

    Alexandria, VA - AMGA today recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services increase possible pathways to participate in Medicare as an advanced Alternative Payment Model in written comments on the proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 . In addition, AMGA addressed many other issues, including the restrictions on qualifying as an advanced APM, risk adjustment and resource use measurement under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System , and the importance of considering outcomes when determining value in health care.

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