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Association News Update
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August Compilation

Organization Name

Press Releases

American Medical Association

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American College of Surgeons


American College of Surgeons and Tennessee Health Care Leaders

Host Forum to Discuss New Model for Improving Quality and
Reducing Health Care Costs


ACS applauded the
Tennessee forum highlighted the success of the
Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative
’s (TSQC) model and
suggests that it be adopted by federal agenc
ies.


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ACS Supports the Conrad State 30 Improvement Act

This legislation (S 1979) would make the
Conrad State 30 Program

permanent allowing some international doctors waivers from the
“return home” requirement in exchange for three years of medical
service in an underserved area. S1979 was introduced by Sen. Kent
Conrad (D
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ND) and Jerry Moran (R
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KS).


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American Neurological Association


NIH unveils neurological 'toolbox'



NIH will host a free conference September 10 and 11. Registration
is now open for the conference which will feature
demonstrations
and trainings.


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American Academy of Neurology


Advocacy Key to Changes at Home, Abroad



ANA encourages its members and advocates to use the August
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recess to

meet with members and discuss the importance of
Neurology in their communities.


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American College of Radiology

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American
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CMS Expands Hardship Exemptions for E
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Prescribing in Attempt to
Fix Program Overlap

Among others, providers will be

able to apply for an “intent to
participate” exemption to the electronic prescribing penalty. AAFP
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American Society of Anesthesiologists


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American Congress of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Academy of Pediatrics

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Osteopathic Association


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American Academy of Dermatology


No recent legislative or regulatory news r
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American Hospital Association

Statement on Final Rule on "Meaningful Use Stage 2"

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AHA is concerned that implementation of electronic health records
(EHR) is being made more difficult because of CMS regulations.

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American Association of Physician Assistants

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Association of Respiratory Care

No recent
legislative or regulatory news releases.

American College of Cardiology

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American College of Rheumatology

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Gastroenterological Association

No
recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Geriatrics Society

Medicare Prescription Drug Premiums to Remain Steady for Third
Straight Year


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American Podiatric Medical Association

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Society of Clinical Oncology

Biomedical Research Faces Imminent $2.4 Billion Budget Cut Unless
Congress Acts



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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Thoracic Society

Court Dismantles Cross
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The American Thoracic Society fears that the recent court decision,
which limits the EPA’s ability to regulate cross state air
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American
Psychiatric Association

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and
Immunology

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American College of Emergency Physicians


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properly utilize emergency resources, among
other topics.


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America’s Health Insurance Plans


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AHIP Statement on Affordable Prescription Drug Coverage for
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National Federation of Independent Business

“Uncertainty” Dominates the Top Five Small
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Business Concerns


The cost of health insurance is still the biggest problem for owners
of small businesses.


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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

American Association of Clinical
Endocrinologists

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.

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Biotechnology Industry Organization

No recent legislative or regulatory news releases.