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Stephen Russell, M.D.

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AMA Rep Discusses
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CMS Publishes 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

CMS has published the proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2019, which includes provisions for the Quality Payment Program for 2019 as well as the physician fee schedule. Medical Association staff is reviewing the proposed rule and would appreciate any comments you might have concerning its contents. This is a brief summary of the key […]

Association Building Task Force to Address Health Care Manpower Shortage

In response to a resolution passed by the House of Delegates during the 2018 Annual Meeting in Montgomery in April, the Board of Censors is working to build a task force to develop and restore adequate health care manpower in all geographic areas in order to provide quality local health care for all Alabama citizens. The […]

CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2019 Medicare Quality Payment Program

On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its proposed policies for Year 3 (2019) of the Quality Payment Program via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The provisions included in the NPRM are reflective of the feedback we received from many stakeholders, and continue to provide additional flexibilities to reduce burden […]

Do You Qualify for Tax Amnesty?

The Alabama Legislature has enacted the Alabama Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2018 to allow qualifying taxpayers to receive a waiver of penalties and interest on eligible tax types. The application period is now open through Sept. 30, 2018. The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) launched alabamataxamnesty.com, a website dedicated to the Alabama Tax Delinquency Amnesty Program […]

Do You Know How to Easily Avoid a HIPAA Penalty?

  If you have any questions, call PCIHIPAA at (800) 588-0254. Let them know you are a member of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama.

AMA Rep Discusses Partnership with Medical Association during Opioid Council Meeting

MONTGOMERY ─ Earlier this week, the Governor’s Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council met to discuss reports from various stakeholders and committees, but there was also a special guest speaker. Daniel Blaney-Koen, senior legislative attorney from the American Medical Association, joined the task force to discuss what the AMA is doing nationally with policy interventions to [...]