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August 2017 Bulletin

Opinion

Editorial …………………………. 278
Restaurant edition
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………. 280
Update from the PAMED Board of Directors
Amelia A. Paré, MD, FACS

Perspective ……………………. 284
Type II diabetes and the dietary conundrum
William Simmons, MD

Perspective ……………………. 288
The ‘R’s’ have it
Richard H. Daffner, MD, FACR

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2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Summary

American Medical AssociationPrepared by the American Medical Association

An initial summary of the Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule is below for your information.

 

On July 10, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule with comment period.  CMS also issued a fact sheet on the proposed rule.  CMS is accepting comments on the proposed rule through September 11, 2017.  The final rule is expected to be released in early November.

 

Below is an overview of some of the proposals included in the proposed rule.  However, AMA still will continue to review the proposal and provide more detailed analyses in the coming weeks.  There are a number of positive policies being proposed, and the AMA will work with the Federation as we prepare our comments to submit to CMS.

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July 2017 BULLETIN

Opinion

Editorial …………………………. 246
Follow the money
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………. 248
What will you get for your nickel?
Gregory B. Patrick, MD, FACP, FCCP

Departments

Society News …………………. 250
• ACP, ACMS plan MOC program
• Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society
• Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society – Western Division
ACMS Alliance News ……… 253
Activities & Accolades …… 254
In Memoriam ………………….. 254
• Leonard A. Stept, MD
Classifieds …………………….. 267

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June BULLETIN Available

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Opinion
Editorial …………………………. 210
The troglodytes
Deval (Reshma) Paranjpe, MD, FACS

Editorial …………………………. 212
Health care and a doctor’s dilemma
Brahma Sharma, MD, FACC

Editorial …………………………. 214
Of myths and the scientific method
John Kokales, MD

Perspective ……………………. 216
The decline of medical expertise
Anna Evans Phillips, MD

Perspective ……………………. 218
Closing the gap in math and science
William Simmons, MD

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