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AMA Report Shows National Progress Toward Reversing Opioid Epidemic

Jun 14, 2018
AMA Report Shows National Progress Toward Reversing Opioid Epidemic Urges further policy changes to remove barriers to care for pain and substance use disorders RICHMOND, Va. (June 14, 2018) – The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a new report May 31 documenting how physician leadership is...
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Introducing autopay

Oct 27, 2017
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) has long-valued not only your membership, but also your time. Over the past years, we have taken measures to make sure that renewing your membership is as easy and convenient as possible. By now, you probably are aware that we offer online membership renewal...
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Update on Hurricane Harvey

Aug 29, 2017
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday as a category 4 hurricane. Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm but has stayed in the area bringing large amounts of rain causing massive flooding to Houston and other parts of Texas. Floodwaters are continuing to rise and the area...
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Medicine triumphs in fight against insurance mega-mergers

Apr 28, 2017
Medicine Challenged Insurance Mega-Mergers and Won Landmark ruling upheld, protects U.S. patients and physicians On April 28, a federal appeals court upheld the lower court’s ruling to block industry giant Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna. This is a monumental win for America’s patients and...
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Clinicians: MIPS Participation Status Letter

Apr 27, 2017
CMS is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), an important part of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). In late April through May, you will get a letter from your Medicare Administrative Contractor that...
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Revised CMS-588: Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Agreement

Apr 21, 2017
Providers and suppliers must use the revised CMS-588 form (Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization Agreement) beginning January 1, 2018. CMS will post the revised form on the CMS Forms List by early summer. Medicare Administrative Contractors will accept both the current and revised versions of the...
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New Quality Payment Program Resources Available

Apr 21, 2017
Learn more about Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation and the Improvement Activities Performance Category. CMS recently posted three new resources to the Quality Payment Program Educational Resources webpage to help clinicians successfully participate in the first year of the...
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MIPS Group Web Interface and CAHPS Reporting: Registration Period Open through June 30

Apr 7, 2017
The registration period for groups who choose CMS Web Interface or Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey as their data submission method is April 1 through June 30, 2017. For individual or group participation, registration...
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Tricare changes coming in October

Mar 31, 2017
by Jamie Berger There are changes coming to Tricare! Tricare is currently divided into 3 regions – North, South & West. The North is handled by Health Net Federal Service (HNFS), South is handled by Humana Military and West by United Healthcare. In October 2017, Health Net Federal Services will...
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Call for Participants: Step 2 Clinical Skills Workgroup

Mar 24, 2017
MSV is initiating a new workgroup to discuss and identify opportunities to improve the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam. The Step 2 Clinical Skills test, which is a USMLE-sponsored exam required for all medical students as condition of licensure, seeks to assess practical skills through three exam...
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