Legislative Update – January 17

Jan 22, 2020
The 2020 General Assembly Session has officially begun. MSV is hard at work tracking the bills that have the ability to impact medicine and patient care in Virginia. We are already tracking over 350 bills. Scope of Practice PHARMACISTS HB 1506 (Sickles) would allow pharmacists to diagnose,...
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Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency seeks a Property & Casualty (P&C) Account Coordinator

Jan 15, 2020
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is a professional membership association representing physicians across the Commonwealth. Through aspiring toward achievement of key values of the organization, including full engagement, elevating others, and adapting and evolving, we advocate for physicians...
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Medical Society of Virginia Seeks Marketing Technology Specialist

Jan 13, 2020
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is a professional membership association representing physicians across the Commonwealth. The organization is committed to advocating for physicians on important policies and issues to ensure Virginia is the best place to practice medicine and receive care. The...
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2020 General Assembly Session Preview

Jan 7, 2020
The 2020 Virginia General Assembly Session is here. Despite Session only lasting from January through March, advocacy with our state leaders is a year-round effort. While MSV expects to track, amend, and follow over 350 bills, there are several issues of focus for the 2020 Session. Surprise Billing...
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Medical Society of Virginia Seeks Foundation Program Administrator

Jan 6, 2020
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is a professional membership association representing physicians across the Commonwealth. The organization is committed to advocating for physicians on important policies and issues to ensure Virginia is the best place to practice medicine and receive care. The...
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Tackling Physician Burnout Requires Unprecedented Leadership

Dec 10, 2019
By Robert D. Morton, CPHRM, CPPS, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company The term “burnout” has been questioned as a labeling error—and rightfully so. Burnout implies victim shaming. What many healthcare professionals on the frontlines are...
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Insurance Marketplace 2020

Dec 4, 2019
The landscape for health insurance in Virginia continues to change. The Medical Society of Virginia, in partnership with Benefinder , is working hard to stay on top of all the changes, assess the potential impact and communicate the options. The map and chart below show individual/family insurer...
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Important update regarding timely filing requirement for Anthem’s commercial and Medicare Advantage plans

Oct 29, 2019
As required by the Ethics and Fairness in Carrier Business Practices Act, all health insurance companies licensed to do business in Virginia making material changes to existing agreements or exhibits must do so by way of a formal amendment process. Through an amendment dated July 15, 2019, Anthem...
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DMAS Issues Additional Guidance on LTSS Screening Process

Jul 9, 2019
DMAS has released an updated statement regarding the recent LTSS screening process changes . To reiterate: physicians may sign screening packets without the training ( see DMAS bulleting from June 6 ). Read the updated statement below. DMAS is aware that the recent implementation of enforcement of...
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LTSS Training Requirement Delayed for Physicians

Jun 24, 2019
Last year, a regulatory change was enacted that required health care providers to complete a training before being able to screen any individual for eligibility to receive Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS). This form must be completed to determine various support services for...
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