COVID-19: The Changing Landscape of Telehealth

The Medical Society of Virginia welcomed Kathy Wibberly from Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center (MATRC) and Dr. Colin Banas from Dr. First. They gave a telehealth update and shared information about the resources available that practices can take advantage of in response to COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Emerging Information in the Dark World of CyberLiability

The Medical Society of Virginia welcomed Matt Donovan, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Facilities and Sean Liverman, Senior Business Development Executive with the Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency as they discuss the most prevalent causes of loss, drivers of costs during a breach, expanding efforts of malicious actors during the COVID crisis, common misconceptions regarding CyberLiability Coverage, and methods of both risk transfer and risk mitigation. 

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SafeHaven: Physician Well Being Program

The Medical Society of Viginia welcomed Scott Johnson, Esq. of Hancock, Daniel, and Johnson, Dr. Terri Babineau, volunteer Chief Medical Officer for SafeHaven, and Dr. Simon Mittal, a physician consultant and member of the Advisory Team for VITAL WorkLife to speak at its latest webinar. In the webinar, the speakers discussed:

  • The 2020 legislation that protects physicians who seek professional support to address career fatigue, burnout and behavioral health concerns with confidentiality and civil protections.
  • The MSV and VITAL WorkLife partnership that will offer physicians and PAs a comprehensive set of well being resources—called SafeHaven—which they can use without risk to their medical license.
  • More information about the SafeHaven solution that supports the needs of physicians and PAs struggling with stress, burnout, and the effects of COVID-19.

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COVID-19: An Update on Testing

The Medical Society of Virginia and its president Clifford Deal III, MD, welcomed Dr. Karen Remley, Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response at the Virginia Department of Health, and Dr. Gonzalo Bearman MPH, FACP, FSHEA, FIDSA, Chair of Infectious Diseases at VCU at the latest MSV webinar for an update on testing and COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Back to Business

The Medical Society of Virginia and its president Clifford Deal III, MD, hosted a webinar this Friday with an update on Virginia’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Dr. Vanessa Walker-Harris, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Dr. Lilian Peake, the Virginia Department of Health State Epidemiologist, and Dr. Parham Jaberi, Chief Deputy Commissioner at the Virginia Department of Health provided an update on the Governor’s Executive Order, elective procedures, well visits, and discussed PPE availability. We also heard from HR experts OneDigital Health & Benefits on how best to transition staff to a “new normal” as well as return to work compliance and safety requirements.

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VCU Health designates this live activity for a maximum of (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

No commercial support was received for this activity

There are no reported conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control the content of this program or speakers presenting in the program.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Society of Virginia and VCU Health. VCU Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

COVID-19: Virginia’s Response and New Data Modeling

The Medical Society of Virginia and its president Clifford Deal III, MD, hosted a webinar with an update on Virginia’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response and new data modeling. Dr. Lilian Peake, MPH, the Virginia Department of Health State Epidemiologist, discussed the epidemiological data that informs public health decision-making for the Commonwealth of Virginia during COVID-19. Following Dr. Peake, Dr. Kurt Elward, MPH, Medical Consultant for the Department of Medical Assistance Services, provided information regarding telemedicine reimbursement for hospital systems and independent practices.

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VCU Health designates this live activity for a maximum of (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

No commercial support was received for this activity

There are no reported conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control the content of this program or speakers presenting in the program.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Society of Virginia and VCU Health. VCU Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

COVID-19: Update on Surge Capacity 

The Medical Society of Virginia and MSV President Clifford Deal III, MD, welcomed Dr. Parham Jaberi, Chief Deputy Commissioner at the Virginia Department of Health, and Dr. Vanessa Walker-Harris, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Dr. Jaberi provided an update on surge capacity, ACFs and modeling, while Dr. Walker-Harris provided an update on essential health care providers and services.

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VCU Health designates this live activity for a maximum of (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

  • No commercial support was received for this activity
  • There are no reported conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control the content of this program or speakers presenting in the program.
  • In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Society of Virginia and VCU Health. VCU Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

COVID-19: Understanding Liability Protections and Financial Assistance Programs for Practices and Providers 

The Medical Society of Virginia hosteda two-part webinar on Thursday, April 9, 2020 . For the first part, Scott Johnson, Esq. of Hancock, Daniel, and Johnson provided an overview on liability protections in Virginia and other states across the country during COVID-19. For the second part, MSV president, Clifford L. Deal III, MD, FACS,  was joined by Cynthia Brown, Vice President of Government Affairs at the American Medical Association, and Angela Navarro, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The speakers will share information on new and existing federal and state programs to assist practices and providers during these financially challenging times. 

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Part 1 | Liability Overview

Part 2 | Financial Assistance Overview

COVID-19: The Commonwealth’s Response

The Medical Society of Virginia held a webinar with Dr. Karen Remley, MBA, MPH, FAAFP, former State Health Commissioner and support to VDH during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Remley joined MSV President Dr. Clifford L. Deal III, FACS, and Scott Johnson, Esq., Hancock Daniel and Johnson, to discuss the efforts of VDH’s health care coordination committee, as well as plans for standing up alternate care facilities as a means of supporting mass surge.

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COVID-19: The Practice of Telehealth

The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) and the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, MD held a webinar addressing questions from the physician community regarding the practice of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Northam provided short remarks and answered questions from the physician community at the beginning of the call.

Following the Governor, MSV is welcoming multiple speakers from around the state and region who will be answering additional questions in relation to the practice of telehealth. MSV is thrilled to welcome Dr. Karen Rheuban, Director of the Center for Telehealth at the University of Virginia; Dr. David Brown, Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions; Kathy Hsu Wibberly, PhD, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center; and Dr. Chethan Bachireddy from the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS).

During the webinar there was some information shared about Anthem and its coverage of telehealth. Here is some updated guidance shared this afternoon.

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Telehealth Overview Presentation

Telehealth Regulatory Issues Presentation

COVID-19 Webinar: Testing, Diagnosing, and Treating

Guidance is rapidly changing as new evidence arises for COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health and the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) hosted a webinar where Dr. Norman Oliver, VDH State Health Commissioner, Dr. Danny Avula, and Dr. Melissa Viray answered physicians' questions, read by MSV President, Dr. Clifford L. Deal III, FACS, related to diagnosing, testing, and treating COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Webinar: Response in the Outpatient Setting

The Virginia Department of Health and the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) held a webinar on March 10, 2020 on the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the outpatient setting. The Virginia Department of Health State Epidemiologist, Dr. Lilian Peake, MPH, lead the conversation.

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Questions? Email the MSV Health Policy team at healthpolicy@msv.org.