A Conversation with Dr. Fauci and Healthcare Providers

Jul 27, 2021
How can you, as a healthcare provider, best approach your vital role in addressing vaccine hesitancy and educating patients about the COVID-19 vaccines? Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 6 PM to 7 PM Register Now
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Evaluating Medicaid: Virginia Primary Care and Medicaid Survey 2021

Jul 26, 2021
Reach out here to get a unique link to your practice's survey. In 2018, you helped us with a survey about Medicaid expansion and the impact it might have on your practice. Since that time, Medicaid expansion has enrolled more than 540,000 Virginians, providing much needed access to healthcare. We...
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PSA to increase cancer screenings: screenings can be the difference between life and death

Jul 23, 2021
Delaying cancer screenings can lead to late diagnoses and a greater risk of death. According to the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), cancer screenings across Virginia plummeted nearly 85 percent at the height of the pandemic. Oncologists like colon cancer specialist Dr. Arthur Vayer knows...
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Joint Statement from Virginia Health Care Organizations Encouraging People to be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Jul 21, 2021
“COVID-19 continues to pose the greatest health risks to people who have not been vaccinated, with officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now describing it as a ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated.’ Virginia Department of Health data likewise shows that since late January...
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2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

Jul 14, 2021
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for the 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule. While American Medical Association (AMA) staff will analyze and develop a summary of the 1,700+ page proposal, we wanted to make you aware of a key issue. Notably,...
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The Lynchburg Academy of Medicine Joins in the Efforts to Support the SafeHaven™ Program

Jul 12, 2021
The Lynchburg Academy of Medicine promotes the SafeHaven™ Program & advocates for mental health support for physicians. Richmond, VA – To support the needs of healthcare workers struggling with stress, burnout and the effects of COVID-19, the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) conceived and...
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Letter from Secretary Carey: new resources available from the Virginia Department of Health to assist with vaccination efforts

Jun 18, 2021
Dear colleague, Virginia needs your help in the fight against COVID-19. As we celebrate approaching our goal of vaccinating 70% of eligible Virginians this summer, we must recognize that many people are still hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because they lack trusted sources of information...
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HHS Issues Revised Notice of Reporting Requirements and Reporting Timeline for Recipients of Provider Relief Fund Payments

Jun 15, 2021
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is releasing revised reporting requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments. This announcement includes expanding the amount of time providers will have to...
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Mental Health Support for Clinicians: Where's the Privacy?

May 26, 2021
Doctor-patient confidentiality is an expected pillar of our healthcare system. Not so, however, for doctors and other healthcare workers. Many state medicine boards require clinicians to answer intrusive questions about past mental health problems, leaving them without psychological safety and...
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Public Comments Accepted for Proposed 2022 Medical Fee Schedules and Ground Rules

May 25, 2021
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is accepting public comment on (a) the proposed 2022 Medical Fee Schedules and Ground Rules that will establish the maximum fees for fee scheduled medical services rendered to injured workers pursuant to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act (Title 65...
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