Insurers Reinstate Charges for COVID-19 Treatment

Apr 28, 2021
Starting at the end of last year — and now continuing into the spring — a growing number of insurers are ending their fee waivers for Covid-19 treatment on some or all policies. Federal law still requires insurers to waive costs for testing and vaccinations. Learn More About Covid Coverage Changes
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Arthur J. Vayer Jr. and Gautham Gondi Op-Ed: A barrier limiting Virginia’s access to health care

Apr 27, 2021
During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the greatest fear for the commonwealth was that our health care facilities would be overrun and filled to capacity. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), hospital systems and Virginia’s physicians spent hours planning for worst-case scenarios...
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Comments for the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine at their meeting on April 21, 2021.

Apr 21, 2021
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE William L. Harp, M.D., Executive Director Re: April 21, 2021 Meeting of the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine Dear Ms. Douglas and Mr. Harp: I trust this letter finds you well. I am writing on behalf of the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) to...
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Cases of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia after Receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Apr 13, 2021
As of April 12, 2021, approximately 6.85 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine (Janssen) have been administered in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are reviewing data involving six...
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The SafeHaven™ Program Welcomes its First Primary Care Group, Central Virginia Family Physicians

Mar 29, 2021
Central Virginia Family Physicians (CVFP) fully launches SafeHaven™, MSV’s clinician well being program. 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 manages, SafeHaven™, which is...
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AMA Analysis Shows Highest Prevalence of Medical Liability Premium Increases in 15 Years

Mar 26, 2021
Identifies 14 states leading the swing to higher costs for medical liability insurance coverage CHICAGO - Medical liability insurance premiums have begun an upward trend after holding more or less steady during the past decade, according to a new analysis from the American Medical Association (AMA...
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Update: Biennial Review of the Workers' Compensation Medicaid Fee Schedule

Mar 24, 2021
MFS Review Timeline: Here is the fee schedule review timeline to meet all requirements. All meetings noted will be held at the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Headquarters located at 333 E Franklin St, Richmond, Va. 23219 unless otherwise indicated. March 30, 2021 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm...
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Information on Contract Requirements for Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Mar 22, 2021
The purpose of this Medicaid Memo is to describe contract requirements that the Department of Medical Assistance (“DMAS”) has with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations who provide services to Virginia Medicaid recipients. This memo does not restate each contract requirement. Instead, this memo...
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Survey: The Physician Practice After COVID-19

Mar 18, 2021
The Doctors Company is surveying physicians about how they will make changes in the way they practice medicine after the pandemic. As millions of Americans receive vaccines, the nation moves toward herd immunity, and the pandemic hopefully comes to an end soon, the practice of medicine will be...
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The One-Year Mark of COVID-19: A Thank You

Mar 10, 2021
The Medical Society of Virginia would like to thank healthcare heroes for working tirelessly during a year of COVID-19. This past year has been difficult for communities across the world. We have lost many lives due to COVID-19 and have spent a year in isolation away from family and friends. This...
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