Statement on Recent Car Accident Involving Dr. Hughes Melton

Aug 1, 2019
The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) is devastated to receive the news of the car accident that resulted in the death of Hailey Green and critical condition of Dr. Hughes Melton, a longtime MSV member. MSV expresses its deepest sympathies to Ms. Green’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers...
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Virginia Is The First State To Require That Health Insurers Count Coupons And Copay Assistance Toward A Patient’s Deductible

Mar 28, 2019
During the 2019 General Assembly session, MSV supported HB 2515 and SB 1596 and played a significant role in these bills becoming Virginia legislation. HB 2515 , carried by Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) and SB 1596, carried by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) are bills requiring any insurance...
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Legislative Update - February 22, 2019

Feb 26, 2019
2019 General Assembly Session Comes to a Close Thank you to our members, specialty and local society presidents, members and staff, and partnering groups for your commitment to the work required to make this year’s session successful. Read an update from this week below. A full 2019 legislative...
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Legislative Update - February 15, 2019

Feb 18, 2019
The 2019 session is in the final stretch but there are still important bills that need your support. See this week’s updates and how to help. Medicaid Reimbursement Rates ACTION NEEDED - SEND A MESSAGE AND SHARE WITH 5 COLLEAGUES Thank you to the leadership of Del. Scott Garrett, MD and Sen. Emmett...
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Legislative Update - February 1, 2019

Feb 4, 2019
Thank you to all of our physicians, physician assistants, and medical students who participated in our January White Coats on Call Lobby Day! Over 100 doctors, PAs, and medical students visited with over 65 legislators to advocate for the practice of medicine and patients in Virginia. Key Issues...
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Medicaid Common Core Formulary "Quick List" for Physicians

Feb 1, 2019
Virginia Medicaid implemented a Common Core Formulary - a “core” list of covered drugs for all Medicaid members enrolled with the Fee-for-Service, Medallion 4.0 and Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) Managed Care programs across the Commonwealth - effective on December 1, 2018. The...
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Legislative Update - January 25, 2019

Jan 29, 2019
Key Issues Action Needed Two top priority issues are now before the legislature that need your support. See this week’s updates and how you can help. Surprise/Balance Billing MSV continues to work with the entire physician community to advocate for patient-friendly solutions that secure reasonable...
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Legislative Update - January 18, 2019

Jan 21, 2019
Key Issues - ACTION NEEDED Two top priority issues are now before the legislature that need your support. See this week’s updates and how you can help. Medicaid Reimbursement Rates Del. Scott Garrett, MD and Sen. Emmett Hanger submitted budget amendments (303 #23h and 303 #4s) that would increase...
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Welcome to the 2019 General Assembly Session

Jan 14, 2019
Keeping You Up-to-Date If you are an MSV member, each legislative update is sent every Friday to your inbox. Keep your email preferences up to date by logging in to your member profile. If you are not an MSV member, you can join today to start receiving timely communications to your inbox among...
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Governor Ralph Northam, MD Declares a State of Emergency for Virginia

Sep 13, 2018
On September 8, 2018, I declared that a state of emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia based on the need to prepare and coordinate our response for potential impacts from Hurricane Florence. National Weather Service forecasts indicate Hurricane Florence could produce damaging winds,...
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