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Remember MSVF this holiday season

Dec 1, 2016
As dedicated physicians, we share the passion to do whatever we can to support our communities, the people living within them and also the physician community. And we know you live that, every day. It’s quick and easy way to do even more. Make a gift of $50, $100 or even $200 to help the Medical...
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MSV offers opioid prescriber resources

Dec 1, 2016
Virginia is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic. More people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record, and the majority of drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. Since 1999, the national rate of overdose deaths involving opioids – including prescription opioid pain...
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The latest on PQRS adjustments

Dec 1, 2016
In 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will apply a downward payment adjustment to those who did not satisfactorily report PQRS in 2015 including: Individual eligible professionals (EPs) Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites PQRS group practices Accountable Care...
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Credentialing for Medicaid's Addiction Recovery and Treatment Services

Dec 1, 2016
The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) continues to work in conjunction with the Department of Health Professions (DHP), the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs),...
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AMPAC announces dates for 2017 Candidate Workshop

Dec 1, 2016
Ever wonder how physicians get elected to Congress or your state legislature? Considering a run for office for yourself? Join the American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC) on Feb. 17-19 at the AMPAC Candidate Workshop in Washington, D.C. AMPAC will teach you how to run a...
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BOP license for physicians to dispense

Dec 1, 2016
In compliance with the second enactment clause of Chapter 117 of the 2015 Acts of the Assembly, the Board of Pharmacy (BOP) is promulgating regulations to implement the requirement of law that practitioners of the healing arts must dispense controlled substances in permitted facilities. Regulations...
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MACRA education from the AMA

Dec 1, 2016
The American Medical Association (AMA) is offering several educational opportunities to help physicians understand the requirements of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that was created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). The sessions have been scheduled to give...
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Student membership drive yields amazing results

Nov 17, 2016
The Medical Society of Virginia Medical Student Section (MSV-MSS) just celebrated an extremely successful membership drive! This year, our efforts led to the recruitment of 420 new students to join MSV during the three-month membership drive. MSV is extremely proud of its medical student leaders...
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You’re invited: Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health

Nov 17, 2016
The Medical Consortium on Climate & Health invites you to its official launch on Nov. 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Event details are as follows: Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University, 950 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037 Convening Center A, Ground Floor...
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Virginia health care community collaborates on antibiotic stewardship

Nov 17, 2016
Antibiotic resistance is a challenge for health care providers and patients. It is estimated that at least two million Americans each year become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, leading to 23,000 deaths. Four leading health care organizations in Virginia – the Medical Society of...
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