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MCMS Needs You
Don’t forget to remit your 2016 membership dues. We don’t want to lose one member this year. Each member is valued and we strive daily to provide a valuable service to our members. Your MCMS and your PAMED continue to work together to be your advocate locally and in Harrisburg.  To learn more about what resources are available for your profession, your patients and your life, visit
www.montmedsoc.com and www.pamedsoc.org. You can renew online at either site or by phone, 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348).


Save the Date: Installation Dinner Set June 7
Join your colleagues for good food and fellowship at the 2016 MCMS Annual Membership Dinner and Installation Tuesday, June 7, William Penn Inn, Route 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd. Jay A. Rothkopf  MD will be installed as the new president, and MCMS will honor 10 physicians who have practiced medicine for 50 years.


Share Your Passion Outside of Medicine
MCMS Physician magazine readers have missed hearing about your passions outside of medicine. We all have them, so open up and provide insight into your favorite pastime. For more information or to send articles or ideas, contact MCMS Executive Director Toyca Williams, at
montmedsoc@verizon.net.


Tools for Success - Save the Date
The 11
th
Annual Tools for Success Medical Practice Management Conference is set for April 27-28, Villanova Conference Center, 601 County Line Road, Radnor. There will be an evening program on April 27 and a full day conference April 28. If you want a particular topic covered, please send suggestions to MCMS Executive Director Toyca Williams,
montmedsoc@verizon.net . More details to come.


Earn Free Child Abuse CME Credits
Pennsylvania physicians now have access to free child abuse continuing medical education (CME) that meets the state’s licensure requirements. Under the amended Child Protective Services Law (CPSL), all physicians must complete approved training on child abuse recognition and reporting as a condition of licensure.
Read more.


MontCo Health Alert: No Need to Screen Patients Traveling to West Africa
The PA Department of Health (PA DOH) recommends that health care providers no longer screen patients for recent travel to specific countries in West Africa, namely Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone. However, a travel history should be routinely assessed in all patients. Read the alert. Through our partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Health, health alerts are posted on our website,
www.montmedsoc.com .


Save the Date! Zoobiquity Conference 6
The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania – both the veterinary school and the medical schools – to bring Zoobiquity Conference 6 to Philadelphia on April 2. Zoobiquity is an educational conference being held to raise awareness and educate healthcare professionals (both human and animal) about the connections between animal and human health. Read more for registration details.


Time Running Out: Medicaid Revalidation Deadline March 24 
Pennsylvania physicians who enrolled in Medicaid on or before March 25, 2011 must revalidate by March 24, 2016. As required by the Affordable Care Act, DHS must re-validate (re-enroll) all providers at least every five years. Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services (DHS) sent a message to its stakeholders on Jan. 7, strongly encouraging providers to submit their revalidations applications as soon as possible. DHS says that 67 percent of service locations have been revalidated as of Jan 7. While progress is being made, there are still many service locations that have yet to revalidate. Learn more.

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