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In Case You Missed It
Dr. Jay Rothkopf, MCMS Physician editor, asks who is directing your care? The physician or the payer? Check out his article in the Winter issue of MCMS Physician.
Chronic Sleep Loss: A Growing Public Health Crisis
Dr. James Thomas outlines in the Winter Issue of MCMS Physician  that a later school start time could solve this growing public health crisis for teens. Many studies have documented that the average adolescent in the United States is chronically sleep deprived and pathologically sleepy. Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight, suffer from depressive symptoms, engage in unhealthy risk behaviors and perform poorly in school. To learn more about the 70 school districts (approx. 1,000 schools) that addressed this health crisis, read the full report
MCMS Hosts Dinner with Legislators May 23
Join a delegation of physician leaders as they travel to Harrisburg to host a dinner with county House and Senate members on May 23. Members are encouraged to take part in this informal, yet informative dinner with PA legislators. Contact MCMS executive director, Toyca Williams to save your spot, montmedsoc@verizon.net.
Don't Be a Deer in the Headlights
Get the tools you need to avoid practice pitfalls at the 11th Annual Tools for Success Medical Practice Management Conference set for April 27-28, Villanova Conference Center, 601 County Line Road, Radnor. Co-hosted by MCMS, there will be an evening program on April 27 and a full day conference on April 28. Conference workshops will include the following topics:
  •  payer contracts
  •  cyber security
  •  patient data collection
  •  smart negotiating
  •  payer relations
  •  practice HR
  •  risk management
Stephen Foreman, an associate professor of health administration & economics at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, will be the guest speaker for the April 27 evening program. He will discuss  the evolution of health care in southeastern PA-- where we were, how far we've come and where we go now. Register today.
Physicians Say Advocacy Essential for Good Patient Care
Physicians John and Alieta Eck will share how their political advocacy may change the face of medicine for physicians and their patients in New Jersey during the 2016 Annual MCMS Membership Dinner, June 7, William Penn Inn, Route 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd. Frustrated by the inadequacy of New Jersey's health insurance system, Drs. Eck founded the Zarephath Free Clinic. The center gives physicians an opportunity to revert back to the old model of donating time each month to care for the poor and uninsured. Additionally, Jay A. Rothkopf, MD will be installed as the new president, and MCMS will honor 9 physicians who have practiced medicine for 50 years. The honorees are:
  • Randall W. Bell, MD, FACS
  • Richard J. Carella, MD
  • Albert T. Derivan, MD
  • Anthony J. Fugaro, DO
  • Jack Lebeau, MD
  • Ronald Liebman, MD
  • Arthur B. Lintgen, MD
  • Stephen Pripstein, MD
  • Eli W. Zucker, MD
Watch the mail for your invitation.
Register Now for MCIC Immunization Update & Dinner
The Montgomery County Immunization Coalition will host its annual seminar and dinner May 11, 5-8 p.m., Presidential Caterers, 2910 DeKalb Pike, Norristown. MCMS will once again co-host this event that offers continuing medical education credits. Sharon G. Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP of Children's Mercy Urgent Care- Northland and professor of pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, will be the guest speaker. Register today.
Find Solutions to Practice Challenges at PAMED's Spring Practice Manager Meetings
Every day, practice managers say they're frustrated by decreasing reimbursement, complex regulations, and hassles with insurers and the government. The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED's) popular spring and fall practice manager meetings offer the cure for those frustrations. You'll hear important updates, get advice, and share and network with colleagues. Registration is now open for our spring meetings, which offer live and virtual options. These meetings are free to PAMED members.
Information for State Prescribers on the Controlled Substances Database
Although the controlled substances database is not yet operational, here are some important details you should be aware of related to reporting requirements, access to data, and important considerations for physicians.
Mcare Issues First Round of Assessment Refund Checks
In November 2015, Mcare mailed physicians a letter regarding assessment refunds under a settlement agreement with the Hospital & Healthsystem of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. Mcare has now mailed the first round of refund checks to physicians and other health care providers. Read more.
 
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