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See You at the MCMS Annual Dinner!  
The 2016 President Installation and Membership Dinner is just one week away! The theme for the evening is "Thinking Outside the Box: Physician Advocacy Essential to Effective Patient Care". 

MCMS will also honor nine physician members who have practiced medicine for 50 years. Come enjoy great food, music and fellowship!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
6 the
William Penn Inn
Rte 202 & Sumneytown Pike Gwynedd, PA 19436

Attention! New Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Assessment
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
announced plans to begin offering physicians a new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) assessment option in January 2018.

The new assessment option will:
  • Take the form of shorter assessments that doctors can choose to take on their personal or office computer—with appropriate identity verification and security—more frequently than every 10 years but no more than annually;
  • Provide feedback on important knowledge gap areas so physicians can better plan their learning to stay current in knowledge and practice; and
Allow physicians who engage in and perform well on these shorter assessments to test out of the current assessment taken every 10 years. Read more from the American Board of Internal Medicine and watch the announcement.
A Call to Action: Investing in Healthier Families
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
8:00 am to 12 noon at the Montgomery County Community College

Wanted: Part-time Medical Director
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is seeking a part-time medical director to attend quarterly tuberculosis meetings, review and authorize standing orders for vaccines, sexually transmitted infection testing, tuberculosis diagnostic tests and naloxone. The part-time medical director would also attend quarterly child death review meetings, monitor the implementation of the naloxone standing order and respond to public health emergencies. For more information, the
position has been posted on the County’s website. 

Prescription opioid medications serve an effective role in pain management, but growing abuse of these drugs has reached epidemic proportions in Pennsylvania. To fight back, the Pennsylvania Medical Society has created a public advocacy program called: Opioids for Pain: Be smart. Be safe. Be sure.

This program has several simple goals:
  • Reduce opioid abuse and overdoses
  • Educate patients about the safe use of opioids and the warning signs of addiction
  • Help physicians prescribe opioid drugs with more precision and less potential for abuse.
Read more on the key points of the 
Opioids for Pain program. 
Practice FAQS: Video Series
Get Answers to FAQs from PAMED's Practice Support Team 

When prescribing a schedule II drug, I've heard that the maximum is 30 days, but I've been contacted by prescription plans that request the script is written for 90 days, which is correct? When should I use the 33 modifier? How long do I have to respond to a patient's request for medical records?

In this week's video, PAMED's Practice Support Team answers these questions from physicians and medical practice managers. Watch the Video. 

Call our Practice Support Team via PAMED's Knowledge Center at 855-PAMED4U (855-726-3348).

Electronic Reporting of Death Records
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) recently announced its statewide rollout of the Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS), a free web-based application that links all stakeholders involved with completing death records electronically in reporting data to DOH. Find out what you need to know about its implementation and use in this Capitol Update blog by Michael Siget, PAMED's legislative and regulatory counsel. 
Read the Blog

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