CME Provided to Meet Licensure Requirements on Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Education
Physicians have a mandatory obligation to report suspected child abuse under Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law (CPSL). All persons applying for renewal are also required to submit documentation that he or she completed at least two hours of approved continuing education per licensure cycle. Montgomery County Medical Society and the Pennsylvania Medical Society present “Recognizing and Responding to Children at Risk – Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect (SCAN) Education for Physicians, Thursday, Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m. at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. Preregistration is required. SCAN is a program of the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and is approved for Act 31. Register today.
Don’t Complain: Take Action and Draft A Resolution
If you want Montgomery County Medical Society’s support of your resolutions, please submit by Friday, Aug. 26. The MCMS Board will review all resolutions at its Sept. 6 Board of Directors meeting, 6 p.m., King of Prussia office. The 2016 Annual Business Meeting of the House of Delegates will be Oct. 21-23, Hershey Lodge in Hershey. Business may be introduced into the House through the presentation of resolutions by voting delegates. MCMS has 11 delegates attending the October meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Your State Representations about CRNP Independent Practice
Legislation (SB 717) to allow CRNP independent practice passed in the state Senate recently. The bill now goes to the state House for consideration. While the recent vote is disappointing to PAMED, physician voices were heard at the Capitol. In just two weeks, physicians and others sent 1,358 messages to state legislators in opposition to SB 717. Physicians can build on this momentum by contacting their state representative and scheduling a meeting with him or her while they are in their home districts this summer. Learn More.
DOH Launches Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Combat Opioid Abuse: Here's What You Need to Know
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed that the state's new prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) will open on Aug. 8. Once you have registered, the PA PDMP system will be ready for query starting on Aug. 25. What do physicians and other members of the health care team need to know? Learn More.
Medicaid Provider Revalidation Deadline Is July 30-- Have You Revalidated?
Pennsylvania physicians and other Medicaid providers who enrolled in Medicaid on or before March 25, 2011 must revalidate in Medicaid by July 30. Those who do not revalidate by the deadline should be aware that you will not get paid if you are not enrolled/revalidated and that payments cannot be made retroactively. Learn More
PAMED's EVP to Lead Washington, DC-Based ASTHO
Michael Fraser, PhD, CAE, has resigned from PAMED as its executive vice president to accept the position of executive director at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. "Mike led PAMED at a time of change, making tough decisions to strengthen and re-position our organization," said David Talenti, MD, PAMED board chair. Dr. Talenti said that interim management plans are now being decided. Learn More
Medical Mystery Columnists Needed
Charlotte Sutton, the health editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has reached out to PAMED and MCMS members for assistance in identifying authors for the Inquirer's "Medical Mystery" column that appears in Sunday's newspaper. Several of your MCMS Board have had medical mystery articles published. The typical column presents information on a challenging patient, discusses physician and health care team efforts to diagnose the patient and reveals the solution to the mystery. If you would like to write a column, contact Charlotte Sutton, email@example.com.
National Day of Solidarity to Prevent Physician Suicide
You are invited on Aug. 20 to participate in a national day of solidarity to raise awareness of the medical community’s suicide epidemic. Come share your story and listen to speakers from the medical community as they share their experiences, observations, and ideas on how to combat suicide: Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia County Medical Society, 2100 Spring Garden, Philadelphia.
To RSVP: visit www.facebook.com/events/1225616797457134/. For more information: www.care2.com/savedoctors
This event is sponsored by Care2.com and the Philadelphia County Medical Society. It may be filmed as part of the “Do No Harm” documentary produced by award-winning filmmaker Robyn Symon.
Attention Residents and Fellows Section!
Are you interested in gaining recognition and valuable feedback from practicing physicians? Resident and fellow members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) are invited to submit clinical abstracts for consideration to present at PAMED's Annual Poster Contest, Saturday, Oct 22, 4:30-6 p.m., Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
The top three places will win cash prizes of $600, $350, and $200. Abstract submissions deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 1 (no later than noon). To submit an abstract, and for complete contest rules and guidelines, go to www.pamedsoc.org/postercontest.
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