Provider Relief Fund Reporting Registration & Requirements FAQ

New flexibility announced for Period 1 reporting Due largely to advocacy from the AMA, national specialty societies, and state medical societies, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has decided to reopen the reporting time for recipients of Period 1 Provider Relief Funds. Those physicians who received more than $10,000 in provider relief funds and failed to…

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Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccination Update for Community HCPs

Last Updated: January 8, 2021 Pictured above, MCMS Physician Members receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine: MCMS President Annette Pham, M.D., Joseph Green, M.D., MBA, FACS, Roji Menon, M.D., MedChi President Shannon Pryor, M.D., Montgomery County Health Officer Travis Gayles, M.D., PhD, Jane Chretien, M.D., MCMS Immunization Task Force Member Joe Hsu, M.D. Please Note: Montgomery County Medical Society…

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Community Physicians & Practice Staff Can Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Starting Tomorrow

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is working with partner agencies to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations. The following is just-released information from Montgomery County DHHS; the first clinics for community-based health care personnel begin tomorrow at 8 AM. Sign-up details are below. More clinics, in addition to those listed below, will be announced next…

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Infection Control & COVID-19: An OSHA Expert’s Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Medical practices providing in-person patient care during the pandemic face a complex infection control environment with evolving guidance from federal and local health authorities. CDC guidance addresses COVID-19 infection control, exposures, and potential shortages of both personnel and protective equipment. The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MOSH) has shared its most frequently asked questions…

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3 Ways to Help Patients Understand the Thanksgiving Guidance Gobbledygook

There has been much public discussion of safety practices and precautions for the upcoming holiday. Because the rate of COVID-19 transmission varies significantly by location, some nationally promulgated guidance may seem to contradict local recommendations to patients. Here are a few ways physicians and their practices can help patients to navigate the holidays safely. 1.…

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Up to $60,000 in Relief Assistance for Eligible Practices: Apply Starting November 18

Watch the Recording: FAQ with Program Staff  At the urging of MCMS and our physician members, Montgomery County has created a program that will provide grants for independent primary care medical and general dentistry practices that have lost revenue and have incurred re-opening costs related to the COVID-19 health crisis. The “Montgomery County Primary Care…

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