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Annual Legislative Breakfast

Wednesday, December 16, 8:30 AM - Zoom Meeting

MCMS & MedChi begin our advocacy efforts each year before the session has begun, by connecting with legislators about key issues for physicians and patients in Montgomery County and Maryland. Learn more about our advocacy efforts throughout 2020. 

This year, our legislative breakfast is going virtual! MCMS physician leaders and advocates will meet in small Zoom breakout rooms with their local legislators on issues such as telemedicine and COVID-19 financial relief. Interested in participating? Contact Alyx Hawkins at ahawkins@montgomerymedicine.org.

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2021 E&M Coding: Preparing Your Practice for Success

Thursday, December 17, 1:00-1:45 PM - Zoom Meeting

Major changes to CPT coding for office-based Evaluation and Management services (E&M) will be implemented on January 1, 2021. These CPT coding changes, which are meant to reduce documentation burdens, will necessitate changes to documentation, coding, and billing processes in most specialties. Are you prepared for how these changes will impact your practice operations?

Join us for this overview of the new guidelines to help you get prepared for upcoming coding changes . We will:

  • Summarize the 2021 E&M changes
  • Review documentation requirements for history and physical exam components
  • Review Medical Decision Making and Time updated requirements
  • Review added, deleted and revised codes.

Speakers:

  • Julia Konovalov: Client Relations Executive at Medical Business Partners
  • Kate Gilman, CPC, CPCO: Operations Executive at Medical Business Partners

Legislative Session Overview & Grassroots Skills Workshop

Wednesday, January 6, 6:00-6:45 PM - Zoom Meeting

Legislative Session Overview

  • Learn how the law making process works in Annapolis.
  • Become familiar with legislation MedChi anticipates will be introduced this session and with MedChi’s 2021 Legislative Agenda.

Grassroots Skills

  • Find out how you can be a grassroots advocate for medicine, by responding to MedChi Legislative Alerts and using MedChi’s Legislative Center online.
  • Access MMPAC’s Advocacy Toolkit.
  • Learn about MedChi’s Legislative Council and how you can become involved.
  • Hear about component society lobby days, then RSVP to make a house call on capitol hill.

Speaker: Pamela Metz Kasemeyer is the managing partner of Schwartz, Metz & Wise, MedChi’s lobbying firm, and has graciously agreed to present at this session. Ms. Metz has more than thirty years of experience lobbying in Annapolis, and extensive experience advocating on healthcare regulatory matters.

MedChi Behavioral Health Webinar Series: Helping the Helpers and Those They Serve

In Collaboration with the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

These webinars are designed to enhance both health care worker self-care and resultantly the care they provide, as health care workers combat numerous stressors including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice issues, and other stressors that can potentially impact delivered care.

All of the following events will be held from 5-6 PM.  CMEs will be available at no cost, as well as Participant Certificates, which for other disciplines can qualify for continuing education credit.

December 3: Coping with the Ambiguous Losses and Stress of the Pandemic

Alexander Chan, PhD, LMFT. Moderator: Hinda Dubin, M.D.

December 17: The Impact of Racial Trauma on Providers

Stephanie Slowly, MSW, LCSW-C. Moderator: Shanta Powell, M.D.

January 14: The Approach to Impaired Clinicians

Martin Rusinowitz, M.D. Moderator: TBD

January 28: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care for Health Care Workers During COVID-19 

Tonya Phillips, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC. Moderator: Hinda Dubin, M.D.

February 11: Balancing Work and Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kelly Coble, LCSW-C. Moderator: TBD.

On-Demand: 2020 Rapid Implementation Webinar Series

This webinar event series, which is typically offered exclusively to MCMS physician members and their practice staff, has been opened to all physicians and practice staff during this public health crisis at no cost. For critical COVID-19 information, visit our resource center.

Bi-Weekly Montgomery County Physician Calls

Montgomery County Medical Society was pleased to facilitate this series of biweekly physician calls with County Health Officer Travis Gayles, M.D. Other clinicians working in medical practices were  also welcome to join the calls. These calls provided a valuable opportunity to communicate with the county health department as our community continues to combat COVID-19.

Listen to Past Calls

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

This is the final call in this series with County Health Officer Travis Gayles, M.D.,  presented updated on phase two reopening of Montgomery County, and what to expect as other parts of the state enter phase three.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

County Health Officer Travis Gayles, M.D. presented updated on phase one reopening of Montgomery County, and what to expect as other parts of the state enter phase two. Key topics included patient access, PPE, and clinician wellbeing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In addition to Dr. Gayles, we were joined by Michael A. Sauri, MD, an Infectious Disease Specialist and Medical Director, Occupational Health Consultants in Rockville for a discussion on best practices for reopening.

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