Upcoming MCMS Events

CME: Addressing Vaccine Confidence in Patients

Tuesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 PM - Register Now

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.
Join Sandra Crouse Quinn, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Science Senior Associate Director Maryland Center for Health Equity University of Maryland, School of Public Health, and a panel of your physician peers to discuss strategies in addressing vaccine confidence in patients.
  • What do we know about the factors that predict influenza vaccine behavior?
  • Which of these factors are relevant now?
  • How do we work with patients who are reluctant about the vaccines?
  • What can you do to make a difference?
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MedChi designates this live webinar educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Understanding the Information Blocking Rule: Compliance & Exceptions

Thursday, March 4 - 1:00–2:00 PM - Register Now

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.

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)’s final rule on information blocking under the 21st Century Cures Act goes into effect on April 5, 2021. On and after that date, all medical practices, health information networks and exchanges, and EHR vendors will be subject to information blocking rules.

Information blocking is defined by the ONC as “a business, technical, and organizational practice that prevent or materially discourage the access, exchange or use of electronic health information (EHI) when an Actor knows, or should know, that these practices are likely to interfere with access, exchange, or use of EHI.”

This webinar will provide:

  • An overview of what information blocking is, with examples.
  • A description of information blocking exceptions, with examples.
  • A discussion on how to outline a roadmap to compliance, including policy review, defining a reasonableness standard, and preparing staff to document compliance practices.

Speaker: Reza Ghafoorian, MD, JD is the founder of G2Z Law Group, PLLC, and a healthcare attorney. With over 10 years of experience, he counsels clients on health law and health care regulations, including, fraud and abuse, such as antikickback statutes and Stark Law, privacy and security, such as HIPAA and HITECH statutes, reimbursements, CMS appeals, and telemedicine/telehealth.

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.

February 25: How to Address, Manage, and Heal from the Racial Microaggressions Experienced by Health Care Workers in Everyday Life

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

March 11: Self-Compassion and Self-Care as Buffers Against the Stress of the Pandemic

Monica Neel, Psy.D. Moderator: Hinda Dubin, MD

March 25: The Stigma for Health Care Workers Seeking Behavioral Health Care

Crystal Greene, DNP and Megan Buresh, MD. Moderator: Consuelo Green, CPRS

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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