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Physician Member Perspective on National HIV/AIDs and Aging Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDs and Aging Awareness Day is September 18 and is one of fourteen nationally ...
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Press Release: MCMS Recognizes Travis Gayles, M.D., County Health Officer for His Leadership During COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR INFORMATION: Susan D’Antoni, FAAMSE CEO O: 301.921.4300, ext. 403 Statement from Irfana Ali, MD, ...
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Mandating the COVID-19 Vaccine for Staff

The following Q&A appears here courtesy of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, which ...
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COVID-19 Vaccination & Co-Administration of Vaccines

This article is part of MCMS's 2021 observance of National Immunization Awareness Month. The COVID-19 ...
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Get Patients Back on Track with Routine Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of physicians ...
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Three Licensure Updates for Maryland Physicians

As Maryland's emergency orders continue to expire, here are three critical updates for physicians and ...
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3 Critical Value-Based Care Program Updates for MIPS, APMs & Maryland EQIP

CMS Releases New 2021 MIPS Historical Quality Benchmark File Due to Errors The Centers for ...
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The Future of Alzheimer’s Treatment? Approval of Aduhelm & Other Anti-Amyloid Antibodies

On June 7th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aduhelm (aducanumab) for the ...
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Celebrating Juneteenth!

Pictured above: The Juneteenth Flag, designed by L.J. Graf, et al. On June 17, 2021, President ...
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OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an Emergency Temporary Standard ...
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Scam Alert: Message from the Board of Physicians

The Maryland Board of Physicians sent an alert this week notifying physicians that some licensees ...
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Regional Update: Interstate Telemedicine Waivers During COVID-19

Last Updated: September 30, 2021 As MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society noted in their ...
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Financial Relief Check-Up

There are numerous local and national programs for businesses in need of emergency support, but ...
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Pausing Use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Updates as of April 23, 2021: Effective April 23, 2021, CDC and FDA recommend that ...
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Smoking Cessation during COVID-19: Use Trends and Opportunities

Tobacco cessation has long been a key public health aim. It can only be considered ...
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CRISP COVID-19 Functionalities: Testing, Immunizations, and Monoclonal Antibody Referrals

The following is a summary of the information provided by Sheena Patel, MD, CMPE, the ...
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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Registration & Requirements FAQ

Need help reporting? Check out our on-demand reporting webinar! In collaboration with the accounting and ...
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FDA Issues Safety Communication About Risk of False Results with the Curative Test for COVID-19

On January 4, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted health care practitioners ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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3 Upcoming CMS Deadlines & Changes

1. MIPS 2020 Hardship Exception Deadline - Apply by December 31st CMS recognizes that practices ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Press Release: MCMS Recognizes Travis Gayles, M.D., Montgomery County Health Officer for His Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR INFORMATION: Susan D’Antoni, FAAMSE CEO C: 707.249.2426 O: 301.921.4300, ext. 403 MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEDICAL ...
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Employment Law Q&A: FFCRA & Return to Work Guidelines

Prev 1of30 Next On Tuesday, August 25, MCMS hosted a Q&A for physicians with James ...
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5 Complimentary On-Demand CME Opportunities: 150+ Credits Available

Reminder: CME Flexibilities Approved by Maryland Board of Physicians On June 15, 2020, the Maryland ...
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Addressing Food Insecurity as Part of the Clinical Workflow: CRISP and Meals on Wheels

Food Insecurity in Maryland Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 600,000 Marylanders were served by ...
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Maryland Private Payors Banned from Cancelling Individual Policies for Nonpayment for 60 Days

On behalf of the Hogan Administration, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen A. Birrane has used her ...
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Encouraging Vaccine Compliance During COVID-19

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the efforts of physicians ...
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CMS: Physicians May Opt-Out of MIPS for 2020

This week, CMS announced that physicians will have the option to opt-out completely or partially from ...
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Maryland Primary Care Program: Apply by July 14, 2020

The Maryland Primary Care Program (MDPCP) is in its second Performance Year and now recruiting ...
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#CallYourPhysician: Encouraging Patients to Seek Medical Care during COVID-19

MCMS has heard from our physician members that a significant cohort of their patient population ...
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COVID-19: Practice Reopening Toolkit

Update as of July 2021: The following toolkit is archived; information regarding state and local ...
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Physician Mental & Physical Well-being Strategies During Crisis

(The following information was contributed by panelists who participated in the Montgomery County Medical Society Collegiality ...
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Partner Message from Doctors’ Choice Medical Services: We Want to Say Thank You

At Doctors’ Choice Medical Services, the past weeks in tandem with the impact of COVID-19, ...
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Telehealth: Insights and Implementation Resources

Telehealth Use Skyrockets 53% A whitepaper, “FH Healthcare Indicators and FH Medical Price Index 2019: An ...
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CareFirst Specialist Cost Tier Methodology

Prev 1of20 Next   This webinar on CareFirst's Specialist Cost Tier Methodology, hosted by MCMS ...
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COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus: Updates & Resources for Physicians

Precautions & PPE   |   Sourcing PPE  |   Testing   |   Vaccines Relief Aid   |   Telehealth  |   Billing & Coding  |   Licensure CME ...
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5 Complimentary CME Opportunities to Access this Season with 130+ Credits Available

1) Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Conversations Online CME, 2 Credits Available ...
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The History of Medicine in Montgomery County: Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine

Pictured Above: Stephen Rockower, M.D., MCMS Past President poses with Dr. Stonestreet, portrayed by living ...
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5 Compliance Tips from an OSHA Inspector

Each year, MCMS hosts an OSHA Update for Medical Practices with an expert in the ...
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Innovative Blood Tests for Early Detection of Cancer Go Worldwide: Connections with Local Physicians and the Medical Society

Dr. Ronald Shore, a dermatologist and member of the MCMS for over 40 years, has ...
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From the CDC: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette/Vape Use, Including Maryland

The CDC, FDA, state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners ...
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Q&A with CareFirst Leadership: Your Questions Answered

Prev 1of14 Next Two representatives from CareFirst, Brian Wheeler, VP, Practice & Payment Transformation and ...
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MCMS Stands with MedChi: Statement on Trump Administration’s Withholding of Flu Vaccines from Migrants

The following is a reprint of this statement, originally released by MedChi, The Maryland State ...
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Mandatory Vaccine Reporting Begins October 1, 2019

About the New Requirement As of October 1, 2019, all vaccinations administered in the State ...
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Continuing Education Requirements for CDS Renewal

Effective March 12, 2020, the State of Maryland has suspended the expiration date on all ...
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Measles in Maryland – Part II

This is the second of a series of articles on the U.S. measles outbreak of ...
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Measles in Maryland – Part I

This is the first of a series of articles on the U.S. measles outbreak of ...
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Mental Health Resources for Physicians in Montgomery County

Physicians have long led the charge in fighting the stigma surrounding mental health disorders, and ...
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Maryland Medicaid Enrollment Policy Changes – Effective 10.1.19

Maryland Medicaid will implement important physician enrollment policy changes to comply with federal requirements for ...
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2019 General Membership Meeting & Installation of Officers: Celebrating the Dedication of Our Physician Leaders

More than 130 physicians joined us on Wednesday night for networking, education, collegiality, and to ...
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How to Safely Guide Diabetic Patients Through Ramadan

Each year, Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran ...
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MCMS & MedChi Celebrate Legislative Victories, 2019

The 439th Session of the Maryland General Assembly concluded last Monday, April 8. 2,479 bills ...
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April Is STI Awareness Month

Source Note: This message appears courtesy of the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human ...
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Michigan ENT Practice Shuts Down Due to Ransomware

By Jonathan Krasner, HIPAA Secure Now! Brookside ENT in Michigan will permanently close its doors on April ...
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Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

In an attempt to make health care better, safer, and cheaper, the U.S. government pursued mass conversion ...
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From Our First Collegiality Dinner of 2019: Lots of Laughter & Commiseration

    Reestablishing Old Bonds The practice of medicine has changed, and how, when, and ...
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From Our Roundtable: Strategies for Resolving Difficult Employment Situations

Last Tuesday, February 26, MCMS hosted a roundtable of thirty practice administrators and physicians, there ...
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OSHA Penalties Adjusted in 2019: $13,260 per Violation

This is a reminder that Federal OSHA regulation Title 29, Part 1910.1030 requires that all employees with ...
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