Posts Tagged ‘CME’

Proposed Legislation to Diminish Prior Auth

Proposed legislation to diminish the patient and physician headaches of Prior Auth are being considered in state House & Senate committees on February 15th and 16th. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to send an email to your legislators in Annapolis! Go to this link: Insert your Maryland home address to find your state…

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FTC and Noncompete Clauses

FTC and Noncompete Clauses From the AMA: As you may know, the Federal Trade Commission published a proposed rule on January 19th that would ban most noncompete clauses. The AMA has existing policy specifically addressing noncompetes, including a Code of Medical Ethics opinion. This ethics opinion recognizes that physicians often have diverse opinions about noncompetes. AMA policy opposes unreasonable…

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EYE-OPENING PRE-SESSION DISCUSSION WITH LEGISLATORS OF MEDICINE’S HOT PAIN POINTS SHOULD PRODUCE RESULTS “It is our goal to ensure the timely delivery of health care services and payments and to reduce administrative burden for our physicians.” Tuesday Cook, M.D., President, MCMS On Thursday January 5, MCMS President Tuesday Cook, M.D., led an eye-opening discussion with…

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CMS Prior Authorization Proposed Rule

The following information is from an American Medical Association Press Release. The American Medical Association(AMA) applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for expeditiously releasing the Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes Proposed Rule, which would place new requirements on Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)…

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New Implicit Bias CME Requirement

Update: The Maryland Center for Health Equity has an implicit bias CME program available online – What does implicit bias mean for you and our health care system?. The video is available at The panel discusses the historical persistence of implicit bias, how it influences our clinical decisions, and how we can reduce its effects in…

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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 Annual View of Place of Service Trends and Medical Pricing,” by Fair Health, a New York based nonprofit which specializes in data collection and research related to insurance claims in the US, reported claims data for “alternative settings of care”. …

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