Posts Tagged ‘Licensure’

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

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixmtLXuL8h4. 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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Scam Alert: Message from the Board of Physicians

The Maryland Board of Physicians sent an alert this week notifying physicians that some licensees have received a fraudulent email pretending to represent the Board. Scams involving individuals impersonating state agency entities continue to be a serious issue. Scams are also becoming more sophisticated, which makes it even more important to be aware of and know how…

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Continuing Education Requirements for CDS Renewal

Are you looking for information on the CDS e-prescribing requirement and waiver? Click here. Need to renew your CDS registration during the MDH cyberbreach? Click here. According to §5-301 of the Maryland Criminal Law Article, an authorized physician who will prescribe or dispense controlled dangerous substances must complete two hours of continuing education that is…

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