MAG members can get 20% off Health Connect South conference

Health Connect South is encouraging physicians, health care providers, and other health care leaders to register to attend its ‘Regional Assets, Global Impact’ conference – which will take place at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.

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CDC promoting international C. diff conference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) is encouraging physicians to attend the ‘International Raising C. diff Awareness Conference and Health Expo,’ which will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton-Atlanta Airport from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20.

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AMA urging physicians to respond to SG letter on ‘opioid epidemic’

The American Medical Association (AMA) has reported that the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General is sending a letter on the “opioid epidemic” to nearly 2.3 million physicians and other health professionals.

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Physicians Foundation promoting book on poverty/health care

The Physicians Foundation is promoting a book – Poverty and the Myths of Health Care Reform – that it commissioned the late Richard ‘Buz’ Cooper, M.D., to write.

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HealtheParadigm website goes live

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) and KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) recently activated a website that explains how physicians in the state can get connected to a new physician-led health IT solution.

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American College of Physicians Georgia Chapter Annual Meeting

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October 21

‘Top Docs’ to address new physician-led HIE

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) will address HealtheParadig

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MGMA to host free HIPAA audit webinar

The Medical Group Management Association will host a free "OCR Launches Phase 2 of HIPAA Audit Program" webinar at 12 p.m. on Tuesday. August 30.

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LSMS calling for donations for disaster relief fund

The Louisiana State Medical Association (LSMS) is calling for donations to support a disaster relief fund that it established following the catastrophic flooding that recently took place in the state.

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Reps. Price & Carter to host 'Medical Roundtable' in Savannah

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging physicians who live or practice in the Savannah area to attend a ‘Medical Roundtable’ that will feature U.S Reps. Tom Price, M.D., and Buddy Carter that will take place in Savannah at 2 p.m. this Friday, August 26.

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Savannah Medical Roundtable

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August 26

Thomas Area Medical Society & District 2 Medical Society of MAG Meeting

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August 25

Travel Clinical Assistant Webinar

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September 2

Small Pieces = Big Picture Event

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September 9

DPH/GHA hosting 9/2 webinar on “travel diseases” web tool

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) will host a free, 45-minute ‘Travel Clinical Assistant Webinar’ (and conference call) for physicians and other health care providers at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 2.

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MAG revenue cycle webinar now online

A recording of a ‘Best Practices in Revenue Cycle Management’ webinar that the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) recently hosted for its members and their practice staff is now available online.

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MAG members can get 15% off & free shipping on Rx pads & EMR paper thru October

Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) members who order 40 or more tamper-resistant prescription pads or 2,000 or more sheets of EMR printer paper from Rx Security will receive free shipping through October 31. This is in addition to the normal 15 percent MAG member discount.

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CMS responds to AMA’s concerns over MA beneficiary reports

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded to its concerns surrounding recent media reports that health insurers are enrolling new Medicare beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage without the beneficiary’s knowledge…

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MAG to host free webinar featuring legal/compliance issues expert

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September 20

Media Report: 'Aetna to Quit Most Obamacare Markets' (including Georgia)

Bloomberg is reporting that, "Health insurer Aetna Inc. will stop selling individual Obamacare plans next year in 11 of the 15 states where it had been participating in the program, joining other major insurers that have pulled out of the government-run markets in the face of mounting losses."

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‘Top Docs’ show on chronic disease strategies now online

A recording of a recent Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show that featured Jean O’Connor, J.D., MPH, DrPH – the Chronic Disease Prevention Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) – discussing strategies that physicians can use to control chronic disease is now available online.

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MAG to host free webinar featuring legal/compliance issues expert on September 20

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) will host a free ‘Top 5 Legal and Compliance Issues for Physician Practices’ webinar for its members and their practice staff from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20.

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Metropolitan Counseling Services to host fundraiser on August 19

Metropolitan Counseling Services (MCS) will host a ‘Night on the Town’ fundra

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Media Report: ‘Aetna-Humana merger challenge to be decided in January’

Modern Healthcare is reporting that, “A federal judge is set to hear the looming antitrust challenge against Aetna and Humana's proposed $37 billion merger in December, with a decision on the Justice Department's case coming in mid-January.”

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MAG Sponsor Profile: Angel Flight Soars

Angel Flight Soars will be one of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) House of Delegates (HOD) meeting sponsors in 2016.

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MCG dean to deliver annual report on Friday

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Dean Peter F. Buckley, M.D., will deliver his annual ‘State of the College Address’ in the Natalie and Lansing B. Lee Jr. Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus at 12 p.m. this Friday, August 12.

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Media Report: ‘[Aetna to] Abandon ACA exchanges to avoid losses’

An AP article says that, “Aetna became the latest health insurer to cast doub

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GBI arrests NP for PDMP infraction

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced that on July 28 it arrested a nurse practitioner for “illegally accessing and disseminating sensitive patient prescription information stored within the PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) database.”

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MAG encouraging Georgians to remain current on vaccines

Keeping in mind that August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM),

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‘Top Docs’ show on Medicare MIPS now online

A recording of a recent Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’

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CDC & AMA to host free Zika webinar

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are encouraging physicians to register for a free one-hour webinar that will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10 that will address the Zika virus.

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MAG offers 'Medical Cannabinoid Oil Registry' fact sheet

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is reminding its members that it off

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MAG to host free ‘Revenue Cycle Management’ webinar on 8/16

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) will host a free ‘Best Practices in Revenue Cycle Management’ webinar for its members and their practice staff from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16.

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MAG’s Summer Legislative Education Seminar

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging its members to click on the link below to register for MAG's annual 'Summer Legislative Education Seminar,' which will take place at The Westin Jekyll Island on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30.

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MAG MRC training featured in SERVGA newsletter

SERVGA featured a portable surge hospital training exercise that the Medical Association of Georgia’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) recently conducted at the Grady EMS Training Center in Atlanta in its SERVing Georgia newsletter.

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Media Report: ‘CDC issues updated guidance for Zika testing in pregnant women’

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging pregnant women who may have been exposed to the Zika virus to be tested for up to 14 days after their symptoms begin – a longer period than the agency had previously recommended,” according to an article that appeared in The Washington Post on July 25.

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MAG calling for 2017 ‘Doctor of Day’ volunteers

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging physicians in the state to serve as a MAG ‘Doctor of the Day’ program volunteer during the 2017 legislative session, which will run from January 9 until the middle of April.

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ICER appoints patient/consumer board members

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has issued a press release to announce that it has appointed two patient and consumer advocacy experts to its Governance Board.

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MAG seeks volunteers for CME committee

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is recruiting several MAG members to volunteer to serve on its Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CME).

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MAG signs letter to oppose VA APRNs proposal

The Medical Association of Georgia is one of nearly 100 physicians’ advocacy organizations that signed a letter that was sent to the Under Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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MAG seeking new correctional medicine director

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is hiring a director of Correctional Medicine.

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DCH releases PCP attestation rate increase summary

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has released a ‘State Fiscal Year 2017 H.B. 751 – PCP Attestation Rate Increase (Fee-For-Service [FFS] and CMO Providers)’ summary.

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MAG Foundation: Naloxone credited with saving Gordon County man

The Medical Association of Georgia Foundation reports that a Gordon County deputy recently used naloxone to save an overdose victim’s life.

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‘Top Docs’ show on compliance issues now online

A recording of a recent Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show that featured Liz Schoen, J.D. – a legal and business advisor with E.S. Schoen & Affiliates in Marietta – discussing what physicians and their staff need to know about complying with state and federal laws is now available online.

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MAG calling for emails to block mergers as Georgia AG joins DOJ lawsuit to do the same

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is calling on Georgia physicians and practice staff to take a few moments to send emails to mergercomments@oci.ga.gov by the end of this week to urge Georgia’s Division of Insurance (DOI) to block the pending Aetna/Humana merger.

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AMA applauds DOJ for filing lawsuit to block mergers

The American Medical Association (AMA) is applauding the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for filing a lawsuit to block the pending Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers.

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Media Report: ‘Feds sue to block health insurance mega-mergers’

Modern Healthcare is reporting that, “After more than a year of scru

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Media report: 'U.S. officials preparing lawsuits to halt insurer mergers'

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that, “U.S. antitrust officials are poised to file lawsuits to block Anthem's takeover of rival health-insurer Cigna and Aetna’s deal to buy Humana Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter.”

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Media report: 'MCG gets full eight-year accreditation'

The Augusta Chronicle is reporting that "after more than three years of preparation for its recent survey, the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University has received a full eight-year accreditation from its accrediting body.".

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Alliant Quality VP/CMO to discuss Medicare pay on ‘Top Docs Radio’

Adrienne Mims, M.D., MPH – the vice president and chief medical officer for Medicare Quality Improvement for Alliant Quality – will discuss Medicare’s new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) when she appears on the Medical Association of Georgia’s ‘Top Docs Radio’ program on the Business Radio-X Network at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26.

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MAG hires communications manager/webmaster

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) hired Mandi Milligan to become its communications manager and webmaster on July 18.

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Save August 20 for free practice transformation event

The Compass Practice Transformation Network (PTN) is encouraging physicians and applicable practice staff to make plans to attend a free ‘Partner Learning Community Conference’ that it will host at the Macon Marriott City Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 20.

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Alliant Quality to host MACRA reporting WebEx

Alliant Quality, which is Georgia’s Medicare QIN-QIO, is encouraging physicians and applicable practice staff to participate in one of two 45-minute ‘MACRA – 2017 Physician Quality Reporting’ WebEx calls that it will host on Wednesday, July 20.

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The Longstreet Clinic M.D.’s perform “groundbreaking” surgery

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., (TLC) has announced that two of its physicians recently performed “successful and groundbreaking surgery.”

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DCH Medicaid provider updates

According to the Georgia Department of Community Health’s (DCH) July newsletter, DCH “will exercise the second of two six-month contract extensions for Medicaid Care Management Organization (CMO) services with WellCare of Georgia, Amerigroup Community Care, and the Peach State Health Plan for the period January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.”

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DPH ‘Immunize Georgia’ Conference

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09.09

DPH promoting ‘Immunize Georgia’ conference

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging health care providers in the state to register for the ‘23rd Annual Immunize Georgia Conference,’ which will take place at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City on Friday, September 9.

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DPH to host health systems symposium

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging health care providers to make plans to attend a ‘Health Systems Symposium’ that it will host at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort in Stone Mountain on August 18-19.

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MAG calls for VA to reject proposed APRNs scope rule

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is calling for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reject a proposed rule that would allow advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) – including nurse anesthetists – to provide services to VA health care system patients without the clinical oversight of a physician (i.e., ‘RIN 2900-AP44-Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ aka the ‘VA Proposed APRN Rule’) because it would undermine their care.

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The Longstreet Clinic physicians make ‘top doctors’ list

The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., has announced that 10 of its physicians have been honored by Atlanta magazine as ‘Top Doctors in metro Atlanta.’ They are all members of the Medical Association of Georgia.

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MAG supporting bill to clarify Sunshine Act

The Medical Association of Georgia is one of many physicians’ advocacy organizations that signed a June 29 letter that was sent to U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, M.D., to support a bill, S. 2978, the ‘Protect Continuing Physician Education and Patient Care Act.’

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AMA issues dual-eligibles QMB billing reminder

The American Medical Association (AMA) is reminding physicians that “balance billing is prohibited for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program” – adding that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has “conveyed [its] concern that some physicians are still billing QMB beneficiaries, despite the existing prohibition.”

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MAG responds to AJC article

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) believes that an article (‘Exposed and vulnerable patients violated in every state – yet the doctors were forgiven’) that appeared on the front page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 6 that said that sexual abuse by physicians “occurs far more often than any of us would have expected” is misleading and irresponsible.

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Like MAG, consumer groups opposing Anthem/Cigna and Aetna/Humana mergers

The following letter and comments were submitted to the Georgia Department of Insurance (DOI) on behalf of Consumer Action, Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of America, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, and Consumer Watchdog on June 28.

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MAG promoting 2016 HOD web page

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) has created a ‘MAG HOD 2016’ web page that will house the latest information for this year’s House of Delegates (HOD) meeting, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16.

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‘Top Docs’ show on opioid abuse & MACRA now online

A recording of a recent Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) ‘Top Docs Radio’ show that featured Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., the chair of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Board of Trustees and the chair of AMA’s Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, discussing the steps that AMA is taking to address the nation’s opioid drug abuse epidemic as well as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is now available online.

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AMA comments on MACRA proposed rule

The American Medical Association (AMA) sent the following letter on the proposed regulations to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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MAG calling for members to submit email addresses

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging its members to submit their email addresses to dwilliams@mag.org.

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MAG one of 100+ groups to weigh in on MACRA proposal

MAG is one of more than 100 state and national physician advocacy organizations that signed a detailed letter that was sent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to submit comments on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that is related to the implementation of the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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AMA applauds California commissioner for stand on mergers

The American Medical Association applauds California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones for taking a strong stand to prevent a near total collapse of competition in the state’s health insurance market. He has taken the right approach to protect California by opposing the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers.

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News and notes for MAG's 2016 House of Delegates

MAG’s 2016 HOD meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. MAG’s Board of Directors will meet at the Hyatt in Savannah on Friday, October 14.

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U.S. Sens. call for DOJ to block mega mergers

A number of leading U.S. Senators have called for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to block the proposed Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers.

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Media Report: ‘[Savannah] Metro police add overdose antidote kits to patrols’ (features MAG)

"Deadly drug overdoses are now a growing concern for the Hostess city. Metro police are preparing to add a new tool for their patrol officers hitting the streets."

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DMS Nepal Medical Camp

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10.20

Gov. Deal signs MAG’s legislative priorities into law

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed three of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) legislative priorities for 2016 into law on April 26. This included…

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MAG names new government relations director

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) has announced that Derek Norton will become its director of Government Relations on July 1.

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CMS promoting Medicare revalidation resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is stressing that it has established a requirement for “all enrolled providers/suppliers to revalidate their Medicare enrollment information under new enrollment screening criteria.”

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HHS promoting Zika planning resources

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is promoting the availability of an ‘About the Zika Virus Planning Resources’ summary.

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Amerigroup “ready” to administer Medicaid pay increase

Amerigroup has announced that “its systems are configured and ready to pay the increased rate for [Georgia Medicaid] ACA attested primary care providers, OB-GYN providers, specific rural hospitals, children’s intervention services, and advance life support emergency transport effective July 1, 2016.”

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AMA/JAMA assessing social media as CME tool

The American Medical Association (AMA) and The Journal of the American Medical Association are sponsoring a pilot program to assess how “social [media] conversations could be structured and moderated to be a resource worthy of awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for CME.”

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MAG Alliance receives national award

The Medical Association of Georgia Alliance (MAG Alliance) – which is a network of physicians' spouses who volunteer to improve the health of all Georgians – was honored with the American Medical Association Alliance LEAP Award for its grassroots efforts to pass the Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act (H.B. 649) in 2016.

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California insurance commissioner calls for DOJ to block Anthem/Cigna merger

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has “urged the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger deal between Anthem, Inc., and Cigna Corporation.”

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MAG to host medical student abstract competition

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) will host a medical student abstract competition for MAG member students in conjunction with its annual House of Delegates meeting – an event that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah on Saturday, October 15.

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MAG flagging key HOD deadlines

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is stressing that resolutions and annual reports for this year’s HOD meeting must be submitted by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 31.

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MAG, OB-GYN groups file brief to support medical practice

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) recently joined the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society in filing an amicus brief to support the Atlanta Women’s Health Group in a lawsuit that is pending in the State Court of DeKalb County.

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AMA unveils ‘MACRA Action Kit’

The American Medical Association (AMA) has created a ‘Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization (MACRA) Action Kit’ as a resource for physicians and medical practice staff.

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OIG: Fraud recoveries up five-fold in three years

In its most recent ‘Semiannual Report to Congress’ – which covers October 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 – the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports that “CMP (civil monetary penalties) recoveries [for fraud] have increased almost five fold over the past three years, and [it] is on track to exceed prior recoveries in FY 2016.”

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CMS promoting specialty-specific ICD-10 resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is reminding health care providers that it offers a series of guides that compile “key information about ICD-10 codes for each specialty.”

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AMA, others call for change in EHR interoperability measures

The American Medical Association (AMA) and 36 specialty medical associations recently sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Health Information Technology (ONC) to urge them to “rethink the way [they] measure the interoperability of electronic health records.”

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United Health Foundation releases senior health report

The United Health Foundation has released its ‘America’s Health Rankings Senior Report’ for 2016. The group says the study “offers a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 35 measures of senior health.”

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10.15 - 10.16

MAG to offer powerful data analytics tool

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) and KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) have established a partnership that will transform the state’s health care system by developing a health IT solution that will enable physicians to generate sophisticated patient data reports that they can use to improve outcomes and fulfill the new quality-based payer metrics.

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AMA says VA proposal to give APRNs "full authority" would undermine patient care – physicians urged to comment

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that the Veterans Health Administration has published a proposed rule that “would give full authority to four categories of APRNs: Certified Nurse practitioner (CNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), or Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM).”

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AMA “pleased” with FDA okay of implant to fight opioid addiction

The American Medical Association (AMA) distributed the following statement that is attributable to its chair-elect, Patrice A. Harris, M.D., on May 26…

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Order: Aetna/Humana deal would violate Missouri’s standards

Medical Association of Georgia Executive Director Donald J. Palmisano Jr. reports that the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Regulation has issued an order that says that the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana would violate competitive standards and that the health insurers would not be allowed to conduct business in the state if the merger goes through – though the companies will be given additional time to propose corrective action.

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MCG dean wins award for clinical psychiatry

Peter F. Buckley, M.D., the dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, recently won the University of Pennsylvania’s Edward A. Strecker, M.D. Award for “outstanding contributions to the field of clinical psychiatry.” Dr. Buckley is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia – and he is the co-chair of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association's CME Committee.

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Physicians Foundation releases patient survey report

The Physicians Foundation has released the results of its first comprehensive patient survey, which “found that the physician-patient relationship remains strong, with nine out of 10 U.S. adults reporting high levels of satisfaction with their primary care physicians (PCP).”

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CMS issues MACRA fact sheet for small practices

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a ‘MACRA – Flexibilities and support for small practices’ fact sheet that outlines aspects of the proposed MACRA regulation that were intended to address the needs of smaller physician practices.

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MAG president GHN op-ed: Mergers would be “disastrous” for patients and physicians

Medical Association of Georgia President John S. Harvey, M.D., addressed why be believes the pending Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna mergers would have “disastrous results for patients and physicians in this state” in an op-ed that was posted on the Georgia Health News web site on April 18.

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Media Report: ‘State document hints at downside to insurance mergers in Georgia’

"Two pending mega-mergers, if approved, would tighten an already compressed health insurance market in Georgia, a state insurance department document suggests."

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GOS Annual Meeting

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09.22

Dougherty CMS holiday social

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12.01

HHS promoting new Zika virus resources

The U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) is promoting the availability of some new ‘What You Need to Know about Zika Virus’ resources for health care providers.

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MAG CEO urges state commissioner to block Aetna/Humana & Anthem/Cigna mergers

Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Executive Director Donald J. Palmisano Jr. has called for Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens to block the pending Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna mergers.

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DCMS Riverfront Run

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10.01

AMA unveils ‘Block the Mergers’ campaign

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) Advocacy Resource Center is promoting a new ‘Block the Mergers’ (i.e., Antitrust Reform) campaign, which addresses the proposed Aetna-Humana and Anthem-CIGNA mergers. The Medical Association of Georgia and AMA have both urged the U.S. Department of Justice to block the mergers.

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PAI calls for DOJ to block insurer mergers

The Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) is urging the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to use its authority to block the pending Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna health insurer mergers.

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MAG encouraging Georgians to oppose health insurer mergers

The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging Georgians to contact Courtney Faust at cfaust@oci.ga.gov or 404.463.2825 or Scott Sanders at ssanders@oci.ga.gov or 404.657.7742 to urge Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens to oppose the pending Aetna/Humana and Anthem/Cigna mergers.

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