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As a result of the large volume of questions from consumers and physicians re: the impending closing of Health Republic, the NYS Dept. of Finaincial Services has published a fact sheet of actions being undertaken re: Health Republic.
Registration is open for URMC's Mindful Practice Advanced Workshop: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience, to be held at the Chapin Mill Retreat Center, May 2-6, 2016. The event is a 5-day, retreat-like workshop, designed to enable clinician and medical educators deepen their skills in Mindful Practice and their ability to teach and develop programs in Mindful Practice at their home institutions.
Monroe County Medical Society is currently seeking nominations for its 2016 Edward Mott Moore Awards. This highest honor bestowed annually by the Medical Society is given to both a physician and a layperson in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to the medical profession and the community. If you know a layperson or physician who is deserving of this honor, please download the nomination form. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 31, 2015.
HNYDFS and the NYSOH Marketplace have determined that it is in the best interest of consumers to end all Health Republic policies – both individual and small group – on November 30, 2015 so that customers can transition to new coverage after that date.
Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi‑Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.
The New York State Psychiatric Association and Genesee Valley District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association presents "Veterans Mental Health - Primary Care Training Initiative" on Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.The program will cover the Psychiatric Wounds of War: What Physicians and Providers Need to Know About Combat‑Veterans' Mental Health Conditions & Military Culture. Click here for registration info.
NYSDOH is offering a 4-hour medical use of marijuana course. Practitioners who wish to register with the Department and certify their patients for the Medical Marijuana Program must complete this course. The course covers: the pharmacology of marijuana; contraindications; side effects; adverse reactions; overdose prevention; drug interactions; dosing; routes of administration; risks and benefits; warnings and precautions; and abuse and dependence. Cost: $249. Practitioners will earn 4.5 hours of CME credit upon successful completion of the course. Access the course here.
- NYSDOH Health Advisory: 2015-16 Influenza Vaccine Supply Determination
CMS Will Reimburse ICD-10 Mistakes During First Year After Transition - StateLaw Q&A from Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C.
MCMS is offering the MCMS Physician Network -- a new advertising opportunity, designed with physician members in mind for the purpose of referrals. Click here for more details. Contact Carol Burke at with any questions.
- NGS Medicare Revalidation
- New publications and resources on opioid and heroin abuse can be ordered free of charge for patients and parents on the NYS website.
Physicians who are participating in the Medicaid based DSRIP through the local FLPPS will receive a physician agreement soon. Kern, Augustine, Conroy and Schoppmann, on behalf of MCMS, performed a legal review of the document. Comments can be found by logging into the Member area of the MCMS web site. Additional information about DSRIP and FLPPS can be found at http://flpps.org/.
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Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please, a CDC brochure for parents explains the difference between bacteria and viruses, what antibiotics are, and how bacteria become resistant. It also answers FAQs about when a child does or does not need an antibiotic.
- Excellus BCBS Offers Protection for Affected Individuals Following Cyberattack
- The American Diabetes Association presents the 2015 Diabetes Summit: "Diabetes and the Older Adult” on Thursday, November 12, 2015. This professional education event is a half-day morning event, offering up to 4.0 hours of CME credits. Click here for a flyer and online registration.
Lifespan is offering free workshops in November on a variety of topics for older adults and caregivers. Reservations are required
CMS welcomes ICD-10 http://1.usa.gov/1OJHN4D
- NYS Workmen's Compensation Chair Announces Adoption of ICD-10 Starting on October 1, 2015
- New Federal Communications Commission's Ruling Affects Medical Debt Collecting, from Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, PC.
- MMWR: New ACIP recommendations on intervals between PCV13 and PPSV23 pneumococcal vaccines. Co-authored by MCMS member Nancy Bennett, MD 1.usa.gov/1g7ZUCf
- Important notice from the NYS Dept of Health regarding new school immunization requirements.
- New flu vaccine recommendations. Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines from the ACIP for 2015-16. http://1.usa.gov/1N6W7CH
- For the 2015-2016 flu season, ACIP recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with either LAIV or IIV, with no preference expressed for either vaccine when either one is otherwise appropriate. See additional information here.
- Updated NYSDOH Meningococcal B, HPV9, Influenza and Yellow Fever vaccine recommendations.
- CDC's new 2015 recommended immunization schedules for children http://1.usa.gov/1zzDanr & adolescents http://1.usa.gov/1yNGSrk
- MCMS Vaccination Statement
- CDC Health Advisory: Updated information and guidelines for evaluation of patients for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection.
- CDC Health Advisory: CDC continues to receive new reports of infections with Shigella strains that are not susceptible to ciprofloxacin and/or azithromycin, the antimicrobial agents most commonly used to treat shigellosis.
Monroe County Medical Society
7th District Branch of the Medical Society of the State of New York
Serving Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne & Yates Counties
The Park at Allens Creek
132 Allens Creek Road
Rochester, New York 14618
Tel: (585) 473-7573 • Fax: (585) 473-7641
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