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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Website Update and Coming Soon Improvements!

Very recently, Wordpress announced that they have added functionality to share Google Calendars! This should provide a nice and relatively straightforward platform for displaying and sharing a calendar of events! In addition, here is a summary of the site stats thus far. As per recommendations from the EC, I have added a site counter (bottom…
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Happy Bday, EMTALA

Note: This was originally published as an online commentary in the Detroit Free Press on April 8,2011. This week marked the 25th anniversary of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. By signing the massive Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act on April 7, 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Congress gave legal imprimatur to a requirement…
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Voices of our members!

Posted by Will Meurer Dr. Mitchiner has recently had commentaries published. In this piece on AnnArbor.com, he discusses the recent proposal to replace Medicare with a federal voucher system. In a separate piece - he marks the anniversary of some important federal regulation pertaining to emergency care.
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MSMS Health Information Technology

The MSMS has useful guidance on what is meaningful use. From the MSMS website "On January 3, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) opened registration for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs. Incentives are available under both programs for physicians who "meaningfully use" certified electronic health record (EHR) technology. The Medicare incentives are…
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Uncompensated, non-emergency care liability bill passes Michigan House

Submitted by Will Meurer House Bill 4350 amends the Public Health Code to provide liability protections to physicians who volunteer their time to offer free care and provides liability protections to physician offices that treat the underinsured or uninsured in a non-emergency situation. The House passed this bill on April 26 and it has been…
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Washtenaw County Tops in Health

Excerpted from the Washtenaw County Public Health Department Website "The 2011 County Health Rankings put Washtenaw County first in health factors among Michigan Counties for the second year. (more…)
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May 17 General Session!

Submitted By Sallie Schiel, Executive Director MSMS The next General Session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2011.  The program is being held at the Ann Arbor City Club, 1830 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor.  The Social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:45 p.m., and the program at 7:30 p.m. The evening's program…
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