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Yearly Archives: 2012

Next General Session! Population-based Healthcare in Washtenaw County.

WCMS Members –      Don’t forget our next General Session is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2012.  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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Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="120"] Federally-supported gun violence intervention program (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] By Jerry Walden and Andrew Zweifler As of 2012 in the U.S.,guns continue to be associated with approximately 30,000 deaths per year. Over one-half of these fatalities are suicides and the…
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Call the Governor Now

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo © by Jeff Dean (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"][/caption] The senate has passed SB291 repealing the motorcycle helmet law. Call the governor NOW if you have an opinion on this- 517-335-7858 You may also fill out a web form here. Related articles Sign Petition Urging Governor to Veto Helmet Repeal (washtenawcms.wordpress.com)
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Helmet Repeal appears dead in Tennessee – for now

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)"][/caption] The following message was sent to Rick Snyder today. Dear Mr. Synder, The State House and Senate truly did lackadaisical work when providing the fiscal analysis for the proposed motorcycle helmet law repeal. Here are analyses performed for TennCare by the Tennessee state house…
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Highlights of MSMS Board of Directors Meeting, January 18, 2012

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="120" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption] From Jim Mitchiner Highlights of MSMS Board of Directors Meeting, January 18, 2012 Future of Medicine:  The Board was updated on progress on the five Future of Medicine activities (childhood obesity, primary care, quality & safety, healthcare stewardship, and Medicaid).  Membership:  The Board voted to eliminate the current…
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Concerning News From Washington State

The Washington state Medicaid program has enacted a concerning policy - limiting its beneficiaries to only 3 non emergency visits per year. A non-emergency under this policy would include a presentation for chest pain that is diagnosed as GERD.
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Sign Petition Urging Governor to Veto Helmet Repeal

A link to the petition is here. Click on this link to SIGN THE PETITION! This is what you will be signing (and 238 other Michiganders have already signed so far) Veto Helmet-Law Repeal to Protect Heads and Michigan’s Bottom Line Greetings, I just signed the following petition addressed to: Governor Snyder. Dear Governor Snyder:…
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President’s Message: MEMBERSHIP…It’s Our Future!

By Cynthia Hegg Krueger, MD - President WCMS and Staff Pathologist VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System In recent years, the Washtenaw County Medical Society teeters on retaining our third district director on the MSMS Board. This is just one example of how membership numbers affect the representation and your voice in organized medicine. As has…
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