Monthly Archives: April 2014


Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) has recently been made aware of several instances of fraudulent tax return filings involving Michigan physicians. This has been discovered when legitimate tax returns are filed and a notice is received that the return has already been filed. The source of this identity theft (i.e. the social security numbers, addresses…
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Jeffrey Kutcher, MD, Presentation Rescheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher's presentation originally scheduled for March 12, and canceled due to weather, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 20th. Dr. Kutcher is a sports neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of Michigan NeuroSport, the university’s academic sports neurology program, where he oversees clinical care,…
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April 26 is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled the 8th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by safely disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is…
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Ohio Mumps Outbreak Rises to 212 Cases, Largely Hits State University

(Reuters) - The number of cases of mumps in central Ohio in a rare outbreak has jumped to 212, from 116 early this month, mostly affecting students and others connected to The Ohio State University, public health officials said on Monday. At least 132 cases of the contagious disease, which causes painful swelling of the…
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Washtenaw Healthy Michigan Plan

Enrollment for expanded Medicaid, the Healthy Michigan Plan, began April 1, 2014. Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan will be open for enrollment all year. The Healthy Michigan Plan is open to Michigan adults, aged 19-64, whose income is below 138% of the poverty level and who are citizens, refugees, or legal permanent residents for…
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Senate Passes H.R. 4302, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014″

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday evening to delay scheduled cuts in physician payments under Medicare and move the switch to ICD-10 billing codes to October 2015. The chamber passed a bill that delays by 12 months pending reimbursement cuts under Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula. Physicians were to face 24% cuts in…
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