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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Washtenaw County Epi Update: Ebola 10/30/14

Washtenaw County Public Health (WCPH) is working with Michigan Dept of Community Health (MDCH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor individuals with recent travel from Ebola-affected countries. Currently, these counties include Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Public Health will actively monitor the recent traveler for the 21 days after departure…
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Washtenaw County Medical Society Holds First Ebola Preparedness Meeting

Ann Arbor - The Washtenaw County Medical Society held its first Ebola Preparedness meeting for health and medical leaders within Washtenaw County. Representatives from Washtenaw County Public Health, University of Michigan Health System, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Michigan Department of Community Health, and independent physician association Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA) were present to discuss…
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WCMS Survey – Take the Survey and Win a New iPad

We would like to have a better understanding of the concerns and interests of physicians in Washtenaw County, in order to provide you with more relevant and useful services. This survey will take you less than 10 minutes to complete. Your survey responses are completely anonymous. Upon completion, you may choose to enter a drawing…
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2014 MSMS Foundation Annual Scientific Meeting

Washtenaw County Medical Society and its membership are cordially invited to attend the 149th Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation Annual Scientific Meeting to be held October 22-25, 2014, at the Somerset Inn, Troy. ASM 2014 will offer WCMS members over 40 three-hour sessions, two one-hour plenary sessions, and the one-hour William Beaumont Lecture over…
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CMS to Reopen Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

Due to significant pressure from the AMA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the reopening of its Meaningful Use (MU) hardship exception application for physicians and hospitals to avoid the 2015 penalty. The new deadline will be November 30, 2014. Previously, the hardship exception application deadline was April 1, 2014 for…
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FREE CME if You Renew Your Membership by November 15

MSMS/WCMS membership renewals are in the process of being mailed, and as a thank you for your loyalty as a member and for paying early, all physicians who pay their 2015 dues by November 15 will receive a coupon for a free CME course at a MSMS educational training. MSMS/WCMS values you as a member…
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Washtenaw County Flu Update

First flu hospitalization of the season as of 10/1/14 Washtenaw County Public Health received a report of a Washtenaw adult hospitalized with lab-confirmed influenza B (via PCR testing). The individual is an older adult with underlying high risk health conditions who had not been vaccinated against flu. An additional case of influenza B, also in…
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