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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Urgent: Senate heads home after delaying vote on health care bill- Take Action

Earlier this week Senate leadership tried to rush a vote on health care legislation that according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) could result in 15 million Americans losing their health care coverage next year alone with a projected total of 22 million more uninsured Americans by 2026. In addition to the massive loss…
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Washtenaw County Public Health- Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus

It's Mosquito Season - Take Steps to Prevent West Nile Virus YPSILANTI, Mich., June 29, 2017 – Washtenaw County Public Health encourages residents to take measures to reduce the spread of West Nile virus. A dead green heron found in the Ypsilanti area was submitted to the state on June 21 and tested positive for…
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“Opportunity for faculty to make thier voice heard”

Check out the Michigan Medicine Headline: Opportunity for faculty to make thier voice heard. Bradley J. Uren, M.D., Michigan Medicine’s assistant professor of emergency medicine, has been named chair of MSMS’s Committee on State Legislation and Regulations. Full article: https://umhsheadlines.org/…/opportunity-for-faculty-to-mak…/
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American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation – Take Action!

Last month the House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), legislation that according the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) could result in an estimated 14 million Americans losing their health care coverage in 2018 in addition to a projected cut of more than $800 billion to Medicaid over the next decade. …
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Fulfill Your Michigan LARA Continuing Medical Education Requirements

The following on-demand webinars fulfill the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs new requirements for continuing medical education. The cost for each webinar is $50 for MSMS Member physicians and office staff; $75 for Non-member physicians. Human Trafficking Presenter: Dena Nazer, MD FAAP, Chief, Child Protection Team, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University,…
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What is the Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI)?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions…
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WASHTENAW COUNTY EPI UPDATE – 6/16/17

·         2016 HIV: newly diagnosed cases in wide age range of men ·         2016 Gonorrhea and chlamydia at record high levels ·         New maps of chlamydia and gonorrhea in Washtenaw:  increase in cases in central Ann Arbor   HIV:  men of all ages diagnosed in 2016 Number of new HIV cases similar to last year.  27…
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Dr. Uren Discusses Opportunity for Michigan Medicine Faculty to Make Their Voice Heard

The Michigan State Medical Society — or MSMS — announced that Bradley J. Uren, M.D., Michigan Medicine’s assistant professor of emergency medicine, has been named chair of MSMS’s Committee on State Legislation and Regulations. “We would not be successful in distilling the diversity of opinion among physicians into coherent and defensible policy positions without the efforts…
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MDHHS Promotes Awareness of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis to Prevent Colon Cancer 

LANSING, Mich. – As part of efforts to increase awareness and reduce the incidence of colon cancer among Michigan residents, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is recognizing June 11-17, 2017 as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Awareness Week. Approximately 1,400 people in Michigan have Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), but many are not aware that…
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Michigan Delegation Taking 17 MSMS Resolutions to AMA Annual Meeting

The Michigan Delegation to the American Medical Association (AMA) hits the road to Chicago this weekend for a week at the AMA Annual meeting where they will support 17 Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) resolutions and two candidates for AMA leadership positions. "This will be an intense week for every one of our Michigan delegates…
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