WCMS Newsletter: February 2020

Legislative Committee Meeting, Monday, Feb. 10 at WCMS

Join the WCMS Legislative Committee, led by Chairman Jim Mitchiner, MD, MPH, to discuss the latest legislative updates and news with state and federal lawmakers. The agenda will include:
  • Unanticipated Out-of-Network Billing
  • Prior Authorization/Health Can’t Wait
  • Auto No-Fault
  • State of the State
  • Emotional Support Animals
RSVP to the Society Office here. Mark you calendars for all the 2020 Legislative Committee meetings: May 18, September 16, and November 16 from 7:30-9:00 AM at WCMS: 5 Research Drive, Suite C, Ann Arbor, 48103.
Prior authorization and step therapy/fail first requirements hamstring treatment, drive up nonadherence to medication and lead to diminished health. It is negatively affecting patients, physicians, providers and their practices. It’s time we cut out the red tape, because at the end of the day, #HealthCantWait.
WCMS Membership Event: Business of Medicine on Thursday, Feb. 13
Get ready to learn everything medical school didn't cover with WCMS on Thursday, February 13. Speakers will cover:
  • contract negotiation
  • HR and personnel management
  • financial planning
This session will be held at Weber's Inn at 3050 Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor. Registration and reception will begin at 6:00 PM; presentations and dinner will run from 6:30-8:30 PM.
Don't miss out on this premiere membership event! Click to register here.
NOTE: WCMS attendees will be asked to complete a voting ballot for our 2020 officers. To view the original ballot published in the 2019 4th Quarter WCMS Bulletin, go to page 25.
Resolutions for MSMS House of Delegates
Do you have an idea about how to improve medicine, patient care, public health, or the profession? Submit it to the Washtenaw Delegation to be introduced at the 2020 House of Delegates meeting. Once received, resolutions are reviewed by Washtenaw's Executive Council for support and guidance prior to submission to MSMS. The delegation works to build consensus and craft strong resolution language. If approved by the delegation, WCMS will assume responsibility for submitting the resolution to MSMS. All resolutions are due to MSMS online at this link by March 1 by 5:00 PM.
MSMS House of Delegates: April 25-26, 2020 at the Henry Autograph Collection in Dearborn
FREE Mental Health and Substance Abuse Training/Assistance for LGBTQ+ Youth
The Community Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is offering free training and technical assistance for health care providers and staff developed by a coalition of community organizations, LGBTQ+ youth, and university partners brought together by the Resilience + Resistance Collective at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
  • One-hour online training
  • Two-hour in-clinic training
  • Three months of technical support
  • Continuing education credits
For more information and to enroll, follow this link.

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