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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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Governor Authorizes Standing Order on Naloxone

Gov. Rick Snyder authorizes standing order to make naloxone widely available in Michigan Lifesaving medication now available for eligible individuals at pharmacies  LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today authorized the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to issue a standing order pre-authorizing the distribution of naloxone by pharmacists to eligible individuals. “Naloxone is…
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WCMS 2Q Bulletin Online Now!

You will want to read this issue! Patients began to die unexpectedly at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital in 1976.  Read about the “Paralyzing Summer” and the story behind the story. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed wants to run for Governor:  medical students give their impressions of Dr. El-Sayed. MPRO has been overseeing quality of care in…
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, April 29

Disposing of Unused Medications Prevents Drug Thefts, Abuse, and Overdoses Addictive prescription drugs that are thrown away or left untended on shelves and in drawers at home are often stolen and either abused or sold by family members and visitors. That's why the DEA and thousands of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement and…
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Washtenaw County Opioid Report

The most recent Washtenaw County Public Health Opioid Report is available here. Highlights include:  ·         Opioid related overdose deaths increased 20% for Washtenaw County residents between 2015 and 2016. ·         The average age of death is decreasing, especially for females.  The average age of death decreased 14 years, from age 43 in 2010 to age…
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