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Contact Your Senators Take Action!

Senate leadership continues to plow ahead with health care reform legislation that threatens potentially disastrous consequences for the Americans health care system. The Graham-Cassidy Amendment to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) was recently unveiled in the Senate. If passed, millions of Americans could lose their health insurance coverage, further destabilizing the health insurance marketplace…
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MIOSHA Health Standard Compliance

Oftentimes, small doctor and dentist offices call MIOSHA and ask : “What do we need to have in place to be in compliance with MIOSHA Health Standards?”  In order to meet the need for the numerous doctor and dental offices across the State, MIOSHA developed a compliance “starter kit.”  Offices can download related materials directly…
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Free webinar: Get the ‘scoop’ directly from CMS

Free webinar: Get the 'scoop' directly from CMS MSMS Prepare your practice to succeed! On September 20th, MSMS is hosting a free webinar in which the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide an overview of the new Medicare payment structure authorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA),…
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Notes September 11, 2017 Legislative Update  

Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS) – Legislative Update  Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The WCMS Legislative Committee met at WCMS offices. Attending the meeting were Reps. Donna Lasinski (D-52nd) and Adam Zemke (D-55th) in addition to Colin Ford from MSMS.  Jim Mitchiner, M.D., chaired the meeting. Maintenance of Care Update Maintenance…
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National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

 September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. It provides an opportunity to talk about this dangerous cancer and the fact that symptom awareness may be lifesaving. Studies have shown that ovarian cancer is not silent. Rather, the warning signs are subtle. In fact, 90 percent of women do report symptoms, even at the early stages.…
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Renew Your Membership for Tax Deduction in 2017

Renew Your Membership for Tax Deduction in 2017! Contributions or gifts to the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS) and the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, a portion of your dues may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. WCMS/MSMS estimates…
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Michigan’s Safe Delivery milestone – 200th newborn safely surrendered

Michigan’s Safe Delivery reaches milestone with 200th newborn safely surrendered Michigan has achieved a significant milestone in the state’s efforts to keep babies safe with the 200th surrender of a newborn under the state’s Safe Delivery law. Under the law, a biological parent may legally surrender an infant no more than 72 hours old to…
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Should Patients Have the ‘Right to Try’ Untested Treatments?

From MI Health Lab: Should Patients Have the ‘Right to Try’ Untested Treatments? They Already Do A federal “right-to-try” law for medical treatments could soon become reality. But systems to expand access to investigational options while protecting patients are already in place, says a U-M expert Right now, a few severely ill patients at the…
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3 Items of Advice for New Medical Students

3 Items of Advice for New Medical Students Congratulations on your acceptance to medical school! Wherever you’re starting this fall, know that you’re joining a “cult” of health care professionals and health care professionals-to-be. No matter how little you know, you’ll be asked for medical advice. And the more you learn, the less likely you’ll…
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