March 25, 2018 - In This Issue:
News: Gun Violence Prevention & MCMS
Thank You to the 138 Members Who Responded to the Survey
88.41% of our member respondents said that gun violence is a public health issue, and 80.43% said that MCMS should be involved in some manner. MCMS staff shared these responses, including individual member comments with our Executive Board last Tuesday night, along with existing policy from the AMA and MedChi. 

MCMS Board of Directors Takes Action
The MCMS Executive Board voted unanimously in favor of sending two resolutions on the topic of gun violence prevention to MedChi's House of Delegates, which meets on April 29th. 

The first resolution advocates for the lifting of the current ban on CDC gun violence research and the second would initiate an interdisciplinary task force at MedChi for the prevention of gun violence in Maryland, including a review of current AMA policy, current Maryland legislation, and to determine whether additional state legislation, public affairs campaigns or physician and patient education are needed. 

Other News Regarding Gun Violence Prevention
The omnibus bill passed by congress this week clarifies that the Dickey Amendment does not bar the CDC from conducting research on gun violence. It does not, however, repeal the amendment which states that "none of the funds made available. . . may be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun control." It also does not provide dedicated funding for research on gun violence prevention. Read more. . .
null Practice Management Networking Social
Tuesday, March 27, 4:30 - 6:30 PM

MCMS practice managers (members and the staff of members) are invited to join us for a fun evening of networking, drinks, and food at Stanford Grill! Meet new practice managers working in the area and extend your professional network. Connect with your peers, discuss best practices, get new ideas and suggestions from your colleagues. Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!

Bring a Colleague! You're invited to bring a practice manager, to share the value of membership in MCMS & MedChi!
Near Bethesda or Gaithersburg?  Join Us for a Physician Collegiality Dinner!

Due to this week's inclement weather, our dinner scheduled for  Wednesday, 3.21.18 at Copper Canyon Grill in Gaithersburg was postponed until Thursday, 4.19.18. If you registered for this event previously, please re-register for the new date

In place of our usual Winter General Membership Meeting, MCMS invites you to attend one of our  PHYSICIAN COLLEGIALITY DINNERS.  It's a chance to congregate, commiserate, collaborate, and celebrate with each other! According to our member and recent attendee, Dr. Ng-Wagner the 
dinner "added great value to her membership" and helped her to "reconnect with colleagues". A ttend to get your #ProudToBeAPhysician coffee cup!

Upcoming Dates & Locations
  • Wed., 4.11.18, 6PM Mon Ami Gabi, 7239 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda
  • New Date! Thurs., 4.19.18, 6PM Copper Canyon Grill, 100 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg
You may only attend ONE dinner.  There is no cost to attend for active physician members. Emeritus members and prospective members may attend for $50, and are asked to  submit this form to RSVP .

Visit us on  Facebook  or  Twitter  to learn more about our #ProudToBeAPhysician campaign.
Other Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendar!

April 12 - Coding Forum Webinar at Noon

Tuesday Talk with United - Date & Details Coming Soon

April 24 - Practice Management Update: Evaluation and Management Services

June 3 - Corks & Forks for a Cause: 
NCPF Foundation Fundraiser & MCMS Installation of Officers


American Medical Association
Maryland Health Care Commission

American Medical Association
$4 billion for opioid prevention & $1.3 billion for telehealth, but DACA, VA Choice and gun violence weren't included. 
This compilation of 5 telehealth grant funded projects demonstrates impact on patient population health.
92% of physicians  say that prior authorizations programs have a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes.
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