March 30, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

Please be aware of the "Stay at Home" Order issued by Governor Hogan today. It goes into effect at 8pm today. This order does not prevent us from providing essential medical services.  

Retina Group of Washington is sponsoring a COVID-19 Town Hall this evening at 7:00 PM.

We at MSEPS are especially appreciative of the sacrifice and hard work you all are doing to keep Marylanders safe during this challenge.

We applaud you!

Check the AAO and MedChi websites for the most current information. For archived versions of these updates visit the MSEPS website.

Stay Safe & Healthy
Renee Bovelle, MD
MSEPS President

TONIGHT 7:00 PM Monday March 30, 2020, the ophthalmology community of the DMV region will join together for an online roundtable to discuss our collective experiences and brainstorm solutions to the challenges presented to our practices during the COVID pandemic.  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for Medicare participating health care providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced three new resources for private-practice physicians in response to the unique operational and business challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources build on previous AMA efforts to ensure physicians and their practices have the latest, up-to-date information and resources necessary to navigate the changing landscape of COVID-19.

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, ophthalmologists have requested a master list of procedures that are generally performed in operating rooms at hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers as “urgent” or “emergent” procedures. 

Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

We hope you are doing well. Today, March 30, is National Doctor's Day. Now more than ever, we are appreciative of our caretakers and healers. We celebrate your scientific expertise and your tireless dedication. On behalf of the patients and the public health of Maryland, thank you for all that you do .

Here's what we want you to know as you start the new week:

  • MedChi's coronavirus resource center includes a human resources section featuring an essential employee transportation and child care sample letter and more.

Please reach out to us if you have questions or if there are specific resources you are looking for. Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
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Online telehealth Course:  Learn how to implement telemedicine into your practice now. Today until March 31, 2020, MSEPS members will receive and $150 discount. Use the promo code MARYLAND to receive the discount.

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