Nevada only state in US with all counties at ‘low’ COVID levels

COVID-19 in Clark County and the entire state has plummeted to low levels, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as hospitalizations and reported new cases declined for the sixth straight week.

Last week, Clark County’s levels were designated as medium and the week before that as high. When levels are high, the CDC recommends that everyone wear a mask in public indoor spaces.

When a community is at low levels, the agency recommends that people get tested if they have symptoms and stay up-to-date on vaccinations.

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CDC director announces agency overhaul, says it must ‘do better’ after COVID-19 review

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) DirectorRochelle Walensky said Wednesday that the agency “did not reliably meet expectations” and would overhaul its operations after an external review found shortcomings in the COVID-19 response.

The review, begun in April, comes after the CDC faced heavy criticism for its stumbles both in the early days of the pandemic and more recently, with critics pointing to confusing guidance and slow responses.

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Nevada Representative introduces bill to enhance mental health training

Nevada’s Susie Lee is one of two House Representatives introducing a bill to enhance mental health training.

Lee, a Democrat, and Pennsylvania Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, a Republican, announced the introduction of the Expanding Access to Mental Health Training Act.

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AMA Workshops and Webinars

Mind the Gaps: Digital Health Issues and Opportunities

August 30 at 11 AM CT 

Learn how Mayo Clinic is advancing digital health across strategy, research, and clinical informatics teams. Speakers will share how collaboration and coordination has supported technology implementation, workflow integration, and outcomes evaluation, plus explore what has worked well and where opportunities exist. Register now.

Register Now » AMPAC Campaign School

September 29 – October 2 

The 2022 Campaign School returns in-person at the AMA offices in Washington, DC! This comprehensive, bi-partisan program molds participants into winning political strategists with an understanding of strategy, message, and campaign plans. Physicians, spouses of physicians, residents and medical students are all welcome to participate. Space is limited and the deadline to register is Sept. 4, so reserve your spot now. 

The International Conference on Physician Health

October 13 – 15 

The American, Canadian and British Medical Associations will host the International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) in Orlando. This year’s conference, with its central focus of “Engaging organizations to achieve cultural change,” is relevant to physicians across all specialties and practice settings. Learn more or register now.


Nevada Medicaid Rate Review Survey

Dear Provider,
It’s that time again for the quadrennial Medicaid rate review process! The purpose of this review is to help the Division assess whether certain Medicaid provider reimbursement rates accurately reflect the actual cost of providing a service or item as provided under NRS 422.2704. In some cases, a rate review may warrant a recommendation by the Division to the Director for an increase in reimbursement for certain providers.
We need your help to make sure that we have the information needed to complete this review. Provider Types listed below should immediately complete the survey.
The deadline is September 16th.
Again, the surveys, provider types under rate review, and instructions are available at:
Questions? Contact: [email protected]
As a reminder, providers are asked to print, post, and distribute Update Your Address and NV Medicaid App flyers for members. This notification may be distributed to staff so that anyone who is interested in signing up for the ListServ can do so.
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