Revamped MAPS Launch Timeline

The State of Michigan will be replacing the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) with Appriss, PMP AWARxE software. 

Important Information:
- Accounts from the current MAPS will not be transferred to the new system.
- Beginning March 9, 2017, pre-registration to PMP AWARxE will open to setup your new MAPS account.
- All requests and reporting will be made to the current system through April 3, 2017.

Key Dates:
- April 3, 2017: Last day to submit requests and/or file submissions to the existing MAPS.
- April 4, 2017: All requests and reporting must go through the new system. Current MAPS accounts will no longer be accessible.  
For questions, please contact the MAPS support team:
(517) 373-1737 or by email at

AOA contributes to PBS documentary on Female Physicians in Osteopathic Medicine

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has contributed to a documentary project with the PBS affiliate, WEDU in Tampa, Fl. The film focuses on women in osteopathic medicine. The five minute trailer is available now, with the show scheduled to air in April, 2017.
If the trailer is any indication, this promises to be a great look at the history of inclusiveness in osteopathic medicine.

To promote or share on social media, tag WEDU and use the hashtag:

Drug Enforcement Agency Announces Revised Renewal Applications

Beginning January 2017, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will no longer send its second renewal notification by mail. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent to the email address associated with the DEA registration.

At this time, the DEA will otherwise retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration. This policy is as follows:

If a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.
DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.
Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.

For more information, click here. 
Registration is OPEN! Join us for the 118th Annual Spring Scientific Convention as the MOA offers 30 AOA 1-A credits with compelling sessions and discussion on current issues affecting your practice and profession. This year we have moved the venue to the renovated Westin Southfield Detroit.
2017 Spring Scientific Convention
MOA Spring Scientific Research Exhibit Competition
Westin Southfield Detroit

Scientific Research Exhibit Competition: Now Accepting Entries 
Deadline TODAY! March 17, 2017
The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) Spring Scientific Convention will once again host a Scientific Research Exhibit (SRE). These competitions provide osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows and attending level physicians an opportunity to present their medical and scientific research to our profession.

Visit the Scientific Research Exhibit web page by clicking HERE

LARA: New Licensing requirements to Combat Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which people profit from the control and exploitation of others. Victims include children involved in the sex trade, adults over the age of 18 who are forced, coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and children and adults compelled into different forms of labor or services against their will and who often receive little to no compensation.

Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world, and it is the world's second largest criminal enterprise after drugs. In October 2014, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law a package of 20 bills specifically geared toward strengthening statewide efforts to combat human trafficking.

As part of the effort to stop human trafficking, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has added licensing requirements to the "OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY - GENERAL RULES."

For more information and links to resources, click here.

Metro Health Hosts Patient Safety Fair

Our friends at Metro Health observed "Patient Safety Week" by hosting an
informative, Patient Safety Fair. The event provided information on newborn care, mental health safety, overdose prevention and many more as each department offered information. Metro Health staff signed a "Take a pledge for patient safety" as part of the national, "2017 United for Patient Safety."

Metro Health share some of the event on social media with the hashtag: #UnitedforSafety

For more, visit the Metro Health Facebook page.  
News & Resource Links

The AOA supports revised ACGME common program requirements:   
The AOA's president issues a statement in response to ACGME work rule changes for resident physicians.
Link: AOA ACGME article 

Up to $25,000 in research grants available for students and residents:
Apply by May 31, 2017 and make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine with a research project.

Some See 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' As A GOP-Friendly Way To Provide Routine Care: 
Back in the day, people paid for routine, primary medical care on their own and used insurance only when something serious came up. Some primary care doctors are betting that model can thrive again through a monthly subscription for routine care and a high-deductible insurance policy to take care of the big stuff.
Doctors Company Foundation Accepting Applications for Patient Safety Research
The Doctors Company Foundation is now accepting grant applications for 2017. All grant submissions need to be submitted by the deadline of April 15, 2017 in order to be considered for the single 2017 grant review cycle. Applicants will be notified by July 1, 2017 of the Foundation's decision.
Link: Doctor's Company Foundation page 

January 4, 2017, saw the passing of John A. Walker, DO
Click here for a local obituary

December 27, 2016 saw the passing of Max McKinney II, DO
Click here for a local obituary

August 5, 2016 saw the passing of Maynard Amelon, DO
Click here for a local obituary

May 26, 2016, saw the passing of Thomas P. Kane, DO
Click here for a local obituary 

April 7, 2016 saw the passing of Daniel Graham, DO
Feb. 15, 2016 saw the passing of Howard Rossman, DO
Feb. 4, 2016 saw the passing of Gerald Reznick, DO
Feb. 4, 2016 saw the passing of Jack Lighton, DO
Feb. 3, 2016 saw the passing of  Norman Decker, DO

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