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Physicians Generate $8 Billion for the DC Economy 

District physicians drive billions of dollars into the economy of our Nation’s Capital and support more than 34,000 jobs. This is according to the 2018 AMA Economic Impact Study. Read the  DC study, one-pager, and press release.


District of Columbia Advocacy

The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District in discussions with the City Council, DC's Department of Health and Board of Medicine and other members of the medical community. The Medical Society has been reviewing numerous healthcare bills and is working with key stakeholders on multiple fronts.


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Your Voice, Your Advocate

DC Advocacy

MSDC represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with DC's City Council, Department of Health, Board of Medicine and others in the medical community. READ MORE

National Advocacy

MSDC works closely with the American Medical Association (AMA), and state and specialty medical societies to educate Congress and federal agencies on issues important to physicians and their patients. READ MORE

Local Implementation of the ACA

As health system reform evolves, MSDC ensures it is implemented at the local and regional levels in ways that support the patient-physician relationship and promotes public health in our Nation's Capital. READ MORE

  The nation has seen a surge in opioid overdoses and problems related to prescription opioids. According to WTOP, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said “In 2014 we had 83 (deadly overdoses), and so far in 2017 we have 216.” 
  To help prevent unused prescription opioids from falling into the wrong hands, five new opioid drop-off points have been set up in the District The move is a step in the fight against opioid addiction, according to D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. The kiosks, which look like mailboxes, allow people to get rid of drugs they no longer need.

Drop off locations include:
• CVS — 320 40th St. NE Washington, D.C. 20019 in Ward 7
• CVS — 6514 Georgia Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20012 in Ward 4
• CVS — 6 Dupont Circle NW Washington, D.C. 20036 in Ward 2
• Walgreens — 801 7th St. NW Washington, D.C. 20001 in Ward 2
• Walgreens — 1155 F St. NW Washington, D.C. 20004 in Ward 2

Patients Before Politics

The Medical Society of DC supports the American Medical Association's vision for American health system reform.

The AMA and MSDC are committed to working with leadership in both parties to improve health insurance coverage and health care access so that patients receive timely, high-quality care, preventive services, medications and other necessary treatments.

Read how to put patients before politics.

Did You Know That An MSDC Leader Designed the Original US Capitol?

In 1792, Dr. William Thornton, who later served as MSDC Vice President, submitted the winning design for the original United States Capitol Building. Although he had no formal training in architecture, his design beat out intense competition from world-renowned architects. His winning design appears here.

200 Years of Medicine in the Nation's Capital
On September 26, 1817, the founding members of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia met at Tennison's, a hotel and tavern where the Willard Hotel now stands, and founded MSDC, the country's 12th medical society.  Read more.

Medicare Payment Reform - MACRA Matters
We are near the end of a year that has seen major changes to Medicare payment, and below are resources to ease the transition. It’s not too late to participate in MACRA this year, and physicians are encouraged to take simple steps to meet the December 31, 2017 reporting deadline to avoid future penalties

1) AMA How to Close Out 2017 Strong and Avoid Future Penalties
2) CMS Quality Payment Program Website
3) Physician's Advocacy Institute QPP Roundup 

Medicine Triumphs Over Insurance Goliath      
This April, MSDC scored a monumental win for DC patients and physicians, when the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling to block industry giant Anthem’s proposed acquisition of Cigna. (See the Court Opinion) . In May, Anthem formally terminated its merger deal with Cigna. This victory over consolidation of insurer power was possible due to organized medicine.

At a time when there are too many divisions, medicine came together and won.
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