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MSDC President Highlights Physician Advocacy

MSDC President Carla C. Sandy issued a midyear update on the Medical Society's physician-led advocacy on pressing legislation and bills impacting the practice of medicine in DC. MSDC's leadership represents physicians on the issues of physician reimbursement, burdensome insurer protocols, licensure and more. Read Dr. Sandy's Midyear Update.

Dr. Sandy was also named a leading female physician in the Chesapeake Physician magazine. The magazine featured her in its annual review. The Medical Society congratulates Dr. Sandy on this recognition and her leadership and service to the DC physician community.

 

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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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

Have You Completed Your 3 HIV/AIDS CME Requirement  for Licensure Renewal?     
The DC physician licensure renewal period opens on October 1, 2016, and physicians must comply with a 3 HIV/AIDS CME requirement. 

To help MSDC members meet this requirement, the Medical Society is offering free and low­-cost educational opportunities. Contact the Medical Society Membership Department (duryea@msdc.org, 202­-466­-1800) to learn about these and other member benefits.


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
The following physicians recently joined or rejoined MSDC:

Jeffrey Akman, MD
(Psychiatry)

Nadia Biassou, MD
(Radiology, Neuroradiology)

James F. Loomis, MD
(Internal Medicine)

Robert Shesser, MD
(Emergency Medicine)


Mario Giovaccini
(Medical Student)

CMS Releases Proposals to Reform Medicare


A 962-page proposed rule released in late April by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) details the draft regulations the agency is considering for implementation of last year's groundbreaking bipartisan Medicare reform law, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)

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