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MSDC Installs Dr. Carla Sandy as New President at 2015 Annual Meeting

DC Department of Health Director Delivers Keynote Address on Health Equity

  The Medical Society would like to thank the many MSDC members and members of the physician community who attended the 2015 Annual Meeting and Reception on October 28 at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. At the Meeting, outgoing President John W. Larsen, MD, of The GW Medical Faculty Associates installed incoming President Carla C. Sandy, MD, of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. LaQuandra Nesbitt, MD, MPH, Director of the DC Department of Health, discussed the issues of health equity in the District and other issues critical to the practice of medicine.


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

DC Chamber of Commerce Seeks Physician Feedback 
On October 6, 2015, DC Councilmembers David Grosso and Elissa Silverman introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 which will provide 16 weeks of paid leave funded by a 1% tax on wages. The Medical Society is working with the DC Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Working Group to review the proposed legislation.  For more specifics about the legislation and how it would be implemented, download an explainer by the DC Chamber.

A hearing for the proposed legislation will take place on December 2, 2015, and the DC Chamber would like to know the impact on physician practices. Please complete the online survey.

2016 PQRS Payment Adjustment: Informal Review Deadline Extended to December 16
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is extending the 2014 Informal Review period. Individual eligible professionals, Comprehensive Primary Care practice sites, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practices, and Accountable Care Organizations that believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment have until 11:59pm ET on December 16, 2015, to submit an informal review, requesting CMS investigate incentive eligibility and/or payment adjustment determination.
Requests must be submitted electronically via the Quality Reporting Communication Support Page (CSP). See the fact sheet and Analysis and Payment web page for more information


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