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As the Voice of Medicine in the District of Columbia, MSDC provides benefits to assist you, your practice and your patients. These include:


▪  Guidance to save you money, time and hassle. One of the many purposes of MSDC is to ease burdens on physicians. This has meant addressing physician complaints with the RAC audit process, pushing to streamline the prior authorization process and easing the hassles of managed care and government regulations. MSDC works continually to minimize such obstacles and allow physicians to focus on patient care.

▪ Need-to-know information about the profession of medicine To ensure that physicians have up-to-date information, regular and special notices alert physicians to urgent items about MSDC and health care, legislative and other urgent matters, such as licensure and public health issues.

▪  Practice management assistance. MSDC offers solutions, resources and consulting to help a practice run efficiently and effectively through its partnership with MedChi Network Services.

 

An advocate for you among key stakeholders and decisionmakers. In the legislative arena, MSDC lobbies DC Councilmembers. On the administrative side, MSDC advocates for its members with the Executive Office of the Mayor, the DC Department of Health and Board of Medicine and the District’s Medicaid Program. Finally, MSDC works with private insurers and public insurers, including Medicare contractor Novitas, to argue for fair reimbursement terms.


▪ Physician networking. MSDC members receive reduced-rate or complementary admission to MSDC’s annual meeting and partner events and seminars held throughout the year.
 

Help navigating the license renewal process. MSDC provides timely information on physician licensure requirements, offers CME opportunities (in collaboration with MSDC partners) to meet District requirements. MSDC also helps alleviate application snafus, and because of MSDC's relations to the Board of Medicine MSDC can help members cut through red tape.


 Discounts on prescription drugs. MSDC's DCRxCard is free for all District of Columbia residents. It provides discounts on non-covered medications and it can be used for savings of up to 75 percent on prescription drugs at most retail pharmacies

 

Protection for the health of DC residents. To ensure that the public receives accurate information about medicine and health care, MSDC communicates regularly with the public, providing experts on health issues and educating the press. MSDC informs the public on key health topics including tobacco control, medical marijuana, the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, and emergency preparedness.

 

Physician health assistance. Maintaining high professional standards is an ongoing priority of MSDC through the Physician Health Program, which helps physicians confront personal issues and provide them needed assistance.

Partnerships to advance physician issues at the federal level. We collaborate with AMA, national specialty societies, and other state medical associations to secure passage of legislation addressing medical liability, Medicare payment reform, antitrust and a wide range of critical issues.

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