Physician Resource Center: Thought Leadership
Physician Thought Leadership Resource Center
Part of our role as a professional medical society is to be a resource provider for our members. We are fortunate to have created partnerships and alliances with organizations that seek to provide educational and support materials that can be support of our member’s efforts to provide the best in care to their clients. We encourage our members to engage with the content presented here and reach out to the providers should they wish more information and support.
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DACS provides support to primary care and specialty prescribers in addressing the needs of their patients with substance use disorders and chronic pain management. All services are free and include:
- Phone consultation for clinical questions provided by expert addiction medicine specialists
- Education and training opportunities related to substance use disorders and chronic pain management
- Assistance in the identification of substance use and behavioral health resources and referrals that meet the needs of the patients in your community.
Funding for DACS is provided by The District of Columbia Government, DC Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA), Pharmaceutical Control Division (PCD). DACS is administered by the University of Maryland School of Medicine staff and faculty.>
Perla is a one-stop site to help you find trusted legal, accounting and other advisors with healthcare experience for your practice. Perla offers:
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For more information about this solution, visit PERLA.
UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete Special Needs Plans (SNP) offer benefits for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. These SNP plans provide benefits beyond Original Medicare, such as transportation to medical appointments and routine vision exams. Members must have Medicaid to enroll.
can help relieve the “sticker shock” your patients feel each time they pay for a prescription. The Rx4Miracles Prescription Savings Card provides savings for both brand and generic medications, requires no enrollment, no income requirements
and is open to everyone. Rx4Miracles also generates funds which go back to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to support their efforts to improve and change pediatric healthcare and its impact on kids, families, and communities.
Funds granted through our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals help deliver specialized care, critical research, equipment, and resources necessary for hospital teams to provide life-saving care to the children
in our community.
Rx4Miracles helps uninsured and underinsured individuals afford their prescription medications. However, Rx4Miracles can also be used by individuals who have health insurance coverage with no prescription benefits, which is common in many health savings accounts (HSA) and high deductible health plans. Additionally, individuals who have prescription coverage can use Rx4Miracles for non-covered medications.
In collaboration with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals we are working to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Savings for you. Funds for them.
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Our Medical Specialty Group provides a dedicated team with tailored solutions to meet the unique financial needs of physicians and their practices. For insights and solutions, visit the sites below or contact us directly.
CRISP DC is a regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) serving the District of Columbia. We are a non-profit organization advised by a wide range of stakeholders who are responsible for health care throughout the region. Participating in a health information exchange offers a system-wide view of the care your patients receive across the District.
Our main goal is to is to deliver the right health information to the right place at the right time —providing safer, timelier, efficient, effective, equitable, and more patient-centered care. We are committed to ensuring that District providers are securely sharing data to facilitate better patient care, reduce costs, and improve overall health outcomes.
For more information on CRISP DC log onto dc.crisphealth.org
Compassion & Choices believes the goal of good end-of-life care is to prevent as much physical and emotional suffering as possible. Not aimed at curing illness, the focus is on comfort, dignity, and quality of life. For many, it is reassuring just to know that options exist. There is no one right answer or choice; preferences vary from person to person. Candid conversations are crucial to ensuring patients get the care they want at the end of life, so it’s important to discuss these priorities not just with patients, but with their families and other loved ones and put those priorities in writing whenever possible.
For information on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, see this Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers (May 20, 2021)
We are Janssen, the Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson. We are focused on treating and preventing some of the most complex and devastating diseases of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases & vaccines, cardiovascular & metabolism, and pulmonary hypertension. We pursue the most promising science, wherever it might be found. Learn more at www.janssen.com.
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Thought leadership articles
Staff Turnover is a Problem for Medical Practices: Streamlining Admin Processes Helps
June 22, 2023
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Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans Help Coordinate Medicare and Medicaid Benefits
December 1, 2022
Learn how UnitedHealthcare’s integrated care coordination of Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans support complex medical and social needs and what changes are coming in 2023.Continue Reading
Annual Enrollment Period Opens October 15, But Certain Residents May Enroll Now
October 1, 2022
The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is approaching and this year the District Dual Choice Program is an option for individuals who reside in the district and who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare.Continue Reading
Physician Reimbursement and Resources Under the UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® Plan
September 8, 2022
Learn reimbursement dos and don’ts and what provider resources are available through UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete.Continue Reading
Primary Care Providers Are Uniquely Positioned To Care For Patients Living With Addiction
August 25, 2022
DACS shares how primary care physicians can be valuable sources of all types of care.Continue Reading
How does UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete impact my patients?
August 24, 2022
There are many health benefits for individuals who are dual eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, spanning dental, food/nutrition, routine vision and hearing, physical fitness, and more.Continue Reading
DC Residents Will Have Access to UnitedHealthcare’s District Dual Choice Program – Individuals Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
June 29, 2022
Learn about comprehensive, coordinated health benefits available through the District Dual Choice Program to adults aged 21 and over who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.Continue Reading
How Telehealth Helps Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
March 20, 2020
Telehealth is a critical component of a physician's practice during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.Continue Reading