MSMA recently announced a new statewide exchange, Show-Me Health Information Network (SHINE of Missouri) which will allow connected physicians to share patient information while employing powerful analytic reports designed to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce inefficiencies, and positively impact patient safety.
Patrick Mills takes the Helm of MSMA in 2018
Patrick Mills is the new MSMA Executive Vice President effective January 1, 2018, replacing Tom Holloway, who retired on December 31, 2017, following a remarkable 30-year career with the Association. Mills has been MSMA’s Director of Health Care Finance since 1992. Mills credits the Association’s success to its extremely effective physician leadership and the excellent staff at MSMA headquarters. He wants to remind MSMA members that the Association’s doors and telephone lines are always open, and their thoughts, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. Email Patrick Mills or call 800-869-6762
Fight Anthem's New Emergency Services Policy
MSMA has joined forces with the Missouri Hospital Association, the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians to fight a new cost-shifting scheme by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to deny coverage for emergency services when it decides after the fact that the services were not for a true emergency. Seeing the new policy as dangerous for patients and an unacceptable violation of state and federal patient protection laws, the coalition is working for a remedy. If you have been impacted by the new Anthem policy, or know someone who has, please help the cause by putting the website to good use. Tell Your Story Here!
Video shows how to avoid Medicare payment penalties
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is the new physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Because the QPP is new this year, MSMA and the AMA want to make sure physicians know what they have to do in 2017 to participate and the QPP’s “pick your pace” options for reporting. This is especially important for those physicians who have not participated in past Medicare reporting and programs and may be less knowledgeable about the steps they can take to avoid being penalized under the QPP.....read more
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Physician Mentors Needed for New Student Support Program
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ACA’s Nondiscrimination Rule Goes Into Effect - Get Details and Forms
All covered entities, no matter how large or small, must post information in a conspicuous place notifying individuals that the entity/practice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.