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  • Outgoing President’s Speech

     BCMA President’s Farewell Speech -Bernita C Taylor, M.D. Good evening Colleagues, friends and special guests. We’ve come to the close of another year at the Baltimore County Medical Association. As we prepare to welcome incoming BCMA president, Dr. Charles Samorodin, I would like to take this opportunity to review a… Read More

  • President’s Message

    -Bernita C. Taylor, M.D. The Opioid Crisis… It’s the lead story on TV news, talk shows and blogs. It has generated countless newspaper articles. We’ve read about the tragedy of addiction and the escalating number of opioid related deaths. The crisis has led to increased vigilance among prescribers to do… Read More

  • Incoming Presidents’ Speech

    The BCMA President’s Incoming Speech -Bernita C. Taylor, M.D. Good evening colleagues, family and friends. Last year I was seeing patients  as usual at  my  Catonsville medical  office, when a women asked me why I  become a physician, and why family  medicine? I’ve been asked this question many times over… Read More

  • President’s Message

    -Loralie D. Ma, M.D. Medical Malpractice in Maryland: State of the Art New Threats While the medical malpractice front in Maryland has been a bit under the radar lately, it would be imprudent of us, as physicians, not to realize the very real threats facing us. While the actual number… Read More

  • Dr. Scott Krugman Named Pediatrician of the Year by MD AAP

    Pediatrician and Baltimore County Medical Association member, Scott Krugman, M.D., received the pediatrician of the year award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Krugman, chairman of pediatrics at Franklin Square Hospital, was awarded in part for his work in reducing low birth weight in Essex… Read More

  • CMS Extends Deadline for PQRS Informal Review Process

    CMS is extending the 2014 Informal Review period. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) group practices, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment now have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time… Read More

  • 2016 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda for Maryland Physicians and Their Patients

    The mission of MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, is to serve as Maryland’s foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients and the public health. To that end, during the 2016 General Assembly Session, MedChi shall work on the following objectives: AS AN ADVOCATE FOR PATIENTS: DEFEND THE SCOPE… Read More

  • President’s Message

    -Loralie Ma, M.D. Screening Tests, Epidemiology and the Individual Screening tests are ever increasing, whether it is a radiologic screening test such as Chest CT for lung cancer screening, screening mammography for breast cancer detection, or screening blood tests, such as PSA for prostate cancer detection. There are numerous other… Read More

  • HSCRC and CRISP: Next Steps for the Medicare Waiver and the Health Information Exchange

    As the Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) transitions into “phase 2” of the All Payer Medicare Waiver, they will be monitoring Medicare’s creation of alternative payment methodologies as a guide for Maryland. The HSCRC has issued a solicitation to hire a consultant to help direct the next phase of… Read More

  • President’s Message

    -Loralie Ma, M.D. Information Asymmetry and the Role of the Patient in the Healthcare Marketplace Much has been written on information asymmetry by economists – a transaction where one party has more, or better, information than the other. In business, this leads to an imbalance of power in transactions, which… Read More

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