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  • 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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