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Thursday, Sept. 1
Ammon Center at Christiana Hospital
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. EST
Please join us for the 30th year of our premier symposium updating physicians, nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals on current thinking and available information on medical issues affecting the geriatric population.
If you are interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor, please click here for more information.
Medical Society of Delaware
As of May 21, 2014, CMV drivers must have medical exams
performed by a certified medical examiner listed on the
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
The Medical Society of Delaware is prepared to assist you in the certification process. We are a registered NRCME training provider for health care professionals seeking to be listed on the National Registry website. MSD's online training course is designed to meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiners according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Pediatric Perspectives 2016:
Issues in Pulmonology, Infectious Diseases and Newborn Care
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center
Rehoboth Beach, DE
This program is designed for pediatricians, family medicine physicians,
PAs, APNs, physicians in training, nurses and other allied health professionals. This conference
is designed to convey new perspectives on pediatric infections, pulmonary diseases and newborn
Christiana Care Health System
Friday, Sept. 16
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Registration and breakfast 8 a.m.
Conference 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There is no cost to attend this educational activity.
Registration will open the second week of August.
Please bookmark www.delamed.org/CKD for updates.
Christiana Care Health System
Saturday, Oct. 1
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Virden Retreat at the University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, Delaware 19958
Delaware is already home to 26,000 people with dementia and the aging of our population makes dementia care an increasingly important objective for health care providers. Optimal care begins with accurate detection, evaluation, and differential diagnosis. Patients, caregivers, and providers must then consider whether to use the medications approved for treating dementia’s cognitive symptoms. The non-cognitive behavioral symptoms such as agitation, aggression, anxiety, apathy, depression, and psychosis appear early in the course of dementia and their effective treatment can delay or prevent the need for more intensive and expensive care. Much of the emotional and financial burden of dementia care is shouldered by unpaid family caregivers, and their support is a key feature of effective dementia care. Before reaching the terminal phase of illness, many important decisions need to be made including plans for end of life care. Advance directive documentation and use of the new DMOST form assist health care providers in discussing end of life care with patients and caregivers.
This course is intended for primary care and behavioral health clinicians including nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers.
The American Board of Family Medicine launched its Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians Program nearly 15 years ago, but the work of fine-tuning the continuing certification process to best meet family physicians' professional development and lifelong learning needs continues.
As ABFM President and CEO James Puffer, M.D., said during a recent AAFP visit to the board's headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky: "We have a lot of exciting things going on that we think will benefit your members."
Reimbursement for evaluation and management services is often the most challenging for primary care physicians and their billing staff. The most common EM codes are based on location, patient status, and level of service.
A good understanding of the opportunities, and a review of common errors found in audits, will help your practice obtain payment and peace of mind.
John Meigs, M.D., president-elect of the AAFP, writes:
"I attended my first AAFP annual meeting in 1984 when it was known as Scientific Assembly. I was just a few years out of residency and went, in part, to receive the degree of AAFP Fellow. Of course, I also took advantage of the CME and was truly impressed by both the number and quality of sessions offered and by the scope of the expo hall.
I've been coming back ever since."
By Scott E. Rupp
From meaningful use to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the headlines in healthcare for the foreseeable future will surround the latest payment carrot-and-stick regulations. Like meaningful use, which is now regular vernacular in healthcare, the potentially disruptive MACRA will soon be just as popular of an expression for those in every aspect of the care protocols. Right now, not so much.
A recent surge in the amount of Zika virus cases in the United States suggests that doctors and patients should have more conversations about upcoming travel.
Delaware, so far, has reported 10 cases of Zika, a virus primarily spread through mosquitoes. With an outbreak reported in Florida this week, sparking the Centers for Disease Control to issue a travel warning for Miami, the way doctors and patients talk about travel in association with Zika may be changing.
Reimbursement under Medicare is about to evolve yet again. While the rules are still being finalized, providers should be getting ready for their unveiling this fall.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced its proposed rule for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, which will measure physician performance in four categories — resource use/cost, quality, advancing care information and clinical practice improvement activities — with bonuses or penalties that could eventually reach up to 9 percent of physicians' Medicare reimbursements.
Each year, immunization prevents between two and three million deaths, according to WHO.
"Immunizations guard against serious health problems, hospitalization, and even death," Nitin Damle, M.D., MS, FACP, American College of Physicians president, said in a press release from the organization. "National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time for internal medicine physicians to make sure that their patients are up-to-date on the latest recommended adult immunization schedule.”
Just this summer, a Dallas doctor who worked in a psychiatric hospital died as a result of a violent encounter with a patient. Ruth Anne MarDock, M.D., worked at Timberlawn Mental Health System when on June 30 a patient, who police said was upset because he heard he was being transferred to another facility, tackled the doctor and slammed her to the floor. She stuck her head and lost consciousness and died two days later from her injuries.
The fatal attack is further proof that doctors need to protect themselves against violence, writes Gregory A. Hood, M.D, an internist from Lexington, Kentucky, on Medscape.
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