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OCMS Member Newsletter November 2019
Upcoming Events
Psychiatric Care in the Primary Setting
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
For more information

OCMS Painting with a Twist Event

Monday, November 11, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Rochester location
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The Eye & The Chip

November 10-12, 2019
The Henry Hotel, Dearborn
Link to registration information

2019 SIM PCMH Initiative Summit
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, East Lansing
Link to registration information

Neurology for the PCP
Friday, November 22, 2019
Troy Marriott
Link to registration information 

State of the Art Hematology Oncology 
Practices for the Internist

Thursday, December 5, 2019 
Grosse Pointe War Memorial
Click here for more information

OCMS Practice Manager Meeting
Front Office Roundtable
Thursday, January 16, 2020, OCMS Office
Link to registration information
For OCMS Updates
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OCMS Special Member Event

Join us for an opportunity to meet our new president, Sharon Geimer, MD and socialize with your fellow colleagues. It's Painting with a Twist! Monday, November 11th at the Rochester Painting with a Twist, 7-9 p.m. This is complimentary to OCMS members, just click here for information on how to register! We will be making a donation to Lighthouse of Oakland County with this event!
UPDATE on Surprise, Out-of-network Billing

Lawmakers in Michigan, in Congress and around the country are debating the appropriate recourse to address unanticipated out-of-network bills. Patients are receiving these high bills because the care they believed was covered, actually was not. This is a problem, but it is also a complex issue tied up in provider-payer negotiations and market dynamics. Unfortunately, the sponsors of legislation introduced in Michigan – HB 4459 & 4460 and SB 570 & 572– believe there is a simplistic answer, namely implementing a fee schedule with no accompanying provisions for a physician to appeal a payment, nor any provisions to ensure network adequacy or health insurance benefit transparency. Click here to read more and get involved in this important legislation.


To renew your 2020 membership dues, click here. To obtain the OCMS reward form, click here.
 

#FixPriorAuth because #HealthCantWait: Support SB 612

Prior authorization and step therapy/fail first requirements hamstring treatment, drive up non-adherence to medication and lead to diminished health. It’s onerous and needless insurance company bureaucracy, and it’s negatively affecting patients, physicians, providers and their practices.

It’s time we cut out the red tape, because at the end of the day, health can’t wait.

And now we can do just that.  

State lawmakers recently introduced SB 612, a bill that reforms the prior authorization and step therapy/fail first process by introducing new transparency, fairness and clinical validity requirements, ensuring our patients receive timely coverage decisions, and ultimately, the care and treatment they need.

This is the kind of reform our patients deserve—it’s time to put them first.

Please contact your lawmakers today and urge them to support SB 612. 

EHR Malpractice Lawsuits on the Rise

We analyzed 216 medical malpractice claims that closed from 2010 to 2018 in which EHRs contributed to patient injury. The pace of these claims grew—from a low of seven cases in 2010 to an average of 22.5 cases per year in 2017 and 2018. As EHRs approach near-universal adoption, they may become a more prevalent source of patient safety risk. Click here to read more.
 
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