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See below for up-to-date news in health and healthcare on the local, state and national levels. Certain members-only content may prompt you to log-in or signup to become a member. Please contact us if you have news to share or highlight.

MCMS Installs New Leadership for 2023
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Outgoing MCMS President Ricardo Buenaventura, MD, administered the Oath of Office and handed the leadership gavel to 2023 MCMS President John Corker, MD at the meeting of the MCMS Board of Directors on January 12, 2023. Dr. Corker has been involved with organized medicine at all levels – local, state, and national – since his […]

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RISHI Offers Workshop Retreat to Enhance Personal and Professional Resilience
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The Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (RISHI) at Pure Healthcare is offering a 2.5 day retreat workshop in personal and professional resilience for physicians, nurses, graduate program learners and healthcare paraprofessionals. This year’s “TENDING THE FLAME” workshop will be held May 5-7, 2023 at The Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, […]

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Still Time to Reach Out to Congress to Take Action on Medicare Physician Payment – Act Now!
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As you all likely know, Congress plans to cut Medicare physician payments by 2% starting Jan 1, 2023.  Due to advocacy from our AMA and others, that is an improvement from the planned 4.5% cuts for most physicians, and as much as 9% cuts for Emergency Room visits.  However, to be clear, any cuts to […]

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PHDMC Offers Measles Update – Encourages Vaccination
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The current measles outbreak going on in Columbus, Ohio is now up to 50 confirmed cases, with a 40% hospitalization rate.  All of the cases are unvaccinated. MCMS has shared a report from Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County with member physicians containing comprehensive information on measles identification, diagnostic testing, case reporting requirements, and prevention […]

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CDC issues New Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Pain
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All healthcare providers should be aware of the new CDC guidelines which update the 2016 guidelines which focused on opioid use for pain management.  The 2022 updates remove the 2016 thresholds for dose and quantity of opioid prescriptions. While it steers away from inflexible standards, the report includes useful recommendations and supporting rationale for treating […]

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Important Information concerning Increasing Presence of Xylazine Exposure in Overdose Deaths
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Xylazine is a non-opioid sedative analgesic used in veterinary medicine to calm and handle animals for diagnostic tests and for anesthesia and pain relief for animal surgeries.  It is increasingly being detected in drug overdoses.  In a national study, the presence of xylazine in overdose deaths grew nearly 20-fold between 2015-2020 (Friedman, et al., 2022).  […]

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SAVE THE DATE! – 2023 MCMS ANNUAL MEETING – April 29, 2023
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Mark your calendar now to save the date and time and make plans to attend the 2023 MCMS Annual Meeting. The new date of Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 6:30 PM has been selected to push beyond the winter season. More details will be forthcoming as the date approaches. This event will celebrate the MCMS […]

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Important Information for Surgeons on CRNA Physician Supervision in Ohio
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Attention: Ohio surgeons, OB/Gyns, and Other Procedural Specialists MCMS wants to draw your attention to a trend that is happening in the Dayton area. The OSMA has put out the following notice to Ohio surgeons, OB/Gyns, and other procedural specialists, regarding current state law that requires Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to be directly supervised […]

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COVID-19 bivalent mRNA boosters Information and Shipment Information from ODH
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Last week, September 2nd, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) sent out a notice to Ohio physician practices and other healthcare providers. New bivalent mRNA COVID-19 boosters created to strengthen protection against the original COVID-19 strain and the currently circulating Omicron variant can be administered to Ohioans age 12 years and older as soon as […]

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OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAINING – Ohio Hepatitis Academic Mentorship Program (OH-HAMP)
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MCMS has been asked to share information on a program designed to train primary care providers throughout the state using an in-person and tele-mentoring-based approach aimed at improving the health of individuals in underserved communities by building a primary care workforce trained by experts to screen, diagnose, treat, cure and follow persons with chronic Hepatitis […]

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PHDMC Offers Information on Monkeypox for Clinicians
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Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County has a dedicated web page providing information on Monkeypox for physicians and other clinicians. Please see https://www.phdmc.org/monkeypox/monkeypox-for-healthcare-professionals

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Time to Renew Your MCMS Membership – Use New MCMS Online Portal!
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We are anxious for you to use our new MCMS membership portal for renewing your MCMS membership. Going forward, many of the MCMS activities will be announced online through this website and through email communication. The online Membership Directory will provide real-time updates to keep the Montgomery County community apprised of your practice location and status.

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MCMS 2022 Annual Meeting Highlights
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Statewide CARE Service Announced to Support Mental & Emotional Well-Being of Ohio’s Healthcare Workforce
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Columbus, OH  –  A free, anonymous service is being made available to help healthcare workers throughout Ohio screen for mental and emotional health issues and, if needed, connect with licensed mental health professionals and resources. The Well-Being CARE Service is powered by the Ohio State Medical Association Foundation. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, the Well-Being CARE […]

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MCMS ANNUAL MEETING – Are You Registered?
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Spring is finally in the air, and with the sunshine and warmer temperatures it is time to come out of hibernation and meet and greet your fellow physicians! MCMS is planning a Cocktail/hors d’oeuvres Reception on Saturday, June 4 at 6:30 PM at Dayton Country Club. A bit different from past annual meetings, this will […]

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MCMS Website Updates Bring New Options for Members and Membership
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Membership Directory and Individual Profiles. We hope you have noticed the new look to the MCMS Website. The membership Directory is now listed in real-time on the site, and physicians can be searched by name, practice group name, or specialty. While office practice information is visible to all viewers, the personal home information is only […]

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PHDMC Issues New Community Levels Tool to Follow COVID Community Rates
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Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County has a new tool in its toolbox to help track data and provide information on current cases of COVID-19/variants in the community, based on hospital admissions, hospital beds in use for COVID-19 patients, and cases reported. The Low/Medium/High designation levels help communities determine which actions can be taken to […]

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MCMS 2022 Annual Meeting – June 4, 2022
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Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend! June 4, 2022 – 6:30 PM – Dayton Country Club Are you ready to join your physician colleagues and their spouses and guests for a fun and relaxing evening in a beautiful setting? Mark your calendar for 6:30 PM on Saturday, June 4 at the Dayton Country Club […]

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2021 Outgoing MCMS President’s Message
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The following message was prepared by David O. Griffith, MD, 2021 MCMS President. He highlights the activities of MCMS throughout the past year.

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MCMS COMMITTEE LIST 2022
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The following MCMS Member physicians have been assigned to serve on Committees as listed below

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Safe Opioid Prescribing in Ohio
Montgomery County Medical Society By Amol Soin, MD , Ricardo M. Buenaventura, MD

Most physicians can expect to see a patient that is suffering from pain at some point during their clinical practice. Briefly, pain is an unpleasant sensory experience with both physical and emotional components. Pain is commonly thought to be associated with tissue damage but it can also occur in situations where the tissue damage is threatened as in ischemia, not easily seen such as nerve damage of peripheral neuropathy and in situations where no tissue injury is easily identified such as fibromyalgia, chronic abdominal pain or headaches. Pain has an emotional component that can make one person's pain unbearable while a different person with a similar affliction may have little or no pain. It is the subjective component of pain that makes pain management difficult for patients, doctors and regulators.

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Public Health Advisory issued for Omicron COVID Variant
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On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in specimens collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa.

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Recent Retirements / Deaths Recorded
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We're honoring our newly deceased colleagues and giving our congratulations to those who have recently announced their retirement plans.

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MCMS Statement on Ivermectin & COVID-19
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The Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS) supports the joint statement by the American Medical Association (AMA), American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists strongly opposing the ordering, prescribing, or dispensing of Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial. This joint statement has been supported by the OSMA as well. […]

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$25.5 Billion in COVID-19 Provider Funding Announced by HHS
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The Biden-Harris Administration announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is making $25.5 billion in new funding available for health care providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare patients, and an additional $17 billion for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 for a broad range of providers who can document revenue loss and expenses associated with the pandemic.

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MCMS Task Force Seeks to Identify New Member Activities & Services
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The MCMS Board of Directors established a Mission Task Force to evaluate the current and future benefits of membership.   The Task Force is focusing on key areas that include: Engaged sense of Community Legislative Advocacy Integration with Public Health initiatives Support of local medical education Enhanced Member Benefits Promotion of professional growth and wellness  With the launch […]

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MCMS Recognizes Constance M. Mahle for Forty Years of Service
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It is difficult to capture in less than five minutes what someone means to you when they have worked tirelessly for an organization for 40 years.So, I thought I would share with everyone key qualities and values that capture the essence of what Constance M. Mahle, who we all know as Connie, means to the Montgomery County Medical Society and to me…

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