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From our CMS Rep

2016-07-19T19:10:59+00:00

July 2016Ashby Wolfe, MD, MPP, MPHChief Medical Officer, CMS Region 9San Francisco, CAHere at CMS, we’ve been working for several months on some of the new programs and initiatives created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act signed of 2015.  Additionally, we are now seven years in to the concerted launch of a truly [...]

From our CMS Rep 2016-07-19T19:10:59+00:00

MACRA- Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

2016-02-27T20:41:25+00:00

Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)http://www.aafp.org/practice-management/payment/medicare-payment.htmlWhat Can I do TODAY to prepare for MACRA implementation?If you haven’t reported data on quality measures through the PQRS or as part of meaningful use, start as soon as possible. Penalties for not reporting or for low quality may impact you this year. More information on [...]

MACRA- Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 2016-02-27T20:41:25+00:00

PETERS, CANNATA & MOODY, PLC Presents your Legislative Wrap up:

2016-07-19T19:17:44+00:00

May 10, 2016PETERS, CANNATA & MOODY PLCThe legislature worked through Friday night to process more than 250 bills and end the 2016 legislative session at 5:45 on Saturday morning. The final hours of the session had both congeniality and tension. A small number of bills failed, while some bills failed only to be revived on [...]

PETERS, CANNATA & MOODY, PLC Presents your Legislative Wrap up: 2016-07-19T19:17:44+00:00

Will you receive your Rx report card?

2016-01-14T19:56:48+00:00

Arizona law requires all medical practitioners, including MDs and DOs, who are licensed under Title 32 and who possess a DEA registration to also possess a current Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (CSPMP) registration issued by the State Board of Pharmacy. Earlier this year, we reported in AzMedicine on the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) [...]

Will you receive your Rx report card? 2016-01-14T19:56:48+00:00

Response Needed 2016-2017 Flu Vaccine Preferences

2016-01-14T19:45:21+00:00

Dear Vaccines for Children (VFC) Provider,Early each year the Immunization Program Office must Pre-book Flu vaccine doses for the subsequent flu season.  That time is quickly approaching.  In an effort to ensure that we have pre-ordered the doses that are most desired by VFC Providers we are asking that you complete this brief survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/227958X.  [...]

Response Needed 2016-2017 Flu Vaccine Preferences 2016-01-14T19:45:21+00:00

Vaccine Provider Updates:

2015-12-11T21:45:59+00:00

To continue providing VFC vaccines to eligible patients VFC providers must re-enroll each year in the VFC program. The re-enrollment process for the 2016 VFC program year begins on November 13, 2015 and re-enrollment forms will be due to the Arizona Vaccine Center no later than December 18, 2015. Arizona VFC enrollment forms can be found on [...]

Vaccine Provider Updates: 2015-12-11T21:45:59+00:00

Valley Fever stakeholder meeting attended by the AzAFP Staff

2015-12-11T21:43:34+00:00

Your AzAFP Staff attended the stakeholder meeting on November 17th as part of the Valley Fever Awareness Week proceedings. The stakeholder meeting offered an opportunity for members of the clinician community to gather, learn and collaborate. The agenda provided an overview of the current Valley Fever data in Arizona by Ken Komatsu, MPH, State Epidemiologist, Arizona [...]

Valley Fever stakeholder meeting attended by the AzAFP Staff 2015-12-11T21:43:34+00:00

USPSTF: Screen Overweight, Obese Adults for Abnormal Blood Glucose

2015-12-11T21:40:41+00:00

November 02, 2015 01:53 pm News Staff – On Oct. 27, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a final recommendation statement (www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org) that calls for adults at increased risk for type 2 diabetes to be screened to detect abnormal blood glucose levels or diabetes. This is a grade B recommendation.Specifically, the task force recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose [...]

USPSTF: Screen Overweight, Obese Adults for Abnormal Blood Glucose 2015-12-11T21:40:41+00:00

Primary Care Caucus Grows

2015-12-11T21:37:59+00:00

Also on Capitol Hill, Board members met with two House members who last month inaugurated the Primary Care Caucus. Academy leaders thanked Reps. David Rouzer, R-N.C., and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., for their efforts and discussed next steps for the caucus. The caucus now has 14 members, and Courtney sent a letter to his colleagues in Congress this week [...]

Primary Care Caucus Grows 2015-12-11T21:37:59+00:00