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In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI's efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since 1990, mental health advocates across the country have joined together during the first full week of October in sponsoring many kinds of activities, including outreach, education and advocacy. The National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding is Tuesday, October 4.
\Well, I didn't in fact die from a brief rhinoviral infection. And the state troopers never knocked in my door to confiscate my 48 pseudoephedrine tabs, although I did feel that the camera at the pharmacy window was watching me a little closely. Lucky for me I didn't need an antibiotic. Knowing my doctor, he would have prescribed one that really works well, but is also expensive and likely restricted by my insurance company. And now we get to an issue that really gets my blood flowing - formulary restrictions.
Meaningful Use has been defined as “implementing a full electronic health record system with clinical decision support systems that can enable the physician to provide high quality care and manage patient outcomes.” This seminar will feature presentations and educational tools on
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CMS has created four new podcasts from the audio of a national provider call on "Preparing for ICD-10 Implementation in 2011." The following podcasts can be downloaded at the bottom of the page at http://www.cms.gov/ICD10/Tel10/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1242831.
Senate Bill 314 Health Insurance - Assignment of Benefits and Reimbursement of Non-preferred Providers, applies to PPO insurance policies issued, delivered or renewed on or after July 1, 2011. The bill requires an insurer to recognize an assignment of benefits (AOB) and to send the insurance payment directly to the physician who accepts AOB. The bill creates an important tool for physicians in private practice. MedChi has posted information to its website to help physicians understand the new law. Go to