News

Recorded webinar: Surviving Value-Based Payment Reform

Posted on 9/7/2016
If you were not able to attend the Preparing for MACRA-MIPS webinar, we invite you to watch the recorded webinar online and learn more about the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

Mississippi Ranks Highest in Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Use

Posted on 9/7/2016
Although every state except Missouri has a prescription drug monitoring program aimed at reducing doctor shopping by opioid users, prescriber enrollment varies tremendously. Of the California providers licensed by DEA to prescribe controlled substanc

Recruiting more physicians to practice in Mississippi

Posted on 8/30/2016
VIDEO: Dr. John Mitchell, Director of the Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce, says one the biggest challenges for Mississippi in attracting doctors has been the state's image- but new clinics that allow residents to get on-site experience, suc

FLSA Overtime Changes: The Final Rule

Posted on 8/30/2016
From MSMA Member Benefit Partner First Healthcare Compliance: On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule updating the FLSA’s overtime provisions to double the salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476. This means that employers

Physician's Position: August 25, 2016

Posted on 8/26/2016
Mississippi Healthcare Solutions Institute Meets to Discuss Healthcare as an Economic Driver, Orlando trauma surgeon to speak at CME with Mickey Mouse November 19-22, 2016

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Legislative

Update for Policy Makers: Measles Outbreak a Reminder of Immunization Policy's Importance

Posted on 5/4/2016
Read our new weekly newsletter for policy-makers in Mississippi.

Arizona Measles Epidemic Continues to Spread: Could Mississippi be next?

Posted on 6/6/2016
An outbreak of measles continues to spread in Arizona where the infectious virus was first detected at a federal detention center for immigrants. Health officials confirmed two new cases on June 2, bringing the total to 13 cases. Mississippi state he

MSMA PRESIDENT: SUBMIT COMMENTS OPPOSING VA RULE

Posted on 7/7/2016
Dear Colleague: The Veterans Administration recently published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would allow Advanced Practice Nurses — nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) and clinical nurse

Update for Policy Makers: Largest Measles Outbreak in U.S. Continues to Grow

Posted on 7/19/2016
In this edition of Physician's Position for Policy-Makers: Arizona Measles Outbreak is Largest in U.S., Continues to Grow, Federal Government to Provide Funding for Mississippi to Implement the New Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

Update for Policy Makers: Telemedicine, Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and more

Posted on 7/19/2016
Update for lawmakers: telemedicine can lead to misdiagnoses, Governor passes Interstate Medical Licensure Compact bill, physicians praise Senate for immunization stance