News

New model makes patient care more than face-to-face visits

Posted on 8/23/2016
AMA WIRE: Two things that physicians want for their patients are more stability and fewer visits to the emergency department. But often the services that are needed to do so are unbillable, and the resources are hard to find otherwise. A new care mod

Webinar: Be Prepared for MACRA-MIPS

Posted on 8/23/2016
MSMA is sponsoring a webinar for our members to learn more about the CMS-funded education & resources available through the NRACC Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI).

MSMA Inaugurates First Internationally Trained President

Posted on 8/16/2016
Lee Voulters, M.D., a neurologist practicing at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, was sworn in Friday as the 149th president of the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA). Dr. Voulters grew up in the United Kingdom attending medical school at the

MS Opioid Epidemic Mirrors Nation's Struggle with Prescription Pill and Heroin Abuse

Posted on 8/9/2016
Mississippi in is the midst of an opioid epidemic that mirrors the nation's struggle with prescription pain pills and heroin abuse. In the first of a three part series MPB takes a closer look at the problem.

Preparing for Zika Transmission: CDC/AMA Webinar

Posted on 8/5/2016
August 10 webinar on the epidemiological and clinical aspects of the current Zika outbreak

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Preparing for Zika Transmission: CDC/AMA Webinar

Posted on 8/5/2016
August 10 webinar on the epidemiological and clinical aspects of the current Zika outbreak

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

MS Opioid Epidemic Mirrors Nation's Struggle with Prescription Pill and Heroin Abuse

Posted on 8/9/2016
Mississippi in is the midst of an opioid epidemic that mirrors the nation's struggle with prescription pain pills and heroin abuse. In the first of a three part series MPB takes a closer look at the problem.

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

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