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December Issue 

 

 

 

 

 In this issue:

 

Presidents Page: 
Polypharmacy, Parsimonious Prescribing and Personalized Medicine
Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC, Medical Society President

Cultivating Leaders—Today and Tomorrow
Executive Vice President - By David M. Nowak

ALL Missouri Physicians Potentially Affected
Action required on MSMA resolutions opposing Maintenance of Certification and Maintenance of Licensure
By Helen Gelhot, MD

Medi Globe America Partners with SLMMS to Offer Discounted Scribe Services 
SLMMS has entered into a new partnership with Medi Globe America


Physician Leadership Institute Begins in February
The St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society and Anders Health Care Services have partnered to create an all-new educational experience for doctors

Efforts Focus on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse
Deaths from pharmaceutical opioid overdoses quadruple since 1999; measures advocated include state prescription drug monitoring
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

Protecting Assets and Reputation in the Midst of a Malpractice Claim
Affordable Care Act could influence rise in malpractice claims and how standard of care is viewed
By Paul Larson, CFP, CLU

Finding Good Employees
Tips on recruiting and selecting the people who are the face of your practice
By Christine M. Keefe, CPA, CMPE, MGMA of Greater St. Louis


AMA President Sees Technology’s Future
American Medical Association President Robert Wah, MD

 

• SCAM Q: 
The Good Old Days—Part II: The Gatekeeper Lives
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD



October Issue 

 

 

In this issue:

 

Presidents Page: 
Helping Patients Reduce Obesity: A Challenge Physicians Must Face
Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC, Medical Society President

The Search for Silver Linings
Executive Vice President - By David M. Nowak

Reducing Stress and Finding Positive Meaning in Medical Practice
SLU program helps medical students build resistance to stress and maintain happiness
By Stuart Slavin, MD, M.eD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Fighting Back Against Obesity: Are We Making Progress? 
Treatment options expand, understanding grows, but much remains to be learned
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

Workplace Wellness: Start Small to Improve the Health of Your Employees
By Christine M. Keefe, CPA, CMPE, Metro Imaging

Nominees Announced for SLMMS 2015 Officers and Councilors
Election takes place online November 1-25

Retirement Realities
By Bill Bender, CPA, PFS, MS, Mason Road Wealth Advisors

• SCAM Q: 
How insurance companies, hospitals, government, etc. Slice Costs And Maintain Quality
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


August Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
In the Age of ACOs, the Systems of Measuring Health-Care Quality Remain in Their Infancy
Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC, Medical Society President

SLMMS Speaks Out Against UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Physician Network Reductions
Thousands of area seniors will be forced to change doctors or pay much higher out-of-pocket costs

Reducing Stress and Finding Positive Meaning in Medical Practice
SLU program helps medical students build resistance to stress and maintain happiness
By Stuart Slavin, MD, M.eD, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

The Affordable Care Act: Assessing the Impact to Date 
Six months into the ACA’s coverage mandate, what trends are we seeing?
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

The ACA’s New Payment Models and Methodologies
By Brian M. McCook, CPA, Anders CPAs + Consultants

Impact of ACA Hasn’t Hit St. Louis Practices – Yet
By John Marshall, MGMA of Greater St. Louis

Accountable Care Organizations May Increase Medical Professional Liability Risk 
By Tom McNeill, Keane Insurance Group

SCAM Q:
Is the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision a War on Women, or Is the ACA Really a War on Men??
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


June Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
Navigating a Sea of Rapid Changes in Medicine
Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC, Medical Society President

Turning Advocacy into Action
Executive Vice President David M. Nowak

Can Federal Advisory Boards Control Rising Medicare Costs?
Medicare Patient Advisory Board (MedPAC) to be replaced by Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB) which will have broad powers
By Arthur Gale, MD

New Website Offers Online Directory of Health & Fitness Resources 
LiveWellSTL.org premiered in April

Urgent-Care Centers Expanding Rapidly Across St. Louis Area 
Patients seek faster access than with primary-care physicians, shorter waits than hospital emergency rooms
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

Carrots and Sticks in Coding: Why Good Documentation Matters
By Kathleen McCarry, MGMA of Greater St. Louis

Key Retirement Plan Considerations 
How much money will you need? For how long?
By Bill Bender, CPA, PFS, MS

Certification Board Releases Revenues and Expenses 

 

SCAM Q:
What Difference Does It Make?
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


April Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
If Physicians Do Not Educate Policymakers, Who Will?
Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC, Medical Society President

Physician Voice Is Heard Through SLMMS Advocacy
Executive Vice President David M. Nowak

Get Ready for ICD-10 
Surveys show many practices not ready; a variety of resources are
available to help physicians prepare for conversion
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

Tort Reform an Important Priority for Missouri Physicians 
Higher insurance costs, loss of physicians feared

White Coat Rally at the Capitol 
SLMMS members are among hundreds of physicians advocating for
tort reform

Sam Hawatmeh, MD, Receives Alliance Doctor of the Year Award
By Gill Waltman, SLMMS Alliance

SCAM Q:
What the #$%& or Maybe There Is Some Value to Marxism
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


 February Issue

In this issue:

Presidents Page:
Physician Leadership Needed as Health Care Stands on Precipice of Great Change
Installation Address by 2014 SLMMS President Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC

Positioning the Society for a Changing Landscape
Address to the 2014 Installation Banquet by outgoing President David L. Pohl, MD, FACR

Meet Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC
SLMMS 2014 President

Medical Society Welcomes 2014 Leadership
SLMMS members and guests came together on Jan. 11 to celebrate the installation of SLMMS 2014 leadership

Tort Reform, Scope of Practice Among State Issues
Remarks to the SLMMS Installation Banquet by James B. Wolfe, MD, Missouri State Medical Association President

The AMA: Who Does It Represent?
What Has It Done for You Lately?

By Edmond B. Cabbabe, MD | Past President, SLMMS and MSMA | Board President, American Medical Association Foundation

Fall Prevention–Addressing a Growing Epidemic
Practice develops integrated fall prevention program for older adults
By Laurence A. Levine, DDS, MD, FACS

What You Can Do to Increase Your Chances For a Comfortable Retirement
Making a long-term investment plan you can live with
By Bill Bender, CPA, PFS, MS

SCAM Q:
Happy New Year
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD

 

 


 


 


   
   
 

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