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December Issue
 

In this issue:

 

Presidents Page:
2015 Brings Changes, Challenges to Medicine
Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, Medical Society President

Executive Vice President:
Serving All by Moving Forward
By David M. Nowak, EVP

Physician Leadership Institute Returns in February

Changes in Maintenance of Certification Urged

Coping with ICD-10 Challenges? Medi Globe America’s
Resources Can Help


SLMMS Volunteers Pack Meals for the Needy

Resolution Timeline Shifts Forward for 2016

The Legacy of the Manhattan Project in St. Louis: Cancer Concern?
By Faisal Khan, MBBS, MPH, Director, St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Physicians Consider Paths to Independence, Employment
Number of physicians in hospital-owned practices continues to grow; others pursue strategies to preserve independence
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

The Five Key Strategies for Survival
From payment and compliance challenges to measuring quality, how physicians can stay ahead in today’s environment
By Jerrie K. Weith, MBA, FMFMA, CMPE

A Tale of Practice Transition
The Cast of Players in Practice Integration
By Julie Guethler, MGMA of Greater St. Louis

Medicare at 50 Years: The Good and the Bad
Early vision clouded by managed care progams, special interests
By Arthur Gale, MD

Students Present Speeches at MAC Luncheon
By Gill Waltman, SLMMS Alliance

• SCAM Q:
Obamacare Co-ops Have Flown the Coop
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD

 

October Issue
 

 In this issue:

 

Presidents Page:
Diving Into ICD-10
Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, Medical Society President

Executive Vice President:
The “Yelping” of Membership
By David M. Nowak, EVP

Nominees Announced for SLMMS 2016 Officers and Councilors
Election takes place online November 1-25

Your Online Reputation CAN Work for You!
By Jamie Verkamp-Taylor, (e)merge Medical Marketing Consultants

Legal Considerations in Responding to Online Patient Reviews
By Hannah M. Nelson and Stuart J. Vogelsmeier, Lashly & Baer, P.C.

Local Physicians Watch Online Reviews
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

Patient Satisfaction: The Never-Ending Challenge
By Christine M. Keefe, CPA, CMPE, MGMA of Greater St. Louis

Efforts Focus on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine

Polypharmacy, Parsimonious Prescribing and Personalized Medicine
By Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC, Medical Society Past President

• SCAM Q:
The United States vs. the World
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


August Issue
 

In this issue:

 

Presidents Page:
Open Payments Program Fails to Fully Inform Consumers
Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, Medical Society President

MOC/MOL, GME Among Topics of Action at AMA
Annual Meeting


Paul Kempen, MD, PhD, to Deliver Hippocrates Lecture
Evaluating the security of electronic health records in cloud computing

Congratulations Science Fair Health & Medicine Winners


IDEA Labs: Improving Health Care Through Innovation
Students and physicians team up to tackle unmet needs in health care
delivery and clinical medicine
By Kavon Javaherian, Rachel Goldberg and Steven Monda, IDEA Labs leaders and SLMMS student members

World Food Day: Tackling Hunger at Home and Abroad
By Joseph A. Craft III, MD, FACC; Andy Hayden; Radhika Jain; Kavon Javaherian

Medical Malpractice Caps – Version 3.0
By J. Thaddeus Eckenrode, Eckenrode-Maupin, Attorneys at Law

Missouri Board of Healing Arts Investigations:
The Purpose, Process and Potential Outcomes
By Mary L. Reitz, Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C.

Sword or Shield? Accountable Care Organizations and the Potential Use of Practice Guidelines in Litigation
By Joseph C. Vitale and Thomas J. Hayek, Behr McCarter & Potter, PC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Highlights from the 2015 AMA Alliance Annual Meeting
By Sue Ann Greco, SLMMS Alliance member and MSMA Alliance president

• SCAM Q:
Official SCAM-Q Obamacare Survey
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD


June Issue

 

In this issue:

 

Presidents Page:
EHRs and Attempts to Script Doctor-Patient Conversations
Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, Medical Society President

SLMMS Resolutions Influence Policy
Executive Vice President - By David M. Nowak

Floating in the Cloud
Evaluating the security of electronic health records in cloud computing

Electronic Health Records: What’s Next?
Dissatisfaction with EHRs Continues; Solutions Explored
By Jim Braibish, St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine


Ob-Gyn Resident/Fellow Research Papers Recognized

Your Goal: Formulating an Investment Plan
By Bill Bender, CPA, PFS, MS

Alliance Activities for Spring 2015
By Gill Waltman, SLMMS Alliance

With SGR Repeal, CMS Progresses in Shifting Payment from Volume to Value
By Kathleen McCarry

Welcome New Members!

• SCAM Q:
The Emergency Room Will Test the Patient’s Patience
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD

 

April Issue

 

In this issue:

 

Presidents Page:
An Important Day as Physicians Advocate for Tort Reform
Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, Medical Society President

Reaffirmations and Renewal
Executive Vice President - By David M. Nowak

Health Disparities in St. Louis
Studies show African-Americans continue to have worse health outcomes; problem linked to socioeconomic factors

Regional Cooperation Needed to Resolve Health Disparities
Candid discussion and accountability called for to reduce fragmentation, address health access and social factors that influence health
By Will Ross, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine


How trauma and toxic stress impact health
By Fred W. Rottnek, MD, MAHCM, Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Ravi Johar, MD, Named 2015 Alliance Doctor of the Year
By Gill Waltman, SLMMS Alliance

Physicians Beware of Referrals for Home Care and Potential Fraud Charges
Hospital Mergers Increase Costs and Do Not Improve Quality
By Arthur Gale, MD

• SCAM Q:
Affordable Care Act 2015
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD

 

February Issue

 

 

 

 

In this issue:

 

Presidents Page:
Good Communication Equals Good Medicine
Michael J. Stadnyk, MD, Medical Society President

Medical Society Shows Growing Energy and Momentum
Past President - By Joseph A. Craft, III, MD, FACC

Nathaniel Murdock, MD and George Hruza MD Honored
Nathaniel H. Murdock, MD, board-certified obstetriciangynecologist, received SLMMS’ highest honor, the Robert E. Schlueter Leadership Award

Congratulations 50+ Year Members
Medical Society gave special recognition to all members who have belonged to the Society for 50 or more years

Medical Society Welcomes 2015 Leadership
Photos from the 2015 Installation Banquet

Meet Michael Stadnyk, MD – SLMMS 2015 President
Q&A with SLMMS President Dr. Michael Stadnyk

Point/Counterpoint
Hospital Mergers Increase Costs and Do Not Improve Quality
By Arthur Gale, MD

Point/Counterpoint
Integrated Care is Quality Care-High clinical quality, compassionate care at a lower cost
By Donn Sorensen, Regional President, Mercy

Ignore the Crowd Noise on Market Volatility
What will 2015 bring? No one can ever predict the market
By Bill Bender, CPA, PFS, MS

Alliance Charity Luncheon & Upcoming Events
By Gill Waltman, SLMMS Alliance


MGMA of Greater St. Louis: Committed to Developing Strong Practice Managers
By John Marshall, MGMA of Greater St. Louis

• SCAM Q:
Medicine’s “Man of the Year”
By Richard J. Gimpelson, MD



 


 


 


   
   
 

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