Member Alert: September 23

KMA, MagMutual to Present “Medical Liability Considerations for Physicians” Webinar Tomorrow

KMA has partnered with MagMutual to provide a one-hour virtual CME opportunity focusing on various aspects of medical liability. “Medical Liability Considerations for Physicians” will be held tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 24 from 12-1 p.m. ET. Featured speakers will include Sarah Spurlock, Partner, Stites and Harbison, Scott Atkins, Regional Executive Officer, MagMutual, and Bill Kanich, M.D., JD, Chief Medical Officer, MagMutual.

For more information and to register, click here.

2020 “Meet the Mandates” Virtual CME Now Available Online

Physicians from across the state may now access KMA and the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure’s 2020 “Meet the Mandates” CME at no cost at www.kyma.org/MTM2020. The sessions allow physicians to receive all of their mandated CME prior to the end of the three-year cycle. Participants must complete the evaluation for each session viewed in order to claim CME credit.

Topics include Clinical Considerations of Substance Abuse and Critical Components of Proper Prescribing (HB1), Domestic Violence Education, and Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma.

Meet the Mandates is presented in partnership with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, and the House Bill 1 sessions were made possible in part by a grant from the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Foundation.

For more information on what education is required for your specialty, please visit kyma.org/MTM2020.

The Doctor Will See You Now: KMA, Anthem, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Pen Joint Op-ed for “Raise Your Guard, KY” Campaign

KMA President Dale Toney, M.D., Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky Medical Director Jeff Reynolds, M.D., and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky President and CEO Ben Chandler penned a joint op-ed this week urging Kentuckians to resume well-visits and routine care appointments with their physicians in order to maintain optimal health.

The Doctor Will See You Now,” has been distributed statewide and published by several media outlets. The op-ed is part of the “Raise Your Guard, KY” public health campaign launched last month that encourages Kentuckians to update their vaccinations and see their physician to protect their health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 41 percent of people delayed or avoided seeking care this spring and summer because of COVID-19 concerns.

Click here for an overview of the campaign.

Kentucky Hospital Association COVID-19 Dashboard

The latest update of the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) COVID-19 Dashboard is now available here. The dashboard is an effort to provide current information about hospitalizations and ICU bed usage rates due to the novel Coronavirus.