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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

Member Alert September 14: KMA, MagMutual to Present “Medical Liability Considerations for Physicians” CME Webinar

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 on 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. N95 Face Masks and Level 2 Isolation Gowns Available Through KHA Personal

Lung Cancer and Covid-19 in the Outpatient Setting: Accredited CME webinars offer guidance to clinicians managing patients with lung cancer amid COVID-19 pandemic

To assist clinicians in managing their patients with lung cancer during the current pandemic, Rockpointe, a leading continuing medical education provider, has collaborated with MEDCHI, the Maryland State Medical Society, state medical societies, and global oncology associations, to offer the latest guidance and recommendations for patient care through three live CME/CE-certified, MOC-eligible webinars. This free CME activity is accredited by Boston University School of Medicine, the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA), and the Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME), and is

Member Alert August 31: Dale Toney, M.D. Installed as 2020-2021 KMA President

The 2020 KMA Virtual Annual Meeting concluded this weekend with the installation of its 170th President, Dale Toney, M.D., of Lexington. A lifelong Kentuckian, Dr. Toney is a board-certified internist in Lexington. He is employed by the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, is an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and is the Interim Division Chief of General Internal Medicine and Women’s Health. He previously served as Vice President of the KMA, served as

2020 KMA Annual Meeting Photos

The 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Medical Association concluded on Aug. 30 with KMA’s popular “Meet the Mandates” education sessions. More than 800 physicians from across the state registered for at least one portion of the Annual Meeting. KMA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting KMA Virtual Town Hall Sessions 1-4 Telemedicine: Today and Tomorrow Leadership in Time of Crisis The Future of Medicine for the Emerging Physician

KMA, KFMC, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Anthem Launch “Raise Your Guard, KY” Campaign

Yesterday, KMA, the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky launched a new public health campaign aimed at encouraging Kentuckians to schedule well-visits with their physician and update their immunizations to maintain optimal health. “Raise Your Guard, KY” was announced by Gov. Beshear during his 4pm press conference on Thursday with a video that included incoming KMA President Dale Toney, M.D., Falls City Medical Society President Lewis

Kentuckians Urged to Update Vaccines Following Drop in Immunization Rates During Pandemic

Kentuckians Urged to Update Vaccines Following Drop in Immunization Rates During Pandemic Kentucky Medical Association, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care, and Foundation For A Health Kentucky team up to launch “Raise Your Guard, KY” campaign LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 20, 2020) – A new campaign designed to counter the sharp decline in vaccination rates among Kentucky children launched today across the state. Raise Your Guard, KY urges Kentuckians to contact their physicians to get themselves

Member Alert August 11: HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution Now Accepting Additional Applicants

On July 31, 2020, HHS announced that certain Medicare providers would be given another opportunity to receive additional Provider Relief Fund payments. These are providers who previously missed the June 3, 2020 deadline to apply for additional funding equal to 2 percent of their total patient care revenue from the $20 billion portion of the $50 billion Phase 1 General Distribution, including many Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and dental providers with low Medicare revenues. In addition, certain providers who experienced

COVID-19 and Obesity in the Outpatient Setting: Accredited CME webinars to educate clinicians to better manage patients with obesity amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  With confirmed U.S. cases of COVID-19 close to 4.0 million and new SARS-CoV-2 infections surging across the nation’s Sun Belt, patients with obesity stand at greater risk of suffering more severe symptoms than the general population. Rockpointe, in collaboration with MEDCHI – the Maryland State Medical Society – and state medical societies, with joint provider the Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME), and the Maryland Nurses Association (MNA), and supported through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc. will

Member Alert July 31: KMA, KFMC, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Release Face Mask PSAs: “Wear It For Me”

On Wednesday, KMA, KFMC and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky released two thirty-second public service announcements (PSAs) encouraging Kentuckians to wear a face mask to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. The ads include residents of the Commonwealth sharing their personal reasons for urging all Kentuckians to follow public health advice to wear a mask in public indoor spaces and when they cannot maintain a six-foot distance from persons who don’t live in their own households.

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