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Friday, February 27, 2015




Notice of Application for Appointment to Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
   
 

KMA members interested in being considered for nomination to serve as a member of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services must submit an application to the Kentucky Medical Association by March 13, 2015.

 




Lawmakers Oppose Additional ICD-10 Delays
   
 

After twice delaying ICD-10 implementation, lawmakers have stated that there will be no more delays.  Implementation is set for October 1, 2015.

 




Medicare Continues Transition from Volume to Value
   
 

In January, Medicare announced performance goals and timelines for the transition of Medicare payments from volume to value along with a public-private partnership to encourage employers, health insurers, physicians, and hospitals to adopt similar goals.

 




Public Health Alert: KY Health Care Providers Should Prepare Now for Possible Measles Cases
   
 

From January 1 to January 28, 2015, 84 people from 14 states were reported to have measles in the United States. This large outbreak began in western states associated with measles virus exposure at an amusement park and is advancing eastward to other states.  All health care providers should prepare for the likely possibility that measles cases will present for care in Kentucky.

 




Notice of Application for Appointment to KY Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators
   
 

KMA members interested in being considered for nomination to serve as a member of the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Long-Term Care Administrators must submit an application to the Kentucky Medical Association by March 5, 2015.

 




CME Record Keeping Folders Available
   
 

As of January 1, physicians begin a new CME cycle for state licensure requirements. From January 2015, to December 2017, physicians must complete 60 CME credits. To assist physicians with their record-keeping, KMA has developed a CME Record Keeping Folder which is available to members at no cost.

 



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