By Bassam A. Kawwass, FACHE “We agree with your recommendation to continue progress towards ICD-10 implementation and maintain our commitment to the October 1, 2014 compliance date. Based on your feedback and other stakeholder input, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) believes that the one-year extension offers physicians adequate time to train their … [Read more...] about Practice Management – ICD-10 is Coming to Town. Start Getting Ready Now.
Prescribing Under the Scrutiny of the Board of Medicine By Michael Goodman In recent years, physicians who prescribe opioids and other controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain increasingly have found themselves before the Virginia Board of Medicine (“Board”) to defend their prescribing practices. Clearly, the Board’s role is not to dictate any particular … [Read more...] about The Legal Perspective – “I Feel Your Pain”
Provided by Danijel Velicki, Founder/Senior Partner with The Opus Group of Virginia, who represents MassMutual and other companies; courtesy of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) In times like these, good decisions matter. And when it comes to protecting a portion of your income from disability risks, it’s important to base your decision on the … [Read more...] about Disability Facts that Might Surprise You
Medical Professional Spotlight Recognizing Outstanding Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Hampton Roads Nurse Practitioner Emily Forbes always knew she wanted a career in medicine. When she was little, she told her family she was going to become a doctor. “But at five,” she says, “you don’t really understand what it’s like to be a doctor.” As she matured, … [Read more...] about Emily L. Forbes, RN, MSN-HCA, FNP-C
Honoring the Volunteer Service of Michael M. Romash, MD Like many orthopaedists, Dr. Michael Romash developed an interest in his specialty on the playing field. A high school football player, he originally studied engineering at West Point, but remained fascinated by the mechanics of the human body. After graduating in 1968, he served as a Field Artillery Officer in Germany, … [Read more...] about Good Deeds Summer 2013