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Alaska Governor's Newsletter October 2018

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Julie A. McCormick, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Julie A. McCormick, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Message

Hello from Seattle! We are recently back from the Board of Governor's meeting in our own back yard...

The ACP resolutions seem to be really focused on making physician lives better. Alaska co-sponsored several resolutions which are on the way to the Board of Regents for confirmation. We will let you know as we find out the results. I am going to be working on a resolution with my class of Governors for the Spring about teens and vaping and Juuls - let me know ( if you are interested in writing a resolution.



Internists tell CMS not to proceed with changes to payments for E/M services

Proposed changes to payments for evaluation and management (E/M) codes do not appropriately recognize the value of cognitive care required to treat complex patients, and the proposal should not be implemented, says the American College of Physicians (ACP). Click here for the full article.



Opioid Therapy

The College has worked on education for opiates over the last year - please click here - CME and MOC available!



Bedside Rounds Podcast

ACP is doing some fun things for members!

ACP and Bedside Rounds, a podcast focusing on the history of medicine and how those issues affect our society and culture – both past and present – are partnering to offer CME credits and MOC points. The first ACP-Bedside Rounds podcast covers the birth of population health. The episode, “Blood on the Tracks,” is about how growing controversies about bloodletting led a French physician named Pierre Louis to develop his “numerical method” to run the first population study in history. After listening to the podcast, ACP members can log on to ACP's Online Learning Center to claim CME credit and MOC points. Bedside Rounds is available on iTunes and other podcast platforms.



Get your MOC points!

Matt Hollon, MD FACP, Governor from Washington state, will host the 2018-2019 Update in Internal Medicine ABIM MOC module Nov 10 9:00-11:00am UAA Health Sciences Building 3rd floor room 303, Anchorage. Please join us in person or virtually – we will be using Zoom into meeting. Register now!



Follow us on Facebook

Join us on Facebook! Alaska Chapter ACP. Followers of this group will be entered into a drawing at the chapter meeting in May!



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