Medical Clearance Form Required for Youth Athletes with Concussions
The passage of the Dylan Steigers Protection of Youth Athletes Act during the 2013 Legislative Session brought forward a requirement for school districts to adopt a policy addressing the dangers of concussion. It also sets forth in law that a youth athlete who exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion be removed from participation and that medical clearance be obtained prior to returning to participation. Click here to access the Return to Play Form.
MMA CDL Medical Examiner Online Training
The Montana Medical Association is offering an on-demand, web-based CDL Medical Examiner Training Course to physicians in Montana to meet the requirements of the FMCSA. This on-demand web-based training will provide CME credits and qualify participants to take the NRCME certification exam.
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MMA Joins National Voice on Medicare Advantage Program Changes
The MMA has joined with the AMA, national specialty societies and 38 state Medical Associations to urge the CMS to take immediate action to ensure that Medicare Advantage participants have accurate and reliable information to make important health care decisions during the 2014 Open Enrollment period, and to extend the MA open enrollment period while communicating to patients listings of current in-network physicians.
Inaugural MMA Physician Leadership Effectiveness Program Concludes
The Montana Medical Association and Leadership Montana, with grant support from The Physicians Foundation, conducting the first of seven sessions of the program in Whitefish last week. This session focused on strategic thinking, medical ethics and financial stewardship.
The next session will take place at Fairmont Hot Springs in January, addressing the topics of emotional intelligence, relationship management and the physician profession in Montana.
If you are interested in attending or sponsoring the next session of this course, expected to start in September 2014, further details about the program can be found on the “Physician Leadership” tab on the MMA website. Contact Jean Branscum, MMA EVP at 406-443-4000 or email@example.com for more information.
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