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02-05-2014: 2014 Coding Training: Web-based Coding Training for Physicians.  Courses throughout the year, go to link for detailed course information and schedules.  
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12-08-2014: Montana HealthCare Forum: Montana HealthCare Forum to be held in Helena, MT.  
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01-16-2015: Montana Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting: Annual meeting to be held in Big Sky, MT  
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01-29-2015: ACOG, Montana Section Annual Meeting:  
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02-20-2015: MMA Interim Membership and BOT Meeting: Meeting to be held in Helena at the Great Northern Hotel.  
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02-21-2015: Montana Society of Otolaryngology Annual Meeting: Annual meeting held in Big Sky, MT  
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04-22-2015: Montana MGMA 2015 Annual Conference:  
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Web site maintenance. 

We are having some temperary issues with our web site.  Our technicians are working on it and hope to have it resolved soon.  If you are a member, you may continue to log into the members console by clicking on the 'Login' at the top of the page.


Our mission is to serve our members as an advocate for the medical profession, quality patient care and the health of all Montana citizens.

MMAnews

 

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2015 MMA Membership Campaign: Join Today!
The Montana Medical Association has commenced its membership campaign for 2015. We look forward to you joining your physician colleagues in the largest statewide professional association representing physicians and the practice of medicine.
--click here for more information 


Alliance For A Healthy Montana -
2014 Community Health Forums 
The Alliance for a Healthy Montana, a coalition of health care providers, consumers, patient advocacy organizations, and tobacco use prevention groups, will be hosting legislative forums (click here) across the state starting November 10. Physicians are needed at these forums to converse with legislators on the patient access and care benefits of expanding the Medicaid program and other public policy initiatives that work to prevent chronic disease and increase access to care for all Montanans. 

The MMA, as a member of the Alliance, is a sponsor of these forums. Your attendance at a forum can serve to bring the medical and patient perspectives to the conversation. Please let Jean Branscum, MMA EVP, know of your planned attendance by emailing her at jean@mmaoffice.org.

Click here for the complete forum schedule and for the Alliance's legislative priorities for the 2015 legislative session. 


Governor Announces New Ebola Protocols 
Governor Steve Bullock today announced the adoption of new state health agency protocols for Montanans who have returned from the Ebola-affected regions in Western Africa, or who may have come in contact with a person infected with the virus. For the complete press release click here.


MMA Supports Bill Addressing Sunshine Act
The Montana Medical Association was one of nearly 100 state and national physician advocacy organizations to sign a letter in support of H.R. 5539, a bill that would “clarify that certain applicable manufacturer transfers of value to support independent medical educational programs and materials are exempt from reporting under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act).” The letter was sent to U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D.
--click here to read the letter and for more information


MMA And DPHHS Issue Joint Letter On Infection Control And Triage
The MMA and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services have issued a joint announcement on infection control measures for serious communicable diseases such as MERS and Ebola virus disease.
-click here for more information

Infection Control And Triage Resources - Ebola virus disease
The MMA has developed a page on its website featuring updated resources on infection control and triage, with information on Ebola for providers and patients, as well as links to a variety of other sources including the CDC, DPHHS and AMA.
-click here for more information

MMA Calls for CMS to Put Brakes on New Medical Staff Rules
final rule revising Medicare’s conditions of participation for hospitals could impact physicians’ role in hospital governance and patient care activities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) needs to give the rule more thought and institute an immediate delay before implementation, the MMA, AMA and more than 80 other medical associations told the agency in a letter sent in early July.

The AMA and other medical societies, including the MMA, are calling on CMS to delay the rule’s effective date until May 12, 2015, a year after the rule was published.

“We think this is an ill-conceived policy that will disenfranchise physicians and hinder their input into hospital programs, especially for those physicians in rural or geographically distant hospitals,” the letter said.  “We have also expressed serious concerns about the negative effects that this structure may have on patient care as well as the negative repercussions for system-wide care coordination activities.”

FRAUD ALERT: Physician Social Security Numbers Possibly Compromised – Fraudulent IRS Tax Filings 
The Montana Medical Association has been made aware the Social Security numbers of many MT physicians and physician assistants may have been compromised resulting in fraudulent tax returns being filed with the IRS.  Physicians are becoming aware only after attempting to file their 2013 income tax returns with the IRS.  We are aware that this has occurred in other states. 

If you have been impacted, please contact Jean Branscum at 406/443-4000 or jean@mmaoffice.org.

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. Click here for registration fees and information.

CDL Training FAQ's
Step-By-Step Checklist for CDL Certification

  MMAbenefits*Discount Programs
*Timely and Impactful Communication
*MMA Health Care Plan and Trust
*Advocacy on the State and National level.
*Discounted CME and Board Recertification Tools
For more information on these and other exclusive MMA Member Benefits, login to the member's-only section of the website.

Directory of Montana Physicians:
-Find a physician in Montana by location or specialty with our Online Directory of MMA Members.
-Order your MMA Directory of Montana Physicians now. Our Directories are discounted for MMA members.
-ADDENDUM to 2014 Directory: Page of Out-of-State Members were missed in the printing.  Please download and include with your directory.

MMA Conflict of Interest Policy (2011)



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Montana Medical Association

Web site maintenance. 

We are having some temperary issues with our web site.  Our technicians are working on it and hope to have it resolved soon.  If you are a member, you may continue to log into the members console by clicking on the 'Login' at the top of the page.


Our mission is to serve our members as an advocate for the medical profession, quality patient care and the health of all Montana citizens.

MMAnews

 

MMAinfo

2015 MMA Membership Campaign: Join Today!
The Montana Medical Association has commenced its membership campaign for 2015. We look forward to you joining your physician colleagues in the largest statewide professional association representing physicians and the practice of medicine.
--click here for more information 


Alliance For A Healthy Montana -
2014 Community Health Forums 
The Alliance for a Healthy Montana, a coalition of health care providers, consumers, patient advocacy organizations, and tobacco use prevention groups, will be hosting legislative forums (click here) across the state starting November 10. Physicians are needed at these forums to converse with legislators on the patient access and care benefits of expanding the Medicaid program and other public policy initiatives that work to prevent chronic disease and increase access to care for all Montanans. 

The MMA, as a member of the Alliance, is a sponsor of these forums. Your attendance at a forum can serve to bring the medical and patient perspectives to the conversation. Please let Jean Branscum, MMA EVP, know of your planned attendance by emailing her at jean@mmaoffice.org.

Click here for the complete forum schedule and for the Alliance's legislative priorities for the 2015 legislative session. 


Governor Announces New Ebola Protocols 
Governor Steve Bullock today announced the adoption of new state health agency protocols for Montanans who have returned from the Ebola-affected regions in Western Africa, or who may have come in contact with a person infected with the virus. For the complete press release click here.


MMA Supports Bill Addressing Sunshine Act
The Montana Medical Association was one of nearly 100 state and national physician advocacy organizations to sign a letter in support of H.R. 5539, a bill that would “clarify that certain applicable manufacturer transfers of value to support independent medical educational programs and materials are exempt from reporting under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (Sunshine Act).” The letter was sent to U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D.
--click here to read the letter and for more information


MMA And DPHHS Issue Joint Letter On Infection Control And Triage
The MMA and Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services have issued a joint announcement on infection control measures for serious communicable diseases such as MERS and Ebola virus disease.
-click here for more information

Infection Control And Triage Resources - Ebola virus disease
The MMA has developed a page on its website featuring updated resources on infection control and triage, with information on Ebola for providers and patients, as well as links to a variety of other sources including the CDC, DPHHS and AMA.
-click here for more information

MMA Calls for CMS to Put Brakes on New Medical Staff Rules
final rule revising Medicare’s conditions of participation for hospitals could impact physicians’ role in hospital governance and patient care activities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) needs to give the rule more thought and institute an immediate delay before implementation, the MMA, AMA and more than 80 other medical associations told the agency in a letter sent in early July.

The AMA and other medical societies, including the MMA, are calling on CMS to delay the rule’s effective date until May 12, 2015, a year after the rule was published.

“We think this is an ill-conceived policy that will disenfranchise physicians and hinder their input into hospital programs, especially for those physicians in rural or geographically distant hospitals,” the letter said.  “We have also expressed serious concerns about the negative effects that this structure may have on patient care as well as the negative repercussions for system-wide care coordination activities.”

FRAUD ALERT: Physician Social Security Numbers Possibly Compromised – Fraudulent IRS Tax Filings 
The Montana Medical Association has been made aware the Social Security numbers of many MT physicians and physician assistants may have been compromised resulting in fraudulent tax returns being filed with the IRS.  Physicians are becoming aware only after attempting to file their 2013 income tax returns with the IRS.  We are aware that this has occurred in other states. 

If you have been impacted, please contact Jean Branscum at 406/443-4000 or jean@mmaoffice.org.

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. Click here for registration fees and information.

CDL Training FAQ's
Step-By-Step Checklist for CDL Certification

  MMAbenefits*Discount Programs
*Timely and Impactful Communication
*MMA Health Care Plan and Trust
*Advocacy on the State and National level.
*Discounted CME and Board Recertification Tools
For more information on these and other exclusive MMA Member Benefits, login to the member's-only section of the website.

Directory of Montana Physicians:
-Find a physician in Montana by location or specialty with our Online Directory of MMA Members.
-Order your MMA Directory of Montana Physicians now. Our Directories are discounted for MMA members.
-ADDENDUM to 2014 Directory: Page of Out-of-State Members were missed in the printing.  Please download and include with your directory.

MMA Conflict of Interest Policy (2011)



MMAtwitter