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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates


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Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

March 25, 2020 – Dr. Paul Biddinger, an advisor to the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Preparedness, was one of five experts named to the state’s COVID-19 Response Command Center Advisory Board.


Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod Residents Try To Navigate Stay-At-Home Advisory

March 25, 2020 – "Please shelter in place," MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh told the Cape Cod Times. "We have an opportunity to really change the course of what this virus will do. Try to minimize being out in public at all."


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Massachusetts Medical Society COVID-19 Resources

March 24, 2020 – The MMS COVID-19 Billing Guidelines for Telehealth Service provides an overview of telehealth payment policies for the major health plans in Massachusetts.


MEMA

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

March 24, 2020 – MEMA is supporting a coordinated process to collect donations of medical supplies to supplement the Commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mass Governor Seal

Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

March 23, 2020 – Governor Charlie Baker has ordered all non-essential businesses to cease in-person operation and directed the Department of Public Health to issue a stay at home advisory for two weeks.


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Massachusetts Medical Society COVID-19 Resources

March 23, 2020 – The MMS Practice Management Guide provides an overview on how to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak and protect both patients and staff.


Boston

For Physicians and Nurses On The Front Line, There’s Worry Over Bringing Coronavirus Home

March 20, 2020 – “Certainly with health care workers, there’s an anxiety there because we don’t want to be bringing anything home to our families," MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh told the Boston Globe.


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Massachusetts Medical Society COVID-19 Resources

March 20, 2020 – The MMS has compiled a directory of health plan COVID-19 coverage policy summaries and associated health plan links as a resource to physicians, allied providers, and practice managers.


WBUR

Donations And DIY Masks: Health Care Workers Get Creative With '#GetMePPE'

March 20, 2020 – Health workers have begun using alternative equipment for protection like ski goggles, or reusing protective gear – which can put them at risk of infection, says MMS President Dr. Maryanne Bombaugh.




Popular Resources

home online cmeOnline CME Courses

Browse offerings and earn CME credit for online courses on topics such as end of life care, pain management, public health, risk management and electronic health records. Members receive discounted rates on courses.


health care proxies homeImportant MassHealth Update!

Full implementation of MassHealth claim denials to begin, for more information on this important issue please click the link to read the latest Bulletin


AEPAnnual Education Program

Restoring the Art of Medicine: The Art of Physician Wellness is an online course that meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.  


RMG StoryThe Reliant Medical Group Story

Changing EHR from a liability to an asset to reduce physician burnout.


SpecialtyChoosing a Specialty for Medical Students

Published studies suggest that as many as 20 percent of medical school graduates switch specialties before completing their first residency. Here are some resources that can help you make the best decision for you.



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