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Call to Action: Improve Patient Access to Critical Medications in DC!

On December 6, 2016, the DC Council held a Legislative Meeting and vote on The Specialty Drug Copayment Limitation Act, a bill to stem the onerous and increasingly common health insurer practice of shifting the cost of necessary prescription medications onto the patient. The legislation passed its First Reading with amendment and is in the final stage of review.

Continue to contact the DC Council and tell them to support the Specialty Drug Copayment Limitation Act so patients can get medically necessary drugs through their insurance plans. What's the point of insurance if it doesn't insure?

 

District of Columbia Advocacy

The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District in discussions with the City Council, DC's Department of Health and Board of Medicine and other members of the medical community. The Medical Society has been reviewing numerous healthcare bills and is working with key stakeholders on multiple fronts.

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DC Advocacy

MSDC represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with DC's City Council, Department of Health, Board of Medicine and others in the medical community. READ MORE

National Advocacy

MSDC works closely with the American Medical Association (AMA), and state and specialty medical societies to educate Congress and federal agencies on issues important to physicians and their patients. READ MORE

Local Implementation of the ACA

As health system reform evolves, MSDC ensures it is implemented at the local and regional levels in ways that support the patient-physician relationship and promotes public health in our Nation's Capital. READ MORE

Have You Completed Your 3 HIV CME Requirement  for Licensure Renewal?     
The DC physician licensure renewal period opened on October 1, 2016, and physicians must comply with a 3 HIV/AIDS CME requirement. 

To help MSDC members meet the requirement, the Medical Society is offering free and low­-cost educational opportunities. Contact the Membership Department (202-466-1800, duryea@msdc.org) to learn about these and other member benefits.

Are You an Out-of-State Physician with a DC License Who Needs to Complete 3 HIV/AIDS CME?

Ask about Associate membership.


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
The following recently joined MSDC:


Musa Momoh, MD (Internal Medicine)

Aayushi Sardana, MD




National Survey Identifies Physician Struggles

The Physicians Foundation just released the results of its fifth Biennial Physician Survey, which found that physicians are struggling to maintain morale levels, adapt to changing delivery and payment models, and to provide patients with reasonable access to care. 
• 80% of physicians report being overextended or at capacity with no time to see additional patients
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