The COVID-19 pandemic is placing financial stress on physician practices through the shutdown of non-essential services. Many face substantial loss of revenue. Emergency assistance is becoming available to physician practices and other providers through several federal and local Kansas City programs.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing rapidly. For the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), check these local and national websites regularly.
The coronavirus pandemic is a serious threat like none we have experienced in our lifetimes. Whether or not you are involved in the direct treatment of COVID-19 patients, we all have a role to play. Together, we can and will manage through this crisis.
The last flu pandemic to affect the United States to this magnitude was the 1918 influenza. Kansas City was less effective than other cities, particularly St. Louis, in implementing broad and swift social distancing measures. The lessons of 1918 are very relevant today. Learn more in these links.
The Kansas City Medical Society is sponsoring or co-sponsoring three resolutions for presentation to the Missouri State Medical Association House of Delegates April 3-5.
Walking for 30 minutes nonstop on a daily basis reduces one’s risk for heart attack by 20% in their lifetime. In conjunction with February Heart Health Month, find out how easy it is to start a walking program.
See this excellent commentary by Michael O'Dell, MD, MSHA, FAAFP, in the February 6 Kansas City Star on how Medicaid expansion will save money for the State of Missouri, help keep people healthy and working, and help keep rural hospitals open.
The resolutions process through our state medical associations gives physicians a chance to make their voices heard on important matters affecting the practice of medicine and the health of our patients. Deadlines are approaching for resolutions to be presented at the Missouri State Medical Association April 3-5.
The St. Louis County Department of Public Health has announced two important enhancements to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) that covers much of Missouri including Jackson, Clay and Cass counties.
If you live or practice in Kansas, please call your state senator where you live and/or practice to express your support of SB 252, the bipartisan Medicaid expansion compromise plan.