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Latest Announcements

Save the Date - 3rd Annual "Current Trends in Liver Disease" and Gastroenterology Board Review

Save the Date!

Friday, September 26, 2014
7:30 am: Check-in and breakfast
8 am - 4:30 pm: Symposium

Endorsed by the MCMS as an Honor Roll Activity

Topics discussed by local experts and guest faculty will include information on the current and developing therapies for Hepatitis B and C, NASH, and hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer treatment options, and an update on current listing criteria for liver transplantation. Physicians preparing for gastroenterology or hepatology board certification will find the sessions helpful for Hepatology content review.


Patient Education Handouts

The Maricopa County Medical Society is committed to helping consumers understand the changing healthcare landscape. In 2014, our Round-up Magazine will include a patient handout (as a tear out sheet) that can be used by you to help patients understand various issues to aid them in making more informed decisions for them and their families. Download the pdfs (linked into the month) below, print and make copies. Distribute them in your waiting and exam rooms. Provide copies to your staff- they can hand them out with check-in paperwork.

Do you have suggestions on future handout topics? We'd love to hear them! Contact the Society at or call 602-252-2015.

Patient Handouts 2014

July – What are the different types of a “doctor” and how does their education and training differ?

June – Why does my doctor run late and what can I do about it?

May – Are you an empowered patient?

April – Understanding my insurance, what do I owe?

March – What is compliance and why does it matter? 

February – Confused about the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid? We can help! 

January – What you should know as a patient in 2014.

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Recent News

Medicare Experiment Could Signal Sea Change for Hospice

Written by Michelle Andrews, published in Kaiser Health News

Trustees Report Shows Continued Reduce Cost Growth, Longer Medicare Solvency

The Medicare Trustees today projected that the trust fund that finances Medicare’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, four years beyond what was projected in last year’s report.

Arizona's Infectious Diseases Manual

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released a manual for physicians about Arizona's infectious diseases. This includes information on Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Plague, Tularemia, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, State Reporting Requirements and Expedited Partner Therapy. Please see the attached manual. 


Save the Date - Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) for the Primary Care Physician

Sat., Nov. 8, 2014, 8 am - 12 pm

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix
Two-thirds of all worldwide Valley Fever infections occur in Arizona; most of those in Maricopa County. Are you testing your patients with community-acquired pneumonia for Valley Fever?

The 7th annual FREE conference is open to physicians, nurses and healthcare providers.

Endorsed by the Maricopa County Medical Society as an Honor Roll Activity.

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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