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Latest Announcements

World Hepatitis Day - July 28

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. This health observance aims to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis as a major global health threat. Medicare provides coverage for many preventive services including the hepatitis B (HBV vaccine under Medicare Part B. This vaccine is available to certain Medicare beneficiaries at intermediate or high risk for contracting hepatitis B. Medicare beneficiaries who are currently positive for antibodies for hepatitis B are not eligible for this benefit. The copayment/coinsurance and deductible are waived for this benefit.

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.


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Recent News

Desert West OBGYN Joins Arizona OBGYN Affiliates

Arizona OBGYN Affiliates (AOA) proudly announces the addition of Desert West OBGYN, adding 13 board certified physicians, three nurse practitioners, and four additional branch locations to the growing organization. Desert West OBGYN has been providing high quality and compassionate care to women in the Northwest Valley since 1973.   
“Desert West OBGYN is pleased to join AOA,” said Robert Phillips, MD, President.

Medicare Modifies Controversial Hospice Drug Rule

Written by Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News
In response to strong criticism, Medicare officials are modifying rules intended to prevent the agency from paying twice for the same prescriptions for seniors receiving hospice care.
Under the rules that took effect in May, hospice patients or their families could not fill prescriptions through their Part D drug plans until first confirming that the prescriptions were not covered by hospice providers.

Specialty Care is a Challenge in Some ACA Plans

Written by Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media

Primary care doctors have reported problems making referrals for patients who have purchased some of the cheaper plans from the federal insurance marketplace. Complaints about narrow networks with too few doctors have attracted the attention of federal regulators and have even prompted lawsuits.

Save the Date - The UA College of Medicine - Phoenix Golf Tournament

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Legacy Golf Club
6808 S. 32nd St.
Phoenix, Arizona

4 Person Scramble

7:30 am: Shotgun Start

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