6/17/2021 AMCNO Updates



Golf for a Good Cause on Aug. 9!

Grab your putter and meet us on the greens at Sand Ridge Golf Club on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. The Academy of Medicine Education Foundation (AMEF) is hosting the Swing for Students Golf Outing at the prestigious course. Learn more about the new name and how you can support this event. Proceeds help fund educational programs in our community, including medical student scholarships.  

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AMCNO President Dr. Englund Testifies on HB 248

On Tuesday, AMCNO President Dr. Kristin Englund provided testimony against HB 248, the dangerous anti-vaccination bill currently being heard in the Ohio House. She joined other physicians and health care professionals in educating legislators on why this bill should not be passed. Their simple message: vaccines save lives

There is also still time for you to submit written-only opponent testimony for another  hearing in the Ohio House Health Committee next week. 

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 Five Solutions to Ease COVID-19 Burnout

The issue of burnout among physicians and other health professionals is not new. 

A national survey, however, has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated burnout and presented unique challenges for these medical professionals. The American Medical Association offers five solutions to help improve well-being and reduce burnout, during and after the pandemic. 

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ODH Vaccine Providers: Important Message about Ordering COVID-19 Vaccines

As of Monday, June 7, 2021, all COVID-19 vaccine providers who are enrolled with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are required to directly order COVID-19 vaccine doses each week using the Vaccine Ordering Management System (VOMS).

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CMS Increases Payment Amounts for Medicare Beneficiaries' At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to increase efforts to better serve the 1.6 million adults age 65 or older who have difficulty leaving their home to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also created guidance on how to properly deliver vaccinations to these beneficiaries. 

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Share Your Insight on Medicare Fee-for-Service Programs

Medicare is looking to improve awareness among health care providers and patients of the services covered by the Medicare Fee-for-Service programs, related to diabetes prevention and chronic care management.

Please consider taking their brief survey to share your insights and opinions.

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