MSMS Foundation Kicks-Off Spring Conference Programs

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MSMS Foundation Kicks-Off Spring Conference Programs

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation is preparing for a very busy spring conference season. Conference agendas range from the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and what impact it will have on practices to practical information on meeting compliance deadlines, as well as more clinical topics like infectious diseases and select topics in dermatology .

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 the Genesee County Medical Society (GCMS) in collaboration with MSMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) will hold a town hall meeting focusing on "ACA & MACRA in the New Political Environment: How To Thrive in Value Based Health Care". Speakers for the conference include former AMA president, J. James Rohack, MD focusing on the AMA's STEPSforward program and how it can help physicians during this time of regulatory change as well as information from Stacey Hettiger, Director of Medical and Regulatory Policy at MSMS who will focus on how MSMS will provide support for physicians as they move forward with the new payment models. For more information on the conference or to register, please contact Sherry Smith at or by phone at 810/733-9923.

The MSMS Foundation will be holding their first conference of the year on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Grand Rapids. This conference will focus on Practical Guidance for Health Care Compliance. Across the board, health care compliance concerns face every practice, no matter what the specialty or practice setting. MSMS Foundation can help bring order to the current regulatory environment, offering practice guidelines to ensure your practice remains compliant. The morning session will focus on MACRA. The afternoon session will include practical information on meeting key deadlines, HIPAA, ADA, medical records and more.

Don't forget to save the date for the MSMS Foundation Annual Spring Scientific Meeting. The 6th annual conference will take place at the Somerset Inn in Troy on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2017. Topics for this year's conference include:

  • Infectious Diseases Update
  • Joint Replacement
  • Selected Topics in Dermatology
  • Diabetes and Lipid Update
  • Current Issues in Cardiology
  • Allergy and Immunology Update
  • Update in Practice Parameters in Neurology
  • Rheumatology Update

As a reminder the complete 2016 Billing and Coding webinar series is now available on the MSMS website for purchase. The speaker for these webinars was billing and coding guru Kathy Jo Uecker CMPE, EFPM, NCP, CPC, COC, CHSPA, CHSA with NetSource One, Inc. Webinar topics range from Tips and Tricks for Working Rejections to Managing Accounts Receivable. For a complete list of Billing and Coding webinars and to purchase these webinars, please visit

For a full listing of 2017 events offered by the MSMS Foundation as well as events offered by your local county medical societies please visit Event registration information as well as event contacts are also listed on this site.