Michigan Medicine Magazine

A Publication of the Michigan State Medical Society

Michigan Medicine® is available to MSMS members and presents timely information on public health, medicolegal issues, medical economics, science, medical education, and legislative affairs affecting Michigan physicians and their patients.

September - October 2020


Cover Story:

Medicine's Great Leap Forward in Michigan 

Also In This Issue:

  • President's Perspective - Telehealth and COVID-19
  • Contracts Rarely Provide for Adequate Remedies When Software or Technology Fails
  • Personal Phone Use at Work – A Blessing or a Curse?
  • Liver Awareness Month and the Importance of Influenza Vaccination
  • Wearables Offer Wealth of Data During COVID-19, but Liability Risks Remain

July - August 2020


Cover Story:

On the Front Line Against COVID-19: Michigan Physicians Share Their Stories

Also In This Issue:

  • Is anxiety about a possible COVID-19 infection upon returning to work considered a disability?
  • Taking Stock: What COVID-19 Exposed and the Lessons Learned from It
  • Protect your patients before the upcoming school year!
  • Physicians Adjust to New Realities; Answer the Call to Advocacy
  • Elective Surgery Informed Consent and Shared Decision Making During COVID-19

May - June 2020


Cover Story:

COVID-19 Physicians on the Front Line

Also In This Issue:

  • COVID-19: How MSMS is Supporting Physicians on the Front Line
  • Navigating COVID-19 with your Humanity, Sanity and Team Still in Tact
  • Immunity Protections Available When Treating COVID-19 Patients
  • Help Protect Your Traveling Patients
  • Telemedicine for Medical Practices During COVID-19

March - April 2020


Cover Story:

Making Progress in the Fight to Reform Prior Authorization and Step Therapy

Also In This Issue:

  • Protecting Michigan's Infants and Young Children from Vaccine-Preventable Disease
  • Spotlight on Senator Curt Vanderwall
  • The Role of Medical Assistant in Your Office Practice
  • The Standard of Care is Not Established by Health Plans or Insurers
  • The 90-Day Myth with Unemployment Claims

January - February 2020


Cover Story:

Physician Leadership: What it Looks Like and Why it Matters

Also In This Issue:

  • Good Leadership Can't be Outsourced
  • January is Cervical Health Awareness Month 
  • Legal and Regulatory Resources at Your Fingertips
  • Tackling Physician Burnout Requires Unprecedented Leadership 

November - December 2019


Cover Story:

Pioneering Changes in Health Care Delivery

Also In This Issue:

  • Exempt (Salaried) Earning Thresholds Set to Increase
  • Preventing Influenza During the 2019-2020 Flu Season
  • Health Care Delivery News Briefs
  • Terminating Patient Relationships