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 2019


Cover Story:

Celebrating Women in Medicine

Also In This Issue:

  • Accounting for Travel Time: To Pay or Not to Pay?
  • Protect Your Adolescent Patients Before They go Back to School!
  • Legal and Regulatory Resources at Your Fingertips
  • When Treating Children, Avoid These Risks

July - August 2019


Cover Story:

Better Payer Contracts for Better Outcomes

Also In This Issue:

  • One Snarky Comment Too Many? 
  • October is Liver Awareness Month!
  • Billing and Coding Resources
  • Challenges of Culture Diversity in Health Care: Protecting You and Your Patients

May/June 2019


Cover Story:

Fresh Faces on the Frontlines of State Departments Work to Support Physicians

Also In This Issue:

  • May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Understanding the Independent Contractor Relationship. Who Qualifies? 
  • MSMS Regulatory Advocacy
  • Wearable Medical Devices Give Abundant Data - and Risks

March/April 2019


Cover Story:

HEALTH CAN'T WAIT

Also In This Issue:

  • It's Time for Kindergarten Roundup: Make Sure Your Pediatric Patients are Up-to-Date on Vaccines
  • WHEN can you Google search a job applicant? That is the question.
  • New Controlled Substance Prescribing Rules in Effect
  • Survey: Doctors Conflicted but Patients Still Top Concern

January/February 2019 [Members Only]


Cover Story:

Health Care Dominates 2018 Election Cycle

Also In This Issue:

  • Recreational Marihuana is Legal. Now What?
  • Michigan Legislature Dominated by New Names, Faces
  • MSMS Legislative & Regulatory Platform and Priorities
  • Survey: Doctors Conflicted but Patients Still Top Concern

November/December 2018 [Members Only]


Cover Story:

Reengineer Your Work Day to Prevent Burnout
 
Also In This Issue:

  • Michigan Legislation on Sexual Assault Prevention and Retention of Medical Records
  • The Rise of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Distraction Devices in Healthcare: Malpractice Implications 
  • Providing Letters of Recommendation for Departing Staff: A Worthwhile Pursuit or an Invitation for a Lawsuit?