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09/30/2014 DCHHS Health Advisory (#4): Ebola Virus Disease
A patient hospitalized in Dallas County was confirmed to have Ebola infection this afternoon, through testing performed at the CDC and state laboratories...read full advisory.
     
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CMS Database Debuts and Reveals Payments to Physicians
The database is the result of a Sunshine Act that was incorporated into the health law and is intended to intensify scrutiny of the relationships between physicians and the drug and device industries...read more.
     
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09/25/14 DCHHS Health Advisories: Enterovirus & Legionella
DCHHS release two health advisories regarding Enterovirus D68 and Legionella affecting local patients . . . read both advisories.
   
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Please Support the 2014 DCMS Foundation Annual Fund
The DCMS Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive is underway. We need your help to reach our goal of raising $50,000 to support Dallas County Medical Society’s community service programs.
   
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09/10/14 DCHHS Health Advisory - Enterovirus D68
Increases in severe respiratory illness from enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) among children have been confirmed recently in several states and are currently suspected in additional states . . . read more.
     
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Congress Patches SGR and Delays ICD-10
Congress staved off a 24-percent physician payment cut under the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula until April 1, 2015. Legislation also delays the ICD-10 start date to Oct. 1, 2015, the second deadline extension for ICD-10 . . . more.
     
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North Texas Accountable Healthcare Partnership (NTAHP)
Check out NTAHP . . . the State-designated HIE for North Texas. Click here to see how an HIE improves health care decision making, ensures efficiency and lowers costs.
   
 
upcoming events
October
 
2015 DCMS/TMA Membership Renewal
2015 membership renewal notices will be mailed on October 1, 2014. Renewal is due by December 31, 2014.
 
 

DCMS Member Roundup - Oct 18
Bring your family for an evening of food, fun and ANIMALS! New this year, DCMS Member Roundup is at the Dallas Zoo. Join us on Oct. 18 from 6 – 9 p.m.
 
 

Business Boot Camp: Take Charge of Your Finances - Oct 22
Take charge of your practice finances! This seminar, presented by TMA will be held Oct. 22, at the DCMS office from 9 am to 12:30 pm. RSVP is required. Visit TMA's website for details and to register.