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.
08/27/14 DCHHS Updated Ebola Testing Algorithm DCHHS has provided an updated Ebola testing algorithm, developed as a tool for area clinicians who may be evaluating patients with compatible risk factors and symptoms.
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.
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.
SGR Action Alert Congress is now closer than ever to permanently repeal the SGR and modernize Medicare provider payments. Call or write to Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, as well as your US Representative and inform them how important this legislation is to your practice. Physicians may not get this opportunity again.
Benefits of DCMS Membership Benefits outweigh dues in 2014 ... view details.
DCMS Physicians Petition TCEQ The Dallas County Medical Society filed a petition with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality asking the agency to adopt rules to reduce the pollution from three old coal-fired power plants that contribute disproportionately to high ozone levels in Dallas-Fort Worth and East Texas.
DCMS Medicaid/CHIP Update - Sep 25 Open forum for physicians and their staff who participate in TX Medicaid/ CHIP.