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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.
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.
09/25/14 DCHHS Health Advisories: Enterovirus & Legionella
DCHHS release two health advisories regarding Enterovirus D68 and Legionella affecting local patients . . . read both advisories.
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.
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.
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.
upcoming events
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.