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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.
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.
upcoming events
C-FCMS/DCMS Joint Networking Social - Sep 18
DCMS members! Join your colleagues from Collin-Fannin County Medical Society for a joint networking social at BJ's Brewhouse from 6 – 8 p.m. Click here for details.

DCMS Medicaid/CHIP Update - Sep 25
Open forum for physicians and their staff who participate in TX Medicaid/ CHIP.
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.