DOT Training Program – April 14, 2016

Attention: PHYSICIANS, PA’s, NP’s & Chiropractors
DOT TRAINING PROGRAM FOR NATIONAL
REGISTRY OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Embassy Suites, Charleston, WV

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Update Regarding Posting and Use of Driver Examination Forms

Update Regarding Posting and Use of Driver Examination Forms

The Medical Examiner’s Certification Integration final rule requires certified Medical Examiners (MEs) to continue using the current driver examination forms found on the FMCSA website until December 22, 2015 and to use the newly revised driver examination forms discussed in the final rule beginning December 22, 2015.

As a result of the unexpected delays in posting the final versions of the newly revised driver examination forms and recognizing that MEs need to have access to the forms prior to the effective date for a number of reasons, FMCSA will allow MEs to use both the current and newly revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and Medical Examiner’s Certificate from December 22, 2015 until April 20, 2016. The Agency has published a Federal Register notice announcing this guidance which is accessible by clicking the link below.

Federal Register Notice Use of Driver Examination Forms

Both the current and newly revised versions of the driver examination forms are available on the FMCSA website. In addition, the final versions of the newly revised driver examination forms have been posted in the Resource Center of the National Registry website and are accessible by clicking on the links below.

Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875

Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC), Form MCSA-5876

A sample CMV Driver Medical Examination Results Form, MCSA-5850 has been posted in the Resource Center of the National Registry website and is accessible by clicking on the link below. Because the CMV Driver Medical Examination Results Form, MCSA-5850 is an electronic form and only available through the ME’s National Registry account, the sample is a representation of what MEs will see when entering CMV driver examination results into the National Registry system. MEs are required to continue to report CMV driver medical examination results by accessing their National Registry accounts and completing the MCSA-5850 online.

CMV Driver Medical Examination Results Form, MCSA-5850 (Sample)


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Website: www.fmcsa.dot.gov
Medical Review Board Website: mrb.fmcsa.dot.gov
National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Website: nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov

Please do not respond to this email. If you have questions or comments about FMCSA, the MRB, or the National Registry, please send an email to fmcsamedical@dot.gov.

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2015 WVAFP/Tar Wars Journal Available For View/Download

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Tracy Hendershot, MD presenting at South East Forum in Norfolk, VA on Aug. 14, 2014

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New AAFP Physician’s Blog Post From One of Our Own: “Do No Harm”

Do No Harm: When Is a Physician Too Sick to Work?

More than 80 percent of health care professionals go to work when they are sick, potentially putting patients and colleagues at risk. Read what one of our own WV AAFP members, Kimberly Becher, M.D., has to say in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post. Click the clink below:

http://blogs.aafp.org/cfr/freshperspectives/entry/do_no_harm_when_is

 

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Million Hearts: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model

“The Million Hearts®: CVD Model is a randomized-controlled trial that seeks to bridge a gap in cardiovascular care by providing targeted incentives for providers to engage in individual CVD risk calculation and population-level risk management. Instead of focusing on the individual components of risk, participating practices will engage in risk stratification across a patient panel to identify those at highest risk for ASCVD. ”  Read more about the above exert at the link below:

http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Million-Hearts-CVDRRM/

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Blog Post from Kimberly Becher, MD Jul 8th

Dealing With Death: Why Helping Patients’ Families Helps Me

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in the latest Fresh Perspectives blog post that the degree of comfort she is able to provide the family of a dying patient makes the patient’s death less traumatic for her as a physician.
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Dr. Philip Galapon Receives the Degree of Fellow

Dr. Wanda Filer, AAFP President-Elect, presented the award. Dr. Galapon pledged, “As a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians shall pursue these goals: …to provide comprehensive and continuing health care to my patients, placing their welfare above all else; to exemplify and substantiate the highest traditions of my profession through an informed and scientific practice of family medicine; and to strive professional enrichment through a rigorous program of continuing education. I pledge my full participation and talents to the fulfillment of these objectives because they are the principles upon which the Academy was founded and because by so doing, I can better serve my profession, myself and humankind.”

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2015 Family Doc of the Year Award

mccann01Dr. KEVIN McCANN was the recipient of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians highest award “The Family Doctor of the Year for 2015” The award was presented by Dr. Tracy Hendershot during the WVAFP 63rd Annual Scientific Assembly held April 17th at Embassy Suites Charleston. He was accompanied by his family.

Dr. Hendershot stated, “Each year the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians honors a physician who exemplifies the qualities valued by the profession”

This year the Academy honored Kevin McCann, MD as the “Family Doc of the Year.” He was chosen for his enthusiastic and tireless devotion to his patients as well as the profession. Dr. McCann has practiced at University Family Medicine in Lavalette, WV for more than 15 years. In addition to maintaining a full time primary care practice, he serves as a team physician for the Spring Valley High School football program and the Medical Director of the Wayne County Health Department. He has served on various committees at Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall Universities School of Medicine.

Tracy Hendershot, MD president of the WVAFP stated “I have had the pleasure of observing  Dr McCann’s work. He’s thoughtful and respectful of his patients. He takes the time required to address their needs. But Kevin’s concern for his patients extends beyond the exam room, he cares for them where they live. He’s a vital member of his community’s health system. Perhaps more than this, Kevin has influenced the delivery of care throughout the state by serving as a mentor to so many aspiring rural family physicians. He loves what he does and by sharing his joy he continually motivates his peers.”

Dr. McCann accepted the award at a reception hosted by the Academy this April in Charleston, WV. He thanked the Academy saying “I’m humbled.. this award could be given to a hundred good doctors throughout the state, Thank You.”

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63rd WVAFP President Installed

Dr. Hendershot was installed April 17th as the 63rd WVAFP President by Dr. Wanda Filer, American Academy of Family Physicians President-Elect. Dr. Hendershot, currently practices Family Medicine in Elizabeth, WV. He earned his medical degree from Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University, Huntington, WV. His wife Mary and his daughter Reilly were present for the ceremony.

 

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