At the January meeting of the Medical Services Fund Advisory Council Vicki Cunningham, BMS Pharmacy Director, reported that as of March 14, 2016, Medicaid would not pay for prescriptions if they were not written by a WV Medicaid enrolled provider. CMS has given states an extension on this deadline and it is now June 1, 2016. It is important to note that you may be employed by an entity that bills West Virginia Medicaid for your medical services, prescriptions written by you cannot be covered unless you are also enrolled.
To enroll as a West Virginia Medicaid provider, please contact Molina Provider Enrollment at 888-483-0793. If you are a physician assistant, the practice or physician with whom you are employed must call Molina Provider Enrollment to enroll you as an ordering/rendering provider. If you have questions, please contact the Pharmacy Services Program at 304-558-1700 or at DHHRMedicaidPharmacist@wv.gov.
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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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:
“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:
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. 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.”
Dr. 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.”