SCMA News
SCMA and Subsidiaries Announce New Chief Executive Officers
Thursday, September 29, 2016

This week the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) and its subsidiaries announced newly appointed Chief Executive Officers. Due to the

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Industry News
SC Court Overturns Ban on Physician Employment of Physical Therapists
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In a major victory for patients and their treating physicians, the South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned their previous ruling in Sloan and has

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Industry News
SEPTEMBER 24 DEADLINE: Medicaid Revalidation for Providers
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is required by federal regulations to revalidate the enrollment of all providers

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Industry News
Zika Update from AMA & CDC
Friday, August 12, 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the following statements today regarding the

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CME
SCMA Receives Accreditation with Commendation Status from ACCME
Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

The SCMA is pleased to inform our members that earlier this week, our Continuing Medical Education program received

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SCMA News
SCMA TO LAUNCH STATEWIDE HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORK
Friday, July 29, 2016

The SCMA is pleased to announce a new partnership with KaMMCO Health Solutions (KHS) in support of our mission to improve the health of South

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Survey
Study Finds Patient-Physician Relationship is Healthier than Ever
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Physicians Foundation recently released the results of a nationwide survey addressing several health care issues including: the doctor-patient

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Industry News
CMS CONSIDERS DELAYING MACRA
Friday, July 15, 2016

Earlier this month, several physician groups, including the SCMA, made public comment about their opposition to MACRA. It is evident physicians were

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Industry News
Our Veterans Deserve the Highest Quality Care
Friday, July 01, 2016

Our military veterans put their lives on the line to defend this country and our way of life. In return, we owe them much – including the highest

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SCMA News
SCMA COMMENTS ON MACRA
Friday, June 24, 2016

This week, the SCMA submitted public comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding Medicare Program: Merit-Based Incentive

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Industry News
CALL TO ACTION!
Monday, June 20, 2016

Our Veterans Deserve the Highest Quality Care


To all South Carolina physicians:

Our military veterans put their lives on the line to defend this

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Industry News
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - MAY 13
Friday, May 13, 2016

Although the House was on furlough this past week, several health care bills still advanced through the State House:

S.339 - Hope’s Law / The Dense

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SCMA News
IN MEMORY OF
Monday, May 02, 2016

Jerry Ray Powell, M.D., age 77, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the Rainey Hospice House.

Born in Dillon County, SC, on November 12, 1938, he

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Industry News
State House News - April 15
Friday, April 22, 2016

Activities at the State House have geared back up after furlough, especially in the medical arena. Last week, an advocacy day was held in the State

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CME
PHYSICIAN REIMBURSEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Friday, April 22, 2016

Held on October 14 at the SCMA Headquarters, this one day course will feature speaker Jean Acevado, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC. Primary Care and other

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SCMA News
AGING GRACEFULLY CONFERENCE
Friday, April 22, 2016

Save the Date to attend the Aging Gracefully Conference to be held Friday, July 29 in Charleston at the Trident Technical College campus. The Aging

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Industry News
SC Court Overturns Ban on Physician Employment of Physical Therapists
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In a major victory for patients and their treating physicians, the South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned their previous ruling in Sloan and has

Read More »
Industry News
SEPTEMBER 24 DEADLINE: Medicaid Revalidation for Providers
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is required by federal regulations to revalidate the enrollment of all providers

Read More »
Industry News
Zika Update from AMA & CDC
Friday, August 12, 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the following statements today regarding the

Read More »
Industry News
CMS CONSIDERS DELAYING MACRA
Friday, July 15, 2016

Earlier this month, several physician groups, including the SCMA, made public comment about their opposition to MACRA. It is evident physicians were

Read More »
Industry News
Our Veterans Deserve the Highest Quality Care
Friday, July 01, 2016

Our military veterans put their lives on the line to defend this country and our way of life. In return, we owe them much – including the highest

Read More »
Industry News
CALL TO ACTION!
Monday, June 20, 2016

Our Veterans Deserve the Highest Quality Care


To all South Carolina physicians:

Our military veterans put their lives on the line to defend this

Read More »
Industry News
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - MAY 13
Friday, May 13, 2016

Although the House was on furlough this past week, several health care bills still advanced through the State House:

S.339 - Hope’s Law / The Dense

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Industry News
State House News - April 15
Friday, April 22, 2016

Activities at the State House have geared back up after furlough, especially in the medical arena. Last week, an advocacy day was held in the State

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Industry News
State House News: March 10
Friday, March 11, 2016

As usual, this session has been busy in regards to health care. Here are the latest updates:

Telemedicine
The Senate gave third reading to S. 1035

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Industry News
IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION
Thursday, January 28, 2016

In accordance with IRS regulations for federal income tax purposes, a percentage of SCMA annual membership dues may be deducted as a business

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Industry News
State House News: January 28
Thursday, January 28, 2016

The 2016 Legislative Session officially kicked off January 12. As usual, the first few weeks of the session have been busy as everyone returns to

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Industry News
Grant to Improve End-of-Life Care in South Carolina
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A generous grant from the Physicians Foundation to the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) Foundation will

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Industry News
AVOID MEDICARE PENALTIES
Friday, December 04, 2015

The AMA encourages physicians to file by December 16 to avoid a Medicare pay cut of 2-4 percent. How? File an informal review request with CMS before

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Industry News
RESOURCES FOR ICD-10 ISSUES
Friday, October 23, 2015

With the Oct. 1 ICD-10 implementation date behind us, the AMA has revised its online ICD-10 information and resources. If physicians experience any

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Industry News
ICD 10 Joint Statement and Guidance
Monday, July 06, 2015

Today, the American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) jointly announced that agreement has been reached on

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Industry News
ACT NOW TO STOP ICD-10
Friday, June 12, 2015

The South Carolina Medical Association continues to have significant concerns with the readiness of many providers, payers, and other participants in

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Survey
Study Finds Patient-Physician Relationship is Healthier than Ever
Friday, July 15, 2016

The Physicians Foundation recently released the results of a nationwide survey addressing several health care issues including: the doctor-patient

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Survey
PUBLIC COMMENTS NEEDED:
Friday, December 04, 2015

Recently, the  Office of Nursing within the VA System has made proposed changes to the VHA Nursing Handbook that would allow full independent

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Survey
SURVEY: SOUTH CAROLINA LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Friday, June 12, 2015

The SCMA has crafted a survey regarding health policies that are currently being considered for legislation at the federal and state level. One goal

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