SCMA News
Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Update
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Last Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster signed H.3824 into law which makes changes to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)/SCRIPTS program run by theRead More »
SCMA News
Gerald Wilson, MD - 2017 Physician of the Year and Order of the Palmetto Recipient
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Dr. Gerald Wilson, a retired general and peripheral vascular surgeon with Midlands Surgical Associates, P.A in Columbia, South Carolina, was awardedRead More »
SCMA News
It is South Carolina Health Care Decisions Week!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 From Dr. John Ropp, CSI Chairman: During the month of April, we celebrate South Carolina Health Care Decisions Week which takes places April 16-22.Read More »
SCMA News
PREPARE FOR CHANGE! MACRA/MIPS CME Available
Thursday, February 09, 2017 LIVE WEBINARS: Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) Overview Michelle Staneck, The South Carolina Office of Rural Health February 15,Read More »
SCMA News
Physician in the Spotlight: Joseph John, MD
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Joseph John, MD Editor in Chief, The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association As a member, you receive a subscription to The Journal of theRead More »
SCMA News
BREAKING NEWS: VA Extends Open Comment Period for APRN Rule
Monday, January 09, 2017 A few weeks ago, the SCMA notified its members of the Veteran's Administration finalized rule regarding scope of practice for advanced practiceRead More »
SCMA News
Physician in the Spotlight: Dr. Marshall Meadors
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Dr. Marshall Meadors: Physician, Philanthropist, Health Champion As the South Carolina Medical Association continues to promote communityRead More »
SCMA News
DEA Reverses Announced Change to Registration Renewal Process
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Last week, the SCMA notified members of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) announcement of  changes to its registration renewal process. WeRead More »
SCMA News
Significant Change to DEA Registration Renewal Process
Thursday, December 15, 2016 The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process.  Effective January 1, 2017,Read More »
SCMA News
Physician in the Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Gardner
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Dr. Stephen Gardner, President of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (SCBME), has been a significant and valuable partner to the SouthRead More »
SCMA News
BREAKING NEWS: VA Finalizes Rule on Expanding APRN Scope of Practice
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Today, the Veteran's Administration finalized the rule regarding scope of practice for advanced practice nurses when caring for patients in VA careRead More »
SCMA News
Dr. Bruce Snyder Receives Two Distinct Honors
Monday, October 31, 2016 Columbia, SC – Dr. Bruce Snyder, a physician practicing in Greenville, South Carolina, was awarded the 2016 South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA)Read More »
Physician in Spotlight
Dr. March Seabrook
Friday, October 21, 2016 Dr. March Seabrook: Grandy SCOPY Award Recipient Last week, Dr. March Seabrook received the Grand SCOPY Award from the American College ofRead More »
SCMA Events
It’s that time of year again! Renew your membership!
Friday, October 21, 2016 It’s that time of year again --- time to renew your membership in the premier organization for physicians in South Carolina. With many challenges onRead More »
SCMA Events
SCMA Launches New Website!
Friday, October 21, 2016 The South Carolina Medical Association has launched a brand new website! You may have noticed some new branding and updated communications being sentRead More »
Industry News
CMS Finalizes MACRA Rule
Friday, October 21, 2016 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining the requirements of the new Quality Payment Program for physiciansRead More »
Industry News
CMS Finalizes MACRA Rule
Friday, October 21, 2016 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule outlining the requirements of the new Quality Payment Program for physiciansRead More »
Industry News
SCMA Members Invited to SC Transportation and Wellness Summit
Friday, October 21, 2016 On November 3rd from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Transportation Association of South Carolina will be hosting the 2016 Transportation and WellnessRead More »
Industry News
Don’t Miss Out on Incentive Payments
Friday, October 21, 2016 You may be eligible to participate in the S.C. Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, which provides incentive payments to EPs as they demonstrate theRead More »
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 hasRead More »
Industry News
SEPTEMBER 24 DEADLINE: Medicaid Revalidation for Providers
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) is required by federal regulations to revalidate the enrollment of all providersRead 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 theRead More »
Industry News
CMS Considers Delaying MACRA
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Earlier this month, several physician groups, including the SCMA, made public comment about their opposition to MACRA. It is evident physicians wereRead 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 highestRead More »
Industry News
CALL TO ACTION: Our Veterans Deserve the Highest Quality Care
Sunday, June 19, 2016 To all South Carolina physicians: Our military veterans put their lives on the line to defend this country and our way of life. In return, we oweRead More »
Industry News
Legislative Update
Thursday, May 12, 2016 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 -Read More »
Industry News
State House News - April 15
Thursday, April 21, 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 StateRead More »
Industry News
State House News: March 10
Thursday, March 10, 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. 1035Read More »
Industry News
Important Tax Information
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 In accordance with IRS regulations for federal income tax purposes, a percentage of SCMA annual membership dues may be deducted as a businessRead More »
Industry News
State House News: January 28
Wednesday, January 27, 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 toRead More »
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 willRead More »
Industry News
Avoid Medicare Penalties
Thursday, December 03, 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 beforeRead More »
SCMA Events
It’s that time of year again! Renew your membership!
Friday, October 21, 2016 It’s that time of year again --- time to renew your membership in the premier organization for physicians in South Carolina. With many challenges onRead More »
SCMA Events
SCMA Launches New Website!
Friday, October 21, 2016 The South Carolina Medical Association has launched a brand new website! You may have noticed some new branding and updated communications being sentRead More »
SCMA Events
FREE Webinar! Why PCMH Now?
Friday, October 21, 2016 Join the SCMA on November 4th from 12 - 12:30 p.m. for a free webinar on "Why PCMH Now?" For primary care practices, being recognized as a patientRead More »
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 receivedRead More »
CME
Physician Reimbursement Opportunities
Thursday, April 21, 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 otherRead More »
CME
ICD-10: National Provider Call
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Register for the August 27 call on Countdown to ICD-10 — five weeks before ICD-10 implementation on October 1, 2015. The call will open with aRead More »
CME
Your South Carolina CME Requirements
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 DEADLINE TO COMPLETE CME: June 30 DEADLINE TO REPORT CME TO SCMA: July 31 This is a simple reminder that in order to renew your South CarolinaRead More »
CME
New CME Course Requirement
Thursday, January 22, 2015 CME for Prescribing and MonitoringControlled Substances: Mandatory for All South Carolina Licensed Physicians by the SC Legislature Available at NoRead More »
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-patientRead More »
Survey
Public Comments Needed:
Thursday, December 03, 2015 Recently, the  Office of Nursing within the VA System has made proposed changes to the VHA Nursing Handbook that would allow full independentRead More »
Survey
Survey: South Carolina Legislative Issues
Thursday, June 11, 2015 The SCMA has crafted a survey regarding health policies that are currently being considered for legislation at the federal and state level. One goalRead More »