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Opioids: What Doctors Should Know About Pain Management & Substance Abuse

The Nevada State Medical Association and Washoe County Medical Society have teamed up with St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center to bring you a physician-community CME course on opioids presented by Reka Danko, MD and Denis Patterson, DO. TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Event Details   Reka Danko, MD Dr. Danko is the […]

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Naloxone Saves Lives, but Is No Cure in Heroine Epidemic

By Katherine Q. Seelye July 27, 2016 The New York Times PORTLAND, Me. — A woman in her 30s was sitting in a car in a parking lot here last month, shooting up heroin, when she overdosed. Even after the men she was with injected her with naloxone, the drug that reverses opioid overdoses, she […]

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Doctor Develops Eye Therapy to Treat Migraines

‪#‎NSMA‬ commends physician and member Dr. George Thomas Manilla of Elko for achieving an innovative treatment method for migraines!

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Educational Symposiums on Comprehensive Error Rate Testing

Noridian, the Medicare Administrative Contractor for Nevada, is offering educational symposiums on  Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) and documentation compliance. Noridian invites all Medicare providers: physicians, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and others that bill Medicare. The meeting is to assist providers to understand current billing errors with a goal of preventing future errors. Following the […]

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2014 Open Enrollment Starts November 15

The second open enrollment for the Nevada health insurance exchange runs from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. There is no rollover from previous plans so everyone who needs insurance must re-apply! To sign up or for more information, visit: www.nevadahealthlink.com. Previous enrollees also can call 1-855-7NVLINK (855-768-5465) or e-mail customersupport@nevadahealthlink.com. First-time enrollees can call 1-800-318-2596 […]

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AMA Health Workforce Mapper

The AMA Health Workforce Mapper illustrates the distribution of physicians and nonphysician clinicians by specialty, state, county, or metropolitan areas. It provides a useful visual tool to demonstrate to law- or policy-makers the geographic distribution of the healthcare workforce in a given state or nationally, to assist them in making appropriate, evidence-based decisions.  The Mapper […]

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Third Party Payer Conference

The third annual Third Party Payer Roundtable Conference will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014.  There will be two half day conferences, registration for the first will start at 8.00 a.m., and registration for the second will start at 1.00 p.m.  The events will be held at 5400 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502. This […]

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CMSto reopen Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

Due to significant pressure from the AMA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the reopening of its Meaningful Use (MU) hardship exception application for physicians and hospitals to avoid the 2015 penalty.  The new deadline will be November 30, 2014.  Previously, the hardship exception application deadline was April 1, 2014 for hospitals […]

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Ebola – Open Letter to All U.S. Healthcare Professionals

As a frontline healthcare provider, you play an essential role in protecting the health and well-being of our nation. In light of the recent presentation of an Ebola-positive patient in Texas, we wanted to remind all healthcare professionals that simple steps can be taken to prevent the spread of this disease. You can contribute to […]

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Southern Nevada Candidate Mixer TONIGHT

The Southern Nevada Meet the Candidates Legislative Mixer will be held tonight, October 2, between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Mercedes Benz – Fletcher Jones Imports on 7300 W. Sahara Avenue.  Come meet the candidates for the 2014 general elections. Event Flyer

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