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In this section you will find a list of current, as well as archived, press releases having to do with either the organization of MedChi or with one of their members or board members.  Be sure to check back often for up to date stories.

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Attention: Debbie Sciabarrasi
410-539-0872 ext. 3303


March 8: The Gag Rule Needs to be Broken - Blog in Center Maryland by Gene Ransom, III

February 28: State Wide Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Payment Parity

February 26: MedChi Teams Up With DrFirst and CRISP to Tackle the Opioid Crisis in Maryland - Collaboration gives Maryland physicians the first mobile app with PDMP query compliance built into e-prescribing workflow

February 6: Drug Discount Program Saves Marylanders Over $115M Since Inception

January 25: January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 23, 2018: MedChi Releases 2018 Legislative Agenda - Op-ed by Dr. Sarah Merritt

January 16: AMA Economic Impact Study Released - Maryland Physicians support an average of 12.1 jobs per doctor

January 8: MedChi Statement on All Payer Contract Extension


December 28: Stay Safe in the Cold Winter Months

December 4: MedChi to Join Speaker Mike Busch and Other Heath Care Leaders in "Last Chance" Events to Get Marylanders Health Coverage

November 29: AMA Partners With MedChi and Other States to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

November 16: MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, Presents Senator Feldman with Award

November 8: MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, Presents Delegate Reznik With Award

October 27: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 24: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 5: MedChi Asks Hospitals and Physicians to Adjust Standing Orders to Minimum Amount of Opioids Necessary

October 4: Marylanders of All Ages Should Talk to Their Doctors About Getting Vaccinated - Op-ed in Center Maryland by Gene Ransom, III

October 2: Open Enrollment in Maryland - What You Need to KnowOp-ed in Maryland Matters by Gene Ransom, III

September 27: 2017 Skin Cancer Prevention Progress Report

September 20: September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 18: The Center for a Healthy Maryland, Affiliate of MedChi, Receives New Leadership Grant From the Physicians Foundation - Center for a Healthy Maryland, Inc. Receives Two-Year Grant from The Physicians Foundation to Continue the Certificate Program in Physician Leadership at the Maryland Physician Leadership Institute

September 14: MedChi Meeting Will Set Policy and Feature CME Presentation

September 7: New federal, state efforts launched to help smokers quit - Baltimore Sun, Health Section

September 7: Ask the expert: Prescription card available to those without good coverage - Baltimore Sun, Health Section

September 1: Back-to-school immunizations are for parents too - Baltimore Times 

August 24: MedChi's Ransom elected president of AAMSE - Baltimore Sun, People on the Move Section

August 22: Immunization required before school starts - Carroll County Times, Local News Section

August 22: Professional Recognition Gene Ransom CEO at MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society - The Baltimore Business Journal, People on the Move Section

August 15: Gene Ransom Elected 72nd President of AAMSE

August 10: MedChi Urges Marylanders to Have a Conversation with Their Healthcare Provider About the Most Appropriate Vaccine Schedule for the Entire FamilyAugust is ‘National Immunization Awareness Month’ and Back-to-School Season for Maryland Students

August 3: MedChi Applauds Maryland Department of Health For Increasing Access to Critical Smoking Cessation Resources - Department Removes Health Insurance 'Step Therapy' Protocol That Was Delaying Access to Treatment for Marylanders Attempting to Quit Smoking

July 18: July Is Eye Injury Prevention Month

June 29: Practice Safe and Responsible Use of Fireworks This July 4th

June 22: Eighth Annual Hunt Lectureship to Feature Nancy McCall, Archivist

June 9: June is National Safety Month

May 25: May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May 22: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 4: MedChi Releases an Opioid Prescription Rate Study - Maryland Physicians are Writing Fewer Opioid Prescriptions

May 3: The MIPS Navigator - The Easy, Affordable Way to Create a Practice-Specific MIPS Action Plan and Gain a Bonus Rather Than Suffer a Penalty

April 24: Overview of MedChi Business of Medicine Program for Physicians

April 19: MedChi Releases Digital Versions of Pre-1900 Maryland Medical Journals

April 13: April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 7: Letter to The Washington Post Editor 4/07/2017 - by Stephen Rockower, M.D.

April 5: MedChi Statement on General Assembly Action on Generic Price Gouging Legislation

March 28: Thank Your Doctor Today (and Everyday) - Honor Your Physician on National Doctors Day, March 30, 2017

March 24: MedChi Statement on General Assembly Action on Key Opioid Measures

March 21: March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March 17: Opioids Talking and Hope - Op-ed in Center Maryland by Gene Ransom, III

March 15: Senator Adelaide Eckardt Receives MedChi Award

March 14: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 9: Drug Discount Program Saved Marylanders Nearly $50M Since 2010 - MedChi gets clarity on high deductible plans

March 3: Vaccines are a Lifelong Public Health Tool - Op-ed  in The Baltimore Sun by Gene Ransom, III

February 6: Hearts Aren't Just For Valentines Day; February is American Heart Month

January 24: January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 9: MedChi Achieves Accreditation With Commendation For it's Continuing Medical Education Program