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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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  • 2015 Joint Chairman's Report on State-level Initiatives Addressing Childhood Obseity

To view the full report, please click here.


  • 2017 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule

To view the schedule put together by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygene, please click here.


  • Children & Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence awareness month fact sheet.  To view, please click here.


  • Disability Information and Resources

TheSimpleDollar.com was created to help people make truly better decisions by clearly laying out their options with content topics spearheaded by leading industry professionals.  Because of their unbiased approach, they have been a trusted source for government entities and organizations throughout the US.  They are also proud to be one of Google’s Experts!  Many publications and businesses already use their guides as resources for their readers.

The people who created TheSimpleDollar.com recently researched and published a guide and tool to help people understand social security disability benefits.  In the course of their research, they found that most people who have become or already living with disabilities were not fully aware of the benefits and resources that are available for them.  This guide will not only answer common questions, such as how to qualify for but also features a calculator that can help estimate monthly and annual benefits.

You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:


  • Fail-First Step Therapy

What healthcare professionals should know about recent changes in Maryland healthcare law.  For more information, please click here.


  • Healthcare Guide for Students and Recent Grads

At BestColleges.com we host a number of college planning, academic, and financial resources for students and graduates.  The Independent Student's Guide to Healthcare offers valuable information for students living independently for the first time and for recent grads entering the workforce.

Taking responsibility for healthcare is a daunting but necessary step for young adults. The task is even more intimidating for the 18% of young adults who aren't able to rely on their parents for health insurance.  Our guide breaks down the vast amount of information into easily digestible sections to help young adults find affordable health insurance and get the care they need.  The sections include: 

• Student coverage basics 
• Plans for recent grads and special-status students 
• Strategies for managing health expenses 
• Additional resources

The complete guide can be found by clicking here.


  • Help for Homeless Veterans

We can all do something to end Veteran homelessness.  Spread the word to let Veterans know that a single call can connect them with the services they have earned.  For more information, please click here



  • Medicaid Coverage 

Medicaid recipients must renew their eligibility once every 12 months.  This process is also known as getting a “redetermination”.  Renewals for most Medicaid recipients will now be processed in Maryland Health Connection.  Recipients who must renew their eligibility using Maryland Health Connection will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to renew their benefits.

To see the steps for renewing Medicaid, please click here.


  • Medical Support Los Angeles (MSLA) Evaluation Program for Local Veterans

Currently, we are looking for providers in your local area to help support a growing number of Veteran’s seeking a one-time evaluation regarding their VA Compensation & Pension exam secondary to their multi-specialty claim conditions.

At this time, please review the attached notification letter regarding our VA & MSLA Direct Pay Program as we are currently looking for you to help in assisting local Veteran’s that need a current assessment examination.  This program has the intention in providing an increased revenue to the providers clinic and the case load depends on their availability, we work around the providers schedule.

We here at MSLA will send Veterans to thus facilitate a desired patient count to their clinic.  We are hoping you can post this notification on your website or Listserv. 

Check us out on the web at https://www.mslaca.com/


  • Medicare Counseling

Consumer Protection Division’s Health Advocacy Hotline: 410-528-1840

Medicare Counseling is provided through State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors.

Helping seniors age 65 and older, as well as, younger individuals who have Medicare due to disability  to understand their Medicare benefits and the insurances associated with Medicare. In addition, SHIP counselors assist Medicare beneficiaries to assess if they are eligible for financial programs, which assist with the costs of Medicare and their prescriptions.

Trained SHIP volunteers provide free, unbiased, confidential, one-on-one counseling by phone (in person during the Fall Part D Open Enrollment) to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. Topics typically discussed include the following: Original Medicare,  Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Extra Help, Medigap Supplemental Plans (Medigaps), Medicare Health Plans (Medicare Advantage Plans - HMOs and PPOs), Medical Assistance, Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries - QMB , Specified Low Income Medicare Beneficiaries - SLMB, Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program, Long Term Care Insurance and other related issues. To speak with a counselor, please call 410-887-2059.

"Transitioning to Medicare" presentations are held on a monthly rotating basis at Baltimore County Libraries to educate new Medicare beneficiaries about their benefit. Please call the SHIP office at 410-887-2059 to RSVP for the presentations, which are held from 6 to 8 p.m.


  • Open Enrollment

Open enrollment to buy, change, or renew a qualified health plan will begin November 1.  Until November 1, an individual may purchase or change a health plan if he
or she has experienced “life-changing events” or other qualifying circumstances.  Please remember that Medicaid enrollment is year-round, and Medicaid-eligible Marylanders may start their coverage immediately. Marylanders who are enrolled in Medicaid must renew their Medicaid coverage once a year through the Maryland Health Connection.

For more information, please click here.


  • Preparedness Tips for Traumatic Events

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and local health departments are offering the following tips to help persons deal with traumatic events.  Please click here to view. 


  • PTSD Screening Tool

Thanks to a parternship with the Indiana State Medical Association and their Alliance, MedChi and the Alliance to MedChi are proud to provide a tool for dealing with the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.  The screening tool will assist patients in diagnosing, treating and getting help for stress disorders.  To view a letter from MedChi President, Murray A. Kalish, M.D., M.B.A., please click here.  To view the PTSD screening tool, please click here 


  • Questions to Ask at Your Next Medical Appointment

Click here to view a list of 10 important questions you should remember to ask at your next medical appointment.



  • Social Security Administration

See how Social Security is there for you throughout every stage of your life. Securing today and tomorrow.  Click here for more information.