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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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2019

December 3: Michele Manahan, M.D., Becomes 172nd President of MedChi

November 26: MedChi Holds Annual Meeting; Sets Advocacy Platform For 2019

November 19: LifeBridge Acquisition of Bon Secours is a Win for West Baltimore - Op-ed in Center Maryland by Gene M. Ransom, III, CEO, MedChi

November 15: Make Healthy Changes For American Diabetes Month

November 5: Now is the Time to Think About Your Health InsuranceOp-ed in Center Maryland by Gene M. Ransom, III, CEO, MedChi

November 4: 2020 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Begins November 1

October 30: MedChi Prepares for Annual Meeting and Fall House of Delegates

October 24: MedChi and Maryland Rx Card Celebrate 10 Years

October 22: DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 26

October 16: MedChi is Participating in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 30: MedChi is Participating in National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September 30: MedChi Highlights New Health Regulations to Begin in October 2019

September 27: MedChi Supports National Suicide Awareness Month

September 4: Surprise Billing Fix Shouldn't Undermine Maryland's Current Medical System - Opinion Piece in Maryland Matters by Dr. Benjamin Stallings, MedChi President

September 3: Colleges Should Require Meningitis B Vaccine - Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun by Gene M. Ransom, III, CEO, MedChi

August 26: Merritt Hawkins Teams With MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, on Physician Recruiting/Compensation Initiatives

August 22: MedChi President, Dr. Benjamin Z. Stallings, II, Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Withhold Flu Vaccine

August 1: MedChi Statement on New Anne Arundel County Health Officer

July 30: AMA President, Dr. Patrice Harris, to be Keynote Speaker at MedChi Annual Meeting

July 18: Stay Safe in the Extreme Heat Forecasted for Maryland

June 25: June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

June 10: June is National Safety Month

May 24: Dean Paul Rothman, MD, to Speak at Tenth Annual Hunt Lectureship

May 20: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 14: May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May 10: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 8: MedChi Focuses on Total Cost of Care at Spring House of Delegates Meeting

April 30: April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 27: Gov. Hogan has opportunity to improve health care in MD - Op-ed in The Baltimore Sun by Gene M. Ransom III, CEO, MedChi

April 23: MedChi Supports DEA National Take Back Day April 27th

April 19: MedChi to Hold Spring House of Delegates Meeting April 28

April 10: MedChi Supports Atlantic Health Partners Vaccine Program

April 2: VisualDX Enters Collaborative Agreement with MedChi

March 27: Honor Your Physician on National Doctors Day

March 12: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

February 27: As Heart Month Comes to an End MedChi Supports Legislation to Increase Smoking Age to 21

February 20: MD. Health Insurance 'Down Payment' Improvement Over ACA MandateOp-ed in The Baltimore Sun by Gene M. Ransom III, CEO, MedChi

January 16: Take Extra Precautions As Cold Weather Returns

2018

December 17: MedChi Releases 2019 Legislative Agenda

December 4: Open Enrollment Ends December 15, 2018

November 20: November is American Diabetes Month; Let's Make Some Healthy Changes Together

October 26: MedChi Statement on Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse

October 26: DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - October 27

October 23: MedChi Statement on Signing of Maryland Physicians Board Lowering Fees

October 10: MedChi Holds Annual Meeting; Sets Advocacy Platform for 2019

October 8: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5: MedChi Swears in New President at House of Delegates Meeting

September 12: MedChi Meeting to Focus on Gender Wage Gap, Opioid Epidemic, and Other Healthcare Topics

September 6: Maryland State Medical Society Provides Prescription Assistance Program for Patients - Maryland State Medical provides a complimentary discount card that also benefits John Hopkins Children's Center

August 23: Protecting Maryland's Obamacare Exchange - One Final Step the State Must Prevent Double Payments to Insurance Companies - Op-ed in The Baltimore Sun by Gene M. Ransom III, CEO, MedChi

August 22: MedChi Statement on 1332 Waiver Approval

August 15: August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August 13: MedChi Urges University of Maryland to Require Vaccination to Protect Students from Threat of Deadly Meningitis B Virus - Maryland Physicians Join Leading Advocates Nationwide to Urge Big Ten Schools to Update Requirements to Keep Students Safe

July 30: Survey Shows Wide Earnings Gap Between Male and Female and Female Physicians in Maryland - Maryland Physicians, Male and Female, Earn Less Than Physicians Nationally 

July 9: MedChi Statement on Signing of Maryland Medicare Waiver

July 6: Maryland Primary Care - Op-ed in The Calvert Reporter by Howard Haft, MD, MMM, FACPE, Maryland Department of Health, Deputy Secretary, Public Health and Gene M. Ransom III, CEO, MedChi

July 3: Stay Safe in the Extreme Heat

July 2: Practice Safe and Responsible use of Fireworks This July 4th

May 30: MedChi Provides Online Education on Opioids and the Maryland Prescription Monitoring Program

May 29: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May 21: May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month

May 14: MedChi Statement on All Payer Contract Approved - MAJOR victory for Maryland as State and Federal Government reach long term agreement on the All-Payer Contract

May 2: MedChi Joins Representatives Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes in Praising Maryland's New Law Banning the Pharmacy "Gag Rule"

April 26: DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - April 28th

April 25: April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 11: MedChi Performing Arts Medicine Committee to Hold Conference

April 3: Striking '20 percent' rule would raise malpractice costs - Letter to the Editor in The Baltimore Sun by Gene Ransom, III

March 28: Thank Your Doctor on National Doctors Day (and Everyday) - Honor your physician on National Doctors Day, March 30, 2018

March 27: MedChi to Hold CME Series on the Use of Cannabinoids in Maryland

March 14: MD Lt. Gov. Rutherford to Meet With Healthcare Leadership at DrFirst to Tackle the Opioid Crisis Through Compliance With Coming PDMP MandateState officials, MedChi leaders, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, CRISP, and DrFirst executives will focus on innovative approaches to tackling the opioid crisis

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

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