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By Martha Stoddard LINCOLN — Nurse practitioners will have to wait to gain independence...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mid-Missouri Anesthesiologist E. Scott McCord, M.D. to Receive Distinguished Service Award...
Newswise — INDIANAPOLIS – (March 25, 2014) Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed into...
By Martha Stoddard LINCOLN — Nurse practitioners will have to wait to gain independence in patient care following Gov. Dave Heineman’s veto Tuesday of a bill to lift state restrictions. But backers of the bill vowed to try again next year and expressed confidence that they will succeed. “Because of its strong support by members […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mid-Missouri Anesthesiologist E. Scott McCord, M.D. to Receive Distinguished Service Award from the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists St. Louis, Missouri-(March 27, 2014) On Saturday, April 5th, 2014 the Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) will present E. Scott McCord, M.D. of Columbia, MO with the MSA Distinguished Service Award. Dr. McCord served on […]
Newswise — INDIANAPOLIS – (March 25, 2014) Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed into law Senate Bill 233 yesterday, which authorizes licensure for anesthesiologist assistants. The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®) and the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) applaud this action, which will make the services of anesthesiologist assistants available to Indiana patients. “We have […]
Clinical Anesthesia Resident, University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) Dr. Catherine Jung is a second year Clinical Anesthesia resident at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). Catherine attended Saba University School of Medicine for medical school where she served as Class President. She moved to Kansas City in March 2009 to complete her clinical […]
March 05, 2014 / by Collin Reischman JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With hundreds of medical doctors in the Capitol, the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate worked on measures changing how lawsuits against medical professionals are handled. Missouri lawmakers approved language that would change malpractice lawsuits from common law claims to statutory cause-of-action […]
Posted by Dave Berry Surveys repeatedly show patients want physicians in charge of their care. In a recent American Medical Association survey, 70 percent of consumer respondents said they believed only a physician should administer and monitor anesthesia levels before and after surgery, and 80 percent believed only a physician should perform pain medicine procedures […]
Posted by Dave Berry By Brad Lager Elected officials often talk about creating jobs and growing the economy. Normally, their rhetoric revolves around using the state treasury to “incentivize” a business to do what they want. Those of us in the private sector understand that a real pro-business environment involves limited regulation, low taxation and […]
Regulators, Lawmakers Look at Ways to Increase Number of Providers By Anna Wilde Mathews and Christopher Weaver Insurers are facing pressure from regulators and lawmakers about plans that offer limited choices of doctors and hospitals, a tactic the industry said is vital to keep down coverage prices in the new health law’s marketplaces. This week, […]
Posted by Dave Berry By Marie French JEFFERSON CITY • A House committee on Wednesday endorsed legislation to cap some awards in medical malpractice cases. The measures would limit non-economic damages for medical malpractice lawsuits to $350,000. That limit would not apply to economic damages such as lost wages or hospital bills. Supporters say the legislation […]
Anesthesiologists Balk at Proposal Easing Rules on Physician Supervision By Melinda Beck The Veterans Health Administration is taking heavy fire from doctor groups over a proposal to let nurses with advanced training practice medicine without physician supervision throughout the VHA system—even in states where laws require more oversight. More than 60 state and national physicians […]