Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Health Care in the News
As part of its monthly agenda, the Academy Council routinely reviews health care related news articles. Click the articles button below to view the item from April. This month's articles include:

  • "Medicare 'doc fix' bill clears House" USA Today
  • "Greater Cincinnati health nonprofits merge" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "Brown supports bill to reduce OB-GYN shortages" Cincinnati Enquirer
  • "UC Health acquires one of Cincinnati's top medical groups" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Christ Hospital aligns with University of Kentucky in new cancer effort" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Exclusive: UC Health names first-ever chief of physician services" Cincinnati Business Courier
  • "Christ Hospital hires docs from one of Cincinnati's biggest physician groups" Cincinnati Business Courier

Welcome to the Academy of Medicine

The Academy of Medicine (Hamilton County Medical Society), founded in 1857, is a not-for-profit, professional association for the physicians of Hamilton County, Ohio. Mission Statement: The Academy of Medicine is the professional association that exists to organize, represent, advocate for, and serve physicians of Greater Cincinnati.

Beer Tasting & Brewery Tour – May 8
The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is pleased to announce that it is hosting a Second Annual Beer Tasting and Brewery Tour. This year’s event will be held at the MadTree Brewing Company on Friday, May 8, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. It includes a private room, appetizers, and cash bar (beer and soft drinks) along with a private tour and tastings. 

MadTree Brewing is located at 5164 Kennedy Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213 with a parking lot adjacent to the building. 

Reservations are required. Please register by May 1. Cost is $30 for two or $20 for one. Use the form here, email, or call 513-421-7010, ext 307.

Thanks to our generous sponsor Alternate Solutions HomeCare for their support of this event.

Save-the-Date for Cincinnati Reds outing

The date for the Academy’s annual outing to Great American Ballpark is Sunday, July 19. Join us as the Cincinnati Reds take on in-state rivals the Cleveland Indians. 
The Academy Group Picnic Package includes a Field Box seat; all-inclusive buffet; beverages; and a private dining area. 
This is one of the Academy’s most popular social activities, so save-the-date, make plans to attend, and watch for more information about tickets in upcoming editions of Cincinnati Medicine Digest and on the Academy’s website. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available click here for more information.

Thanks to our sponsors to date: Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI), Health Care Management Group, ScrogginsGrear, and Diversified Brokerage.

2015 Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati available

The 2015 Medical Directory of Greater Cincinnati is now available. To order online, click here, or download a printable order form here

All Active category Academy members receive one complimentary copy as a benefit of membership. These have been mailed. 

If you have questions, call the Academy at 513-421-7010.

Senate passes bill to eliminate SGR

The Senate has joined the House in passing H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. Thanks to all who contacted their legislators urging support for the bill. Medicine's united voice was instrumental in eliminating the SGR payment formula. Please consider thanking your senators and representatives that supported H.R. 2.

OSMA House of Delegates rejects bylaws changes

The current House of Delegates rejected dramatic organizational changes to the Ohio State Medical Association, which were proposed as bylaws changes and presented as a resolution during the organization's recent Annual Meeting. In all, 26 resolutions were presented with two being rejected. Others were either adopted as written; amended and adopted; or referred to Council for further discussion. For a recap of the meeting, click here.

Take advantage of group purchasing benefit in 2015

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Health Council that offers members an opportunity for significant cost-savings and other benefits through participation in the Health Council's Group Purchasing Program.

The program covers a wide variety of products and services and aims to help members save money and enhance their ability to deliver better care. Participants will enjoy the combined buying power of more than 170 hospital and other health care facilities. This high volume translates into substantial discounts on purchases of products and services. Some categories that may be of particular interest to physician practices include language/interpreter services, solid waste removal, energy sharps/RMW treatment, courier services, and criminal background checks. Click here to see the current list.

If you have questions, contact Rachel Casanta at the Health Council.

Connect with DocBookMD
DocBookMD is a mobile, secure, HIPAA-compliant smartphone platform for your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Provided free to Active and Resident members of the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, DocBookMD offers HIPAA-compliant messaging; sending and receiving of images (X-rays, EKGs, wounds, etc.); a directory of your Academy of Medicine colleagues; a local pharmacies list; and much more.

Register today directly from your iPad, iPhone, or Android device. To register, you will need your Academy of Medicine Member ID Number. If you do not have it, contact the Academy at 513-421-7010. Your free app is available at the iTunes Store or the Android Market.