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wine w dinnerSeasons Retirement Community will host Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati members and their significant others at a Food Demonstration and Wine Pairing event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy the talents of former Golden Lamb Executive Chef Dennis Glosser as he shows you how to prepare easy but healthy meals. Come hungry – there will be sampling. Bob Hull, of Z Place for Wine, will be on hand to offer tips on pairing wines with food.

Each attendee will be entered to win a door prize of a private dinner party with the Chef and complimentary wines provided by Z Place for Wine.

Please RSVP to 513-984-9400 or lbangel-stehlin@seniorlifestyle.com by January 10, 2019. There is no charge for members and their significant others.

The 3rd Annual Southwest Ohio Internal Medicine Update & Review Course will be held February 22-24, 2019, and March 1-3, 2019, at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45219.

The program is a board review course that will provide an intensive review of medicine for physicians preparing for the ABIM initial and recertification examinations. The course will also allow an in-depth review with recent updates for physicians and advanced nurse practitioners practicing internal medicine and other disciplines, providing 54.0 CME and MOC credit.

Academy members are eligible for discount pricing. Fees are based on attending the full course, one weekend, or one day. For a tentative schedule, see the brochure.

Course content is based on the blueprint for certification and recertification examination and is comprised of didactic lectures with multiple questions, case-based discussions, and interactive Self Evaluation Process (SEP) modules. Attendees will receive detailed course material along with expert specialty questions and answers for thorough independent examination preparation.

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2018. This is the first year CMS combined the Medicare PFS and QPP rules. CMS published several fact sheets on the final rule including a fact sheet on the QPP changes and a fact sheet on the PFS changes for 2019.

One week later, CMS released a snapshot of physician performance during the first year of the QPP, 2017, which indicate that 93% of clinicians who were MIPS-eligible in 2017 will get a positive MIPS incentive payment in 2019.

The American Medical Association is continuing to review the rule and will work with its colleagues in the Federation to further analyze these policies in the coming weeks. Here is the AMA’s summary of the key policies included in the final regulation and the QPP performance results.

At the October 9 Academy of Medicine Council meeting, members selected their secretary and treasurer for the 2018-2019 term. Serving as secretary is E. Wymann Morriss, MD, an emergency medicine specialist with TriHealth who is in his second term on the Academy Council. Filling the position of treasurer is Anne Like, MD, who specializes in internal and occupational medicine at The Christ Hospital and is serving her first term on Council.

In addition, Florence Rothenberg, MD, a cardiologist with Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center; Chris Paprzycki, MD, a vascular surgeon at The Christ Hospital; and Joseph Cheng, MD, a neurosurgeon with UC Health, have been appointed to serve unexpired vacant positions on the Council.

Brooks Brothers logoOne day only – Friday, October 12, 2018 - save 25% off all full priced purchases online*, by phone, and in retail stores when using your Corporate Membership Card.

All Academy members are eligible to enroll in the Corporate Membership Program. If you have not already enrolled in the Corporate Membership Program, you will need the Academy's Organization ID Number and Pin Code. You can find the information in the “Member Only Benefits” section under Membership or contact Academy Assistant Executive Director Nancy Coomer (Tuesday-Thursday) at 513-421-7010, ext. 307 or via email for the information. Once you have the ID and Pin Code, you can enroll online or by phone, but you must have the Academy"s unique identifiers to enroll. Memberships are active for a two-year period (renew your membership).

*If you plan to shop online, you will need to create a separate Corporate Member profile, even if you already have a Brooks Brothers profile. Have your 12-digit membership number available and register here.

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