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Canceled – OCMS Inaugural
Purchase tickets to the OCMS Inaugural honoring Basel S. Hassoun, MD. Sponsored by:Oklahoma Blood InstituteFirst Liberty BankMcBride Orthopedic HospitalOklahoma State Medical AssociationPLICOQuail Creek BankSSM Health St. Anthony Hospital
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CALL TO ACTION: Public Comment on Midwifery Rules
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is taking comments until February 16 on midwifery rules that would allow VBACs, multiple births, etc. See suggested wording and copy and paste to the comment link below. Thank you for making changes in the licensing of midwives in Oklahoma.  As a physician, I believe these changes are […]
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Oklahoma Physician Groups Statement on Managed Care Contracts
The Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Pediatrics—Oklahoma Chapter issued the following statement in response to Governor Stitt’s comments regarding Medicaid managed care and the expected awarding of managed care contracts. “It is unfortunate that, rather than working with stakeholders and legislators on his managed care scheme, this administration has […]
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OCMS Opposes the Oklahoma Public Health Laboratory Relocation Plan
Recently, Governor Kevin Stitt and his Interim Commissioner of Health, Lance Frye, MD, announced the impending transfer of the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory in Oklahoma City to Stillwater. The governor announced the establishment of the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence with the movement of the Public Health Laboratory to […]
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Vote No on SQ 814
SQ 814 will be on the November 3rd ballot. If passed, it would switch the deposit percentages of the Master Settlement agreement (MSA) so that 25% would go towards the TSET fund and 75% would be subject to appropriation by the legislature to draw down federal matching funds for Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, while maintaining the […]
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COVID-19 Vaccine Development—What Physicians Need to Know
Registration is open for the October 7 COVID 19 Vaccine Development – What Physician Need to Know webinar from the AMA.  Register Now! COVID-19 Vaccine Development—What Physicians Need to Know This vital series addresses the science, evidence and process of vaccine development, regulatory review and what physicians need to know. Hosted by AMA physician leaders, […]
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Kids Are Missing Critical Windows for Lead Testing Due to Pandemic
CLEVELAND — Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are missing out on more than vaccines. Critical testing for lead poisoning has plummeted in many parts of the country. In the Upper Midwest, Northeast and parts of the West Coast — areas with historically high rates of lead […]
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Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms — And Flu Season’s Coming
The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern California with the telltale symptoms. They’re having trouble breathing. It may even hurt to inhale. They’ve got a cough, and the sore throat is definitely there. A straight case of COVID-19? Not so fast. This is wildfire country. Up and down the West Coast, […]
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Documents from 4/15/19 Membership Meeting
Download all the supporting documents from the 4/15/19 Membership Meeting.
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AMA Data Request on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection
The AMA is asking for member data through a survey.
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Physician Suicide Awareness Fundraiser
OCMS Physician Wellness program fundraiser - Rustic Cuff bracelets!
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Call for Nominations: Rhinehart Medical Service Award
Nominations are open for the 15th annual Don F. Rhinehart, MD, Medical Service Award. This award recognizes OCMS members, active or retired, who have demonstrated significant …
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