One Minute Survey Results – Imaging Authorization


Survey Results – Imaging Authorization

Survey Date: 11-12-2015



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November 2015 Bulletin Available

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Feature ………………………….. 477
ACMS marks 150 years

Materia Medica ……………….. 496
Kengreal™ (cangrelor): The first intravenous P2Y12 platelet inhibitor
Timothy Porter, PharmD candidate

Legal Summary ………………. 500
Physicians’ role in reporting, preventing abuse: A brief primer and reminder
Beth Anne Jackson, Esq.

Special Report ……………….. 501
PAMED HOD meeting held

Special Report ……………….. 502
Area Agency on Aging supports can help patients, families facing end-of-life issues
Margi Shrum

Special Report ……………….. 504
Hospice, death and you
George C. Scipione, PhD

Special Report ……………….. 506
JHF supports preventing HPV-related cancer across Pittsburgh region
Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Special Report ……………….. 508
Opioids are ravaging Pennsylvania
Sen. Pat Toomey

Technology & Medicine ….. 510
Bringing on new staff members
Martin Stranges

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USI Affinity – Group Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Major Medical, and Dental Plans are available specifically for ACMS members.

Bob Cagna – 412-851-5202
Protect yourself with our Health Insurance programs
With our size, resources and expertise, USI Affinity gives our association partners and their members the Access, Advice and Advocacy they need to save money, prepare for Health Care Reform and get the most out of their benefits.

  • Access to unique products and services;
  • Advice on benefits design, compliance and funding options
  • Advocacy to help resolve issues, from administration and claims to complex clinical questions
  • ACMS members have access to the ACMS Insurance Exchange, a convenient and secure online portal where members can find competitively priced insurance coverage for all their needs, including medical, dental and vision plans. USI Affinity delivers world class benefit solutions for all practices, regardless of size. For more information, call 1-800-327-1550 or go visit http://www.usiaffinityex.com/acms/.


    Medical Plan Highlights:

  • Multiple Plan Options – USI Affinity offers ACMS members a wide array of medical benefit plans. Members have access to comprehensive medical plans including PPO, HMO and Qualified High Deductible Plans with Health Savings Accounts and Health Reimbursement Accounts. This flexibility lets USI Affinity help members choose the right insurance carrier and design a benefits package that works for members, their families and employees.
  • Met Life Dental Plans – This exclusive USI Affinity Dental program offers three plan options to meet the individual dental needs of medical practices and their employees. Plan designs range from the most comprehensive coverage – with high reimbursement amounts for major services, Orthodontia and an annual maximum of $1,000 – to a basic plan that will cover preventive services for minimal out-of-pocket expenses. USI Affinity also offers a Dental HMO plan called ConcordiaPlus through United Concordia Companies, Inc.
  • Davis Vision – Members can choose from four affordable plans that provide the highest-quality vision care for the lowest out-of-pocket expense. Our Designer option allows for one vision exam per year and a generous allowance toward frames and lenses.
  • Health Care Reform Assistance – USI Affinity’s knowledgeable benefit specialists have the tools to assist members through a thorough policy review and discuss all possible impacts involved with complying with the regulations of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Additional information and enrollment materials.

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    One Minute Survey Results – Medicare and Other Insurer Participation


    Survey Results – Medicare and Other Insurer Participation

    Survey Date:  11-05-2015


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    Allegheny County Medical Society
    713 Ridge Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  15212
    412-321-5030  FAX 412-321-5323