Hanover, MD – MedChi’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Expo will take place on March 18 and 19, 2016 at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, Maryland.  MedChi CEO, Gene Ransom states “This is a unique meeting in that it affords physicians and staff an opportunity to address key issues in practice management and in scientific and clinical areas. Physicians can also fulfill a need for continuing medical education credits for participating in this event.”

On Friday, March 18, topics being discussed include: HIPAA Update: Compliance, Administrative Simplification, and Transitions and Practice Management Symposium: Medical Records, ICD-10, E&M Coding, CRISP, and Billing Issues. Physician members, physician non-members and practice managers are invited to participate.

To serve the broad diversity of MedChi members, the meeting will discuss a variety of topics that are currently at the forefront of medical practice. To support the efforts to address the current crisis of opioid management and addiction Dr. Yngvild Olsen will be presenting A Practice Focus on Opioids, Pain Management and Addiction. Dr. Olsen is the Medical Director for the Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc, the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine and the President of the Maryland Association for Treatment of Opioid Dependence. She has also written and lectured extensively on opioid use disorder and its treatments. She has published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Addictive Diseases.

There will be several other presentations on Saturday, March 19. MedChi CEO, Gene M. Ransom will present on Maryland Payment Reform: An Attempted Shift to Value-Based Payment. Halima Amjad, M.D., MPH, Senior Clinical Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology will present on Cognitive
Screening in Primary Care: Why, How, and What to Do Next. Elizabeth M. Phillips, M.D., MA, Bioethics, Attending Physician, Faculty Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland will present on Ethics of Advanced Directives and Choosing Wisely.

For more information on this exciting event, or to register, please visit the MedChi website at www.medchi.org/ASME.