Physicians now submit controlled substance RX to PDMP daily

Following the passage of HB 249, new rules governing the required participation of providers with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). As of July 1, prescribers are required to submit new controlled substance prescription information to the PDMP system, at least every 24 hours. Additional rules call for every provider with a DEA number to register with the PDMP before January 1, 2018. Also noteworthy, following July 1 of next year, prescribers are to check the patient's prescription history before prescribing a schedule II drug (unless the patient falls into a specific exemption.)

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Exhibitors & Attendees Register for 2017 Summer Meeting

Registration is now open for both attendees and exhibitors to participate in the 2017 Summer meeting, July 14-16 at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, FL. 

Government Affairs Report

GA Medicaid clarifies payment for concurrent AA cases in OB suite

At the request of GSA and the GAAA, Georgia Medicaid officials have clarified that payment for AA work in concurrent OB suite cases is payable under Georgia Medicaid guidelines. Prior to the guidance letter, the language of GA Medicaid’s physicians services handbook and it’s anesthesia payment uide (7-page booklet) was in conflict on payment for AA monitoring of concurrent epidural cases.

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GSA testifies against repeal of CON law

GSA has reiterated its support for the state’s existing Certificate of Need law which requires healthcare entities which seek to build health care facilities to first justify to the state the need for constructing new hospitals and multi-specialty clinics. The Society’s position on CON includes the following statement:

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