The Southern Nevada Health District issued a call-to-action to community partners and health care providers to implement HIV/AIDS interventions and strategies to achieve the goal of 90-90-90 in Nevada. The 90-90-90 concept is part of a broader framework of goals introduced by the United Nations to eliminate HIV/AIDS as a public health threat. It is based on the principle that 90 percent of people who are infected with HIV will be diagnosed, 90 percent of those diagnosed will be treated with antiretrovirals, and 90 percent of those receiving treatment will be virally suppressed.
The Clark County Medical Society is proud to partner with the Las Vegas Medical District, the city of Las Vegas, Valley Hospital Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain health, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging and UMC to host a free town hall for the general public and stakeholders focusing on cutting-edge technology and innovation used by medical facilities within the Las Vegas Medical District.
Happy New Year! We hope your 2019 is off to good start -- I also hope that in the past year, you noticed all the changes underway at CCMS. From the hiring of new staff to rolling out a new website, expanding and creating new programs and preparing to unveil a new database system that will ease all of our lives - 2018 was definitively a year for the books.
Prior Authorization (PA) is a process that requires physicians and hospitals to obtain approval from an insurance company or other payer to qualify for payment before they can deliver the prescribed treatment or ordered service their patients need. It is used by payers as a utilization-management tool to control costs and, traditionally, was applied mainly to newer or more expensive services and medications. Physicians have reported an increase in prior-authorization burdens, and this may in part be due to payers placing PA requirements on commonly prescribed drugs and services that are neither new nor costly.
By early November of 2018, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had investigated the sleep-related deaths of 23 infants in Clark County. Five of these deaths occurred in the month of October, and most of these tragedies involved co-sleeping with a parent.
It’s been an eventful year at the Clark County Medical Society! We’ve added two new members to the team (soon to be three), upgraded our County Line Magazine and CCMS website, and hosted a series of great events and programs for our members and the community as a whole. Before we hit the ground running in 2019, Let’s look back on some of the incredible things your medical society has been up to.
Happy Holidays from the team here at the Clark County Medical Society! Tis the season to celebrate and be joyful for the blessings in our lives and our organization. There is much to celebrate here at CCMS, including advancements in technology, our strong leadership and Board of Trustees, our partners, and of course you, our members.
After the infamous Libby Zion case, there was a movement to limit medical resident work hours. At that time, our General Surgery program had us doing in-house call 3 days a week, and typically working upwards of 120 hours a week.