New PCMS Partnership Provides Cost Saving Benefits on PPE
PCMS is excited to announce a new COST SAVING benefit for our members on an American made, quality N95 folded respirator (mask) manufactured here in our home state of Arizona by Triviciti Health. Negotiated pricing for our members is up to 50 percent off the manufacturer’s retail sales website – the price per mask is $2.29 – $2.79, depending upon quantity ordered.
We are also excited to announce a second additional new COST SAVING benefit for our members on difficult to get medical grade Synmax blue hybrid vinyl-nitrile glove mix, which are also rated for chemo. These gloves are FDA 510 K cleared and are available immediately for our members at a generous discount. The price per box is $19.49 – $23.99, depending on if you purchase masks along with the gloves.
To access the special pricing being offered for these masks and gloves, you can go to the special Triviciti Health – PCMS website at trivicitipcms.com or click on the link on our website, pimamedicalsociety.org so you can take advantage of both of these great benefits, great pricing, quick delivery and a quality product. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues, associates, family and friends who need respirator masks and gloves.
Details can be found by clicking here.
Arizona Department of Health Services
Click here to find where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Pima County Health Department
Click here to find where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine and to sign up (if you are in the qualifying phase group).
Click here to view the Arizona COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization chart.
2020 ArMA Legislative Report is now available
Arizona Medical Association is pleased to present the 2020 Legislative Report. The report not only provides valuable information on ALL the bills tracked by the ArMA advocacy team during the 2020 Legislative Session, it also includes details on the critical issues addressed during the COVID-19 state of emergency so far. Following the early adjournment of the 2020 session, the ArMA advocacy team worked on a number of Executive Orders issued by Gov. Doug Ducey in response to the pandemic, ranging from scope of practice issues to liability protection to telemedicine access. These are detailed in the report for your review.
The 2020 Legislative Report also provides significant insight into some of the advocacy priorities anticipated for the 2021 session. Since the unexpected end of the 2020 session halted progress on key ArMA legislation, many of these bills are expected to be taken up once again in 2021—take a look at the report and read about these bills that ArMA hopes to “fast track” next year.
The 2020 Legislative Report is what ArMA is doing for every physician in Arizona. You need to be a member of ArMA to view the report. Click here to sign up.
Recommended public health sources
When reading information about COVID-19 virus make sure you confirm your sources. Pima County Medical Society recommends these sources:
- Arizona Department of Health Services
- Pima County Health Department
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
The mission of Our World in Data is to make data and research on the world’s largest problems understandable and accessible. Click here to read more about COVID-19.
University of Arizona: COVID-19 and Reentry Updates
This link serves as the central location for updates and guidance from the University of Arizona on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and UA’s plans for reentry for fall 2020.
The website also provides:
- COVID DATA
- REENTRY PLAN
- PREVENTION & HEALTH
- TEST, TRACE, TREAT
- CAMPUS LIFE
HIPAA consent information
- Permitted Uses and Disclosures: Exchange for Treatment 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 164.506(c)(2)
- Department of Health and Human Services CFR 2011 Title 45 Vol. 1 Sec. 164.506
Arizona Medical Board
8545 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Arizona Medical Association
810 W. Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
5150 N. 16th St., Ste. A-122
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 266-6699
Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation
3182 N. Swan Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program (THMEP)
Maricopa County Medical Society
326 E. Coronado Road
Phoenix, AZ 85004
AZ Hospital & Healthcare Assoc
2901 N. Central Ave, Ste 900
Phoenix, AZ 85012
National Board of Medical Examiners
3750 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
American Board of Medical Specialities
1007 Church Street, Ste 404
Evanston, IL 60201
Federation of State Medical Boards
PO Box 619850
Dallas, TX 75261
2602 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Arizona Healthcare Guide
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
On July 29, 2019, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released three payment proposals pertaining to the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), the physician fee schedule, and the end stage renal disease (ESRD) and durable medical equipment prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) Calendar Year 2020 proposed rules. You may access detailed information regarding the proposed rules from the following links. Links included are to CMS’ press release, fact sheet and the Federal Register, which includes instructions on how interested parties can submit their written comments to CMS for consideration.
Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) (CMS-1717-P)
Physician Fee Schedule (CMS-1715-P)
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) (CMS 1713-P)
Caring.com is a senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones.
Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. Caring.com created a free resource, which provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available in their area.
Social Work Links
Guide to Mental and Psychiatric Social Work
Guide to Social Work Licensure in Arizona
Guide to Becoming a Social Worker