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  • Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): NEW GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 16, 2017 -  All prescribers are required to obtain a patient utilization report from the PMP prior to prescribing an opioid analgesic or benzodiazepine controlled substance. It is the prescriber’s responsibility to understand the new law and the requirements before the mandate goes into effect beginning the later of October 1, 2017. Download the CSPMP Compliance Checklist!
  • Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19: The Arizona Medical Assocation is working closely with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure that Arizona's physicians are provided with the most up-to-date information pertaining to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its corresponding pandemic. Click here to inform yourself.
  • Telemedicine in the Face of COVID-19: As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the United States and around the world, the Arizona Medical Association is partnering with CompuGroup Medical (CGM) to provide the company’s telemedicine platform, CGM ELVI, for free to Arizona physicians for six months. The level of uncertainty in dealing with this acute situation among doctors, practice staff, and patients is high. CGM ELVI is a highly secure, web-based video-consultation solution that is designed for situations just like this. Video consultations can help protect physicians and slow the expansion of the virus across the wider patient population.
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Obesity Resource Center: Free and accessible to those in the medical community who care for people with obesity, the website offers healthcare professionals state-of-the-art tools, offering complications-centric patient care strategies that support improved long-term maintenance of weight loss.
  • 2016 Tax scam affecting physicians and other health care providers: learn what to do here.
  • Health System Reform: Visit our Health System Reform resources page here.
  • Need to renew your AZ license? The Arizona Medical Board (AMB) is the licensing body for the MDs in Arizona. Contact the AMB at (480) 551-2700 or www.azmd.gov.
  • Looking for information and assistance with electronic health records (EHRs) and Meaningful Use? Health Current Arizona Regional Extension Center is a trusted, unbiased resource for you. Get connected to the right resources for EHR implementation today at https://healthcurrent.org/.
  • Opioid Prescribing Guidance: The Arizona Department of Health Services’ Opioids website offers the latest information and resources including the Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines. Read more about what is being done to address the opioid abuse epidemic in Arizona here.
  • Telemedicine: Learn about the Arizona Telemedicine Program managed through the University of Arizona
  • Arizona Medical Marijuana Program: Visit the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) comprehensive website for answers: http://www.azdhs.gov/medicalmarijuana/
  • Need online journal access? JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association is a trusted medical journal with an online archive available at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/journal.aspx.
  • Treating Adolescents:
    • Guide to Adolescent Consent & Confidentiality, 2015 edition: for Arizona health care providers
    • Adolescent Screening Tool: Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services, https://raaps.org/: a time efficient screening tool that identifies behaviors in adolescents that put them at highest risk for serious injury, premature death, and academic and social problems.
    • Health Clips by Teens are video health information and positive health messages created by and for teens, available on a YouTube Channel.
  • Adult Literacy/ESL Directory: Created by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) Early Literacy Committee to assist physicians in referring the parents, family members and/or caregivers of your pediatric patients.
  • ADHS CME Modules on Valley Fever, Documenting Cause of Death, Medical Marijuana, and Rabies Postexposure Prophylaxis Basics: The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has made these training modules a service available to physicians, at no cost. Please access the modules by going to www.azdhs.gov/cme/.
  • AHRQ’s Effective Health Care Program provides free research summaries that support clinicians in the practice of evidence-based medicine. The summaries are concise, unbiased, and practical, providing reliable comparisons on the benefits and risks of treatments for many chronic conditions. Access the resources at www.ahrq.gov/.
  • CME Addresses Ebola: In response to the Ebola public health situation, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has provided an Ebola education package for CME providers. This package contains information that the American Hospital Association believes would be useful to healthcare providers and institutions right now.
  • Pink Ribbon Survivors Network: Online professional resources for breast cancer survivors and the primary healthcare providers who care for them, www.PinkRibbonSurvivorsNetwork.org.
  • Eliminating Disparities in Care: What Can You Do? on-demand CME webcourse provided by Rockpointe. Start the course by visiting https://www.rockpointe.com/courses/eliminating-disparities-in-care-what-can-you-do-2/