News and Events

Thursday, September 7

STATE of HEALTHCARE

Expansion projects, aggressive physician recruiting, robotic technology additions... these are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the upcoming “State of Healthcare” event.

The Ouachita Medical Society is inviting healthcare leaders from across Northeast Louisiana to have a candid discussion with physicians on local changes to the medical care landscape. Hospital CEOs, large physician group administrators, health insurance providers, and local/state legislators are all invited to attend.

No cost to attend
This meeting is open to all physicians in Northeast Louisiana and their spouses.

Door prize drawing Valued over $500.
Must be present to win.

 

Thursday, May 4

CME Date-Night
A Physician’s Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits

Presented by
Daniel McNeff with Legally Mine

Thursday, May 4th at 6:30pm
Vieux Carre, 1623 N. 18th Street, Monroe, LA

Business Casual Attire / Spouses Encouraged to Attend
No cost for OMS members and their spouses to attend.

Doorprize Drawing

2 tickets to LSU vs Auburn in Baton Rouge
Saturday, October 14, 2017

This is an educational, non-promotional course about the correct legal structuring of business and personal assets, aiming to prevent and protect against lawsuits, while lowering taxes.

 

Thursday, April 6

Key Risk Areas in the Physician’s Practice

“Key Risk Areas in the Physician’s Practice” a Half-Day Seminar

  • Dismissing a Patient
  • Medication Safety in the Physician’s Office
  • Documentation in the EMR
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Quality Payment Program (formerly MACRA)

Cost for attendance is $75 per person for LAMMICO policyholders and their staff, or $125 per person for non-insureds. LAMMICO-insured physicians and other insured providers will earn 1 RM Credit toward their premium discount. Employees of LAMMICO policyholders will earn 0.5 credits for their provider for attending.


Payment must be submitted in the form of a check to:
LAMMICO
Attn.: Finance Department
One Galleria Blvd., Suite 700
Metairie, LA 70001-7510

A single check may be submitted for multiple attendees from one office. Please add the attendees names to the check memo line.

Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn West Monroe (Salon A&B)
400 Mane St.
Monroe, LA 71291

 

Wednesday, April 5

Changing Provider Payments: The MACRA Transition

Description: In January of 2016 the CMS Administrator Mr. Andy Slavitt announced a sweeping change to the Medicare Incentive Payment Program and Meaningful Use (MU). The changes are to involve legislation recently passed, e.g. the “Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA)”. This Act provided for two new methods of physician Medicare payment. Those were a “Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)” and “Alternative Payment Models (APMs)” as part of a “Quality Payment Program”. MU was involved in the former MIPS, i.e. the MIPS combines parts of the past Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the past Value-based Payment Modifier system, and the past Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive program. There will now be one single program under which physicians as “Eligible Clinicians (ECs)” will be measured. The areas of measurement will include Quality, Cost & Use of resources, Advancing Care Information (similar to current MU), and of great importance Clinical Practice Improvement. Under these changes physicians as Eligible Professionals (EP) will see positive or negative reimbursement adjustments under MIPS starting in 2019, based on their 2017 performance. The 2017 lecture series will explain the origin of these changes, the application to every physician accepting federal Medicare payment, and will describe individually the areas MIPS and APMs.

Presenter: Kenneth E. Rhea, M.D., FASHRM

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

St. Francis Medical Center (Main Auditorium)
309 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71201

 

Thursday, February 23

Oyster Party

The OMS Oyster Party will be held on February 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Bella Stanza
7805 Desiard St
Monroe, LA

Free for OMS-LSMS Members/Spouses / $30 for guests

All OMS physicians are encouraged to bring their spouse and one business associate/community leader as their guest.

Sponsored by Argent Financial and Community Trust Bank

RSVP: director@ouachitams.org

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Thursday, September 1

A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE OUACHITA MEDICAL SOCIETY

JOIN US FOR A PRIVATE

MEET & GREET

WITH THE CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE

Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 6:30pm

Bayou Desiard Country Club
3501 Forsythe Ave, Monroe, LA 71201

NO COST TO ATTEND | SPOUSES WELCOME
BUSINESS CASUAL | NOT A CAMPAIGN FUND RAISER

 

Thursday, December 10

OMS Christmas Party

Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season at the home of
Carolyn and David Barnes
3802 Placid Drive
Monroe, LA 71201

 

Thursday, February 12

Oyster Party

The OMS Oyster Party will be held on February 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard St
Monroe, LA

Free for OMS-LSMS Members/Spouses / $30 for guests

All OMS physicians are encouraged to bring their spouse and one business associate/community leader as their guest.

Sponsored by Argent Financial and Community Trust Bank

RSVP: director@ouachitams.org

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Thursday, December 11

Ouachita Medical Society Christmas Party

Thursday December 11th 7pm
At the home of Dr. Ralph and Gabriella Armstrong
RSVP by 12/4/14- director@ouachitams.org

 

Thursday, May 8

General Meeting of the Ouachita Medical Society

 

Landry Vineyard,
5699 New Natchitoches Rd
West Monroe, LA 71292

CME-Affordable Care Act/Evolving Reimbursement Models by
Bruce Miller of Baylor Health-Dallas

Spouses welcome • Attire business casual • No cost to attend

LSMS executive and governmental affairs staff members will be on hand for state legislative updates.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Health Care System, Dallas is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Don’t miss this chance for CME and a beautiful evening in the vineyard!

RSVP by 4/5/14: director@ouachitams.org

 

Thursday, February 27

Oyster Party

The OMS Oyster Party will be held on February 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Bella Stanza
231 Desiard St
Monroe, LA

Catering by Savoie's • Music by Gary Brown

All OMS physicians are encouraged to bring their spouse and one business associate/community leader as their guest.

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Thursday, December 5

OMS Christmas Party

Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season at the home of
Daryl and Faith Marx
1300 Riverside Drive
Monroe, LA 71201