What is Actually Happening with Meaningful Use?

By  Deb Anderson, CPHIMS Business Relationship Manager, Health Technology Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt recently remarked, “The Meaningful Use program as we know it is effectively over.” Statements like this are causing a lot of confusion about 2016 Meaningful Use requirements and have prompted CMS to provide […]

Events, Conferences, and Announcements for February 26

Each week the Wyoming Medical Society receives a number of webinar, CME, and other conference opportunities which we share with our members without endorsement. This week’s list includes: Announcements Why do death certificates matter? Death certificates are arguably the most important legal documents in the United States. The reporting of death began in the 1900s. […]

Cigna To Host Meetings for Wyoming Physicians in Laramie, Natrona, and Albany Counties

  Cigna Mountain States Regional President (far right) Kim Bimestefer reacts to a comment made by Cigna’s Mark Laitos, M.D. during an event in Casper earlier this year.  Laramie, Albany, and Natrona Counties in March and April. Cigna Dinners To Feature Discussion on New Contract Amendment Cigna will host three dinners for Wyoming physicians in the […]

Medicaid Fails in The Senate

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society CHEYENNE – A pair of budget amendment to expand Medicaid in Wyoming died a nasty death on Friday afternoon in the Wyoming State Senate. The first amendment was presented by Senator Bernadine Craft (R-Sweetwater) who amended the expansion plan to include a two-year sunset date, at which point Medicaid […]

Walker Meets with LCMS to Discuss Cigna Reimbursements

  By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Cigna has recently sent a series of letters to Wyoming physicians outlining cuts to provider reimbursements, effective April 1. On Thursday evening in Cheyenne the Laramie County Medical Society hosted Jesse Walker, the Wyoming State Contract Manager for Cigna, who explained the Cigna reasoning for the cuts. Walker […]

Events, Conferences, and Announcements

The Wyoming Medical Society updates it members on various meetings, CME events, and legislative updates weekly during the Legislative session and bi-monthly when the Legislature is out-of-session. Below is an archive of membership information. Announcements Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has provided continuing medical education via its Telehealth System for several years. Through cooperative agreements with weekly […]