2018 Annual Meeting

CHANGES COMING TO WMS ANNUAL MEETING IN 2018 Big changes are coming to the Wyoming Medical Society’s marquee event of the year. On June 1 at Jackson Lake Lodge, the WMS Board of Trustees voted to change the organization’s Annual Meeting from a three-day summer event heavy on medical lectures to a more family-friendly winter […]

WMS Develops Physician Leadership Program

The Wyoming Medical Society has received a $150,000 grant from The Physician Foundation to fund a leadership program for Wyoming physicians. The program will allow a cohort of between 15-and-20 Wyoming physicians to take part in the program each year. The inaugural program will get started in October of 2017. The program will be broken […]

Medicaid to Pay Telehealth Visits Originating from Home

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Wyoming Medicaid Medical Director James Bush, MD says he hopes by the end of summer all the pieces will be put in place to allow the state to pay for telehealth visits by Wyoming Medicaid patients which originate from the patient’s home. Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Wyoming Medicaid Offers Provider Incentives for Program Participation

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society The Wyoming Department of Health, Medicaid Division has developed three programs in an attempt to make their own programs more efficient and share some of that savings with Wyoming doctors. Perhaps The Department of Health’s best-known program for physician incentives is its Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, which […]

Wyoming Residencies Attempt to Address Burnout Early

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Research suggests physician burnout begins in medical school and seems to really impact future physicians as residents. The University of Wyoming’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Casper is doing something about it. “Our national Family Medicine Residency Association’s annual meeting had a keynote speaker discuss physician and resident wellness,” […]

From Doc To Coach

  By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society The journey through medical education and into practice is one that Betsy Spomer, MD of Powell suggests is very prescribed and linear. However, the route to job satisfaction and maintaining work-life balance is not. Spomer’s own experience as a physician experiencing burnout has led her in a new […]

Physician Burnout Now the Norm

By Tom Lacock Wyoming Medical Society Betsy Spomer, MD still thinks about the day a deal for her new physician office fell through. She had been practicing in Powell for about 12 years before modifying her practice plan into something that would allow for what she thought was more balance in her life. The new […]

Conferences, Webinars, Announcements, and Publications for August 22, 2017

The Wyoming Medical Society receives several solicitations for products, webinars, conferences, as well as publications from various sources. We share a cross section of this information here without endorsement. Announcements The Wyoming Medicaid newsletter for August offers many items that Wyoming physicians should at least consider. Among the subject matter is a policy change regarding […]