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August 3, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
  Dear Fellow LSMS Members,   During these volatile times we are all working and living through as physicians, it should be crystal clear, to each of us, that we need professional advocacy...
May 14, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Physician Employment Changes Survey We understand that your time is valuable and thank you in advance for your response. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey identifying...
May 14, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Physician Employment Changes Survey We understand that your time is valuable and thank you in advance for your response. Please take 10 minutes to complete the following survey identifying...
May 6, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Legislative Update: HB 864 - APRN Full Practice Authority / HB 702 Physician Assistants A huge thank you to all members who responded so quickly to our call-to-action on HB 864 which grants...
May 1, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
HRSA COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement for Testing and Treatment of the Uninsured As part of the FFCRA and CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will provide claims...
April 24, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
LDH Issues Update and FAQ for April 27 Reopening of Healthcare In response to a number of your questions and concerns conveyed by LSMS to the Department, LDH has issued this summary document...
April 23, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Expected to Release Update and FAQ Tomorrow for Healthcare Services Reopening Monday, April, 27. LSMS will share it as soon as it's available. Update on...
April 21, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
LSMS Needs YOUR Feedback! As shared in last evening’s LSMS COVID-19 Update, the Louisiana Department of Health has now released a path forward to reopening a more routine healthcare structure...
April 20, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
The Louisiana Department of Health Releases Notice to Reopen Healthcare in Louisiana This evening, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) issued Notice #2020-COVID 19-ALL-010, allowing physicians...
April 15, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Sign-On Letter to Congressional Leadership To Preserve Viability of Physician Practices The American Medical Association, LSMS, and other undersigned state medical societies and national...
April 13, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Immediate Infusion of $30 Billion Into Healthcare System The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the immediate disbursement of the first $30 billion out of the $100 billion that...
April 8, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Continuation of Louisiana Department of Health Notices and Orders Due to COVID-19 Outbreak Late yesterday, April 7, 2020, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) issued an Emergency Order...
April 7, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
LSMS Signs On To Letter To Sec Azar HHS Emergency Funding LSMS has signed on to a letter requesting Sec. Azar to seek financial assistance for physicians across the country who are taking heroic...
March 31, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
LSMS Sends Letter to Governor John Bel Edwards and LDH Requesting Additional Relief for the Physician Community The LSMS appreciates the efforts made by Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana...
March 30, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
CMS Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During COVID-19 Emergency In order to increase cash flow to providers of services and suppliers...
March 27, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
Federal Stimulus Package Passes House Congress has passed a historic $2 trillion stimulus package (CARES Act) to help Americans struggling economically due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting...
March 26, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
PPE Update for Providers The Louisiana Department of Health is urging all providers to communicate with their PPE suppliers/vendors immediately. They have received notification from FEMA that FEMA...
March 24, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
LSMS and Other Groups Urge Congress to Support Healthcare Providers LSMS has continued to work with national organizations and Congressional leaders to have physician and medical practice...
March 23, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
For staff contact information, please visit lsms.org by clicking here. Louisiana State Medical Society, Physicians Support Gov. Edwards’ Statewide Stay-At-Home Orders to Help Prevent Spread of...
March 20, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
LDH Offers Guidance on Future Access to PPE The state understands that there have been significant requests for PPE and other medical supplies/equipment.  Previously you may have been told to...
March 18, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
  LSMS Requests Action and Clarification on Member Concerns LSMS has heard from a number of members on the following items. Information, clarification and action has been requested through a...
March 17, 2020 by Chris LeBouef
LSMS Introducing New COVID-19 Communications To better provide our members with timely and pertinent information during the COVID-19 emergency period, LSMS will immediately suspend its weekly...