CVMS Bulletin

Volume 1: Issue 1

Happy New Year!



Welcome to the new CVMS Bulletin bringing you updates on the status of healthcare in Eastern Virginia. We hope you find it interesting, informative and enjoyable. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make it better. 

Interview with the Medical Society of Northern Virginia

We recently asked Claudia Telles, the Executive Director of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia, how they remain so strong with so many members. She revealed multiple ways in which they are able to provide valuable resources for their membership. This has resulted in an ongoing membership of 1600 healthcare providers. We could do the same and even expand on that including significant discounts on goods and services, insurance information and discounts, CME credits, scholarships, honorable recognition and awards, conferences on ethics, record-keeping in minimal time, office scheduling, office efficiency, business courses, billing information, Medicare guidelines, opiate use guidelines, providing correct information on infectious diseases in the area, good information on day to day patient care, newest information on vaccines, discounts on legal services, banking and financial services, medical equipment, furniture, new office set-up, etc., etc. Of course, this would require that we have enough members to negotiate effectively with other companies and that we have the ability to advertise for those companies through our website, newsletters, at meetings and through other venues. 

Professional advocacy could include support for individual members or groups who feel that they have been treated unfairly, or who are now lacking a resource that had previously been provided, or help in finding local expert witnesses in legal cases. We may be able to advocate on behalf of members with regard to medical staff privileges, or in Medical Board investigations. We can eventually provide delegates to the State Legislature or bring cases to the Medical Society of Virginia to advocate for all of us on a particular issue.

Please note that these are all possibilities that are not available now, but could become realities if we are able to develop a strong enough medical society.

Medical Society of Virginia Updates

MSV Lobby Days include the following:

January 18 & 24, 2023

February 13, 2023

Location: 7th & Franklin Building, Richmond, VA

Start with breakfast with MSV staff. Then meet with your legislators to advocate for your profession and better healthcare for your patients.

Make your appointment here:

MSV's Virtual Wine Tasting Event 

Features wines from Rappahannock Cellars.

Participants will receive a wine tasting box from Rappahannock Cellars. There will be two tasting times: 6:00PM or 7:30 PM.

February 10, 2023

Register here 

(Registration closes on February 10, 2023)

Supports the MSV Foundation.

Upcoming Virtual CME Opportunities from MSV

HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Treatment

Suicide Prevention Training

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Pfizer COVID-19 Training Sessions and Additional Vaccine Information

Includes a section on what to tell your patients

VDH Clinician Letters - COVID-19 updated from the Virginia State Health Commissioner

COVID Trends in Virginia

Other News

Virginia ranks in the top 10 states with the highest level of hospital visits for Flu and Flu-like illnesses, yet there has been a greater than  8% reduction in Medicare reimbursement.


According to AMA data from South Mississippi, NPs and PAs did not reduce costs compared to the care delivered by doctors.


Addressing Clinician Burnout in the VA System

We hope you enjoyed this New Year's edition of the CVMS Bulletin. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, let us know at  If you wish to provide an article or your own story to put in this newsletter, send it in. Watch the "What's New" link in the Menu for updates in between the monthly newsletters. Let us know if you wish to be involved in the CVMS organization process or if you know of any resources or benefits we could potentially provide for the membership.

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