Healthcare News and Updates from CVMS and MSV


This page will provide updates on medical news you need to know regarding our healthcare system, healthcare delivery, interesting articles, meeting updates, events, and even some entertainment. If you have an article you would like to share or a thoughtful, constructive concern or opinion, please send it to so we can publish it here.

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Jul 07, 2024


Medical Foundation serving the needs of Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.

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Jul 04, 2024

Foundation Membership

What it means to be a part of the CVM Foundation Membership and how to Join.

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Jul 04, 2024

How to Become a Delegate for CVMS


How to Become a Medical Society Delegate for CVMS

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Jul 04, 2024

Proposals and Resolutions

Writing a Proposal

How to write proposals and resolutions for the Coastal Virginia Medical Society

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Jul 04, 2024

Calling All Delegates!

*A 2nd District Pre-MSV Annual Meeting Caucus is being held on the 2nd Thursday of August (August 8th) at 7:00 pm. Dinner (Olive Garden - Western Branch-Chesapeake-corner of Portsmouth Blvd. and Taylor Rd.) is included. All delegates/alternate delegates of the MSV 2nd District are encouraged to attend.

Current CVMS Delegates include:
Keith Berger, MD
Duane Lawrence, MD
Peter Kemp, MD
Joan Lingen, MD

We still need one more Delegate and five Alternate Delegates to represent CVMS. Please send email if you are interested.

Jul 01, 2024

CVMS Bulletin June-July 2024


CVMS Bulletin June/July 2024 - New updates on what is really happening in medicine.

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Jun 30, 2024

CVMS Associate Membership

This page describes our associate membership program.

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Jun 30, 2024

CVMS Minutes May 2024

Minutes from the May 2024 CVMS Board Meeting

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Jun 11, 2024

Satisfied with your Life?

Are you satisfied with your life, your career, your relationships? Are you burned out, irritable, anxious, unhappy? If you are not happy, you don't have to be stuck with that.

If you feel trapped in a situation you can't get out of, You actually can change things. You can make a difference in your life. You do have some control. You just have to learn how to to do it. Become more satisfied with your work and yourself.

Consider spending just three days in the Landmark Forum virtually, learning how to transform yourself into a person who is free, unburdened by the problems of the past, and ready to create a new future full of new possibilities. Click on the link below and watch the video. Then click on "Attend a Free Introduction" to find out how to transform yourself and your life. All strictly confidential.

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Jun 07, 2024

CVMS Events

This page contains information regarding upcoming events hosted by Coastal Virginia Medical Society

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Jun 03, 2024


Let us know what's on your mind.

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May 25, 2024

CVMS Bulletin May 2024


The official newsletter of the Coastal Virginia Medical Society

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May 25, 2024


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Informative page on how to join CVMS along with links to membership benefits.

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May 22, 2024


Explanation of COPN Laws in Virginia

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May 22, 2024


Through our affiliation with the Medical Society of Northern Virginia, CVMS members are now eligible to receive deep discounts on a variety of insurance plans.

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May 07, 2024


Opinion on Women's Rights. Response to Alabama's Supreme Court decision regarding embryos as persons.

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May 07, 2024


Minutes from the April 15, 2024 Board Meeting

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Apr 18, 2024


CVMS Bulletin April 2024

The Official Newsletter of the Coastal Virginia Medical Society

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Mar 24, 2024

CVMS Board Minutes March 2024

Minutes from the March 18, 2024 CVMS Board Meeting

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Mar 20, 2024

CVMS Bulletin March 2024

Medical News, Updates, and Commentary for Coastal Virginia.

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Mar 20, 2024

Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote Patient Monitoring

Remote patient monitoring is a Medicare-approved and Stark-approved program that allows physicians to monitor their patients' health like never before.

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Mar 06, 2024

Lucky Day Event

March 13 is your Lucky Day! The Coastal Virginia Medical Society cordially invites you to this awesome early celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Catch up and share a toast with your friends and colleagues. Meet your local representatives. Learn more about our Medical Society and what we are up to this year. You don't know the half of it yet!

When: March 13, 2024 at 6:00 PM.

Where: The Penthouse Lounge at the Westin Residencies: 4535 Commerce Street, in the Virginia Beach Town Center.

Dress: Business Casual. Come right from work. Wear something green.

Service: We will be serving heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine, complements of CVMS.

Learn: More about CVMS Advocacy and Benefits and what we can do for you.

Virtual Presentation: "Telemedicine" by Dr. Karen Rheuban

Raffle: $100 Gift Certificate x3

Bring a Guest!

Please use the link below to view our event website and RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Feb 29, 2024

Mental Healthcare


CVMS Position Paper on Mental Healthcare in Virginia

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Feb 25, 2024

CVMS Bulletin February 2024

CVMS Bulletin-Feb-2024

Official Newsletter of the Coastal Virginia Medical Society. What's really happening in Medicine today.

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Feb 16, 2024

CVMS Board Minutes February 2024

This page contains the minutes of the CVMS Board Meeting held on February 1, 2024.

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Feb 10, 2024

CVMS Marketplace


Enjoy the benefits of membership. These are connections to corporate partners who provide benefits to our members in return for advertising.

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Feb 04, 2024

CVMS Committees

CVMS Committees will become the backbone of our organization and where most of the work will be done.

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Feb 03, 2024

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Reduce Burnout?

Using ChatGPT in health centers that prioritize chronic disease management and preventive medicine helps to improve patient care and reduces provider dissatisfaction. It empowers patients, reduces requirement for office visits, encourages lifestyle changes, and reminds patients about important things to do that will benefit their health.

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Feb 01, 2024

Medical Recruitment

Sally Williams - Health Career Services

A place where medical employers can connect with applicants.

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Feb 01, 2024

Med Mal Cap in Jeopardy

MED MAL: Keep the Cap!
Stop SB 493!
State Senator William M. Stanley, Jr. has filed SB 493, which would eliminate the medical malpractice cap for cases in which the patient is less than 10 years of age.
Many providers working on the front lines of public health are already strained, dealing with career fatigue and other mental health issues.
Removing or modifying the medical malpractice cap in any way could significantly increase the cost of providing and receiving healthcare in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In 2010 and 2011, Virginia’s healthcare providers worked with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association to reach a consensus on updates to the cap, and the General Assembly ultimately passed legislation for an increase of $50,000 per year until 2032. This model was created to create stability and certainty for all stakeholders. The Medical Society of Virginia and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association support Virginia's current medical malpractice laws.
Urge your Senator to OPPOSE SB 493 today!
- Reprinted with permission from The Leg Up, Richmond Academy of Medicine.

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Feb 01, 2024

Joint Boards of Medicine and Nursing in Danger of Being Broken Up

BREAKING: Joint Boards of Medicine, Nursing in Jeopardy
Senator Jennifer Boysko has introduced SB 351, which will permanently dissolve the Joint Boards of Medicine and Nursing and allow Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to be overseen and disciplined by the Board of Nursing without physician input.
SB 351 is expected to be heard by the Senate Education and Health subcommittee on Health Professions THIS FRIDAY.
The Joint Boards exist because APRNs can diagnose and prescribe, meaning by Code, they are practicing medicine. And thus, the Board of Medicine is a critical part of that oversight. Patients deserve the diverse expertise nurses and physicians bring to the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine. The Joint Boards holds all healthcare providers who practice medicine to the same standards of care and must be preserved.
Dissolving the Joint Boards would create different disciplinary bodies—and thus, different standards—for the practice of medicine. Having two separate bodies will, by its nature, create disparate decisions, judgments, and analyses when it comes to important aspects of the practice of medicine such as diagnosing and prescribing.
Tell your Senator that the Joint Boards are necessary to ensure a consistent standard of care for Virginia's patients and to OPPOSE SB 351!
Again, the bill will be heard by the Senate Education and Health Subcommittee this Friday, January 26th at 8:30 a.m. in the Senate Subcommittee Room, 3rd Floor, GAB. The Medical Society of Virginia would like to fill the room with White Coats and send a strong message that we oppose this bill. Please attend this subcommittee meeting if you can!
Reach out to Scott Castro at MSV at with any questions. (; 443-668-9566)
-Reprinted with permission from The Leg Up, Richmond Academy of Medicine

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Feb 01, 2024

Healthcare Worker Strikes

Healthcare Worker strikes are expected to continue in 2024. Workers are fighting for safer staffing levels and better compensation.

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Jan 29, 2024

Bulletin Shorts

"CVMS Bulletin Shorts" is a weekly update on what's happening in American Medicine. It is sent out by email every Sunday. Here is the link to the last issue...

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Jan 16, 2024

CVMS Bulletin January 2024

The official newsletter of the Coastal Virginia Medical Society

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Jan 16, 2024

How Does Primary Care in the U.S. Compare to Other High Income Countries?

This article shows how U.S. Primary Care compares with that of other high income countries.

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Jan 16, 2024

2023 Scorecard: How Virginia's Healthcare Compared to Other States

Click this link to find out how Virginia's healthcare system compares to other states...

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Jan 16, 2024

CVMS Bulletin January 2024

Starting our second year providing service, resources, information and commentary on the American medical/healthcare landscape.

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Jan 16, 2024


CVMS Board Minutes January 2024

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Dec 14, 2023

CVMS Minutes December 2023

CVMS Minutes December 2023

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Dec 13, 2023

CVMS Bulletin December 2023


The official newsletter for the Coastal Virginia Medical Society: CVMS Bulletin of the month of December 2023.

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Dec 13, 2023

Price Transparency Bill Passes

"The Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, which advances policies to force pharmacy benefit managers and hospitals to meet price transparency standards, passed on the House floor Monday by a vote of 320 to 71." However, fines for noncompliance were squashed due to lack of support from MSV and AMA, despite the support received from AAPS.

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Dec 10, 2023


Here is a great video-based educational resource that you may wish to use.

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Nov 24, 2023

Doctor to Doctor Interview: What is CVMS Really All About?

Drs. Keith Berger and Greg Warth recently were interviewed by Wendell Ward, a writer for the local Doctor to Doctor magazine regarding our mission and goals at Coastal Virginia Medical Society. Here is a link to that interview...

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Nov 19, 2023

Health Literacy


Health Literacy: A resource for patients to learn about their own health and medical problems and what they can do about them.

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Nov 16, 2023



MSVIA - Choosing the Right Insurance Agency

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Nov 14, 2023

Calling Out PBMs by the Global Healthy Living Foundation

The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses (such as arthritis, osteoporosis, migraine, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cardiovascular disease) by advocating for improved access to health care at the community, state, and federal levels, and amplifying education and awareness efforts within its social media framework. They recently hosted a webinar on the negative impact of "formulary exclusions" promoted by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) on thousands of patients. This practice of substituting non-equivalent drugs in place of what was prescribed prioritize PBMs profits at the expense of patients' well-being.

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Nov 14, 2023

ProPublica: Another Resource for You and Your Patients

Find out why your health insurer denied your claim.

How many times have your patients mysteriously had a health insurer deny a claim? Want to know why? Here's how...

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Nov 12, 2023

CVMS Holiday Celebration!

Don't forget to mark your calendars for December 14, 2023, 6:30 - 8:30 PM for our first membership meeting and Holiday celebration to be held at the Westin Residencies Penthouse at Town Center in Virginia Beach! Space is limited and tickets are first come, first serve.You must register in advance to attend. There is no charge if you have already paid your membership dues. Each registered member may bring one guest. Wine, beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served, complements of CVMS. Come and see what we're all about. Chat with colleagues you may not have seen for a while. Some of our congressional delegates will be invited as well. Plan to spend a very enjoyable evening with us. You might even win something!

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Nov 12, 2023

Messages from The Medical Society of Virginia General Community

Have you noticed all those ads from Medicare Advantage Plans on evening news programs? Did you know that taxpayer dollars are paying for those ads? Are Medicare Advantage Plans helpful or harmful?

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