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Brunson to become director of medical association

By JACK WEATHERLY Soon Dr. Claude Brunson will switch from being president of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, which, as much as anything rides herd on physicians, to full-time director of the Mississippi Medical Association, which serves an advocacy role for doctors. Association Board Chairwoman Dr. Jennifer Bryan said in an association release that “all of the state’s physicians ...

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Telemedicine provider bucks proposed rules changes

By JACK WEATHERLY  Teladoc Inc., a telemedicine provider, has served notice it does not want to be reined in by rules changes proposed by the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure. The provider opposes the proposed requirement of a videoconferencing before medication is prescribed and a contract is signed between a telemedicine physician and a primary care physician. Teladoc Inc. contends ...

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Mississippi physicians offer olive branch on code requirements

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi physicians are willing to throw themselves on the mercy of the federal government as a Oct. 1 deadline nears for the implementation of a complex disease coding system they say is a disruptive threat. The system is called ICD-10. That stands for the 10th version of the International Classification of Diseases. The codes have grown — ...

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