Per CMS, Nursing Homes: Misdiagnosis and Coding of Schizophrenia

CMS Nursing Homes Misdiagnosis and Coding of Schizophrenia

GCMB updates mental health question on licensure applications

The Georgia Composite Medical Board voted in its meeting today to update language for the mental health question on all licensure applications.

GCMB publishes Winter 2023 newsletter

The Georgia Composite Medical Board has published its quarterly newsletter for Winter 2023.

DEA announces elimination of DATA-Waiver Program

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration announced today that it is eliminating the DATA-Waiver Program.

Board adds professional boundaries training question to license renewal application

The Georgia Composite Medical Board added a new question to the license renewal application regarding continuing medical education in professional boundaries and physician sexual misconduct.

GCMB announces electronic copies of licenses now available

Effective today, holders of a Georgia Composite Medical Board license can now access an electronic copy of the license through the Board's online account portal.

CDC releases updated clinical practice guideline for prescribing opioids for pain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is releasing updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians providing pain care for adult outpatients with short- and long-term pain.

HHS publishes Paxlovid fact sheet for licensees

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published an information sheet about Paxlovid’s eligibility and effectiveness in treating COVID-19.

Drs. Norman, Reisman to lead GCMB into 2023

During the June Board meeting, the Georgia Composite Medical Board voted to select Matthew W. Norman, MD, as chair for 2022-2023. Andrew B. Reisman, MD, was also elected to serve as vice chair.

Governor taps new member to the GCMB, reappoints three others

Last month, Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Charles Edward Harris, Jr., as a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Harris replaces Shawn Hanley, who stepped down as one of the Board's consumer members in May.