Governor Northam’s COVID-19 Briefing – 3/25/2020

TOPLINE UPDATES Governor will sign an Executive Order directing medical providers not to perform elective procedures, in order to reduce risk and preserve beds and equipmentState parks will be day-use only; camp sites, etc. to closeAdditional federal SNAP funds expected; increased federal benefits go into effect tonightWorking with Army Corps of Engineers to build more […]

Governor Northam’s COVID-19 Briefing – 3/24/2020

TOPLINE UPDATES Governor reiterates the highlights of EO-53 stated yesterday: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/executive-actions/EO-53-Temporary-Restrictions-Due-To-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19).pdf Businesses have a lot of questions about EO-53. They can be emailed to business@virginia.govThe Governor recognizes these are painful decisions and sacrifices but they are based on science and data. Governor takes full responsibility for these decisions in fighting this “biological war” PPE AND […]

Governor Northam’s COVID-19 Briefing – 3/23/2020

SCHOOL AND BUSINESS CLOSURE All schools to remain closed through the end of this academic yearExecutive Order (EO) – 53 to be issued effective midnight tomorrow (03-24-2020)All recreation and entertainment – closedRestaurants and beverage services – closed except for pickup and delivery serviceNonessential brick & mortar establishments – open if can adhere to 10 or […]

ASPS COVID-19 Member Resources

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is closely following the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and is here to support you during these challenging times. We have collected resources from around the globe to provide valuable guidance in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to monitor the situation and will be […]

ASPS/White House Clearinghouse Initiative

The White House asks ASPS members to help meet National COVID-19 needs. In response to the crisis, ASPS developed a clearinghouse to potentially facilitate distribution of supplies and equipment nationwide by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Please click ASPS Clearinghouse Initiative to see how you can help.

FDA Recall of Allergan’s Biocell textured implants

In response to the FDA recall of Allergan’s Biocell textured implants, please contact a board-certified surgeon to discuss your implants, ideally the surgeon that placed them, for information regarding this recall. All VASPS members are board-certified plastic surgeons. Please visit the FDA website for more information about the recall.

BOM to Enforce Use of Reconstituted Neurotoxins Within 10 Hours.

In its newsletter of September, 2018 the Board of Medicine reminded us of its 2005 legislation mandate to do periodic audits assess compliance with the regulations. They announced that it is time for another audit and all physicians who mix, dilute, or reconstitute drugs for administration will be audited. Since we all reconstitute neurotoxins, we […]

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Truth in advertising

As many of you are aware, current Virginia statute states that if a physician advertises that he/she is “Board Certified,” then he/she must list the name of the “certifying” board. Unfortunately, there are “boards” out there that require only an application and a fee for membership. Their names imply expertise that is not required for […]

Surprise Billing

Many of you may be aware that our state legislators have been contacted by numerous patients who recounted distressing experiences when they received unexpectedly high medical bills, not covered by their insurance. In many cases the patients had gone to their in-network hospital but were treated by out-of-network physicians. As a result, the state legislature […]