November 28th, 2018
Physicians elected to the MO Assembly
The following physicians were elected or re-elected. Overall, MOCEP was able to support several members that either won their election or re-election bids.
• Rep. Jim Neely, D.O., will be returning for his fourth and final term in the House of Representatives. Dr. Neely represents the area in and around Cameron. The past few years, he has had a seat on the Health and Professional Registration committees.
• Rep-Elect Jon Patterson, M.D., is a surgeon who will be representing the Lee’s Summit area in the House.
• Sen. Bob Onder, M.D., won his re-election bid in the state Senate. Dr. Onder has been a tremendous friend to Missouri physicians throughout his tenure in the Senate. Last year, he gave a big boost to us while we duked it out with Anthem.
June 16th, 2017
Opioid Crisis Video and Toolkit
For several years MOCEP has been actively working with the Missouri State Medical Association, Missouri Hospital Association and other medical groups, to create a plan to address the opioid crisis in Missouri. Now that a majority of Missouri cities and counties have signed on to the St. Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program we need to make sure physicians are signing up to participate in the program. Below is a video with Sam Page, MD, discussing the value of this new program.
An Opioid Toolkit has also been developed by the Missouri Hospital Association which includes strategies to reduce opioid misuse.