Issue 21—July 2008 Newsletter Board Certified Physicians Board Eligible Physicians General Counsel & Business Manager Liberty Hospital † NKC Hospital ‡ Lancer Gates DO, FACOI Robert Evangelidis MD Stacey Gates Esq. Northland Family Care ‡ Rusty Bergman DO, FACOI Thomas D. Kelley III M.D. † Daniel C. Roney, M.D. Robert McNab DO, FACOI Administrative Assistant Melinda Roney, M.D. Steve Nelson, M.D. Julie Marx DO Elaina Niemeier Dana Granberg, M.D. † Allan Enriquez M.D. † Kristi Shaumeyer MD Amy Brose M.D. † St. Luke’s Medical Group – Smthvl †‡ James Day D.O. Rebecca S. Baskins, M.D. WEBSITE Launched– www.gateshospitalists.com Andrew Jonathon Niewald M.D. St. Luke’s Medical Group – Barry Rd We are please to announce the launching of our website this month. We have set up a Kim Smith M.D. †‡ Teresa Gallagher M.D. †‡ page to link to the websites of our referring physicians. If you would like to have your Dwight Cashier M.D † website link included, please contact me. We would also like to have our website linked Frederick Keenan M.D. †‡ Rachel Holt M.D. †‡ from yours to enable your patients to learn more about our group. Please check out our William Gilbirds M.D. †‡ website at www.gateshospitalists.com. David Galbreath M.D. †‡ Ann Riggs D.O. †‡ Frederick Niegos M.D. †‡ Congratulations Clay Platte Family Medicine – Diabetes Encompass Medical Group † Everett Koehn D.O. Carla Ball D.O. Physician Recognition Program Kent Rogers M.D. Daniel Cline M.D. Anthony Buren M.D. Susan Laningham M.D. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has recognized Clay Platte Family Sheila Phillips D.O. Shreya Shivathirthan M.D. Medicine as a provider of excellent care to its patients. Drs. Chapman, Granger, Joslin, Creekwood Family Care † Kuennen, McDonald and Ortiz all received Recognition from the Diabetes Physician Robert Dattilio D.O. Timothy Frey D.O. Recognition Program for providing high quality care to their patients with diabetes. The Christopher Kafka D.O. Paul Vescovo M.D. program measures performance in key areas of diabetes care, such as eye exams, blood Robert Drogan D.O. Christina Panis P.A. pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction, among others. This is a 3 year Kerri Keberlein F.N.P. recognition. For further information you can visit www.ncqa.org/dprp. Congratulations Briarcliff Medical † Clay Platte Family Medicine! Dann Fredrickson, M.D. Byron Law, D.O. James Maturo, M.D. Michael Shinn, M.D. John Stanley, M.D. James Tarwater, D.O. Medicare Cuts Physician Reimbursement 10.5% Charlotte X. Zhang M.D. Mary Buss M.D. Senator Kit Bond voted against HR 6331 which would have restored the 10.5% cut to Clay Platte Family Medicine †‡ physicians. The vote failed 58-40, one of those no votes was Sen. Reid’s Parlimentary Richard Ortiz, M.D. Paul Joslin, M.D. Nathan Granger, M.D. action in order to reserve the right to re-call the vote at a later date. President Bush has Scott Kuennen, M.D. James McDonald M.D. suspended the effective date of the cuts until after July 14th, during which time he has asked Thomas Chapman, D.O. Adrian Delaney III M.D. the Senate to reconsider HR 6331. Between July 1 and July 14th you will be able to submit Lori Tuton, P.A.-C Danielle Keith, N.P.-C claims but no Medicare payments will be made to you for your services. This leaves Sen. Bond’s vote as the only vote which stands between you and your ability to provide care for North Kansas City Internal Medicine † Bryan Bownik, M.D. Medicare patients. The next cut of 5.5% will take place on Jan. 1, 2009. This will be Roman Enriquez, M.D. Mark Gordon, M.D. followed by 25% more cuts in the next 2½ years. Please ask Sen. Kit Bond to reconsider his Thomas LaBruzzo D.O. Kenneth Mann, M.D. vote. His office phone number is: 202-224-5721. Joseph Palazola, M.D. Michael Raybould, M.D. Nicholas A. Szilagye, M.D. James Stoddard D.O. Kathy Hanson M.D. Liberty Medicine Specialists ‡ Gates Hospitalists, LLC Newsletter Page 2 Michelle Orr M.D. Lawrence Koppers M.D. Heather Richie M.D. James Olson M.D. Creekwood Internal Medicine † Dennis Drews, M.D. Direct Admission Update Walter Grayson, M.D. Jan McGovney M.D. Once we have accepted a direct admission and discussed the case with you, we have been Primary Care North †‡ informed by NKCH transfer center that we are to ask you to hold the patient until they can Blake Donaldson D.O. verify the patient’s in-network status at their hospital. We apologize for the delay in Shoal Creek Family Medicine ‡ Christopher Trimble M.D. patient care this may pose for your patient. If you have any questions or concerns Kendall Walker M.D. Angela Stapleton M.D. regarding this policy, please contact NKCH transfer center to voice your concerns. McDonagh Medical Center †‡ Edward McDonagh D.O. Charles J. Rudolph D.O. Kearney Family Medicine †‡ Welcome Elaine Joslyn D.O. to Physician Referral Network Carl Ledbetter D.O. We would like to welcome Elaine Joslyn D.O. to our referring network. We will be seeing Family Medicine Specialists‡ Robert Buzard M.D. her patients at both Liberty Hospital and NKC Hospital beginning August 1. Erin Schreier D.O. Foxwood Family Medicine † John Campobasso D.O. James Marx D.O. Vein Clinics of America†‡ Dr. Gates honored by MAOPS with Physician of the Year Phil Rumboa M.D. Award 2008 & Re-certifies with ABIM Robine Medical Clinic †‡ Robert Robine D.O. Virginia Robine D.O. On May 3, 2008, Dr. Gates received the Physician of the Year Award from the Tara Clark D.O. Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons at their annual The Liberty Clinic ‡ William Fish M.D. convention in Branson, Missouri. John Owen M.D. Steven Bowlin M.D. Jennifer Moretina M.D. William Bednar M.D. Stephanie Swords M.D. Dr. Gates passed his ABIM recertification exam on April 24. His board certification Brandon Day M.D. Christine Nedeau M.D. will not expire until December 2019. He will sit for the ABOIM board Robin Morris M.D. Yvonne Spurlock D.O. recertification exam this October. Mitzi Mathews M.D. Lori Baughman M.D. Ryan Huyser M.D. David Kennedy M.D. Brad Garstang M.D. Dr. Shaumeyer Completes Geriatrics Fellowship Rebecca Fisher M.D. General Medicine P.C. †‡ On June 30, 2008, Dr. Shaumeyer completed her Geriatrics Fellowship program at Richmond Family Clinic †‡ KU Medical Center. She will sit for the Geriatrics Boards in November. Dr. Nathan Inzerillo D.O. Jamie Hunneycutt M.D. Shaumeyer is already Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Chillicothe Family Health Center †‡ Janice Goddard D.O. Greg Sensenich D.O. Rick Bonnette D.O. Welcome Elaina Niemeier John Bean D.O. ‡ Steven Carder M.D. †‡ Elaine Joslyn D.O. †‡ Please help us give a warm welcome to our new administrative assistant, Elaina Debra Keith D.O. †‡ Niemeier. Elaina is doing some part-time administrative work for our group. Rodney Malisos M.D. †‡ Donald Metry Jr. M.D. †‡ Elaina also holds a full-time administrative position with Northland Neurological. Thomas Thomas M.D. ‡ Kay Barney D.O. ‡ Dan Bartlett M.D. ‡ Ted Baldwin M.D. †‡ Contact Us Larry Dickinson D.O. †‡ Tammi Hart M.D. †‡ You can reach us at the following: H. Andrew Pickett M.D. ‡ We are here to provide you and your Scott Darling D.O. † Answering Service: 816-968-9320 patients the best hospital care in the Email: Lancer.email@example.com Northland. Mail: 2750 Clay Edwards Dr., Ste. 200A Your comments are appreciated and guide N. Kansas City, MO 64116 us in creating internal protocols for the Website: www.gateshospitalists.com best patient care.