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American Medical Association

The American Medical Association helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. Working together, the AMA's quarter of a million physician and medical student members are playing an active role in shaping the future of medicine. For more information on the AMA, please visit www.ama-assn.org.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics





DC Department of Health

899 North Capitol Street, NE, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 442-5955

Fax: (202) 442-4795

DC Board of Medicine

Department of Health Board of Medicine

899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(877) 672-2174

Fax: (202) 724-5145

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm



DC Board of Pharmacy


Pharmaceutical Control Division

DC Department of Behavioral Health

64 New York Avenue, NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002 

Phone: (202) 673-7440
Fax: (202) 673-3433 


Federal DEA Registration

Registration specialists are available during normal business hours to provide information about new applications, renewals, order forms, or manuals (for pharmacists, physicians, mid-level practitioners and chemical handlers).

Registration Support:  Call: 1-800-882-9539 (8:30 am-5:50 pm ET) Email: DEA.Registration.Help@usdoj.gov


Novitas is the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdictions L (and Jurisdiction H). 

Novitasphere JL Center
Novatisphere is the FREE, secure internet portal developed by Novitas for providers, billing services, and clearinghouses.
http://www.novitas-solutions.com/webcenter/portal/Novitasphere_JL and  Novitasphere brochure




Medscape Education

Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies

Provides evidence-based, authoritative, and educational opioid-use resources for healthcare providers



Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc. 

  The Delmarva Foundation is part of the Atlantic Quality Improvement Network (AQIN) which will provide targeted technical assistance and will engage providers and stakeholders in improvement initiatives.


From AMA Past President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA
Whereas past efforts to address burnout have focused on bolstering individuals’ resilience skills, there’s a growing recognition that organizations also need to redesign the way that clinical care is delivered.

• Burnout rates are twice as high in medicine as in other fields
• For every hour of patient time, physicians spend 1-2 hours on electronic health records and clerical tasks

Information and Resources 
Beyond Burnout--Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning for PhysiciansNew. England Journal of Medicine, Jan. 25, 2018. 

A Conspiracy of Silence on Physician Suicide -
George Lundberg: At Large at Medscape, March 23, 2018

4 Lessons Mayo Clinic Learned from Group Meetings to Cut Burnout

See the AMA's STEPS Forward program.

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