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Special "News You Can Use" on Ebola Virus Disease

Friday, October 3, 2014 From Dr. Wilma Wooten, Public Health Officer, HHSA, County of San Diego: The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Services (PHS) advises all San Diego physicians to review the October 2 health advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) entitled “Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease: Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials” (copied and pasted at bottom in its entirety). The advisory reminds healthcare personnel to increase vigilance in asking about travel history to Ebola-affected countries in West Africa ...

"News You Can Use" <> September 23, 2014

CONTENTS New Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Form Required on October 1 No on 46 Updates Enterovirus D68 Detected in Southern California Children With Respiratory Illness New Version of POLST Form Effective October 1 Online CME on Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection San Diego County Unveils New App to Help in CPR Emergencies DEA Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products Effective October 6 DHCS Announces ...

"News You Can Use" <> September 9, 2014

CONTENTS Love / Hate Outlook and Need Some Practical Training? Don’t Have a Clue About Leadership and Need to Learn Quickly? Vote No Prop 46: Order Promotional Materials Free of Charge Optometrist Massive Scope of Practice Expansion Killed by CMA Last Chance to Organize a Team for the SDCMS Foundation’s First Annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K Products That Contain Hydrocodone Reclassified to Schedule II September 10 Last Day ...

"News You Can Use" <> August 18, 2014

CONTENTS Vote No on Prop 46! SDCMS Foundation Solana Beach Sunset 5K Run / Walk on September 27 Three Great SDCMS Training Sessions for SDCMS Members: Taming Microsoft Outlook, Leader’s Toolkit, Work-Life Balance August 18 Update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak in West Africa Pertussis Epidemic in San Diego County and California CDC Interim Guidance for Specimen Collection, Transport, Testing, and Submission for Patients With Suspected Infection With Ebola Virus Disease ...

"News You Can Use" <> August 4, 2014

CONTENTS Three Great SDCMS Training Sessions for SDCMS Members We Hope to See Everyone at the SDCMS Foundation Solana Beach Sunset 5K Run/Walk on September 27 Outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Topics Free STD Clinical Update at Liberty Station on August 28 10% Cut in Medi-Cal Rates • FFS Payments • Managed Care • Future Information California Among Six States That Pay the Least ...

"News You Can Use" <> July 16, 2014

CONTENTS Do You Have a Love / Hate Relationship With Outlook? NO ON PROPOSITION 46: MICRA Lawsuit Measure Assigned Proposition #46 California Democratic Party to Remain Neutral on Proposition 46 Chikungunya Case Confirmed in San Diego County Resident DEA Makes Tramadol a Schedule IV Drug — Effective August 18, 2014 CMS Issues 2015 Medicare Physician Payment Proposed Rule HIPAA Audits to Resume Shortly; Physicians Need to Be Compliant ...