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"News You Can Use" <> August 1, 2016

PHYSICIANS: SDCMS’s Bioethics Commission met last Wednesday evening to discuss patients’ right to treatment of pain and the physician / institutional response in the opioid epidemic era. Our Bioethics Commission has been meeting quarterly since 2007 to discuss bioethics issues, share ideas, and explore standards of practice. If you’d like to get involved in this or one of our two other commissions (GERM and EMOC), please send us an email at SDCMS@SDCMS.org. Both GERM and EMOC will be meeting in August and Bioethics will meet again on October 26. ON ...

"News You Can Use" <> July 14, 2016

Physicians: As you may have heard, the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 has officially qualified for the November ballot as Proposition 56. Reaching 1 million signatures is a tremendous achievement, but the road to November won't be easy. Big Tobacco has the financial means to lead a tough campaign of its own against us. In the coming weeks and months, I will be asking for your help to prevent a new generation of kids from taking up a deadly, addictive habit. For now though, ...

"News You Can Use" <> June 29, 2016

Physicians: Quite a few changes going into effect this Friday, July 1, including CMS’s Meaningful Use hardship exception deadline, UHC’s Clinical Data Submission Protocol expansion, the end of the vaccination personal belief exemption, your responsibility to work with payors to ensure their physician directories are accurate, and, of course, the requirement that you register for CURES. As always, let us know how we can help, and thank you for your membership! — Paul Hegyi, CEO, SDCMS WHAT TO KNOW … CMS’s Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Deadline Is ...

"News You Can Use" <> June 10, 2016

Physicians: Let me know what you think of the new “News You Can Use” format. Our goal is to come up with a structure and taxonomy that allows you to dive in, get what you need, and continue on with your busy schedules as quickly as possible. Email me at Hegyi@SDCMS.org, and we'll adjust to fit your needs. Thanks for being a member! — Paul Hegyi, CEO, SDCM WHAT TO KNOW … The End of Life Option Act Took Effect Yesterday • CLICK HERE ...

"News You Can Use" <> May 18, 2016

CONTENTS Please Join Your Physician Colleagues and Honored Guests at Our 2016 SDCMS / Champions for Health White Coat Gala Free “HIPAA Compliance: Key Risks All Physicians Should Know” Webinar on Thursday, June 30, at 11:30am Limited Availability of Long-acting Bicillin (May 10 CAHAN Alert) California’s End-of-Life Option Act Becomes Effective June 9, 2016 National Advice Line for Providers “With New Medicare Benefit, Doctors Look Beyond ‘Death Panels’” ...

"News You Can Use" <> April 28, 2016

CONTENTS Please Join Your Physician Colleagues and Honored Guests at Our 2016 SDCMS White Coat Gala April 19 CAHAN Alert — Multistate Outbreak of Infections Caused by Elizabethkingia anophelis April 12 CAHAN Alert — Mumps in Colleges and Universities (Update) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is This Saturday, April 30 National Advice Line for Providers Open Payments (aka, Sunshine Act) Review and Dispute Period Closes May 15 ...