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"News You Can Use" <> February 10, 2017

Physicians: Next Tuesday, February 14, is Love Your Heart Day, and we need your help in reaching the County’s goal of surpassing 35,000 blood pressure screenings in one day! Love Your Heart is a countywide blood pressure screening event with the goal of getting San Diego County residents to “know their numbers” and take charge of their own heart health. Participating as a health partner is free and easy. Click here to download a simple tally sheet that your staff can use to record your patients’ blood pressure values. At ...

"News You Can Use" <> September 9, 2016

THANK YOU, SDCMS-CMA PHYSICIANS! Three CMA-sponsored bills are on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature: AB 2121, a life-saving measure requiring alcohol servers and managers to complete a training course on responsible beverage service; SB 1177, establishing a Physician Health and Wellness Program for California physicians; and SB 563, increasing transparency and accountability in the workers’ compensation utilization review process. In addition, CMA killed scope expansion bills by “naturopathic doctors” and certified nurse midwives. Great work, CMA! As always, let us know how we can help, and thank you for ...

"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" <> 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 ...

"News You Can Use" <> March 31, 2016

CONTENT Tennis Players and Golfers Needed! Physicians: Please Join SDCMS and Your Colleagues at Our Next Physician Social on April 26 at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Updated Zika Resources Two Mumps Cases Reported at USD CDC Guideline and Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain CMS Announces Second Cycle of Medicare Revalidation March 14 Union-Tribune Article, “Medicare Pay to Increase for SD Docs” ...