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NYCU April 2nd, 2024

  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2024 PHYSICIANS: Congratulations to Adama Dyoniziak, Executive Director of Champions for Health, for being named one of California’s 2024 ‘TB Elimination Heroes.’ Adama received this honor from the California TB Controllers Association (CTBA). Champions recently held a highly successful San Diego in–person TB Prevention Education and Community Engagement Summit that brought together providers and representatives from community–based organizations to learn more about TB prevention, share practices for engagement of communities at risk, and develop a community action plan. In addition, Champions for Health has successfully partnered with the County ...

NYCU March 19, 2024

  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2024 PHYSICIANS: On February 21, 2024, Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of the UnitedHealth Group (UHG) Optum unit, experienced a cyber–attack that resulted in nationwide outages affecting payors, physician practices and other providers and pharmacies. The outage has caused interruption of numerous administrative and billing processes, including electronic claims submission, provider payments, pharmacies, prior authorizations, payor chart retrieval, etc. California Medical Association has prepared a grid that lists a summary of known impacts, workarounds and guidance from payors. This resource document is available free to members. We will provide updates ...

NYCU March 6, 2024

  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2024 PHYSICIANS: I encourage you to participate in the virtual presentation this Friday, March 8th from 12:15 to 1:00pm, featuring Congressman Jay Obernolte regarding the future of ‘Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.’ The Congressman is as close to an expert on the topic as you’ll find in elected office. Before holding public office, Mr. Obernolte was a successful businessman in the technology sector, earned a graduate degree in AI, and he currently Chairs the House Task Force on AI. He also serves on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee ...

NYCU January 10, 2024

  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2024 PHYSICIANS: On January 16, 2024, SDCMS’ Nominating Committee will convene to recommend a proposed slate of SDCMS Board of Directors candidates for 2024–2025. The slate can be viewed HERE. Pending final approval of the proposed slate by the SDCMS Board of Directors on January 23, 2024, SDCMS bylaws allow for nomination by petition. If the requisite number of signatures is received, the petitioner will be placed on the ballot. For details on the number of signatures required, email Paul Hegyi at Hegyi@SDCMS.org. Nomination petitions may be mailed to ...

NYCU November 21, 2023

  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2023 PHYSICIANS: It is with deep sadness that I share SDCMS Board Member Dr. Peter Raudaskoski passed away last week. Peter was Chief Medical Officer for Anesthesia Service Medical Group and a Project Access volunteer with Champions for Health. He is survived by his wife, Lynne, their three children and extended family. Peter was an incredibly talented physician leader who cared deeply about the practice of medicine, and the impact of policy on his patients. He brightened every board meeting and event with his warm smile. He will be ...

NYCU September 26, 2023

  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2023 PHYSICIANS: The recent Health Equity Leadership Summit held in San Jose, and sponsored by Physicians for a Healthy California, awarded Manisha Sharma, MD, FAAFP of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan the Robert D. Sparks, MD Leadership Award for her outstanding dedication and leadership in improving community health and promoting health equity. Congratulations to Dr. Sharma on this recognition of her tremendous contributions to our region and health care. “CASINO NIGHT MASQUERADE” FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT CHAMPIONS FOR HEALTH ON OCTOBER 7TH AT VELOCE MOTORS   Please join many of ...