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"News You Can Use" <> March 13, 2017

Hello Physicians: Click here to watch my latest video update, recorded last Wednesday, March 8. In it I discuss the American Health Care Act (AHCA), introduced by House Republicans on March 6 (0.11); AMA’s position on the AHCA (0.53); CMA’s position on the AHCA (1.02); Dr. Ted Mazer discussing the AHCA on KUSI (1:14); 2-1-1 San Diego featured in our February San Diego Physician magazine (1:50); the San Diego Hunger Coalition, to be featured in our March magazine (3:16); and how you can get more involved with your SDCMS (3:53). Thank you, as always, for your support of SDCMS and CMA, and do send me a quick email at President@SDCMS.org with your thoughts on how we can serve you better. — Mihir Parikh, MD, President, SDCMS


  • Congressional Push for ACA ’Repeal and Replace‘ Ramping Up • CLICK HERE
  • 2016 PQRS EHR Reporting Mechanism Attestation Deadline Extended to March 13 • CLICK HERE
  • 2016 Medicare Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline Extended to March 13 • CLICK HERE
  • 2016 Medi-Cal Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline Extended to May 2 • CLICK HERE
  • AMA Updated Its Code of Medical Ethics • READ HERE
  • Physicians Targeted by Identity Theft Tax Scam • CLICK HERE
  • Bipartisan Bills Introduced to Stop IPAB • CLICK HERE
  • Registration Open for Western Health Care Leadership Academy • CLICK HERE
  • Barriers Dropped to Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder • CLICK HERE
  • ACIP Issued Updated Immunization Schedules • CLICK HERE
  • CMA Q2 Resolutions Open for Testimony Until March 13 • CLICK HERE


  • Tell CMA What Regulations Limit Your Ability to Serve Your Patients • CLICK HERE
  • Sign up for CMA’s March 15 “Cannabis in Medicine” Webinar • CLICK HERE
  • Join Champions for Health for Their March 27 Golf and Tennis Tournament • CLICK HERE
  • RSVP for SDCMS’s April 14 Physician Social at Casa Machado Restaurant • CLICK HERE
  • Help Improve the Health Literacy of San Diego County’s Communities • CLICK HERE
  • Save the Date: SDCMS White Coat Gala on June 3 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla • CLICK HERE


  • Dr. Mihir Parikh’s March 8 SDCMS Update Video • WATCH HERE
  • Dr. Ted Mazer on KUSI Discussing the Republican Healthcare Proposal • WATCH HERE
  • Dr. Bob Hertzka’s Feb. 23 “Trump Won (??!!): What Now?” Talk at UCSD • WATCH HERE
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force March Newsletter • READ HERE
  • Study Showing California Grappling With ‘Severe’ Doctor Shortage • READ HERE
  • Single-Payer Health Care System Proposed for California • LISTEN HERE
  • CMA Feb. 22 On-demand Webinar: “Paying Employees Correctly” • ACCESS HERE
  • County of San Diego’s Monthly Communicable Disease Report • READ HERE
  • MBC Winter 2017 Newsletter • READ HERE
  • “Five Keys to Managing Online Criticism” by The Doctors Company • READ HERE

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” — Margaret Atwood (1939– )

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