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"News You Can Use" <> May 15, 2017

PHYSICIANS: We have lots of upcoming events I wanted to make sure you got onto your calendars. On May 17, CMA is holding a webinar on AB 72 titled, “What Physicians Need to Know About the New Law on Payment and Billing for Out-of-Network Services” (click here). On May 31 they are holding a webinar titled “How California Physicians Can Access Free Technical Assistance for MACRA Transition” (click here). Then on Saturday, June 3, SDCMS and Champions for Health are holding our annual White Coat Gala (click here). After that we’ll kick off the summer with a physician mixer and family pool party on Saturday, June 24, at a private residence in the Poway area (click here). Finally, just a reminder that if you haven’t yet voted for this year’s Top Doctors, “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence,” please do so by clicking here. Let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO, SDCMS.


  • 2016 and 2017 Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program Attestation Information • CLICK HERE
  • CMA Urges Legislature to Adopt State Budget That Improves Medi-Cal Access to Care • CLICK HERE
  • California Congressional Delegation Urges Gov. Brown to Restore Tobacco Tax Funds • CLICK HERE
  • SDCMS’s 2017–18 Board of Directors Election Results • CLICK HERE
  • The House Voted to Strip Medicaid, Leaving Millions Without Coverage • CLICK HERE
  • May 10 CAHAN Update: Shigellosis Among Men in Southern California • CLICK HERE
  • May 4 CAHAN Update: San Diego County Hepatitis A Outbreak • CLICK HERE
  • CMS Issuing MIPS Participation Status Letters • CLICK HERE
  • Eight Ways to Know if You Should Participate in the Quality Payment Program • CLICK HERE
  • California’s Opioid Prescriptions Dropped 17% Since 2013 • CLICK HERE
  • Court Decision to Block Anthem-Cigna Mega-merger Upheld • CLICK HERE
  • 2016 Open Payments Data Will Be Published June 30 • CLICK HERE
  • CMS Accepting 2016 Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions Until July 1 • CLICK HERE
  • Out-of-Network Billing and Payment Law Takes Effect July 1 • CLICK HERE


  • Vote for This Year’s Top Docs — “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence” • CLICK HERE
  • Tell CMA Which Regulations Limit Your Ability to Serve Your Patients • CLICK HERE
  • Register for CMA’s “What Physicians Need to Know About AB 72” Webinar • CLICK HERE
  • Register for CMA’s “MACRA Transition Technical Assistance” Webinar • CLICK HERE
  • Attend SDCMS’s 2017 White Coat Gala on Saturday, June 3 • CLICK HERE
  • Attend SDCMS’s June 24 Physician Mixer and Family Pool Party • CLICK HERE
  • Help Improve the Health Literacy of San Diego County’s Communities • CLICK HERE
  • Save the Date: 4th Annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K on October 7 • CLICK HERE


  • CMA’s Practice Resources (CPR) for May • READ HERE
  • CMA’s 2017 Sponsored Bill Package • READ HERE
  • CMA’s May Legislative Hot List • ACCESS HERE
  • CMA’s 2016 Annual Report • READ HERE
  • CMA’s “Aligning Clinical Practice With Diabetes Prevention” Webinar • ACCESS HERE
  • “Bills Passed or Filed in 17 States to Limit Certification Demands” • READ HERE
  • “Three Ways to Improve EHRs” Video by The Doctors Company • WATCH HERE

“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

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