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"News You Can Use" <> November 23, 2016

Hello Physicians: Click here to watch my latest (3'15") video update, where I speak about the recent passing of Dr. Richard Butcher, 48-year member of SDCMS-CMA and champion of San Diego’s poor and disadvantaged, the results of CMA’s eight 2016 ballot measure endorsements, and a new program SDCMS and others will launch in early 2017 to help patients in San Diego fight food insecurity. Thank you, as always, for your support of SDCMS-CMA, and have a great Thanksgiving! Mihir Parikh, MD, President, SDCMS



  • DOJ, 11 States Start Court Proceedings to Block Anthem-Cigna Merger • CLICK HERE
  • CMA Won All of Its Statewide Ballot Measure Endorsements! CLICK HERE
  • Additional $140 Million in 2017 Medicare Primary Care Funding • CLICK HERE
  • Health Plans Cannot Negligently Delegate Payment Responsibility • CLICK HERE
  • Fraudulent Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Are on the Rise • CLICK HERE
  • California GPCI Fix Implementation Begins in January • CLICK HERE
  • SDCMS Board of Directors Call for Self-nominations Is Open • CLICK HERE
  • Nine CMA Q1 Resolutions Are Now Accepting Testimony • CLICK HERE
  • UC San Diego Health Opened Jacobs Medical Center Nov. 20 • CLICK HERE
  • You Have Until Nov. 30 to Dispute 2015 PQRS and QRUR Findings • CLICK HERE
  • Blue Shield’s Fee Schedule Changes Take Effect Dec. 1 • CLICK HERE
  • Dec. 31 Is the Last Day to Change Your 2017 Medicare Par. Status • CLICK HERE


  • Make Sure You’re Ready for 2017’s New Health Laws • CLICK HERE
  • Use CMS’s MACRA Quality Measures Selection Tool for Physicians • CLICK HERE
  • Apply or Nominate for CMA’s Diversity and Inclusion TAC by Dec. 12 • CLICK HERE
  • Apply for up to $105,000 Through Loan Repayment Program • CLICK HERE
  • Take Advantage of Our Newest Member Benefit (SBA Loan Discounts) • CLICK HERE
  • Help Connect Vets and Their Families to the Community • CLICK HERE
  • Take the County’s 15-minute Vector-borne Diseases Survey • CLICK HERE


  • Dr. Parikh’s Nov. 21 SDCMS Video Update (3'15") • WATCH HERE
  • Dr. Butcher Defied Discrimination, and San Diego Reaped the Benefits • READ HERE
  • Report Exploring How Doctors Can Help Patients Fight Food Insecurity • READ HERE
  • CDC Recommendations for Prescribing Antibiotics in Outpatient Settings • READ HERE
  • The County of San Diego’s Nov. 23 Influenza Watch • READ HERE
  • Zika Virus Advisory #7: Updated Case Counts and Provider Actions • READ HERE
  • “Can Physician Orgs Stay Afloat as Commercial Capitation Sinks?” READ HERE
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

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