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"News You Can Use" <> November 4, 2016

Hello Physicians: Click here to watch my latest video update where I talk about CMA’s annual HOD meeting [0:09]; MACRA [0:43] and MOC [1:22]; Dr. Ted Mazer’s being elected CMA president-elect [2:09] and Dr. Lase Ajayi’s being inducted as CMA YPS chair [2:25]; AB 72 confusion and resources [2:42]; the upcoming general election [3:40]; and medical missions’ being highlighted in the December issue of San Diego Physician magazine [4:26].

Thank you to those who joined us last night at our latest physician social at Rock Bottom Brewery in La Jolla. More than 100 physicians, students, and guests showed up to mingle and network, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks served — a great time was had by all! Save the evening of Thursday, Feb. 9 for our next social, with details to come. As always, thank you for your support, and let us know how we can better serve you! — Mihir Parikh, MD, President, SDCMS


  • How MACRA Compares to Existing Law • CLICK HERE
  • CMA Supports Prop. 52, 55, 56, 58, 63 & 64, and Opposes 53 & 61 • 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
  • Despite Patient Surge, Fewer Physicians Accepting Medi-Cal • CLICK HERE
  • What Consumers Will Pay in 2017 Covered CA Silver Plan Premiums • CLICK HERE
  • A Notable Increase in Mumps Activity Seen Nationally and Locally • CLICK HERE
  • Frozen Strawberries Recalled Due to Potential Hep. A Contamination • CLICK HERE
  • Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Is Nov. 14–20 • CLICK HERE


  • Have Your Cloud Service Provider Sign a Business Associates Agreement • CLICK HERE
  • Invite a Climate Change and Health Champion to Present • EMAIL CMA FOUNDATION
  • Take Advantage of Our Newest Member Benefit (SBA Loan Discounts) • CLICK HERE
  • Take the County’s 15-minute Vector-borne Diseases Survey • CLICK HERE
  • Verify Your CHPI Data by November 11 • CLICK HERE
  • Submit Your Nomination for Our “Outstanding Office Manager” Contest • CLICK HERE
  • Sign up to Attend SDCMS’s Dec. 1 Medicare Seminar / Webinar • CLICK HERE


  • The County of San Diego’s Nov. 2 Influenza Watch • READ HERE
  • CMA’s November Practice Resources (CPR) • READ HERE
  • Chart Comparing MACRA to Current Law (Payments, Bonuses, Penalties) • CLICK HERE
  • CMA’s FAQ on AB 72 • ACCESS HERE
  • CMA’s Webinar on AB 72 • ACCESS HERE
  • “Open Notes: Friend or Foe?” Video by The Doctors Company • WATCH HERE

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” — Maya Angelou, Poet, Memoirist, Civil Rights Activist (1928–2014)

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