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NYCU April 13, 2022

SDCMS News You Can Use

Paul HegyiPHYSICIANS: We will bring together hundreds of physicians, distinguished guests and local, state, and national legislators for the installation of our incoming president and to celebrate 152 years of healing at SDCMS’ Annual Rendezvous Gala on Friday, June 3rd, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at The Abbey on Fifth.

This will be our first in–person Gala since 2019! We will welcome our new President, Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD and thank Sergio R. Flores, MD for his service as our President during this past year. More information on this wonderful event can be found HERE. For those interested in sponsoring our Gala please contact me directly at Hegyi@SDCMS.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

As COVID–19 enters its third year, encounters with disruptive patients continue to push the tolerance and sensitivity of physicians and their staff. Medical practices should evaluate disruptive behavior through a lens that includes evaluation of cultural issues, intrinsic bias, language, and health literacy. San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) in partnership with The Doctors Company (TDC) invite you to attend an important and timely webinar entitled ‘Best Practice: Documenting Disruptive Patient Behavior’ to help address these concerns.

Join us for this FREE event on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6 — 7:30 PM. We will discuss how medical record documentation should reflect the patient experience and behavior, and how to defend against health plan grievances or Medical Board complaints. In addition we will review how it serves to support dismissal of a patient when warranted.

All are welcome, both members and non–members alike. Attendees will also earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits upon conclusion of the program. Register HERE.

SDSU is seeking participants for a research study they are doing with SDSU’s Audiology department. Dr. Jill Preminger of SDSU is doing a research project, funded by the Retirement Research Foundation, to try to increase the number of older adults to see an audiologist after failing a hearing screening.

They are trying to recruit people from four different settings, one of which is Primary Care Physician (PCP) offices and are seeking to find PCPs who might be interested in collaborating on this study by passing out brochures to their patients. The brochure can be found HERE. More information on the program and study can be found at iManageMyHearing.SDSU.edu.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force (PDATF) of San Diego County has a brief survey they are asking San Diego physicians to complete regarding the disposal of prescription drugs. The survey can be accessed via a QR HERE.

As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO

CAHAN Alert: Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Vaccine Update: Second Boosters  CLICK HERE
California Had Another Mild Flu Season. But Are We in the Clear?  CLICK HERE
County Health Officials Report 249 New COVID–19 Cases, Five More Virus Deaths? CLICK HERE
Babies Die as Congenital Syphilis Continues a Decade–Long Surge Across the US  CLICK HERE
The BA.2 Variant is Spreading. Do You Need to Worry?  CLICK HERE
COVID–19 Tests are Easier to Find. Covering Their Cost is More Complicated  CLICK HERE
Plans to Curb California Insulin Costs Abound. Will Anything Get Done This Year?  CLICK HERE
At Small and Rural Hospitals, Ransomware Attacks are Causing Unprecedented Crises  CLICK HERE
A Shortfall of ECMO Treatment Cost Lives During the Delta Surge  CLICK HERE
Betrayal, Guilt, Shame: Trauma Among Health Care Workers Comparable to That of Combat Vets  CLICK HERE
F.D.A. Panel Explores Challenges of Revamping Coronavirus Vaccines  CLICK HERE
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APR 18, 2022: 3–5pm, Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. California Medical Association (CMA) is hosting a member–only training on the upcoming ballot initiative threatening to end California’s long–standing liability reform law — the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Participants will have the opportunity to receive a comprehensive overview and in–depth media training on the ballot initiative  CLICK HERE
MAY 10, 2022: 12–1pm, Free Webinar ‘Virtual Grant Rounds: Long COVID — Part 3’. Sponsored by California Medical Association and CA Health & Human Services Agency in partnership with Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California and California Academy for PAs. CME of 1 PRA Category 1 Credit Available. Free to Members and Non–Members  CLICK HERE
MAY 18, 2022: 6–7:30pm, FREE Webinar for Members and Non–Members, ‘Best Practice: Documenting Disruptive Patient Behavior.’ 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits upon Conclusion. Sponsored by the San Diego County Medical Society (SDCMS) in Partnership with The Doctors Company (TDC)  CLICK HERE
JUN 3, 2022: 6–10pm, SDCMS’ 2022 Rendezvous Gala, at The Abbey on Fifth. We welcome Toluwalase (Lase) Ajayi, MD as incoming SDCMS President for 2022–23, and thank Sergio R. Flores, MD for his service as Immediate Past President. Join Hundreds of Physicians, Distinguished Guests, and Local, State and National Legislators For the Installation of Our Incoming President. $150 Per Ticket and $1,400 for a Table of 10  CLICK HERE
AKW Medical
CMA in the Courts  READ HERE
Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Finally, a Fix for the ‘Family Glitch’  LISTEN HERE
CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency  WATCH HERE
CMA Webinar: What is Value–Based Care and What Does it Mean for My Practice?  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: Understanding Malpractice Risks for NPs, PAs, and Supervising Physicians  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: COVID–19 for the Long Haul: Post COVID Recovery and Care  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: How to Avoid Being Reported to the Medical Board  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: Understanding the Risks: How to Dismiss a Patient from Your Practice  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: Physician Wellness  WATCH HERE
SDCMS Webinar: Biosimilars Overview & Policy Landscape  WATCH HERE
Alzheimer’s Project Clinical Roundtable Free On–Demand CME Webinar Series on Dementia  WATCH HERE
SDCMS' 152nd White Coat Gala Rendezvous

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