TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019 PHYSICIANS: The California Medical Association is holding a worthwhile webinar titled, “Proposition 56 Funds: What's New for FY 19–20 and Beyond.” The webinar is from 12:15pm to 1:15pm tomorrow and presenters will discuss, among other things, the services eligible for FY 19–20 supplemental payments, payment amounts by CPT code, tips on ensuring your practice receives the full amount of eligible funds and the distribution timelines of the FY 18–19 funds. Participation is free for physicians who are members. For more information, CLICK HERE . It's also time again for the 11 th Annual SDCMS “Outstanding Medical Office Manager” contest . SDCMS wants to recognize San Diego County's most outstanding medical office manager/practice administrator, i.e., someone who goes above and beyond his or her job description, who anticipates problems before they arise, who works efficiently with the practice's time and resources, and who strikes the right balance between exercising control and boosting morale when supervising staff. SDCMS Member physicians can nominate their office managers by explaining in writing (up to 600 words) why their office manager is the BEST in San Diego County. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, December 31 st , 2019 . The winner will receive a $200 gift card and recognition as San Diego County's Medical Office Manager for 2019! Contest results will also be published in the February 2020 issue of San Diego Physician magazine. Please email your nominations to Hanna.Basler@SDCMS.org . Remember, only submissions from physician members will be considered. Also of note, Champions for Health, SDCMS' non–profit organization, has produced an on-demand webinar for physicians on “Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing for Older Adults.” You can learn appropriate techniques for prescribing opioid medication and other pain management tools, specifically for your older adult patients. For more information and to access the webinar, CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Health Advisory Update: Mumps in San Diego County ? CLICK HERE Legislature Clarifies Law Requiring Physicians to Offer Naloxone to Patients ? CLICK HERE CMA Tells DOJ Proposed CURES Regulations Will Negatively Affect Patient Care ? CLICK HERE Suicides and Overdoses Among Factors Fueling Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy ? CLICK HERE The Costly, Life–Disrupting, Consequences of Poor Diabetes Care ? CLICK HERE Med School Free Rides and Loan Repayments — California Tries to Boost Its Dwindling Doctor Supply ? CLICK HERE Big ER Upgrade to Alvarado Medical Center Soon to Open ? CLICK HERE Samoa Shutting Down Government Amid Measles Outbreak ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … DEC 4, 2019 : 12:15–1:15pm, CMA Webinar ‘Proposition 56 Funds: What’s New for FY 19–20 and Beyond’ ? CLICK HERE FEB 13, 2020 : 6–9pm, SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, National Geographic Fine Arts Gallery, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE APR 2-5, 2020 : California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego ? CLICK HERE JUN 19, 2020 : 6–10:30pm, Save the Date! SDCMS 150 th Anniversary ‘Rendezvous’ Gala, The Abbey on 5 th , San Diego ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ How’s That Open Enrollment Going? ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!