TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2019 PHYSICIANS: Last Week, Physicians for a Healthy California, (formerly the California Medical Association's Foundation), began promoting CalHealthCares, a physician loan repayments program. The program is for currently licensed physicians, residents and fellows who are enrolled Medi-Cal providers and commit to maintaining a 30% Medi-Cal caseload. Each candidate is eligible for up to $300,000 based on a five-year service obligation. $190 million has been set aside for physicians over the next five years. Please share the following link if you are involved with an organization that has a sufficient Medi-Cal caseload or if you know of a colleague who would qualify. Webinars have begun this week and the application period is April 1 through April 26 . For more information CLICK HERE . I'd also like to encourage you to join us at the next San Diego County Medical Society Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in La Mesa on April 18th . This always worthwhile event runs from 5:30-8:00pm and is a great chance to reacquaint with colleagues and make new connections with your fellow physicians. Spouses and Significant Others are welcome. CLICK HERE to RSVP. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN ALERT: Mumps and Acute Parotitis Cases Increase in San Diego • CLICK HERE CAHAN ALERT: Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections After Hospitalization in Tijuana • CLICK HERE EXTENSION: Health Officer Order for Influenza Vaccination Program or Masking of Healthcare Personnel (HCP) During Annual Influenza Season UNTIL APRIL 30, 2019 • CLICK HERE CAHAN ALERT: HIV Testing Recommended in All Healthcare Settings • CLICK HERE Trump Administrations Asks Court to Completely Invalidate Obama's Affordable Care Act • CLICK HERE Why Congress Isn't Expanding Virtual Health Care • CLICK HERE Prescriptions for Healthy Foods Could Save Healthcare Billions, Study Finds • CLICK HERE Hospital Finances Improve After Medicaid Expansion, But At Whose Expense? • CLICK HERE Doctors Who Sell Vaccination Exemptions Endanger Our Kids. It's Time to Crack Down • CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … MAR 26-JUN 30, 2019 : On-Demand CME Webinar on Pain Management for Older Adults available at no charge. Covers appropriate prescribing of opioid medication. Produced in partnership with The Doctors Company and Champions for Health • CLICK HERE APR 6, 2019 : Safe Homes Coalition "Keep Kids Safe San Diego Kickoff Event," 9am. San Diego County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego • CLICK HERE APR 18, 2019 : SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, 5:30-8:00 pm, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, La Mesa • CLICK HERE APR 27, 2019 : "Integrated Care Across the Lifespan" Conference, Rady Children's Hospital, Education Office Building, 7960 Birmingham Drive, San Diego • CLICK HERE MAY 23, 2019 : SDCMS Rendezvous By The Bay, Installation of new SDCMS President, 6-10 pm, Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Drive, San Diego • CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2019 : The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego. Learn evidence-based integrative medicine. This is an AMA PRA Category 1 CME accredited program • CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts • READ HERE Podcast "What the Health" Surprise! Fixing Suprise Medical Bills is Harder Than It Looks • LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!