TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020 PHYSICIANS: Normally, SDCMS would be holding our 150 th Anniversary Rendezvous Gala, welcoming Holly B. Yang, MD, MSHPEd, HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM as SDCMS President for 2020—21 and thanking James H. Schultz, MD, MBA, FAAFP, FAWM, DiMM for his service as Immediate Past President. But instead of wearing black tie, we inaugurated our new President on a Zoom video conference call of the Board of Directors. We also welcomed Steve H. Koh, MD, MPH, MBA , as the Board Representative to the Executive Committee. Thank you to Jim for helping lead SDCMS through an unexpectedly challenging year and we look forward to Holly's continued leadership during the COVID–19 crisis. Now more than ever, San Diego's physicians are relying on SDCMS and the California Medical Association to advocate for physicians and their patients during these difficult times. There will be no HHSA Clinical Town Hall Webinar on COVID–19 this week. The next Clinical Town Hall will be held on Thursday , June 4th , from 6:00 to 7:30pm . Remember, REGISTRATION is required. If you've registered previously there is no need to do so again. Physicians may not be familiar or knowledgeable about employer related risks identified during the COVID–19 pandemic emergency. California has passed emergency labor laws that impact both employers and employees. The Doctors Company (TDC) in partnership with SDCMS invite you to attend an important and timely webinar to help address these concerns. Join us for this FREE event on Thursday , June 11, 2020 , 12:00 — 1:00 PM . All are welcome, both members and non-members alike. Earn 1 CME credit and learn how to reduce your medical practice risks, keep employees safe, and modify operations to comply with new COVID–19 related laws. REGISTRATION is required and over 60 medical offices have signed up already. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Fear of COVID Leads Other Patients to Decline Critical Treatment ? CLICK HERE Most Consumers Have Changed Healthcare Usage Since COVID–19 Pandemic, Survey Shows ? CLICK HERE Doctors' New Coronavirus Threat: Patients Who Refuse to Wear Masks ? CLICK HERE Sutter Health Finds Black Patients Get Coronavirus Diagnoses at Later Stage than White Peers ? CLICK HERE Uninsured Due to COVID–19? You Might Still Have to Pay a Penalty to California ? CLICK HERE Primary Care Physicians Pushed to Breaking Point as More Than Half Report No Payments ? CLICK HERE A New Normal for Telehealth Requires Reimbursement and Benefit Design ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … SEP 18, 2020 : 6–10:30pm, SDCMS’ 150 th Anniversary ‘Rendezvous’ Gala, The Abbey on 5 th , San Diego ? CLICK HERE MAR 20, 2021 : 6–9pm, 2 nd Annual Champions for Health Soirée, Birch Aquarium, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE ACEs Aware Webinar: Building Trauma–Informed Connections Via TeleHealth During COVID–19 ? WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID–19 Emergency ? WATCH HERE CMA Webinar: Employment and Practice Staffing Issues: COVID–19 Emergency ? WATCH HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ When it Comes to COVID–19, States Are On Their Own ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!