MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017 PHYSICIANS: I have been closely monitoring the Hepatitis A Outbreak in San Diego to keepSDCMS members up to date on the news andinformation available toboth providers and patients. There is now a Hepatitis A resource center located on our home page www.sdcms.org where you can get details as they become available to us.I have also included a special Hepatitis A section in the news portion below while this crisis is still breaking in our region. Do you have an exceptional Office Manager that you would like to recognize? SDCMS is currently accepting nominations for the 9th Annual "Outstanding Office Manager of the Year" contest. If you would like to submit a nomination click here . Nominations will be accepted through November 10th. In our December magazine this year we are going tofeatureSDCMS providers who are giving back and would likethe organization or cause they are helping to receive attention and support from others. If you would like to be considered for a feature story, please submit a letter about your cause or organization and why it is important to firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks to the physician-led teams that made the 4th annual Sunset 5k a huge success. The largest team was "Team Samarasinghe", led by Kosala Samarasinghe, MD with 67 participants. You can view photos from the race at www.ChampionsforHealth.org . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO, SDCMS WHAT TO KNOW … HEPATITIS A RESOURCES SanDiego County Hepatitis A Outbreak 2017• CLICK HERE Hepatitis A Provider Guide • CLICK HERE Where to Refer Patients • CLICK HERE California Deadly Hepatitis A Outbreak Could Last Years, Officials Say • CLICK HERE MORE NEWS TO KNOW Shouldn't Doctors Control Hospital Care? • CLICK HERE How One Group of Doctors Drastically Reduced Opioid Prescriptions • CLICK HERE California Bill Would Compel Drugmaker's To Justify Price Hikes • CLICK HERE Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies • CLICK HERE Trump to Sign Order Easing Health Plan Rules• CLICK HERE California to Sue Trump Over Rollback of Birth Control Rules • CLICK HERE Republicans Privately Admit Defeat on ObamacareRepeal • CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … Do you have an 'Outstanding Medical Office Manager'? The 9th Annual SDCMS Contest is accepting nominations. Deadline November, 10, 2017. To nominate someone in your office • CLICK HERE Register for CMA'sPediatric Pain ManagementWebinar October 17 • CLICK HERE Register for the NEPO Building Health Communities Summit at Disneyland, October 19-20 • CLICK HERE Save the Date: 2017 San Diego Day of Trauma on November 3 • CLICK HERE RCL Portrait Appointments for SDCMS Member Professional Portraits November 6-10 CLICK HERE Register for Emergency Care by the Bay - November 16 • CLICK HERE Bioethics Training Conference on November 29 • CLICK HERE Understand the Update to Blue Shield Fee Schedule Effective December 1 • CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ & WATCH … SanDiego County News Center onFlu Shots• READ HERE CMA’s Practice Resources (CPR) forOctober• READ HERE CMA’sNewswire and TopIssues • READ HERE Listento this week'sPodcast: What The Health?Congress Chips Away at Health Insurance for Kids• LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!