WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2019 PHYSICIANS: Recently San Diego County Medical Society President James H. Schultz appeared on KUSI to discuss his priorities for the year — including expanding the work of Champions for Health, SDCMS’ non-profit, in providing medical support for San Diego’s underserved and minority communities and getting more physicians into leadership positions in our healthcare system so that the needs and perspectives of patients are better represented. You can see Dr. Schultz’s thoughtful discussion if you CLICK HERE . Similarly, Dr. Holly B. Yang , SDCMS’ President–elect, gave a television interview to educate the public on palliative care and its benefits for patients and caregivers. You can see Dr. Yang’s interview if you CLICK HERE . Both of these media appearances are part of our expanded effort to better inform the people of San Diego County on medical issues and provide the perspective of local physicians. There are also two important and useful webinars I want to draw to your attention. The first is tomorrow from 12:15 to 1:15pm and is on Medicare Changes: What Physicians Need to Know About 2020 Changes to Audits and Reimbursements and Other Updates . This webinar is presented by the Medical Director of California’s Medicare provider, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, and will discuss an overview of Annual Wellness Visits and Chronic Care Management services, including how physicians can get paid and be prepared for audits under the Targeted Probe and Educate Program, among other issues. It’s free to all and for more information CLICK HERE . The second webinar is October 16 th from 12:15 to 1:15pm and is entitled Proposition 56: What’s New for FY 19-20 and Beyond . It will be presented by senior staff from the California Medical Association who will discuss services eligible for FY 19-20 supplemental payments for Medi-Cal, 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, among several other issues. For more information, CLICK HERE . As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Health Alert Update: Vaping–Associated Pulmonary Injury ? CLICK HERE CAHAN Health Information: Disease Reporting Requirement (Title 17) Updates ? CLICK HERE California Will Allow Pharmacists to Dispense HIV Prevention Medication ? CLICK HERE UC Davis Releases 3 Studies on Gun Violence Prevention ? CLICK HERE Troubling Early Signs as Flu Season Approaches ? CLICK HERE US Narrowly Keeps Measles Elimination Status ? CLICK HERE Physicians Increasingly Face ‘Hybrid’ Medical Liability Claims ? CLICK HERE Congenital Syphilis Continues to Rise At An Alarming Rate ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO DO … OCT 12, 2019 : 2pm, 6th Annual Champions for Health Solana Beach 5K Sunset Walk/Run, Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach ? CLICK HERE OCT 12-16, 2019 : Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Annual Conference, Sheraton Hotel & Marina, San Diego, Learn evidence-based integrative medicine, AMA PRA Category 1 CME accredited program ? CLICK HERE OCT 18, 2019 : 6:30–9:30pm, 2019 Top Doctors Celebration, InterContinental Hotel, San Diego ? CLICK HERE OCT 19, 2019 : Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Conference, Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, up to 6 CME/CE accredited program ? CLICK HERE NOV 1-2, 2019 : AAPCE Annual CME Conference & Membership Meeting, Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego ? CLICK HERE NOV 7, 2019 : 5:30–8pm, SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla ? CLICK HERE NOV 7-8, 2019 : Western States Opioid Summit ‘Getting to Zero Overdoses: A Shared Vision of Best Practices’, Westin San Diego, San Diego, CME credits pending ? CLICK HERE NOV 13-16, 2019 : Academy of Consultation–Liaison Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Diego ? CLICK HERE APR 2-5, 2020 : California Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, Paradise Point Resort, San Diego ? CLICK HERE WHAT TO READ, LISTEN & WATCH … CMA in the Courts ? READ HERE Podcast ‘What the Health?’ Trump Turns to Medicare ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!