TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 PHYSICIANS: SDCMS has recently learned that Noridian will be hosting a Medicare provider enrollment conference in Anaheim on September 18–19. You can CLICK HERE to read the CMA's recently posted article providing more information on the conference. This conference will help physicians navigate the many facets of Medicare enrollment. A unique benefit of the conference is that Noridian enrollment professionals will take appointments and sit down with physician practice representatives and their paperwork to get their enrollment issues handled on the spot. This free contractor help is invaluable. You are encouraged to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. A strong turnout will demonstrate to Noridian that these type of sessions are well attended and beneficial to California physicians. Finally, I'm pleased to report that SB 276, the important legislation to crackdown on fraudulent vaccine exemptions, has cleared both houses of the Legislature and was just signed by the Governor. Surprisingly, Gov. Newsom asked for additional amendments to the bill after it had already passed the Legislature. The legislators responded by passing a companion measure that contained the Governor's requested changes. This is a significant victory for public health! Thank you to local Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez for her leadership on this issue and to Senators Toni Atkins and Ben Hueso and Assemblymembers Todd Gloria and Shirley Weber for their support. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … CAHAN Alert: Vaping–Associated Pulmonary Injury ? CLICK HERE California Governor Signs Legislation Cracking Down on Fraudulent Vaccine Exemptions ? CLICK HERE Juul Illegally Marketed E–Cigarettes, FDA Says ? CLICK HERE CDC Says Number of Possible Cases of Vaping–Related Lung Illness Has Doubled ? CLICK HERE Vitamin E Named as Primary Culprit in Vaping Illness, But Feds Urge Caution ? CLICK HERE Push on ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills Hits New Roadblocks ? CLICK HERE Doctors Say Federal Rules on Discussing Abortions Inhibit Relationships with Patients ? CLICK HERE Trump Administration Announces $1.8 Billion in Funding to States to Combat Opioid Crisis ? 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 NOV 7, 2019 : 5:30–8pm, SDCMS Physician Networking Opportunity and Mixer, Rock Bottom Brewery, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla ? 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?’ Waiting for the Trump Health Plan ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!