TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 PHYSICIANS: The California State Legislature has adjourned for this year and the California Medical Association, working on behalf of physicians and their patients, continued its string of legislative victories with two key wins. CMA and SDCMS put out grassroots alerts and doctors responded strongly in supporting our efforts in the Legislature. CMA was able to stop AB 1404 by Assemblyman Santiago from advancing. This onerous bill would have required a health care entity to disclose a contracted physician’s complete compensation information, including base compensation, deferred compensation, and any bonuses and incentives that are part of their total compensation. The Legislature also passed a CMA–sponsored bill, AB 744 by Assemblywoman Aguiar–Curry, to increase patient access through telehealth by requiring payment for telehealth services. The bill will require health insurers to cover services provided via telehealth in the same way they would pay for an in–person meeting. On top of the Governor signing legislation to prevent fraudulent school–exemption vaccines, CMA has turned in a strong performance resulting in a significant and successful year in Sacramento for California’s physician community. As always, let me know if you have any questions! Paul Hegyi, CEO WHAT TO KNOW … Asylum Seekers in San Diego Faced Dangerous Care Delays ? CLICK HERE Inaccuracies Found in Physician Residents’ EHR Documentation ? CLICK HERE Mental Health Apps are Scooping Up Your Most Sensitive Data. Will You Benefit? ? CLICK HERE Hill Hodgepodge: Pelosi draws from Democrats, GOP and Trump for Drug Plan ? CLICK HERE How an ‘International Price Index’ Might Help Reduce Drug Prices ? CLICK HERE Doctors and Nurses with Addictions Often Denied A Crucial Recovery Option ? CLICK HERE What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say ? CLICK HERE A Daily Combo Pill Can Boost the Cardiovascular Health of Poor and Minority Americans, Study Suggests ? 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 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 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?’ Tennessee Seeks Medicaid Changes ? LISTEN HERE Please Consider Supporting Our Advertisers … Thank You!