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"News You Can Use" <> February 10, 2017

Physicians: Next Tuesday, February 14, is Love Your Heart Day, and we need your help in reaching the County’s goal of surpassing 35,000 blood pressure screenings in one day! Love Your Heart is a countywide blood pressure screening event with the goal of getting San Diego County residents to “know their numbers” and take charge of their own heart health.

Participating as a health partner is free and easy. Click here to download a simple tally sheet that your staff can use to record your patients’ blood pressure values. At the end of the day, fax over your completed forms to (858) 560-0179 or email them to Andrew at Andrew.Gonzalez@Championsfh.org. In addition, if you would like to be listed with 2-1-1 and on the Love Your Heart event map as a walk-in site for patients to obtain their readings, please let Andrew know.

Physician involvement is crucial in preventing heart disease, and San Diego is uniquely positioned to demonstrate how an integrated approach toward healthy living can impact healthcare costs, reduce suffering, and save lives. If you have any questions or concerns, email Andrew or call him at (858) 300-2787. Thank you for your help on Tuesday; we hope to have you as a Love Your Heart 2017 Health Partner! — Mihir Parikh, MD, President, SDCMS

WHAT TO KNOW …

  • CMA Is Fighting GME Cuts in Brown’s Proposed Budget • CLICK HERE
  • Aetna-Humana Merger Blocked • CLICK HERE
  • CURES Mandate Implementation Date Still Unclear • CLICK HERE
  • Some Physicians Erroneously Warned of 2017 Meaningful Use Penalties • CLICK HERE
  • Improving Practice Workflows Key to Combating Physician Burnout • CLICK HERE
  • CMA’s 43rd Annual Legislative Advocacy Day Is April 18 • CLICK HERE
  • CDPH Reporting Influenza Outbreaks in Long-term Care Facilities • CLICK HERE
  • Shigellosis Among Men in Southern California • CLICK HERE
  • Next Champion Provider Fellowship Cohort Application Process Beginning • CLICK HERE

WHAT TO DO …

  • Please Renew Your 2017 SDCMS-CMA Membership if You Haven’t Yet • CLICK HERE
  • RSVP for SDCMS’s April 14 Physician Social at Casa Machado Restaurant • CLICK HERE
  • Find out How Burnt out You Are • CLICK HERE
  • Help the County Track Blood Pressure Readings on February 14 • CLICK HERE
  • Join Champions for Health for Their March 27 Golf and Tennis Tournament • CLICK HERE
  • Find out if You’re Exempt From ICD-10 PQRS Penalties in 2016 • CLICK HERE
  • Learn About Small Business Scams, Including the Directory Listing Scam • CLICK HERE
  • Receive 50% off “Landmark Clinical Trials Revisited” Registration • EMAIL SDCMS
  • Help Improve the Health Literacy of San Diego County’s Communities • CLICK HERE

WHAT TO READ & WATCH …

  • CMA’s FAQ on Marijuana Act • ACCESS HERE
  • CMA’s On-Demand “Medicare Changes: 2017 and Beyond” Webinar • ACCESS HERE
  • CMA’s February 2017 Practice Resources (CPR) • CLICK HERE
  • Zika Virus Advisory #9: Local Transmission Reported in Baja California • READ HERE
  • The County of San Diego’s Feb. 8 Influenza Watch • READ HERE
  • “Misdiagnosis of Heart Disease” by The Doctors Company • READ HERE

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
— Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968)





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