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SSVMS Medical Society News is a monthly e-bulletin from the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS) containing up-to-date information and breaking news on issues impacting physicians practicing in El Dorado, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To receive your free subscription, contact SSVMS at (916) 452-2671 or


SSV Medical Society News - 2016 - Volume 5 - Issue 3

Physicians:  Let me know what you think of the new SSVMS "Medical Society News" format. Our goal is to come up with a structure and taxonomy that allows you to dive in, get what you need, and continue on with your busy schedules as quickly as possible. Email me at and we'll adjust to fit your needs. Thanks for being a member! - Aileen Wetzel, Executive Director/CEO, SSVMS
  • Register for CURES by July 1 - CLICK HERE  
  • The End of Life Option Act Took Effect June 9 - CLICK HERE  
  • 2016 Is the Last Reporting Year Under the Current Medicare Quality Reporting Programs - CLICK HERE  
  • Noridian Begins Deactivation of Providers That Did Not Revalidate - CLICK HERE  
  • Full Medi-Cal Benefits Have Been Extended to All Children - CLICK HERE  
  • Beginning July 1, Payors Will Be Required to Ensure Physician Directories Are Accurate, With Physicians Required to Do Their Part - CLICK HERE  
  • July 1 Is the Deadline to File a Meaningful Use Hardship Exception - CLICK HERE  
  • SSVMS and CMA have Safe Prescribing Resources for Physicians - CLICK HERE  and  CLICK HERE  
  • CMA Publishes Tip Sheet on Medicare Quality Reporting Programs - CLICK HERE  
  • Join SSVMS on September 10 for a Family-Friendly Physician Social at the California Railroad Museum - CLICK HERE
  • Volunteer for to provide medical services through SSVMS' SPIRIT program to our region's uninsured and undocumented - CLICK HERE
  • Are you Interested in Serving on CMA's Councils and Subcommittees? - CLICK HERE
  • Are you Interested in Serving on SSVMS' Delegation to the CMA House of Delegates? Email Chris Stincelli at  
Read the May/June issue of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine (SSV Medicine) -  CLICK HERE