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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 - 2017 - Volume 6 - Issue 4 - April

Physicians:  As most of you are aware, Speaker Ryan and President Trump withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) from a floor vote when they did not have the votes to pass it. SSVMS and CMA expressed serious concerns about the floor version of the AHCA and urged the Republican leadership to rework the bill so that millions of Californians did not lose insurance coverage, that Medi-Cal payment rates be increased to improve access to care, and that there were adequate tax credits to make insurance affordable for low-moderate income families. Thank you to those of you who made calls and met with their Members of Congress. It made a real difference. CMA will continue to work with the Trump Administration and Congress on a bipartisan basis to protect the parts of the ACA that are working and fix the parts that are not working. CMA's top priority is to increase the physician Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for services provided to both the ACA Medicaid expansion adults and our traditional Medi-Cal patients. Thank you for engaging on this important health care issue and as always, let me know what your medical society can do for you,

Ruenell Adams Jacobs, MD
SSVMS President
"Implementing Strategies to Enhance Advance Care Planning"
April 12 from 12:15PM to 1:15PM, Webinar: Register here
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Aligning Clinical Practice with Diabetes Prevention: Screen, Test and Refer
April 26, 12:15PM - 1:15PM, Webinar: Register here
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In The News
CMA urges CMS to create "administrative burden" hardship exemptions. Email your list of outdated regulations that are outdated or hurt doctors' ability to expand their medical practice to serve more patients to
Interested in shaping the CMA's positions on legislation, regulations and other changes to the health care system? Apply to serve on one of CMA's councils or subcommittees.
CMA's Legislative Hot List provides the summary and status of CMA-sponsored bills and other significant legislation.
CMA House of Delegates year-round reports for the second quarter are accepting testimony through April 24.
Find Your Joy Of Medicine
Save the date - September 23, 2017 - for SSVMS' First Annual Joy of Medicine Summit
Service Spotlight
SSVMS member Michael Lawson, MD recognized by #CMADocs for his volunteer work with SSVMS' SPIRIT Program. "Giving back to the community is a way for me to show my gratitude and share my good fortune. Philosophically, as a physician my mission has been to help reduce suffering regardless of reimbursement." Read full article.
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May 20, 2017
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