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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 8 - August


Dear Physicians:  I encourage you to take advantage of this month’s featured members-only benefit. The California Medical Association’s (CMA) Center for Economic Services has published updated profiles on each of the major payors in California including Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California, CIGNA, Health Net, UnitedHealthcare, Medicare/Noridian and Medi-Cal. Each profile includes key information on health plan market penetration; a description of the plan’s dispute resolution process; and the name and contact numbers for medical directors, provider relations, and other key contacts. Don’t waste your time searching the internet for this information – members can download CMA’s Payor Profiles free of charge in the CMA Resource Library.

As always, let me know what your medical society can do for you,

Aileen Wetzel, CEO

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September 23, 7:30AM - 2:00PM, RSVP Here
“The Pursuit of Happiness: A Practical Approach to Depression Treatment and
Suicide Prevention in Young Adults”
August 16, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Webinar, Register Here
“The Buzz on Zika: Should We Still Be Concerned?”
August 23, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, Webinar, Register Here
“Medical Staff Self Governance and the Tulare Medical Staff Trial”
September 13, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, Webinar, Register Here
“How to Challenge the Interim Payment for Out-of-Network Services at In-Network Facilities”
September 27, 2017, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, Webinar, Register Here
CMA House of Delegates
October 21-22, 2017, Anaheim, More Information Here
2018 SSVMS Membership and Awards Dinner
January 8, 2018, Save the Date
CMA Webinars are free for members. Click here to explore on-demand webinars.
In The News
Service Spotlight
SSVMS member Dr. Eli Groppo, is a physician with Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat who has generously donated care to the SPIRIT Program for 4 years. Dr. Groppo shares, “Treating these patients as a SPIRIT volunteer is a way for me to give back to my community and hopefully make a life a little healthier for those in need.” Read More
For more information on volunteering or making a tax deductible donation to SSVMS' community programs,  click here.
Other Events
September 5, 2017, 12:00 PM, RSVP Here
September 15, 2017, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Register Here
September 16-17, 2017, UC Davis Center for Advancing Pain Relief, Register Here
Western Occupational Health Conference 2017
September 14-16, 2017, Maui, HI, Register Here
September 24, 2017, RSVP Here
2017 NEPO Building Healthy Communities Summit - Striving for Health Equity in
the Era of Change
Oct 19, 8:00 AM – Oct 20, 1:30 PM, Disneyland Hotel, Register Here


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