SSV Medical Society News - 2019 - Volume 8 - Issue 10 October 7, 2019 2019 - Volume 8 2019 - Volume 8, Issue 10, SSV Medical Society News 0 Latest News from Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society MEDICAL SOCIETY NEWS Volume 8, Issue 10 October, 2019 The Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society is dedicated to bringing together physicians from all modes of practice to promote the art and science of quality medical care and to enhance the physical and mental health of our entire community. Dear Physicians, The California State Legislature has adjourned for this year and the California Medical Association, working on behalf of physicians and your patients, continued its string of legislative victories with two key wins. SSVMS 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. Most significantly, the Governor signed legislation to prevent fraudulent school-exemption vaccines - SB 276 by SSVMS' own Senator Dr. Richard Pan. Thank you for practicing medicine in the Sacramento region! Christian L. Serdahl, MD President, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society 2020 Committee and Community Service Opportunities! SSVMS is asking members interested in volunteering for a community service opportunity, serving on a 2020 SSVMS Committee, or continuing in 2020 as a member of a committee to take a brief survey. Please complete the survey by Saturday, November 16, 2019. Take Survey SSVMS/CMA Events Colorectal Cancer Screening Best Practices for Primary Care Providers Sponsored by: American Cancer Society Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:30pm, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, Register Here Learn about Higher Education Opportunities Sponsored by: SAFE Credit Union Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Folsom, CA, RSVP to Tina Szura at email@example.com or 530-757-4121 Creating the Extraordinary Patient Experience, Cooperative of American Physicians CME Dinner Presentation Thursday, November 14, 2019, 5:30pm, Lucca Restaurant, Midtown Sacramento, Register Here Oral Health in the Medical Home, Medical-Dental Learning Collaborative Every Smile Counts! (ESC!), Children Now Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, Register Here Women and Wealth: A Practical Guide to Financial Security at any Age Join Crumley & Associates and Ameriprise Financial for their 10th Annual Women's Event. Enjoy a champagne reception and guided tours of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Museum of Medical History, followed by a lunch buffet catered by Randy Peters Catering. Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society Second Floor Conference Room 5380 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819 Presented by Marquette Peyton, Associate Retirement Director, Defined Contribution and Wealth Advisor Services Team, Janus Henderson Investors. Register now! In The News Mosquito-Borne Diseases Health Advisory - Sacramento County Methyl Mercury in Skin Creams Health Alert - Sacramento County CDPH publishes resources for physicians who prescribe opioids Opioid prescription rates fall sharply in Sacramento region | The Sacramento Bee Influenza Health Advisory - Sacramento County CMA supports Pelosi bill to lower prescription drug prices California Drug Take-Back Program CMA Webinars - No Cost for Members 2020 Medicare changes to audits and reimbursements Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm, Register Proposition 56 funds: What's new for FY 19-20 and beyond Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm, Register Grant application cycle for the 2019/20 graduate medical education (GME) grant program is NOW OPEN! Applications are due no later than October 28, 2019. Get help with the application process: CalMedForce GME application tutorial video CalMedForce 2019/20 Application Webinars October 16, 2019, 10:00am October 22, 2019, 2:00pm Contact PHC at 916-551-2899 or CalMedForce@phcdocs.org Priority will be given to programs in medically underserved areas and programs who serve medically underserved populations. All residency programs that meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply. To be eligible to receive funding, at the time of application a training program must meet the following criteria: Located in California Allopathic or Osteopathic Primary care (family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, or pediatrics) or emergency medicine Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) on Postdoctoral Training Serving medically underserved populations and areas Exciting Members Only Benefit! Members, don't forget to redeem your one-year subscription to the meditation app, Headspace, valued at $99. Headspace is meditation made simple. Learn the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness. To get your code, call 916-452-2671 or reply to this email. Redeem your code: www.headspace.com/code Not a Member? Join today! Joy of Medicine Poetry and Creative Writing Group Share your poetry and short stories with fellow physician-writers! Provide literary support and feedback in a safe, positive environment. Group members will be asked to submit a poem or short story to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no submission restrictions and group members are encouraged to share writings from any genre. Physician Peer Groups - HOST NEEDED! Peer Groups in Carmichael/Fair Oaks and Elk Grove are in need of a physician host! Help bring collegiality back to the medical community by opening your home to a group of local physicians. Peer groups are facilitated by a vetted SSVMS Resiliency Provider and meet for an hour once a month. Contact Lindsay Coate at email@example.com if you are interested in participating. NEW EPISODE! Joy of Medicine On-Call Guest host Dr. Peter Yellowlees sits down with Dr. Irina Korman to talk about her journey through medicine and saying "Yes!" to new opportunities. Listen to this and other episodes here! Call for Awards The SSVMS Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2019 Annual Awards, which recognize physicians whose achievements have contributed greatly to the medical community. Anyone may nominate a physician-member. The Awards will be presented on February 29, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at The Elk's Tower Casino and Event Center. Medical Honor Award Candidate's achievements should significantly contribute to local, statewide, national or international healthcare. Candidate must be a member of SSVMS for at least 5 continuous years. Golden Stethoscope Award Candidate demonstrates unselfishness, compassion and empathy to his/her practice and patients. Candidate must be a member of SSVMS for at least 15 continuous years. For more information or to nominate a candidate, please click here. Please send letters of nomination to: SSVMS c/o Margaret Parsons, MD, Chair, Scholarship & Awards Committee 5380 Elvas Ave, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95819 UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Course: The Health and Well-Being of Medical Providers - Online Course Monday, October 7 - Monday, December 16, 2019 Instructor Dr. Peter Yellowlees, Chief Wellness Officer at UC Davis Health, More Information/Register Other Events California Northstate University's Fourth Annual International Healthcare Symposium - CANCELED Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm, Elk Grove, CA SSVMS Alliance - Napa Valley Wine Trip Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30am, Register/More Information SSVMS Alliance - Building Resilient Families Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:30am, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, Register/More Information UC Davis Neurology Update 2019 for the Primary Care Providor Monday, October 21, 2019, Davis, CA, Register/More Information MIND Institute Autism Center of Excellence - Tele ECHO Online Sessions Every Second Thursday of the Month, 12:00pm-1:30pm, More Information Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps (SMRC) Events SMRC is a volunteer organization that engages medical professionals and supports volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living. SMRC has several events in October. More Information Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Annual Dinner Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:00pm, Sacramento, CA, Register/More Information UC Davis School of Medicine - Winter Solstice Wine Tasting & Auction Save the Date Saturday, January 11, 2020, Davis, CA More Information What's Your Favorite Medical Myth? Do you really have to wait an hour after eating before jumping in the pool? The SSVMS Editorial Committee wants your best medical myths or misconceptions. Send your submissions to Lindsay Coate at firstname.lastname@example.org. They might be published in a future issue of SSV Medicine! Read the September/October issue of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine (SSV Medicine) CLICK HERE Contribute to SSV Medicine Magazine! SSV Medicine is in search of talented physician photographers, artists, poets and writers for magazine features. 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