SSV Medical Society News - 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 03 March 6, 2020 2020 - Volume 9 2020 - Volume 9, Issue 03, SSV Medical Society News 0 MEDICAL SOCIETY NEWS Volume 9, Issue 3 March 2020 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. Protect Access to Quality Health Care - Oppose the Costly MICRA Measure Dear Colleagues, This fall, California voters will be asked to vote on a new ballot measure that would drive up health care costs, restrict access to care for low-income patients and decimate the protections afforded to patients across California as part of the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). This initiative, bankrolled with millions of dollars from an Iowa-based trial attorney, would effectively eliminate the cap on non-medical damage awards in malpractice cases, substantially raising health care costs for all Californians, while allowing attorneys to collect unlimited fees from medical malpractice awards. SSVMS and CMA have joined Californians to Protect Patients and Contain Health Care Costs, a broad coalition of physicians, dentists, nurses, hospitals, safety net clinics, and other health care providers, to oppose this initiative. Together, we are vigorously fighting this initiative in order to protect access to quality health care for Californians across the state. For more information on this dangerous initiative, click here. To join the campaign, please visit www.ProtectMICRA.org. John Wiesenfarth, MD President, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society COVID-19 Resource Page CMA has created a webpage that features the latest links and updates from the CA Dept of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, American Medical Association and more, including new billing guidelines: www.cmadocs.org/covid-19 Click here to download a flier that can be posted in physician offices or clinics or handed out to patients. Thank you to all who joined us at SSVMS Honors Medicine Dinner and Awards! It was wonderful to see so many of you attend SSVMS Honors Medicine and support SSVMS' Community Programs and Medical Students. Your contributions raised over $7500 for our Medical Student awardees. SSVMS was honored to present awards to such a deserving community organization and two outstanding physicians. In addition, we thank our generous sponsors and donors for their support. We look forward to seeing you next year! SSVMS/CMA Events The 411 on 420: Medical Cannabis CME Presentation - Cooperative of American Physicians Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:00pm, Bacchus House, 1004 E Bidwell, Folsom, CA 95630, More Information/Register Meditation: The "Menu" and the "Meal" - SSVMS Alliance Session Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00pm, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society, More Information/Register Legislative Advocacy Day Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 8:00-4:00pm, California State Capitol, Sacramento, CA, More Information/Register SSVMSA Art of Medicine Auction & Dinner. An evening of fine art, fine wines, and great food. Proceeds benefit the SSVMSA Community Endowment Fund Saturday, April 18, 2020, 5:30pm, Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, CA, More Information/Register Joy of Medicine CME with John Chuck, MD Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:00pm, Sacramento, CA, SAVE-THE-DATE! 2020 State of Reform Health Policy Conferences Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 8:15-4:30pm, Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, SSVMS/CMA members receive a 20% discount off registration, More Information/Register In The News CMA urges Governor Newsom to implement COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy and to declare a state of emergency CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., responds to Gov. Newsom's plan to tackle homeless crisis CMA asks DMHC to investigate Anthem's failure to comply with provider directory law Register now for CMA's Legislative Advocacy Day, April 14 in Sacramento 50 state medical societies send joint letter to CMS opposing the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation New Episode! Joy of Medicine On Call We are joined this episode by California Northstate University Medical Student Zachary Nicholas, MS IV. Listen to host Dr. Peter Yellowlee explore the experiences of our new generation of future physicians. Listen to this and other episodes here. Other Events Western Colorectal Cancer Consortium Conference Friday-Saturday, March 26-27, 2020, UC Davis Conference Center, More Information/Register Train New Trainers Clinician Health and Well-being Fellowship Saturday, April 18 - Wednesday, September 30, 2020, UC Davis Teleconferenced Course, More Information/Register Laws and Trends Impacting California Physicians In its commitment to help all physicians run safe and successful medical practices, the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) invites you to download and read the latest edition of its quarterly publication, Physician Today magazine. Penned by CAP and associated industry experts, each article in Physician Today offers valuable takeaways to help you stay in the know, and out of the courtroom. Inside the latest issue, you will find: Current trends and legislative updates impacting California physicians California legislation on discharge planning for the homeless population The #MeToo movement's potential impact on business owners The ins and outs of purchasing life insurance Tips on discussing informed refusal with your patients And much more! Download Physician Today here. Vetted Vendor Highlight Jamie Baker & Company, An Accountancy Corporation Jamie Baker & Company believes in investing in their clients, therefore, any SSVMS member who becomes a new client of their firm will receive a 10% discount for their first year of individual tax return preparation. In addition, all SSVMS members will receive their first thirty-minute consultation at no cost. 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