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Public health officials prep for Zika: "Deep funding cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would severely undermine response to a renewed Zika threat that's expected as the summer mosquito season ramps up, a panel of public health officials said [last] Wednesday." - Naples Daily News

Is a Doctor Like a Toaster? Earning Trust in the Profession of Medicine: "A recent issue of Consumer Reports features a disheveled, exhausted, and unshaven physician on its cover. The physician is shown holding a nearly full martini glass, and a pill bottle in the pocket of his white coat bumps into the stethoscope around his neck." - Academic Psychiatry

For first time, physician practice owners are not the majority: "Less than half of practicing physicians own their own practice, according to 2016 data collected in a nationally representative survey of 3,500 U.S.-based physicians who provide at least 20 hours of patient care per week and are not employed by the federal government." - AMA Wire.

Senate Republicans claim progress on healthcare legislation: " President Donald Trump and GOP leaders insisted Tuesday the Senate will vote soon on legislation to repeal and replace 'Obamacare.'" - Modern Healthcare

eClinicalWorks will pay $155 million for misleading users: "Electronic health records vendor eClinicalWorks is accused of cheating on its EHR certification tests, which caused providers using the software to unknowingly submit false claims for meaningful use incentive payments." - Modern Healthcare
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Rough week? Take advantage of the CCMS Physician Wellness Program: The PWP offers confidential, convenient, cost-free access to psychological services for CCMS members. Learn more at Additional wellness programs are also available, such as member fitness and wellness groups. Email CCMS
or call (239) 435-7727 for details.

Host a Medical Administrative intern: Lorenzo Walker Technology College would like to place Medical Administrative students in internships at a medical facility. The Medical Administrative course offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the Medical Secretary. Students are proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, Medical Terminology, Medisoft Computer Program, and Medical Office Procedures. If your facility can provide an internship to a student, contact Donna Erb.

Gulfshore Life is looking for doctors who are engaged in clinical research to mention in its annual Healthy Life publication. Please email your information to senior writer Jennifer Reed by Friday, June 16th.
EventsUpcoming Events
Don't miss the After 5 Social on June 15th!
Meridian Financial Group's Physician Asset Protection Planning Seminar 
TONIGHT, June 8, 6:00pm, Naples Grande

Thursday, June 15, 6:00pm, Hyatt House Naples 5th Avenue
CCMS Dinner Seminar - "On our Minds: Recent Developments in Health and Planning for Dementia Patients"
Thursday, June 29, 6:00pm, Avow Community Room
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Thursday, July 20, 5:30pm, FineMark Bank
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CCMS Fall General Membership Meeting
(stay tuned for registration details)
Educational topic: Contemporary Pain Management Therapies
Wednesday, August 23, 6:00pm, Hilton Naples

Foundation of CCMS Docs & Duffers 2017 Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday, September 23, 8:00am, Bonita Bay Club East in Naples
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Blue Zones Project Worksite Summit:
June 21, 8:45am-12pm, Heritage Bay Country Club, Naples. Employers will learn how they can support employee health, improve productivity, decrease turnover and reduce health care costs by becoming a Blue Zones Project Approved worksite. The free event includes complimentary breakfast, healthy cooking demonstration, purpose workshop and networking. To register, call (239) 624-2312 or email.

MIPS Webinars:
Countdown to MIPS Data Submission Webinar Series, June 9, 12-12:30pm or 3-3:30pm
MIPS and Million Hearts Webinar, June 15, 3-4:00pm
Key decisions to optimize your MIPS Quality score, June 15, 2:00pm

CCMS members - if you have not upgraded to your FREE professional CE Broker account with CCMS, send your license number and preferred email to CCMS , we will enroll you at no additional charge.

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Dr. Betsy Brothers authored the eBella magazine June 2017 article, Dysfunction and Dissatisfaction: Time to get to the root of sexual frustration.

Dr. Caroline Cederquist
penned the June 2017 eBella article, Eating Organic on a Budget.

Dr. Amy Chappell invites CCMS members and their patients to attend a free information session June 12 or 14 for the YMCA Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). CHIP is led and facilitated by Dr. Chappell at the YMCA starting June 19, 2017. To RSVP or for more details visit

Dr. Patrick Flaharty penned the June 2017 eBella magazine article, Trending for Men: Cosmetic procedures for men, and how they differ from women.

Dr. Clinton Potter
was featured in the NBC2 story,  Special session agenda does not include plan to implement medical marijuana.

Dr. Allen Weiss was featured in the Florida Weekly article,  Moms Demand Action takes aim at gun violence.

POYRoutine Opt-Out HIV Testing in Health Care Settings Now Standard
Expanded Testing Initiative (ETI), Florida Department of Health and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Did you know that Florida law no longer requires written informed consent for HIV testing in health care settings? In July 2015, the Florida HIV testing law was amended (section 381.004, Florida Statutes) to allow opt-out testing. These changes apply to health care settings such as hospitals, urgent care clinics, substance abuse treatment clinics, primary care settings, community clinics, blood banks, mobile medical clinics, and correctional health care facilities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 12 percent of people living with HIV are unaware of their status leading to missed opportunities for treatment to delay the progression of disease and stop further virus transmission. The goal of decreasing requirements for documentation and including HIV testing as a normal part of health care is to facilitate routine testing and decrease stigma associated with HIV testing. The first steps in achieving this goal are to increase awareness of the importance of routine testing and to spread the word about the changes made to the testing laws.
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