October 2017

Whether it's breaking news or information on local events, our goal is to provide you with quality content to build your practice and enhance your life. This month's edition focuses on community projects taken on by local physicians, and several local events that may be of interest to you or your staff. We trust you'll find the information useful. 

If you have an article, topic idea or an event you think may be of interest to your colleagues in El Paso and Teller County areas, please feel free to contact us at 719.591.2424.
In This Issue
Upcoming Events

Networking for Small Practice Physicians
Hosted by:
The El Paso County Medical Society and  ER Specialists Urgency Center.


Tuesday, Oct. 17th
5:30 - 7:30 pm 
OMA Meeting
M edical Practice Accounting
Join us for an informative presentation focused on best practices in medical practice accounting, how profits are earned, and how losses can be avoided.

R eview tips on:
financial statements, organizing chart of accounts, bank reconciliations, payroll, accounts payable and more.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 th
Register Now
Get It Shredded
For Members Only
Properly dispose of your confidential documents at this member exclusive event! Bring business and personal documents and drop them off with the helpful & trustworthy EPCMS staff! Drop off 1 box of materials  FREE . You may shred additional boxes at $10 per box.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 th
CPR Courses
EPCMS Classes
EPCMS is now offering 2-year BLS (Basic Life Support) certification training for $65 per participant.  Classes are combined with on-line and on-site training for individuals, and can also be held at individual practices for those preferring private staff training. Click below for more information and a listing of upcoming courses.

EdCor Classes
EdCor offers a diverse array of healthcare certifications and training with flexibility in scheduling, course types and locations. Click below for more information on ACLS and PALS Renewal Courses.
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Songs ForSight
EverythingForSight.org , a local non-profit that provides funding for comprehensive medical and surgical eye care to those in need, is hosting a musical benefit concert on November 16th  at Stargazer's Theatre. 
Performers include local medical professionals accompanied by musicians from our community, as well as student musicians from the Colorado Spring's Conservatory and area high schoolsEvent Flyer). Press Release
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Mission Medical Center Needs Volunteer Physicians
Mission Medical Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, needs your help to provide much needed healthcare services to the under-served in the Pikes Peak Region.  When there is nowhere else to turn the uninsured and under-insured turn to Mission Medical Center (MMC) for FREE healthcare services. MMC provides primary care, dental, vision (including free eyeglasses), behavioral health, nutrition education, medications from its dispensary and durable medical equipment.
Office Manager Programs
Mark your calendars for these informative and beneficial Meetings and Events designed specifically for the needs of Office Managers and Staff Personnel.

November 14 - Medical Practice Accounting 
December 12  - Holiday Breakfast at 
         Cheyenne Mountain Resort
January 9, 2018 - Hot Topics in Insurance Contracting
February 13 - OSHA Update
March 13 - Motivating Team Members
April 10 - Top 10 Issues in Patient Safety
May 8 - Physician Advertising: Do's and Don'ts
June 12 - Office Manager Appreciation Breakfast at
                 Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Meetings take place from 7:30 - 9:00 am at the 
El Paso County Medical Society in Colorado Springs except for the December 12 and June 12 Events, which take place at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. 

To Register,  call 719.591.2424 or go to
Breaking News
Modern Healthcare ALERT  announced President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday morning aiming to give consumers access to cheaper, skimpier health plans. But health policy experts say the plan could drive up premiums to relax health insurance rules. Read More  (By Harris Meyer, October 12, 2017) 
Physician Connection Recap
The September 20 Physician Connection was a large success. The COPIC hosted dinner and CME presentation,  "If you want to engage your patients,you may have to learn to dance",  was presented by Linda Sample of Citizens for Patient Safety. This informative presentation addressed patient-centered care, shared decision making in the patient encounter, and included tips for communicating with patients such as motivational interviewing, coaching, teach-back, encouraging assertiveness and bedside rounding.  Linda presented several videos in her presentation that captured both the challenges of patient communications (with a little humor) and the ultimate goal of a physician and patient relationship. Two of those videos are featured below. We'd like to thank COPIC, The Pinery at the Hill and our many sponsors for helping to make this event beneficial to our guests.

House & Patient  - Humor (1:05)
Please See Me  - The Goal (3:37)

Our valued sponsors: 
COPIC (our esteemed Diamond Sponsor),  Pikes's Peak Hospice & Palliative Care (our distinguished Platinum Sponsor),  Rocky Mountain Health Care Services - PACE (Gold and Exhibit Sponsor),  Colorado Springs Imaging  (Gold Sponsor) Kindred at Home  (Gold Sponsor) MacKenzie Place Senior Living  (Gold Sponsor) Northwestern Mutual - Colorado Springs  (Gold Sponsor) , The Center at Centennial (Gold Sponsor),  United Healthcare (Gold Sponsor), Ent Business Banking, Interim Healthcare, Peak View Behavioral Health, Springs Ranch Memory Care, Vera Care Hospice, WSi Healthcare Personnel, Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging, The Alzheimer's Association, Discover Goodwill
Health Tech Seeks Physician Input
Health Tech companies are looking for physician ideas and input! As influencers in health care, physicians are invited to join the AMA Physician Innovation Network, the platform that connects physicians and health care companies.   Read More

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