December 2018 |
Legislative Night for Physicians
January 30th 2019
Save the Date!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
_ 6:00PM - 7:30 PM
Downtown Denver at 
The History Colorado Center
1200 N. Broadway
Denver CO 80203
Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres 
The Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert,  Aurora-Adams, Denver & Foothills County Medical Societies, in conjunction with the  Colorado Medical Society, are proud to team up and present metro area physicians an evening of dialogue on healthcare policy and provide an opportunity for conversations with elected officials in your area. 

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to offer your insight on extremely important issues to physicians this legislative session as we are certain that Colorado's trial attorneys will be pressing their case to expand the value and frequency of medical malpractice suits, breach the records and activities of peer review committees and impose other new creative causes of action under both the Medical Practice Act and medical liability statutes. 

The evening of January 30th is your opportunity to have face to face dialogue with your elected officials that will be casting votes on these crucial issues. They need to hear from you!   In order to best prepare and meet our facility's planning requirements,  please  provide a reservation by Wed. , Jan.  23rd.  RSVP with member & guest names to:                                           
Did you know?
Doctors Care's Coverage Team has Health Coverage Guides available now during Open Enrollment to help people with enrollment in Connect for Health Colorado insurance plans or Medicaid.  Anyone interested in assistance in enrolling in coverage can call 720-458-6185 to make an appointment.  This is a free service! 

Did you know?
 Care is aggressively seeking new Medicaid patients!  If you or someone you know is on Medicaid, Doctors Care offers them medical, dental and behavioral health care services.  The clinic takes Medicaid and uninsured patients up to age 50 now.  

 Care offers a warm and welcoming environment where all primary care health needs can be addressed in one convenient setting!  Call 303-730-1313 to schedule an appointment.
Extortion scam targeting 
DEA registrants

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports that registrants are receiving telephone calls and emails by criminals identifying themselves as DEA employees or other law enforcement personnel. This issue first came to light last spring but is again on the rise. 
The criminals have masked their telephone number on caller ID by showing the DEA Registration Support 800 number. Please be aware that a DEA employee would not contact a registrant and demand money or threaten to suspend a registrant's DEA registration. 

If you are contacted by a person purporting to work for DEA and seeking money or threatening to suspend your DEA registration, submit the information through "Extortion Scam Online Reporting" posted on the DEA Diversion Control Division's website,


Legislative Night 2019

Wednesday, Jan 30th
History Colorado Center


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"Know Your Legal Rights"
Physicians have rights under Colorado law when it comes to dealing with health insurance plans. Information on many of these laws is available to CMS members in the online database " Know Your Legal Rights." The Colorado statutes and regulations contained in this compendium apply to individuals whose coverage is through a fully insured health plan.

Did you know there is an easy way to determine whether or not the Colorado law applies for your patient's health insurance? C.R.S. 10-16-135 was enacted requiring standardization of health benefit plan ID cards. Part of that legislation requires that the designation "CO-DOI" must be placed on the card in a clear and conspicuous manner for any and all plans regulated in whole or in part by the Colorado Division of Insurance. (This is usually in the bottom left-hand corner of the ID card.)

This is just one example of what is available to ADEMS / CMS members in the  Know your Legal Rights database. Be sure to take advantage of this valuable member benefit.
Thank you for your continued membership with Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society (ADEMS).  The 2019 dues invoices have been mailed by CMS.  
If you should need any assistance with your membership or group billing, please contact Andrea Chase  at 303.249.0032 for immediate assistance.    Thank you and we wish you a wonderful holiday season!

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