February 2020  | www.ademedsociety.org

Last call! Renew your Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society and CMS Membership for 2020.   The membership grace period ends on February 14th.
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Resources for Physicians
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that began in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in Dec. 2019 and has since spread rapidly, with cases now confirmed in multiple countries.
The World Health Organization and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have declared 2019-nCov a public health emergency.  

Are you up to date with the most recent information?  The CDC site is maintained with your most up to date information.  Resources include preparedness checklists, infection control and flow charts to identify and assess the disease.  Below is a link you may decide to bookmark for easy future access:

This link above sends you directly to the CDC page that includes interim guidance and up to date information for healthcare professionals on human infections with 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). 
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Medical Spanish and Cultural Competency Class for Physicians and Staff
Colorado has one of the highest proportions of Hispanic and Latino populations in the country.  Denver counts over 31% of its population in this category!  To enhance physician communication capabilities, our partners at Denver Medical Society in conjunction with the Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS) is offering a 4 day intensive, total-immersion learning experience in conversational and medical Spanish for physicians, nurses, PAs, NPs and other medical staff.  Class levels are targeted to each student's needs and abilities.  This is the  21st   offering of this lively, rewarding, and highly popular class conducted by Rios Associates.
The cost of the 4 day class, including text book is $799. 
Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. 
To register, or for more information, email Tamara at  convesp@aol.com  or call at (520) 907-3318.

AMA resource: 
How physicians should follow up on direct-to-consumer genetic tests 

Primary care physicians are increasingly asked by patients to interpret and follow up on the results of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests, placing significant new demands on their time and their skills. Two physician experts provide insights into these challenges and describe how physicians may look to traditional practice guidelines to help patients understand and respond to DTC genetic testing results.

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Springfest at the Brewery
Physician Social
Saturday, April 18th
3-6PM
Breckenridge Brewery
Littleton, CO

Join us for this
 networking opportunity.  
Family friendly event with VIP room access, food, drink and tours. 
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Colorado Welcomes AMA President: 
Dr. Harris
Physician Leadership & The Urgency of the Moment in Medicine
Saturday, May 16th
7PM - 8:30PM
Hilton - Denver Inverness 
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ADEMS Annual Meeting & Social
Thursday, May 28th
6PM
Glenmoor Country Club
Save the date and stay tuned for details 
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2020 Legislative Reception & Award Ceremony
June 4, 2020
6PM
Downtown Denver
Save the date and stay tuned for details

MEMBER BENEFITS :
Did you know?
New cost effective Delta Dental group plan available to ADEMS/CMS members and their employees

Members:  CMS has collaborated with COPIC for a great Delta Dental rate for you and your employees.  Many small offices are seeing a 10-20% savings compared to their current plan.  
Why not check it out?  
Poor oral health can lead to and escalate serious overall health issues. That's why dental insurance is important and why we've collaborated with COPIC Financial Service Group and Delta Dental, the state's leading dental benefits provider, to offer CMS/ADEMS members an affordable dental benefits program for their employees and their families. Designed for small- to medium-sized organizations, this plan offers a combination of flexibility and cost savings to fit your group's needs. CMS worked closely with COPIC Financial Service Group to develop this association plan for members. It's a product we believe in. 
Read more here
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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 laws that protect your practice are available now " Know Your Legal Rights." 

 Be sure to take advantage of this valuable member benefit.
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