Volume 09 | DECEMBER 2021
Need info on the updated Crisis Standards of Care?
Mark your calendar to attend this upcoming webinar. Hear from experts on what you need to know about Crisis Standards of Care in Colorado and updates on the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

CME: Physicians can earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
for participation in this webinar

Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6-7 p.m.
  • Bill Burman, MD, Director of Denver Public Health and Professor of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Eric France, MD, MPH/MSPH, Chief Medical Officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Colorado Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA Continues Focus on Telehealth
The AMA is conducting a survey to assess the current landscape and use of telehealth among physicians and other health care practitioners. The goal is to learn more about physicians’ experience with telehealth, including ongoing challenges, benefits, and opportunities. Survey results will help inform future telehealth research and advocacy, resource development, and continued support for physicians, practices, and health systems. The survey will close on December 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

AMA to Host Mini-Boot Camp Focused on Highlights from the 2021 Telehealth Immersion Program
The AMA will host a Telehealth Immersion Program mini-boot camp from 5-7 p.m. ET. on December 7 that will provide participants with a recap of the 2021 Telehealth Immersion Program, highlight physician and practice wins, and provide an overview of the telehealth landscape for the future, including key policy changes for 2022.

Are you interested in becoming a Board Member?
The Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society (ADEMS) Board of Directors is seeking a physician participant on our Board of Directors to fill an open member-at-large seat.

ADEMS serves as an advocate to its approximate 850 physician members living and working in our counties. ADEMS is not for profit and is a component organization of the Colorado Medical Society. ADEMS proudly partners with the six area hospitals (Porter, Littleton, Swedish, Sky Ridge, Parker, Castle Rock) and one medical school (Rocky Vista University) in our catchment area to advocate, coordinate and develop educational, legislative and social programs for physicians in our community. With frequent publications and programs sharing available resources, ADEMS helps physicians navigate through the rapidly evolving practice environment and the ever changing requirements in the practice of medicine. The Board guides the programming and together with CMS we work diligently to advocate for our physicians and ensure our members have access to timely information and resources.

Would you be interested in participating? The ADEMS members-at-large position is a great start to see what organized medicine is all about. Members-at-large serve two year terms with an option for another two years. Board meetings are scheduled bimonthly and alternate with in person and virtual meetings. Meetings typically fall on the 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning at 6:30PM and last one hour. The approximate time commitment is 1 hour/month for this position. Dinner is always provided for in person meetings and they are held at ADEMS office location, 8080 SouthPark Lane, Littleton.

For more information or inquiries, contact Executive Director, Andrea Chase via email: ADEMSstaff@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration!
Did you miss Legislative Night 2021?
Previously, ADEMS along with neighboring county societies hosted our annual Legislative night - virtually. It was focused on presenting the top legislative issues upcoming in 2022 and presented by the advocacy team at CMS. With the legislative session convening on January 12, 2022, it is important to be up to date on legislative matters and what it means to you and your practice.
If you missed this meeting, no problem. Below is a link to similar content -previewing the upcoming session (17 minutes in length):

All Physician Member Summit - January 21-22, 2022
Physicians have missed gathering in person, and we plan to do so in 2022!

Join your colleagues in person at this Denver regional summit, hosted by CMS

Agenda is subject to change. Proof of vaccination or current negative COVID-19 test may be required to attend this event in person. All events will be held in the CMS Office, unless otherwise noted, and all meetings and educational events will be available to attend virtually, if preferred.

Friday, Jan. 21
Practice Manager Professional Development & Bringing Back Joy  
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Practice Manager Professional Development Workshops
Location: CMS Office 
Workshops available: 
  • 12-1:30 p.m. Simplifying HIPAA and OSHA Compliance with Abyde 
  • 2-3 p.m. Experts Look Into Medical Billing Industry with RPM Medical Billing 
​4:30 p.m. Finance Committee meeting
6:30 p.m. Joy in Medicine reception; location: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Saturday, Jan. 22
8 a.m. Breakfast  
9 a.m. Meeting of the CMS Component Medical Society Executive Directors
9 a.m. Partners in Medicine Board of Directors meeting  
10:30 a.m. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training 
12 p.m. Lunch 
1 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
2022 Membership dues statements have been sent
Dear ADEMS physician member - If you have already renewed your 2022 membership dues, we would like to share our thanks for your continued participation. We look forward to hosting events in 2022 and providing you more in person experiences.

ADEMS collaborates with CMS to send our dues notices via email and regular US mail and you should have received at least one over the past few weeks. If you have not received a notice and want to renew now, please click here to be directed to your renewal through the CMS membership portal. Through this sign on, you are also able to update your email, address and indicate your contact preferences for the future and pay by credit card. The 2022 membership dues are due by December 31, 2021.

CMS has however set the membership drop date as February 1, 2021 providing an additional 30 days to get your files updated, dues paid and time to get any questions asked. We want to be sure you have what you need in preperation for 2022, so please contact ADEMS directly with any issues or concerns - ADEMSstaff@gmail.com. As shared previously, if you have any difficulty paying your current dues as a result of hardships from COVID-19, please contact us directly for assistance. We are here for you!

Each member of ADEMS and CMS increases our influence and amplifies our voice in the legislature, the courtroom and the boardroom. And when you renew, you stay connected to your colleagues around the state and to our many member benefits. We appreciate you!