July 11, 2019
CCMS Mission:
Serve the needs of our physician members so they can better serve the needs of the community
In this Issue
News Briefs, Member Notices, Events, Member Spotlights, Legislative Action Alert
News Briefs
NCH Healthcare System welcomes 12 new doctors to residency program: “NCH residency program welcomes 12 doctors to the program to help address need for primary care doctors. About half of physicians stay in the community where they did their residency, said Phil Dutcher, interim president and chief executive officer of NCH.” - Naples Daily News

The Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans' Health Is Widening: “Income inequality in the U.S. has grown over the past several decades. And as the gap between rich and poor yawns, so does the gap in their health, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open Friday.” - NPR

Several New Health Laws Take Effect: Florida’s record $90.98 billion spending plan for next fiscal year and more than 100 new laws [hit the books July 1]. The new laws, passed by the Legislature this spring and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, deal with issues ranging from bans on vaping to a repeal of the state’s “certificate of need” process. - Health News Florida

Judge axes price disclosure rule for drug ads: The Trump administration cannot force drug manufacturers to disclose prices in their pharmaceutical ads to consumers, a federal judge ruled Monday. - Modern Healthcare

Member Notices
CCMS Retired Physician Members: Invitation to Share Contact Info. CCMS is inviting retired physician members to share their contact info. in a list which will be distributed to their CCMS member colleagues.
If you would like to be included on the list, please email permission and notification of which info. you choose to allow us to share (phone, email, and/or address). Submission deadline 7/30.
2019 RCC Cards: CCMS Members receive special $10 pricing on the 2019 RCC Card, which provides discounts at restaurants and merchants. Order a card at ccmsonline.org/membership or call CCMS, 239-435-7727. Cards will be mailed to the office address on file unless otherwise specified.
Medical Volunteerism for CCMS Members: Volunteering either locally or internationally can reinforce the reasons why physicians go into medicine, decrease burnout, and increase fulfillment in life. For both local volunteer and medical mission resources, click HERE.
Physician Wellness article(s) of the week : "AMA Moving Medicine magazine on physician burnout"
Confidential, cost-free counseling sessions with the CCMS Physician Wellness Program are open to all CCMS physician members. Learn more at ccmsonline.org/physician-wellness.
Upcoming Events
Friday, August 2, 6:00PM, Spavia Day Spa Naples
Free for CCMS women physician members and prospective women physician members.

Friday, August 9 - Saturday, August 10, Telford Building & Naples Grande Resort
Free for CCMS physician members and NCH Medical Staff
Not all sessions open to all providers - See Full Agenda for details and email NCH with questions
Wednesday, August 21, 6:00PM, Vi at Bentley Village
Free for CCMS physician members & one guest each; non-members $75 each.
Friday, September 6, 6:00PM, Cavo Lounge @ Mercato
Free for CCMS physician members, prospective members, and one guest each. 
Thursday, September 19, 6:00PM, Seasons 52
Free for CCMS women physician members & prospective women physician members.
Saturday, September 28, 8:00AM, Bonita Bay Club Naples
Open to the public. $185/golfer or $680/foursome; $25 per raffle ticket ($100 for five). Raffle entrants need not be present to win.
More events at ccmsonline.org/events

Partner events:

FMA Annual Meeting & CME Mandatories (available live-stream or in-person), August 9, 8:00AM-5:45PM (controlled substance prescribing at 3:45PM), HIlton Bonnet Creek Resort, Orlando: CME sessions to help maintain FL license & address key issues that affect FL-licensed physicians. Free for FMA members. Register for in-person sessions | Request live-stream sessions

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace, July 17, 11:00AM, 8961 Conference Drive, Ft Myers: Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. invites you to attend an upcoming free webinar session offered by the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants on mental health in the workplace and how it impacts productivity. RSVP | More Information

Summerfest/Fallfest 2019, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, NCH Central Campus: Community Health Partners’ series featuring educational workshops for the CHP network participating providers. The program gives payors and providers the opportunity to meet and greet, provide and share educational information, and address any concerns providers or payors may have. More Information
CCMS Member Spotlights
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Dr. Charlene DeLuca was featured in the Naples Illustrated article entitled "5 Dynamic Women Steering Local Change".
Dr. Kathleen Marc was featured on the Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland show discussing the medspa industry.
Dr. Hiranya Rajasinghe, Dr. Santiago Chahwan, and Dr. Alvaro Zamora are pleased to announce that their practice The Vascular Group of Naples has earned 2019 ICAVL Accreditation for the performance of non-invasive vascular testing.
Dr. Richard Juda invites CCMS members to participate in the Golf to Give a Wish golf tournament fundraiser, Aug. 17 at Tiburon Golf Club to support Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.
Congressional Legislative Call to Action - "Surprise Billing"
Florida Medical Association Legislative Action Alert
Congress has been moving swiftly to address the issue of “surprise” out-of-network billing with strong support from the White House and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers. Unfortunately, the legislative proposals that have been gaining the most momentum thus far would harm physicians and patients by establishing the median in-network rate as a benchmark for out-of-network payments, failing to address the network adequacy issues that precipitate out-of-network bills, and offering limited or nonexistent access to an equitable independent dispute resolution (IDR) process.

Given the urgency of this issue, we are asking you to help us educate Congress about the need for legislation that protects the practice of medicine and holds insurers accountable.

Please cut and paste the text of the letter contained in this link and send it in an email to your congressional members listed below. Let them know how much this issue matters to the physicians of Florida. (*You will have to submit each letter separately.)

For any technical questions on how to send Congress the emails, please contact Eric at the FMA at 850-224-6496.

Together, we can make sure the voice of medicine is heard loud and clear in Washington. Thank you for your help!
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