January 10, 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, Healthcare Scholarship Applications Open
News Briefs
Several NCH Radiologists Give Notice of Intent to leave: WINK News | FOX4

The Hidden System That Explains How Your Doctor Makes Referrals: "Phoebe Putney Health System doesn’t want its doctors to send business to competitors. Increasingly, those calls are being driven by pressure to keep business within a hospital system, even if an outside referral might benefit the patient, according to documents and interviews with doctors, current and former hospital executives and lawyers." - The Wall Street Journal

Mayhew leaves CMS, heads to Florida's health department: “After a very brief tenure with the Trump administration, CMS chief Medicaid deputy Mary Mayhew has resigned to return to state-level work in Florida under new GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis. In a statement on Friday, Mayhew emphasized the Trump administration's focus on giving states "increased control" over their Medicaid programs and said that is a key point in taking another state position.” - Modern Healthcare

HCA Healthcare buys 100 acres in Estero for $52.5 million: “HCA Healthcare purchased nearly 100 acres in Estero for $52.5 million at the end of December, property records show. The Nashville-based health care system bought the land for a planned hospital in Estero that state regulators approved last year, said Debra McKell, a spokeswoman for HCA West Florida, a division of HCA.” - Naples Daily News
Member Notices
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.
Renew your CCMS Membership Today! The 2019 CCMS dues deadline was Dec. 31, 2018. Members (or their groups) can pay online today at ccmsonline.org/membership. Invoices have also been recently mailed directly to members who pay individually, or to practice administrators for group payment. Interested in automatic renewals? Email CCMS. Thank you for renewing!
Join CCMS & our Foundation as a supporter of the 11th Annual Women's Health Forum - "Advances in Women's Health," February 23rd at Naples United Church of Christ from 8:30am-1pm. The event is free and open to the public and features presentations from CCMS member physicians, vendor exhibits, and refreshment breaks. Vendor space is limited, and underwriting options are also available. See our Exhibitor/Sponsor form for details. Attendee registration is now open.
Take advantage of confidential, cost-free counseling sessions with the CCMS Physician Wellness Program, open to all CCMS physician members. Learn more at ccmsonline.org/physician-wellness.
Make a suggested donation of $25 to the Foundation of CCMS and receive one Physician Wellness "Do No Harm, But Take No $#!+" cuff bracelet (click "donate" and be sure to enter "bracelet" in the special instructions section, or call CCMS at 435-7727). Proceeds benefit the CCMS Physician Wellness Program. Physician Wellness Article of the Week: The Happy MD 2019 Breakthrough Process.
Nominate a Colleague for CCMS Physician of the Year: CCMS members are invited to submit nominees for this prestigious award, which honors a CCMS member who deserves special recognition for exemplary contributions to the practice of medicine and/or outstanding service to our community. Download nomination form and return by Feb. 28.
Upcoming Events
UPDATE: CCMS Member Tickets are SOLD OUT for Les Misérables Feb. 2, 8PM, Artis--Naples
Jan. 18, 6PM-8PM, Location Details (CCMS Member Home) provided after registration.
Free for CCMS physician members & prospective members, and one guest each.
NOTE NEW DATE: Jan. 22, 6PM-7:30PM, Hilton Naples
Free for CCMS physician members and one medical guest each (sorry, non-medical guests not permitted).
Jan. 31, 5:30–7PM, Mercato
Benefits the Working Together for Florida PAC. For more information or to RSVP, please email or call (850) 339-5354.
Feb. 23, 6PM, Naples Beach Club Hotel & Golf Club
Tickets $150 each, benefitting Physician Led Access Network of Collier County
Feb. 23, 8PM, Artis--Naples
Purchase a pair of tickets to see the show, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the CCMS Physician Wellness Program , supporting our efforts to help prevent and treat physician burnout. One pair of tickets is $220. Limited quantities available.
More events at ccmsonline.org/events

Partner Events:
CCMS Member Spotlights
Email  your news to CCMS to be included in the next issue
The Foundation of CCMS thanks Dr. Peter Boyd for his service as a Foundation Board Member from 2012-2018.
Dr. Raymond Phillips was featured in the WINK News story, "Stool transplant cures Naples man’s bacterial infection.”
Foundation of CCMS Accepting Applications for Scholarships for Medical / Healthcare Students
The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society is accepting applications through March 31, 2019 for two scholarship awards: the Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for medical students and Healthcare Student Scholarships for students enrolled in or accepted to healthcare degree programs.

Applications and requirements, and information on supporting the scholarship program, are available at ccmsfoundation.org, or may be obtained by contacting the Foundation (239) 435-7727 or info@ccmsonline.org.
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