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January 30, 2018
Fake DEA Agents Extortion Scam
Scam artists posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are calling California physicians and consumers as part of an international extortion scheme. The scammers target victims who have previously purchased prescriptions by telephone or the internet and identify themselves as DEA agents or other law enforcement. They tell their victims that purchasing drugs over the internet or telephone is illegal and that enforcement action will be taken against them if they don’t pay a fine, usually thousands of dollars.

No DEA agent will ever contact physicians or members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment. If you receive a call such as the one described, refuse the demand for payment and immediately report the threat using the DEA’s online form located here: F or more information, the DEA’s news release is available here: .
Time to join or renew your MMCMS membership for 2018!

Click one of the links above or contact Chrisy at MMCMS for more information. or 209-723-2976
67th Annual Yosemite Postgraduate Institute
Hosted by Fresno-Madera Medical Society

February 23-25, 2018

  • Surgical Endocrinology for Primary Care
  • Current Topics in Hearing Loss and Hearing Restoration
  • Evaluation and Management of Sinonasal Disease in the ENT office
  • Diabetes Management in the Primary Care Office
  • How to Manage the Maze of Diabetes Medications
  • Opioid Update: Todays Crises and Safe Prescribing
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for TIA and Acute Stroke
  • Valley Fever, Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment
  • Medical Board Investigation: How does the process work?
  • New Strategies for Treatment of Vascular Disease

For further information, registration and pricing click here . Note: MMCMS members are eligible for the member pricing.
Free workshops on medical board’s new Physician Health and Wellness Program
The California Public Protection & Physician Health Inc. (CPPPH) is offering a series of free informational workshops about the Medical Board of California’s new  Physician Health and Wellness Program .

The workshops will discuss: how the new program will work, when it will be available to physicians, and what role medical group and medical staff well-being committees will play. More...
Having trouble getting paid correctly under California's out-of-network billing and payment law? CMA can help.
Effective July 1, 2017, California law (AB 72) requires fully insured commercial payors to make “interim payments” to non-contracted physicians for covered, non-emergent services performed at in-network health facilities,  and places limitations on the ability of physicians in such circumstances to collect their full billed charges . More...
Member Benefit Highlight
Audio Digest CME

Audio-Digest publishes clinical lectures – presented by experts at the nation’s preeminent teaching institutions – that will help you to provide better care for your patients. Each audio program qualifies for Category 1 CME credit and Audio-Digest offers educational programs for most specialties. Audio-Digest is a convenient way to earn your CME credits; you can listen to a CD in the car, at home or anywhere that you can listen to your iPod or MP3 player.  For further information contact MMCMS at 209-723-2976 or .

To take advantage of MMCMS’ discounted pricing click here .