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December 6, 2019
MAT Services Available
Golden Valley Health Centers (GVHC) has developed a MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) Program for Opioid Use Disorder and have been serving patients under the new program since July 15, 2019.

They would like to maximize the opportunity for serving more patients that are interested in recovering from opioid addiction and are open to referrals from anyone in the community. They will take any patients regardless of who the primary care provider is.

The program is a combination of Rx (Suboxone) and counseling with their behavioral health team (including substance use disorder counselors, case managers and dedicated nurses for MAT).

To refer a patient to the GVHC MAT Program, physicians, non-physician providers or staff can call the number included in their flyer. These flyers can also be printed and distributed to your patients.

Holiday Party
Physicians and their spouses/significant others are invited to share in an enjoyable evening of cocktails, hors d' oeuvres and great conversation!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Bella Luna Bistro & Bar
350 West Main Street, Merced, California

Hosted cocktails and hors d' oeuvres will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


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CalMedForce Awards $38 Million from Prop 56 Funds - State Tobacco Taxes Helping Expand Health Care Workforce
Sacramento, Calif. – Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) announced more than $38 million in CalMedForce awards to support medical training and residency programs across the state and to help grow the physician workforce.

The funding, generated by the voter-approved Proposition 56 tobacco tax in 2016, will pay for 198 residency positions in 89 Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs at hospitals and clinics, with an emphasis on programs serving medically under served groups and communities. More...

 Merced's own Mercy Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program was awarded $150,000, congratulations!
It's not too late to order your 2020 Coding Books!
Order your 2020 Editions of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, and RBRVS books from MMCMS to receive our discounted pricing. We offer free shipping and if you are an MMCMS member you get an additional 10% off of the total order. Books will be shipped directly to you from the distributor as they become available. For further information contact MMCMS at 209-723-2976 or    chrisy@mmcms.org .

To take advantage of MMCMS’ discounted pricing  click here .
New health laws 2020: Are you ready?
The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care—with a strong focus on health care coverage, drug prescribing, public health and mental health issues.

The California Medical Association has published a summary of the most significant new health laws of interest to physicians. More...
FREE WEBINAR: Capitalizing on the Consumerization of HealthCare: How to Promote Your Practice (webinar by PatientPop)
Patients today are taking control of their healthcare choices more than ever before, demanding greater convenience and easy access to information. Three in four people have gone online to find out about a doctor or dentist, and more than 57 percent do so regularly. Attracting and retaining patients in this environment requires improving each digital touchpoint for patients, both before and after their visit. Join PatientPop to learn how technology can create a better experience across the patient journey, and how every practice can benefit along the way . More...