April Newsletter
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CMA COVID-19 Response: Sign Up to Help!
Dear Physician Colleagues,
During these trying times I am asking all physicians to answer the call to provide your time, energy and skill to help California help our patients. COVID-19 is putting a tremendous strain on all physicians, especially those on the front lines, and the state is in the middle of experiencing an unprecedented surge in patient care needs.
We are working with the State of California to identify physicians that are willing to help care for patients, both COVID-19 and non COVID-19, in hospitals and new facilities around the state. There are paid and volunteer positions available - and there's no wrong door in service to your community.

Calendar of Events


Physician Wellness Events
Physician Peer Group - Newcastle
2nd Wednesday of each month
Please contact Sam Mello at smello@ssvms.org to RSVP
Will be held on virtual platform until further notice
The Doctor's Lounge - Rocklin
Last Tuesday of each month
Please contact Michele Onatanian
at michele @pncms.org to RSVP
Will be held on virtual platform until further notice

Spring Physician Social
April 16, 6:30 pm
Home of Dr Teng
Open to Member and Non-Member Physicians

SCMF Board Meeting/Wellness Committee
April 23, 6:00pm
PNCMS Office
Will be held on virtual platform until further notice

PNCMS Board Meeting
May 5
Will be held on virtual platform until further notice

Placer Veterans Standown
May 19-21

Your wellness starts with you!
Meet monthly with a group of colleagues who understand and identify with what it means to be a physician. Peer groups are held in a local physician's home and are facilitated by a vetted life coach.
*See Flyer Below
COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Summary

Congress Passes Historic COVID-19 Aid and Economic Relief Legislation H.R. 748 “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES ACT) On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a $2 trillion bipartisan agreement to address the needs of the American people and health care providers confronting the coronavirus pandemic. The House is expected to pass it on Friday. It is the biggest economic rescue package in U.S. history. CMA aggressively advocated for additional financial assistance for physician practices, and increased funding for public health and the production of personal protective equipment. 
CMA urges Congress to take additional actions to help sustain physician practices

The California Medical Association (CMA) on Thursday sent a letter to the California Congressional Delegation, urging Congress to take additional steps to sustain physician practices during this trying time so they are able to remain on the front lines serving patients.
While CMA is grateful for the work Congress has done thus far to address the needs of Californians and physicians confronting the coronavirus pandemic—most recently with the passage of the $4 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)— we are extremely concerned that there is not enough immediate and direct support to maintain the viability of physician practices during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
CMA publishes COVID-19 financial toolkit for physicians

During the COVID-19 pandemic, physician practices are confronting operational and business challenges as they continue to deliver high quality care to their patients. Medical practices will need to make difficult choices about whether to make significant changes that could include changing how they deliver care or even closing their practices.
The California Medical Association (CMA) has published a new financial toolkit— Financial Assistance for Medical Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic —which provides an overview of financial assistance available to medical practices during and after this difficult time, so physicians have the information they need to make the right decisions for their businesses and families.

Protect access and control health care costs for CA patients; Oppose the so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act”

Late last year, wealthy out-of-state trial attorneys filed an initiative for the November 2020 ballot that would substantially raise health care costs for all Californians, reduce access and exploit patients for profit. While most reporting to date has focused on the proposed changes to California’s existing law—the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA)—this misguided initiative would effectively eliminate California's medical lawsuit limits to create new financial windfalls for California's trial lawyers.
Proponents of this measure must collect 623,212 valid signatures, which must be verified no later than June 25, 2020. Recent reports show that they’re on track to meet those numbers and qualify for the November ballot, which is why we need your commitment to oppose this dangerous initiative now more than ever.
In 2014, our coalition fought and handily defeated Proposition 46, clearly saying NO to changes in MICRA that would have quadrupled the cap on non-economic damages. This measure goes far beyond what Proposition 46 would have done and the cost to taxpayers would be substantially greater. As recently noted by the independent Legislative Analyst Office, the "Fairness for Injured Patients Act" will cost California taxpayers tens of millions "to high hundreds of millions of dollars annually" in health care costs.
Proposition 46 taught us the power of a strong coalition, and this time around it will be even more important. To learn more about the new initiative, please visit protectmicra.org .
The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) wishes to provide California physicians and medical practices with the most up-to-date information and best practices for treating COVID-19 while protecting practice staff and other patients. We are pleased to offer you access to our COVID-19 resource page , which will continually be revised with key guidance and up-to-date best practices. Among the useful resources the site currently offers are printable office signage templates, healthcare provider resources, and guidance to implementing telemedicine in your practice.

For more than 40 years, CAP has protected our physician members with trustworthy medical malpractice coverage bolstered by thoughtful, personalized guidance on risk management and practice management issues. To learn more about the benefits we offer to our physicians, contact Enid Gallegos at 916-803-3643 or via email at EGallegos@CAPphysicians.com .
Walk with a Doc is postponed until further notice
Walking was recently recognized by the Surgeon General of the United States of America as one of the single most important things we can do for our health.
Will you join us in making health and happiness accessible for all?
WHERE: 3770 Richardson Dr, Auburn, CA 95602
( Playground South End of Regional Park)
Look for Blue and Green T-shirts!!
WHEN: 9:00 am EVERY Saturday morning.

Don't Live In Auburn, CA (No Worries!)....Walk With A Doc is a National Organization. Find a local chapter by clicking the link below.
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