Arapahoe- Douglas-Elbert Medical Society Advocate Newsflash
October 2015
10th Edition, Issue 7
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October 2015


House of Delegates votes to re-engineer CMS governance into a grassroots-centric model

At the 145th Annual Meeting, the House of Delegates, at Beaver Run on September 18 and 19, in response to a comprehensive set of governance retooling proposals developed over the past year by a special CMS task force, voted overwhelmingly to dissolve themselves into a realigned model that connects a streamlined board to the widest possible spectrum of its physician constituencies.

"The reforms adopted over the weekend were about member voice and empowerment and the ability of CMS to recruit and harness the intellectual and political muscle of physicians," said CMS President Michael Volz, MD. "We will then infuse that expertise into the boardrooms and halls of the legislature and Congress."
The revisions adopted Sunday contemplate extensive interactions between board members and the array of medical communities on policy direction and deployment, as well the thoughtful recruitment and involvement of emergent leadership drawn from a methodical process of issue-centric policy development.
"We will be building a farm system of our best and brightest and engage them where their ideas and insights will have real-world consequences," he said.
Read highlights of the new governance structure, as well as other highlights from the meeting, on


More than 160 Physicians have RSVP'd to our annual event!  See you Oct. 7th!

Download Physician Meet and Greet Flyer - October 7th 2015.pdf


Doctors Care Needs our help during Open Enrollment - November 1st
Doctors Care will serve as a Connect for Health Assistance Site again this year.  As an Assistance Site, Doctors Care has 6+ certified Health Coverage Guides available to assist individuals and families with securing health coverage.  Health Coverage Guides can help with:
·         Eligibility determination for Medicaid, Private Insurance, and the Advanced Premium Tax Credit
·         Navigation of the Connect for Health Colorado online marketplace
·         Health Insurance applications (including Medicaid)
·         Enrollment in health coverage plans (Brokers will be available to advise consumers on                  insurance benefits)
·         Insurance renewals
All services are FREE.

Doctors Care is seeking healthcare providers who are interested in partnering with their Connect for Coverage team to improve health coverage in our South Metro community.  There are a number of ways you can help, including distributing Doctors Care/Connect for Health Colorado materials to patients, making information cards and a dropbox available in your waiting room, adding a Doctors Care Connect to Coverage appointment widget to your website, or hosting an enrollment event.

If you would like to learn more about Doctor Care’s Connect for Coverage program and how you can support their outreach efforts, please contact Casey Hilliard, Health Access Program Director at or (720) 458-6170.
What Every Physician Needs to Know About
Asset Protection
Thursday, November 5, 2015  
6:00 – 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 – 8:00 PM Dinner & Program
Maggiano's Little Italy
7401 S. Clinton Street / Englewood, CO  80112


Guest Speaker:
Janine A Guillen, Esq., JD, MBA, LLM, RN
Attorney and Counselor At Law
Davis Schilken P.C. Law Offices 
former Risk Manager for a major Denver area hospital and
currently serves as President, Mt. Evans Hospice

RSVP no later than Monday, November 2nd to

Download Asset Protection flyer for Physicians Invitation Nov 5 2015.pdf

ICD-10: Documentation Excellence from a Physician's Perspective -Webinar now available

Did you miss the recent meeting regarding ICD-10 Documentation Excellence?  ICD-10 from a Physician’s Perspective seminars were held in Littleton and Denver by Colorado Access/CMS in August and September. With ICD10 now here -if you still have questions or concerns, please view the webinar version of this seminar (40 minutes) here and you may download the accompanying slides here.

SIM Practice Request for Application (RFA)
The SIM Practice RFA has been released and practices may begin submitting applications to be included in the first cohort of the State Innovation Model (SIM).
Important dates:
  • September 15, 2015 - Practice RFA opens
  • October 26, 2015 - Practice RFA closes
  • December 25, 2015 - Selected practices notified 
  • February 1, 2016 - Cohort 1 practices kick-off
To view the RFA & apply:
SIM Practice RFA Webinars:  
Date: Time:
October 7 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
October 22 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM


Attend a webinar to find out how your practice can benefit & how you can make a difference in Colorado health care. Click the button below to sign-up.
For more information contact: 




Annual Physician Meet & Greet
October 7 
Cherry Hills Country Club - RSVP


What Physicians need to know about Asset Protection
November 5, 2015
6:00 – 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 – 8:00 PM Dinner & Program
Maggiano's Little Italy
Download Asset Protection flyer for Physicians Invitation Nov 5 2015.pdf

Available Online CME:
The Opioid Crisis: Guidelines and Tools for Improving Chronic Pain Management,
presented by the Colorado School of Public Health and accredited for two credits of CME and approved for COPIC points. This activity examines the best practices and universal precautions for treating chronic pain. Click here for more.

Get covered with COPIC
COPIC Insurance Company is Colorado's leading medical liability insurance provider. Three out of four physicians choose COPIC for this critically important coverage. CMS members receive a 10 percent premium discount from COPIC.
For more information, call(720) 858-6000 or

For Sale:

Medical Office closing and has furniture and other PCP office and practice items avalable for sale.  
Contact Andrea Chase at for more information.


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