Arapahoe- Douglas-Elbert Medical Society Advocate Newsflash
September 2015
10th Edition, Issue 6
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September 2015

Attention Members:  The CMS online reference committee is now open for member comment on Board action items and resolutions
Board action items and resolutions are now available for member viewing and commenting. These items will be considered by the 2015 House of Delegates at the CMS Annual Meeting in Breckenridge, Sept. 18-20. Member engagement on these issues is vital.  One of the action items is governance and communication reform.
The CMS Governance Reform Task Force and CMS Board of Directors have been working for the past year to conduct a comprehensive review of the governing structure of CMS, including composition and selection of the BOD and the HOD.  
The Governance recommendations being considered includes: Reducing the size of the CMS Board of Directors from 36 members to 15 designatedmember slots plus sections and amend the CMS bylaws to eliminate the House of Delegates as the policy making body of the organization.

Please take fhe time to review the recommendations located under Section 4 of the online packet. All members are encouraged to review these recommendations and provide feedback or comments.  If you choose to comment, you must do so by close-of-business on Monday, Sept. 14Click here to view the resolutions and board action items. (CMS log-in is required)


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


Documentation Excellence:  

ICD-10 from a Physician's Perspective

Physicians: Attend free CME seminar on ICD-10

In less than two months the United States will transition from the ICD-9 code set for medical diagnoses to ICD-10. Even though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that they will allow flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting process, beginning Oct. 1 claims must be submitted (for Medicare/Medicaid and commercial payers) with the ICD-10 diagnosis codes.

No doubt your staff has already begun preparations for the transition; however it is important for physicians to understand how the ICD-10 documentation requirements differ from those of ICD-9. Your staff needs your help. As you have heard, ICD-10 diagnosis coding is much more specific than ICD-9, and your staff can't code something that hasn't been documented.

Join the physicians at Colorado Medical Society and Colorado Access as we present "Documentation Excellence: ICD-10 from a Physician's Perspective," with James M. Taylor, MD, Senior Medical Director of Clinical Analytics/Performance Improvement at Colorado Access.

This 90-minute program is accredited for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and will be presented at locations along the Front Range thanks to the support of organizations such as the Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society, Boulder County Medical Society, Clear Creek Medical Society, Colorado Medical Group Management Association, Denver Medical Society, El Paso County Medical Society, Northern Colorado Medical Society and the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management.

Programs are being scheduled at various locations and hopefully we will have additional programs in the South Metro area.  Currently we only have two options in Denver.

Registration required:  Please register by selecting either the morning or evening link below to attend on August 24th.  This will take you to the registation page and provide further information. 
This seminar is for physicians.  Your practice manager or key staff member is welcome to attend as your guest only.  One guest allowed per physician as seating is limited.  RSVP today! 
Upcoming Dates / Details/Registraton:






Documentation Excellence:
ICD 10 - Physicians Perspective

Wednesday, September 2nd
6PM -7:30PM
Bemis Library
Register by clicking link below:
Littleton: Sept. 2, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

ADEMS Precaucus & Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 8th
6PM Board
6:30PM Precaucus meeting for all Delegates 
ADEMS office
RSVP to:

CMS Annual Meeting
Sept. 18-20, 2015
Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge

Colorado Opioid Epedemic Symposium
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs
eptember 24th and 25th
Details and Registration - Click Here

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

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