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Thursday May 25, 2017 6:00 PM

 

WHAT: BCMS spring soiree
TOPIC: The Future of Unscheduled Care & Free Standing EDs
WHEN: Thursday, May 25 starting at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Boulder Cork, 3295 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
COST: BCMS members and one guest = Free
RSVP to Judy at bcmedsoc@aol.com

SEATING IS LIMITED – YOU MUST RSVP. We hope you can join us!

Event date is past

Posted by Maggie on May 17, 2017

Saturday July 8, 2017
 

Physician Leadership Skills Series (PLSS)

July 8, 2017 – Communicating through the media
CMS Headquarters, Denver

Time: TBD

(Information from CMS website)

As changes in Colorado health care accelerate, it is more important than ever to have well-trained and active physician leaders guiding the way. Thanks to a generous grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Colorado Medical Society is proud to present the Physician Leadership Skills Series (PLSS) to help enhance physician leadership capacity in Colorado and provide current and emerging physician leaders with the knowledge and skills they need to serve their patients, their practice, their profession and their community.

The Physician Leadership Skills Series will feature eight innovative programs over the year aimed at deepening your awareness, developing crucial skills and equipping you with the tools and experience you need to lead tomorrow’s health care in Colorado.

Lead the way

When was the last time you did something for your professional and personal well being? Now is the time to follow through on the commitment to yourself and your profession. Continue your journey to excellence by developing and enhancing your leadership potential. Join with like-minded colleagues in a dynamic and interactive series where leadership meets medicine.

Click on the link below for more details!

http://www.cms.org/events/leadership-skills

Posted by Maggie on May 19, 2017

Thursday August 17, 2017

Join BCMS for next all-member soiree on legislative victories,Thursday, Aug. 17

Don’t miss great food, discussion and social time with your colleagues

You are invited to join the Boulder County Medical Society for our next all-member soiree.

WHAT: BCMS all-member fall soiree
TOPIC: Legislative victories in 2017 and looking ahead to 2018
PRESENTER: CMS President Katie Lozano, MD, FACR
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 17 starting at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Element Bistro, 6315 Lookout Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
COST: Free to BCMS members and a guest
RSVP to Judy at bcmedsoc@aol.com

The Colorado Medical Society went into the 2017 Colorado General Assembly with a clear directive from physician members: reduce frustrating encounters with health plans that deteriorate the practice environment and place unnecessary hurdles for patients. Three all-member CMS surveys conducted in 2015 and 2016 and the insights drawn from our vigorous opposition to the health plan mega-mergers illustrated the urgency of action: Less competition in the health insurance market skewed bargaining power to the plans. Physicians were forced to accept take-it-or-leave it contracts and were increasingly deselected from networks without a clear explanation or appeal rights. Physicians and practice staff faced difficult prior authorization and payment requirements. And a scant regulatory enforcement was biased in favor of the plans.

Now, thanks to the hard work of CMS physician leaders, friends of medicine in the legislature and a dedicated lobby team, the society experienced a banner session advocating for Colorado physicians and patients, achieving reforms that will surely reduce hassles for physicians and increase transparency in the interactions between plans and practices. These victories would not have been possible without the CMS community investing in the Colorado Medical Political Action Committee (COMPAC) and without legislative champions who took the time to understand these complex issues and work toward solutions. There is still work to be done but the ship is turning.

This soiree is relevant to all of us, and sumptuous eats will be provided at one of Boulder’s newest restaurants. This is a benefit of membership: There is no cost to members and a guest, no corporate sponsors, and no one will be trying to sell you anything.

SEATING IS LIMITED – YOU MUST RSVP. We hope you can join us!

Posted by Maggie on August 24, 2017

Friday September 15, 2017
 

September 15th-17th

The Boulder County Medical Society encourages all Boulder County physicians to attend the 2017 CMS Annual Meeting in Breckenridge. Because our board supports the excellent education and social events at this fun, informative and collegial meeting, BCMS will once again pay a travel stipend for up to 20 members to attend (up to $500 per physician for actual meeting expenses).

Email Judy at bcmedsoc@aol.com to reserve your space.  Registration for the meeting is now open.  Go to www.cms.org/events/annual-meeting.

Posted by Maggie on August 3, 2017