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Friday, October 21, 2016

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Providing news to the San Francisco Medical Community.

SFMS President-Elect, Man-Kit Leung, M.D., Honored at Annual "Overseas Chinese Day" Celebration Awards Banquet

Congratulations to the SFMS President-elect Man-Kit Leung, M.D. for being honored at the 64th Annual "Overseas Chinese Day" Celebration Awards Banquet

Confronting Complacency in the Face of Calamity: Mobilizing for the Home Front War Against Diabetes

Guest blog by Dean Schillinger, MD regarding the US clinical, public health and scientific communities and their lack of mobilization for a public health war against DM2.

Final MACRA Rule Issued

This morning, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

Nondiscrimination Notice Posting Requirements - FAQ Available to Help Physicians with Compliance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently finalized new nondiscrimination rules intended to advance health equity and reduce health care disparities. Physicians are required to be in compliance with the rule by October 16, 2016. CMA has developed a FAQ resource to help guide members regarding compliance with these requirements.

Updates to CDC Zika Guidance

Summaries of recent updates to CDC Zika guidance regarding two issues - Sexual Transmission and Preconception Counseling; and Southeast Asia Travel.

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