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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Ask about PrEP and help SF 'Get to Zero'

In honor of World AIDS Day and the city-wide Getting to Zero campaign, San Francisco invites local clinicians to join the movement to prevent new HIV transmissions.

Deadline for Informal Review of Potential Penalties Extended to 12/7

Physicians who want to contest potential payment penalties associated with the PQRS and/or the VM now have until December 7 to file a request for an informal review of their data.

Court proceedings begin in Anthem-Cigna mega-merger suit

Last week, the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) and a bipartisan group of state attorneys started court proceedings to block the $48 billion mega-merger between Anthem and Cigna. The merger, if allowed to proceed, would reduce competition and increase health plan market power, compromising patients’ access to care and negatively impacting the quality and affordability of health care across the country.

CMS Launches New Online Tool to Make Quality Payment Program Easier for Clinicians

CMS recently released a tool to automatically share electronic data for the Medicare Quality Payment Program.

Happy Thanksgiving from the San Francisco Medical Society

Happy Thanksgiving from the San Francisco Medical Society

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