OCMA Blog 4386 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/thank-goodness-for-a-good-tpa.aspx?PostId=4386&tabid=1144 Alert,General Thank Goodness for a Good TPA <div style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Photo%20-%20Michael%20Gorelick%20-%20BEI.jpg?ver=2018-06-04-124023-133" style="text-align: center;"><br> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Michael I. Gorelick, APR<br> President<br> Accredited Pension Representative</strong></p> <p>Have you ever used these words?&nbsp; If you have, you know the value that a good TPA brings to your practice.</p> <p>I received a call from a CPA friend a few months ago.&nbsp; He was telling me about a medical practice that had 5 Doctors and 20 employees.&nbsp; Each Doctor had set up their own SEP IRA or 401(k) or Profit Sharing Plan, many years ago.&nbsp; They merged their individual practices into one group, but the employees were never included in any of the doctor&rsquo;s plans and a plan was never established for the employees. No one had asked the question, &ldquo;What should we do for our employees or Do we have to do anything for our employees&rdquo;?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div> <p>They wanted to do things right but no one was giving them advice. Finally, their CPA advised them to get a TPA involved. Thank goodness they called me before the government stepped in.</p> </div> <p>I explained the government&rsquo;s rules that require employers to cover their employees if the owners have plans for themselves.&nbsp; They quickly figured out that they had a liability and what was at stake and proceeded to add a new 401(K)/ Profit Sharing Plan for their employees.&nbsp; Additionally, each Doctor was able to keep their own plan in-tact and some of the doctors were able to increase their savings.&nbsp;</p> <p>It is not unusual for employers to overlook the myriad of governmental rules if their advisors do not bring issues or the rules to their attention. Most 401k/profit sharing record-keepers do not see it as their job to probe into how employers run their businesses&rsquo;. This means either running afoul of the rules or missing out on law changes that can benefit them.</p> <p>If you haven&rsquo;t reviewed the operational and design aspects of your retirement plan, you may be violating rules or missing out on increased contributions for yourself or reductions in the overall cost to cover your employees.&nbsp;</p> <p>Benefit Equity is a premier local Third Party Administrator who has proudly participated in the Business Partnership program with the OCMA for the past 6 years.&nbsp; Contact us for a no-cost plan review today!</p> <p><strong>Michael Gorelick, Accredited Pension Representative (APR)</strong><br> <strong>President<br> Benefit Equity, Inc</strong>.&nbsp;<br> <a href="mailto:mgorelick@nenefitequity.com" class="ApplyClass">mgorelick@nenefitequity.com</a><br> <strong>(714) 480-1364 x220</strong><br> <div><br> </div> </p> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 16:40:02 Z 2018-06-04 16:40 +00:00 2018-06-04 09:40 -07:00 4348 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/californias-physicians-proudly-endorse-gavin-newsom-for-governor.aspx?PostId=4348&tabid=1144 Alert California’s Physicians Proudly Endorse Gavin Newsom for Governor Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) formally endorsed Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom&rsquo;s 2018 bid to become California&rsquo;s next governor.&nbsp;<br> <br> &ldquo;California&rsquo;s physicians are proud to support Gavin Newsom for Governor,&rdquo; said CMA President Theodore M. Mazer, M.D. &ldquo;Gavin is a lifelong champion for health care in California, and we know he will continue to fight for pragmatic solutions to our most crucial health care challenges, including working to achieve universal access and tackling our state&rsquo;s physician shortage.&rdquo;<br> <br> As Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, Newsom worked with health care providers to bring the nation&rsquo;s first universal access health system to all residents, regardless of income or immigration status. He fought alongside CMA to restore hundreds of millions of dollars in harmful statewide cuts to Medi-Cal services and vowed to protect access to care for all Californians. Newsom was also the first statewide official to support Proposition 56 and its full state budget allocation to health care delivery.<br> <br> More recently, he has reaffirmed his support for a comprehensive legislative approach that creates a pathway to universal health access, renewed investment in prevention and wellness, and bold reforms that bend the cost curve without exacerbating the provider gap. Newsom has long advocated that any strong and successful universal access plan must address California&rsquo;s critical physician shortages and expand medical residency programs so patients can access timely and affordable health care, as well as standardize and reduce administrative burdens so physicians can spend more time on patient care than paperwork.<br> <br> He will also continue working to protect Medicare and raise Medi-Cal reimbursement rates &ndash; currently among the nation&rsquo;s lowest &ndash;&nbsp; to help increase access for the nearly 14 million Californians, including half of the state&rsquo;s children, currently covered by the program.<br> <br> &ldquo;After more than a decade of partnership working side-by-side with California&rsquo;s physicians to expand health access and improve health outcomes for every Californian, it is a high and humbling honor to receive their endorsement for Governor,&rdquo; said Newsom. &ldquo;The promise of universal health is within our grasp, and we need everyone at the policy table working in common cause to achieve it, especially the physicians Californians depend on day in and day out to deliver high-quality patient care.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <br> For more information on Gavin Newsom&rsquo;s candidacy, please visit <a href="https://gavinnewsom.com/" target="_blank">https://gavinnewsom.com/</a><br> <br> <br> <br> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:13:55 Z 2018-04-19 17:13 +00:00 2018-04-19 10:13 -07:00 4345 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/universal-financial-systems-most-docs-are-leaving-150000-on-average-on-the-table-per-yearwhat-could-you-do-with-your-extra-cash.aspx?PostId=4345&tabid=1144 General 10 things you could buy with the money your practice is leaving on the table. <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <p class="">Patient bills. Sitting in your AR.<span>&nbsp; </span>Dollars left on the table.</p> <p class="">It&rsquo;s one of the top problems we hear about from our members at OCMA, and one that we can help you fix through our Business Partner Universal Financial Systems.</p> <p class="">Most docs are leaving <strong>$150,000 on average on the table PER YEAR</strong>&hellip;what could you do with your extra cash?<span>&nbsp; </span>Well, we took it upon ourselves to find out!</p> <p class=""><strong><span>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>A Jet Pack - $100,000</strong></p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Jet%20pack.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-083758-093" width="200" height="121"></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: 10px;"><span style="text-align: center;">By Seg9585 [CC BY 3.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0" style="text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0</a><span style="text-align: center;">)], via Wikimedia Commons</span></span></p> <p class="">This is Orange County, you can get some real use from a water jet pack!&nbsp; Wouldn&rsquo;t the 10-year-old version of you be furious to know you have the ability to purchase a jet pack and haven&rsquo;t yet flown through the sky?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><span><strong>2.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Duffy Boats - $52,000/each</strong></span></p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Duffy%20Boat.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-084844-007" width="200" height="132">&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: 10px;">See page for author&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</span></span></p> <p class=""><span style="text-align: center;">You and 36 of your friends could be out on the water brunching and cruising every weekend!&nbsp; Call UFS now and get out there this summer!&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=""><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=""><span></span></p> <p class=""><strong><span>3.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Permits, Guides, and Gear for THREE Everest Climbs ($40-80,000/person)</strong></p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Mount%20Everest.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-090100-390" width="200" height="121"></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">By Mount_Everest_as_seen_from_Drukair2.jpg: shrimpo1967derivative work: Papa Lima Whiskey 2 [CC BY-SA 2.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0" style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0</a><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">)], via Wikimedia Commons</span></p> <p class="">Even if Everest isn&rsquo;t on your bucket list, imagine what bucket list items your savings could help you cross off!</p> <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><strong>4.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span>A litter of California&rsquo;s most expensive dogs ($50,000/each)</span></strong></p> <p class=""><span style="text-align: center; font-size: 10px;">s</span><span><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/French%20Bulldog.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-090530-787" width="200" height="121"></span></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: 10px;"><span style="text-align: center;">By danny O. (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0" style="text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0</a><span style="text-align: center;">)], via Wikimedia Common</span></span></p> <p class="">French bulldogs are some of the most expensive dogs on the planet, especially when they come from a top breeder &ndash; why not ensure you get the best?</p> <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><span><strong>5.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Team up with another doc and you could control the Bellagio Fountains ($250,000)</strong><br> </span></p> <p class=""><span><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Bellagio%20Fountains.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-091030-463" width="200" height="121"></span></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">By Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada (Bellagio Fountain - Las Vegas, CA - USA - 02) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0" style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0</a><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">)], via Wikimedia Commons</span></p> <div><br> </div> <p class="">If it&rsquo;s money you were leaving on the table, why not do something fun with it?&nbsp; You&rsquo;ve been living without it for years!&nbsp; Seriously, stop leaving money on the table and reach out to our trusted partner UFS today!</p> <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <strong>6.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span> </span>Tickets to Game 7 of the NBA Finals ($50,000/each)</strong><br> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/NBA%20Game%207%20Finals.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-091303-733" width="162" height="150"></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">By Eric Kilby (originally posted to Flickr as Tangle Underneath) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0" style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0</a><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">)], via Wikimedia Commons</span></p> <p class=""> </p> <p class="">NBA Finals Game 7 tickets have gone for up to $90,000/ticket.&nbsp; With the money your practice leaves on the table, you could be sitting court-side every year&hellip;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><strong>7.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Live at the Versace Mansion for 2 Months ($1600/night)</strong></p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Versace%20Mansion.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-091649-597" width="162" height="125"></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">By Daniel Di Palma [CC BY-SA 4.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0" style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0</a><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">)], from Wikimedia Commons</span></p> <p class="">OC can get taxing, why not take a break living in luxury at one of the most infamous mansions in South Beach?&nbsp; What&rsquo;s $100k for two months of high fashion luxury?!</p> <p class=""><strong><br> </strong></p> <p class=""><strong>8.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;Hire an up and coming celeb for a party ($100K)</strong></p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Fetty%20Wap.png?ver=2018-04-18-091925-257" width="115" height="150"></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">By glenjamn [CC BY 3.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0" style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0</a><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">)], via Wikimedia Commons</span></p> <p class="">Sorry, an act like Elton John will set you back millions, but if your son of daughter wants to hire a new artist like Fetty Wap (ask them who he is), your $100K savings from hiring UFS could come in handy&hellip;</p> <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><strong>9.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>You could eat nearly 30 pounds of European White Truffles ($3600/pound)</strong></p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/White%20Truffle.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-092148-167" width="172" height="100"></p> <p class=""><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">By Mortazavifar [CC BY-SA 4.0 (</span><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0" style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0</a><span style="font-size: x-small; text-align: center;">)], from Wikimedia Commons</span></p> <p class="">You&rsquo;ll never have to go out to dinner again if you can freshly shave white truffle on every meal!&nbsp; Once you start, you won&rsquo;t be able to stop&hellip;and you won&rsquo;t have to with that new $100K truffle budget&hellip;</p> <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <p class=""><strong>10.<span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span>And for the practical folks, a one-bedroom Condo in Sacramento ($104,000)</strong></p> <p class=""><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Sacramento%20Condo.jpg?ver=2018-04-18-092444-190" width="184" height="150"></p> <div><br> </div> OCMA encourages our members to be vocal about the rights of physicians and patients, with your very own condo in Sacramento you can be in on the action at your home away from home in Sac Town! <div><br> </div> <div> <p class="">Ready to get started?&nbsp; Call UFS today!</p> <p class=""><strong><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; padding: 0in; border: 1pt none windowtext;">OCMA members receive a complimentary Insurance &amp; Patient Collection Performance Analysis ($300 value), as well as bundled pricing for billing and collection services.&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p class=""><strong><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; padding: 0in; border: 1pt none windowtext;">Contact:&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">George Christidis, 310-502-3580,&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:georgec@ufsworks.com%20%20%20" class="ApplyClass"><span style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; padding: 0in; border: 1pt none windowtext;">georgec@ufsworks.com</span></a></p> <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <br> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:53:20 Z 2018-04-18 16:53 +00:00 2018-04-18 09:53 -07:00 4342 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/survey-how-would-the-ab-3087-price-fixing-proposal-affect-your-practice.aspx?PostId=4342&tabid=1144 Alert,General Survey: How would the AB 3087 price fixing proposal affect your practice? Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a <a href="http://www.cmanet.org/news/detail/?article=take-action-now-to-stop-radical-physician-rate" target="_blank">radical physician rate setting proposal </a>(AB 3087) that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs, create state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians and force physicians out of state or into early retirement.<br> <br> The California Medical Association is asking physicians to <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ab3087" target="_blank">answer a few questions</a> about how AB 3087 will impact their practices. The survey is anonymous and the results will help in our legislative efforts to fight this dangerous and irresponsible legislation.<br> <br> Take the survey now at: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ab3087" target="_blank">www.surveymonkey.com/r/ab3087<br> </a> <br> And, if you are among California's physicians that will be forced into early retirement or out of state if AB 3087 passes, we want to tell your story. Drop us a line at <a href="mailto:communications@cmanet.org" class="ApplyClass">communications@cmanet.org</a>.<br> <div><br> </div> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:51:06 Z 2018-04-17 20:51 +00:00 2018-04-17 13:51 -07:00 4202 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/long-time-ocma-member-nick-anas-md-passed-away.aspx?PostId=4202&tabid=1144 General Long-time OCMA Member Nick Anas, M.D. Has Passed Away <p class="" style="text-align: center;">In Memoriam</p> <p class="" style="text-align: center;">Nick G. Anas, M.D.</p> <p class="" style="text-align: center;">June 14, 1950 - April 3, 2018</p> <p class="" style="text-align: left;"> <p class="">It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Nick G. Anas, M.D., long-time member of OCMA.<span>&nbsp; </span>Dr. Anas passed away peacefully on April 3, 2018.</p> <p class="">To read the entire tribute, please <a href="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/In%20Memoriam%20-%20Nick%20G.%20Anas%20M.D._.pdf?ver=2018-04-05-124151-607" target="_blank">click here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </p> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:42:20 Z 2018-04-05 19:42 +00:00 2018-04-05 12:42 -07:00 4170 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/dr-bennet-omalu-supports-sb-1303.aspx?PostId=4170&tabid=1144 Alert,General Dr. Bennet Omalu Supports S.B. 1303 to require physician-conducted autopsies <span style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41);">Senate Bill 1303 (authored by&nbsp;</span><a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/RichardPanMD/?fref=mentions" style="color: rgb(54, 88, 153);">Dr. Richard Pan</a><span style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41);">&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;</span><a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/SenatorCathleenGalgiani/?fref=mentions" style="color: rgb(54, 88, 153);">Senator Cathleen Galgiani</a><span style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41);">), says&nbsp;</span><a class="profileLink" href="https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Bennet-Omalu-647704828595181/?fref=mentions" style="color: rgb(54, 88, 153);">Dr. Bennet Omalu</a><span style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41);">, is about moving our state forward, applying best practices &amp; protecting the public trust. Hear more from Dr. Omalu on this important legislation to create an independent medical examiner's office at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cmanet.org/sb1303" target="_blank" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;-U&quot;}" rel="noopener nofollow" data-lynx-mode="async" data-lynx-uri="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cmanet.org%2Fsb1303&amp;h=ATMFm0yzEYZnZShr4Dk-jJPl_5tcfmi1QH8rYVeCfpWlORqc8hs1eotPnm8Gx_4qFJrAW6SNhcgi9I09SYoMh9K2Lk7GSVrk_c0sv08dqMQMIKZ4yM48Ukiol047GjbmeISbLbogEr22Wk9X22CFbc7qSSAteEzaShg" style="color: rgb(54, 88, 153);">www.cmanet.org/sb1303</a><span style="color: rgb(29, 33, 41);">.</span> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:19:41 Z 2018-03-20 16:19 +00:00 2018-03-20 09:19 -07:00 4145 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/california-medical-association-applauds-cdi-and-dmhc-probe-into-aetnas-practice-of-denying-medically-necessary-care.aspx?PostId=4145&tabid=1144 Alert,General,Press Release California Medical Association Applauds CDI and DMHC Probe into Aetna’s Practice of Denying Medically Necessary Care This week, the California Department of Insurance (CDI) and the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) <a href="https://californiahealthline.org/news/californias-two-health-insurance-regulators-to-investigate-aetnas-medical-coverage-decisions/" target="_blank">announced</a> an investigation into Aetna Inc.&rsquo;s coverage denials that appear to put profits before patients. The investigations were launched, in part, after a former Aetna medical director <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/11/health/aetna-california-investigation/index.html" target="_blank">admitted</a> he never looked at patients&rsquo; records when deciding whether to approve or deny health care. Denying coverage without a physician ever reviewing medical records is a potential violation of law.<br> <br> &ldquo;California physicians are increasingly concerned with the growing trend of for-profit insurance companies adopting policies that restrict access to care while their profits soar,&rdquo; said California Medical Association (CMA) President Theodore M. Mazer, M.D. &ldquo;We applaud the CDI and DMHC for investigating whether health insurers are using their market power to unjustly and illegally deny medically necessary care recommended by the treating physician. The burden of proof should rest with insurers to prove &ndash; with an expert medical and thorough review &ndash; why treatment should be stopped, not on treating physicians or patients.&rdquo;<br> <br> What&rsquo;s more, nearly 60 percent of the total Independent Medical Reviews (IMR) filed against Aetna with DMHC in 2016 were overturned or reversed. This follows a growing trend of the regulator denying or reversing health plan decisions by almost 20 percent over the last three years (51 percent in 2014 to 69 percent in 2016).<br> <br> &ldquo;The growth of IMR reversals is troubling and suggests that for-profit insurance companies are inappropriately denying care without evaluating the specific clinical issues,&rdquo; said Dr. Mazer. &ldquo;For-profit insurance companies should not be allowed to set aside the decision of a treating physician without demonstrating that the treatment in question conflicts with scientific evidence, professional standards or expert opinion.&rdquo;<br> <br> CDI Commissioner Dave Jones has asked Californians who believe they may have been adversely impacted by Aetna&rsquo;s decisions to contact the agency: <a href="http://www.insurance.ca.gov/" target="_blank">http://www.insurance.ca.gov/</a><br> &nbsp; Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:21:09 Z 2018-02-15 17:21 +00:00 2018-02-15 09:21 -08:00 4135 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/winter-2018-oc-incare-newsletter.aspx?PostId=4135&tabid=1144 Alert,General Winter 2018 OC In+Care Newsletter <p>In+Care Newsletter Issue 11 Winter 2018 for providers serving people living with HIV in Orange County:</p> <p><a href="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/InCare%20Newsletter%20Issue%2011%20Winter%202018.pdf?ver=2018-02-07-083931-663">InCare Newsletter Issue 11 Winter 2018.pdf</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:39:51 Z 2018-02-07 16:39 +00:00 2018-02-07 08:39 -08:00 4091 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/paul-lubinsky-md-2018-orange-county-physician-of-excellence.aspx?PostId=4091&tabid=1144 Alert,General,OCMA Specialty Spotlight Paul Lubinsky, M.D. - 2018 Orange County Physician of Excellence <div> <p style="color: rgb(79, 79, 79); padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px;">OCMA is proud to recognize our incredible members who are leaders in medicine here in Orange County.&nbsp; This year, we want to spend time honoring our 2018 Physicians of Excellence and sharing more information on what makes them so excellent.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </div> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Lubinsky,%20Paul%20-%20resized.jpg?ver=2018-01-25-131847-950"></p> <p><strong>Name:</strong> <strong>Paul Lubinsky, M.D.</strong></p> <strong>Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care</strong><br> <strong><br> What is the most rewarding thing about practicing medicine?</strong><br> Helping Kids set the course for the rest of their lives. Children are resilient and tend not to dwell on the past, it is a privilege to care for them.<br> <br> <strong>Why did you choose to practice in Orange County?</strong><br> From the first day I started my American Medical career as a CHOC intern I could not think of any institution I would rather work at. I have been at CHOC for 34 years and we provide care to whomever needs it.<br> <strong><br> What&rsquo;s a great experience you had through your OCMA Membership?</strong><br> The advocacy work that OCMA is involved in provides a voice for the physicians, that helps to direct and ensure their patients care. As a Pediatric provider we have enhanced Pediatric Board representation and established a Pediatric workgroup to specifically focus attention on Children&rsquo;s needs&nbsp;<br> <strong><br> Do you have a word of advice for today&rsquo;s students and residents?</strong><br> If I had it to do over I would choose a career in medicine, and once again Pediatric Critical Care. There are tough days but we can make a positive difference in every patients life story and I cannot think of a more fulfilling career.<br> <br> <strong>Social Media:</strong><br> <strong>Facebook</strong>: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CHOCChildrens/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/CHOCChildrens/</a><br> <strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/CHOCDocs" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/CHOCDocs</a>&nbsp;<br> <strong>Instagram</strong>: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/chocchildrens/" target="_blank">https://www.instagram.com/chocchildrens/</a><br> <div><br> </div> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:23:36 Z 2018-01-25 21:23 +00:00 2018-01-25 13:23 -08:00 4089 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/ocma-is-moving.aspx?PostId=4089&tabid=1144 Alert,General OCMA is Moving! As of February 1, 2018, OCMA&rsquo;s new address will be: <div><br> 5000 Campus Drive<br> Newport Beach CA&nbsp; 92660</div> <div><br> Our phone number will remain the same:&nbsp; (949) 398-8100<br> <br> <p>The week of January 29 is a transition week, so please be patient if the staff does not respond to calls or E-mails as quickly as usual.</p> <p>We look forward to seeing you at our new location.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div><br> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:27:13 Z 2018-01-24 19:27 +00:00 2018-01-24 11:27 -08:00 4085 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/connie-bartlett-do-orange-county-physician-of-the-year.aspx?PostId=4085&tabid=1144 Alert,General,OCMA Specialty Spotlight Connie Bartlett, D.O. - 2018 Orange County Physician of Excellence <p><strong><span style="background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252); color: rgb(79, 79, 79);">OCMA is proud to recognize our incredible members who are leaders in medicine here in Orange County.&nbsp; This year, we want to spend time honoring our 2018 Physicians of Excellence and sharing more information on what makes them so excellent.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p><strong></strong></p> <div style="text-align: center; display: inline !important;"><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Bartlett,%20Connie%20.jpg?ver=2018-01-18-134854-670" style="text-align: center;" width="120" height="130"></div> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong style="text-align: left;">Name</strong><span style="text-align: left;">:&nbsp; Connie Bartlett, DO</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> <strong> Specialty:</strong>&nbsp; Pediatrics<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <strong> What is the most rewarding thing about practicing medicine?</strong>&nbsp; The relationships I&rsquo;ve been able to build with my patients and their families is extremely rewarding &ndash; it&rsquo;s the best thing about practicing medicine for me. As a pediatrician, I&rsquo;m able to take a special part in &ldquo;raising" the children who have seen me since birth &ndash; watching their development and seeing them transition into adulthood is the best gift.<br> &nbsp;<strong><br> Why did you choose to practice in Orange County?</strong> Besides the great weather, I chose Orange County because it&rsquo;s home for me and my family, which always comes first for me. It&rsquo;s also a great benefit to be surrounded by reputable academic institutions and hospitals. I feel blessed to be part of a health system and medical group that takes such great care of me and my patients.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong> What&rsquo;s a great experience you had through your OCMA Membership?</strong>&nbsp; I really appreciate the various advocacy efforts from OCMA &ndash; championing important issues for our medical community. I also really enjoy the various lectures and workshops available to help me keep up with clinical decision-making and practice management.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong> Do you have a message for the rest of your POE honoree colleagues?</strong> I am humbled and honored to be selected. I hope we can spread the word for next year and recruit more of our colleagues to participate in this great tradition. Congratulations to all.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong> Do you have a word of advice for today&rsquo;s students and residents?</strong>&nbsp; It is a gift and a privilege for us to be in the healing profession.&nbsp; I encourage all students and residents to study hard the science of medicine, but not to forget to learn the art of medicine as well.&nbsp; It's the compassion, empathy and connection to others that will bring joy to our days and comfort to our patients.&nbsp;<br> <br> <strong> Follow Dr. Bartlett on Social Media!</strong><br> <strong> Facebook:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.ocma.org/news/www.facebook.com/sjhmg" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/sjhmg</a><br> <strong> Twitter:</strong> @stjoehealth<br> <div><br> </div> </p> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:43:55 Z 2018-01-18 21:43 +00:00 2018-01-18 13:43 -08:00 4080 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/eric-ball-md-2018-orange-county-physician-of-excellence.aspx?PostId=4080&tabid=1144 Alert,General,OCMA Specialty Spotlight Eric Ball, M.D. – 2018 Orange County Physician of Excellence <p>OCMA is proud to recognize our incredible members who are leaders in medicine here in Orange County.&nbsp; This year, we want to spend time honoring our 2018 Physicians of Excellence and sharing more information on what makes them so excellent.&nbsp; Our staff spent some time interviewing honorees to bring you this series, and we hope you enjoy this series as we kick off the New Year!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Ball,%20Eric%20-%20resized%20for%20blog.jpg?ver=2018-01-11-105452-713"></p> <p><strong>Name</strong>: Eric Ball, M.D.<span style="white-space:pre"> </span></p> <strong>Specialty:</strong> Pediatrics<br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <strong>What is the most rewarding thing about practicing medicine?</strong><br> I chose to become a pediatrician because I am drawn to preventative medicine.&nbsp; I enjoy the ability to educate parents and families about healthy lifestyles in an effort to prevent diseases in the future.&nbsp; It is a true privilege to be able to play a small role in the life of a growing child, and I am grateful every day for this opportunity.<br> <strong><br> Why did you choose to practice in Orange County?</strong><br> My wife grew up in Orange County and we always knew that we would come back here to practice and raise a family.&nbsp; It is an ideal spot for our children and, as a pediatrician, southern Orange County is the perfect place to practice.<br> <br> <strong>What&rsquo;s a great experience you had through your OCMA Membership?</strong><br> This year I had the opportunity to attend the California Medical Association House of Delegates meeting, where physician leaders from all over the state gather to discuss policy and set the priorities for the medical community.&nbsp; At the HOD, we heard from medical and government leaders and had vigorous discussions about the future of medicine in California.&nbsp; As Orange County physicians with OCMA, we had the ability to influence these discussions and help shape state policy.<br> <strong><br> Do you have a message for the rest of your POE honoree colleagues?</strong>&nbsp;<br> It is always an honor to be selected a Physician of Excellence.&nbsp; In these times of upheaval and change in the medical community, it is refreshing to know that an organization like the OCMA is single minded in its efforts to advocate for the success of the physicians of this county.&nbsp; I know that through the efforts of organizations like the OCMA, the future of the practice of medicine is bright.<br> <strong><br> Do you have a word of advice for today&rsquo;s students and residents?</strong><br> Choose medicine and choose your specialty because you love them.&nbsp; I would have made more money, or worked fewer hours, in other professions or other specialties.&nbsp; I chose pediatrics because I am passionate about the health and well-being of children.&nbsp; When I leave the office every day, I have a sense of pride and purpose; each day, I feel that I made a small difference in the life of a child or a family.&nbsp; To avoid burnout, you must love what you do, and your profession must be more than a &lsquo;clock-in, clock-out&rsquo; job.&nbsp; The act of making an impact in the lives of others will bring purpose and meaning to your own life.<br> <br> Follow Dr. Ball on Social Media!<br> Facebook:&nbsp; <a href="https://www.facebook.com/socpa/" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/socpa/</a><br> <p>Twitter: @DrEricBall (personal)&nbsp; @socpa (practice)</p> <br> <div><br> </div> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:41:04 Z 2018-01-11 18:41 +00:00 2018-01-11 10:41 -08:00 4038 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/act-now-to-avoid-a-4-medicare-penalty-in-2019.aspx?PostId=4038&tabid=1144 Alert,General Act now to avoid a 4% Medicare penalty in 2019 <h3 style="color: rgb(0, 86, 156); background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(0, 86, 156);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(0, 86, 156); color: rgb(0, 86, 156);">Act now to avoid a 4 percent Medicare penalty in 2019 (Spoiler alert: It&rsquo;s easy!)</span></h3> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(58, 58, 58);"> </span> <p style="color: rgb(58, 58, 58); background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(58, 58, 58);">This is the first year physicians need to report on quality measures under the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Eligible professionals who fail to report in 2017 face a 4 percent payment penalty in 2019. But did you know that physicians only need to report on one quality measure for one patient during 2017 in order to avoid a payment penalty in 2019?</p> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(58, 58, 58);"> </span> <p style="color: rgb(58, 58, 58); background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(58, 58, 58);">During the 2017 transition year, CMS will allow physicians to select one of three &ldquo;pick your pace&rdquo; participation options. Participating at <strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(58, 58, 58);">any </strong>level in 2017 will ensure that you will not be hit with the 4 percent pay cut in 2019.</p> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(58, 58, 58);"> </span> <p style="color: rgb(58, 58, 58); background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(58, 58, 58);">The most lenient participation option&mdash;reporting on one measure for one patient&mdash;allows physicians to avoid a penalty by "testing" the program to ensure that their systems are working and that they are prepared for broader implementation in 2018 and beyond.</p> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(58, 58, 58);"> </span> <p style="color: rgb(58, 58, 58); background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(58, 58, 58);">The American Medical Association (AMA) has published a video, &ldquo;<a href="https://www.ama-assn.org/qpp-reporting" style="color: rgb(0, 86, 156); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(0, 86, 156);">One patient, one measure, no penalty: How to avoid a Medicare payment penalty with basic reporting</a>,&rdquo; with step-by-step instructions on how to report so physicians can avoid a negative 4 percent payment adjustment in 2019.</p> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(58, 58, 58);"> </span> <p style="color: rgb(58, 58, 58); background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(58, 58, 58);">The California Medical Association (CMA) has also published a MACRA resource page at <a href="http://www.cmanet.org/macra" style="color: rgb(0, 86, 156); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(0, 86, 156);">www.cmanet.org/macra</a> to help physicians understand the new payment reforms and what they can do now to start preparing for the transition. Also available in the <a href="http://www.cmanet.org/macra" style="color: rgb(0, 86, 156); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px none rgb(0, 86, 156);">CMA MACRA resource center</a> is an overview of MACRA, and a comprehensive list of tools, resources and information from CMA, the American Medical Association and CMS.</p> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:25:36 Z 2017-11-13 17:25 +00:00 2017-11-13 09:25 -08:00 3961 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/california-physicians-oppose-graham-cassidy-repeal-bill.aspx?PostId=3961&tabid=1144 Alert,General California Physicians Oppose Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill The U.S. Senate is currently considering the Graham-Cassidy block grant bill, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act&rsquo;s (ACA) insurance mandate, underfund health insurance subsidies and make drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. Under the bill, traditional Medicaid funding would be capped. Medicaid expansion and ACA subsidies for low- and middle-income families would be subject to an underfunded block grant and phased out in 2027. This bill would be disproportionately harmful to states like California, which embraced Medicaid expansion and increased coverage under the ACA.&nbsp; <div><br> In response, the California Medical Association (CMA), representing over 43,000 physicians in all specialties and modes of practice, called on the California Congressional Delegation to oppose this bill. Congress should work with health care professionals to craft legislation that increases patient access to health care and maintains coverage for the more than 15 million Californians insured through Medi-Cal and Covered California.</div> <div>&nbsp;&nbsp; <p>&ldquo;This bill would significantly reduce Medicaid funding, which provides health coverage for more than 13 million Californians,&rdquo; said CMA President Ruth Haskins, M.D. &ldquo;A vote for this legislation is a vote to deteriorate public health in California &ndash; especially in areas like the Central Valley, where approximately half of the population relies on Medicaid for health care.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;Patients without coverage seek more expensive care in overcrowded emergency rooms, passing costs on to states, counties, health care providers and taxpayers. These problems would be exacerbated by the reduction of subsidies currently provided to poor and middle class families. The Graham-Cassidy bill also allows states to do away with pre-existing condition protections and other essential health benefits that keep Americans healthy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Congress should engage with physicians and other medical experts on the front lines caring for patients to develop legislation that improves patient access to physicians, protects coverage for our most vulnerable populations and addresses affordability,&rdquo; said Dr. Haskins.</p> </div> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:52:07 Z 2017-09-20 16:52 +00:00 2017-09-20 09:52 -07:00 3958 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/honoring-the-work-of-the-waste-not-oc-coalition.aspx?PostId=3958&tabid=1144 Alert,General,Health Care Agency Update Honoring the Work of the Waste Not OC Coalition <p>Today, in the House of Representatives, Congressman Lou Correa honored the work of the Waste Not OC Coalition.&nbsp; His full speech can be read by clicking <a href="http://www.ocma.org/Portals/13/Congressional%20Record%20-%20Waste%20Not%20OC%20Coaltion.pdf?ver=2017-09-13-143443-280">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:35:11 Z 2017-09-13 21:35 +00:00 2017-09-13 14:35 -07:00 3956 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/nepo-to-host-building-healthy-communities-summit-oct-19-20.aspx?PostId=3956&tabid=1144 Alert,General NEPO to host Building Healthy Communities Summit Oct. 19-20 The Network of Ethnic Physician Organization (NEPO) Building Healthy Communities Summit is taking place immediately before the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates on October 19-20, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. This year&rsquo;s conference theme &ndash; &ldquo;Striving for Health Equity in the Era of Change" &ndash; will focus on emerging health policy issues and solutions as we strive to achieve health equity and reduce health disparities.<br> <br> The summit agenda will include a thought-provoking array of plenary sessions and workshops. Attendees will hear from nationally acclaimed thought leaders, learn about emerging health care policy issues and share best practices on how to reduce health disparities.<br> <br> &ldquo;Building healthier communities is a key component of what community physicians are all about,&rdquo; said NEPO Chair Margaret Juarez, M.D. &ldquo;The NEPO Summit helps physicians and health care providers connect to work with organizations across the state to make California healthier for all.&rdquo;<br> <br> This annual symposium has drawn an increasing crowd of motivated physicians, interested in advancing their expertise in health policy as an adjunct to their practice of medicine. Featuring keynote addresses by Robert K. Ross, M.D., President and CEO of the California Endowment, and Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), the NEPO Summit will provide you with opportunities to network with policymakers, health care advocates and thought leaders, alongside breakout sessions on topics as diverse as the impact of immigration laws on health care, physician mental health, and addressing maternal morbidity and mortality.<br> <br> Register by September 15 to take advantage of the early-bird rate of $199. Participants can earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits&trade; of continuing medical education.<br> <br> <p>For more information or to register, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-nepo-summit-striving-for-health-equity-in-the-era-of-change-tickets-33785333843" target="_blank">click here</a></p> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:17:15 Z 2017-09-11 19:17 +00:00 2017-09-11 12:17 -07:00 3876 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/orange-county-supervisors-attempt-caloptima-takeover.aspx?PostId=3876&tabid=1144 Alert,General Orange County Supervisors Attempt CalOptima Takeover <p style="margin-bottom: 24px;">From Voice of OC:</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 24px;"> <p class=""><a href="http://voiceofoc.org/2017/07/oc-supervisors-attempt-caloptima-takeover/ ">http://voiceofoc.org/2017/07/oc-supervisors-attempt-caloptima-takeover/</a> </p> </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 24px;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:53:23 Z 2017-07-10 16:53 +00:00 2017-07-10 09:53 -07:00 3872 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/have-you-received-a-termination-notice-from-blue-cross-recently.aspx?PostId=3872&tabid=1144 Alert,General Have You Received A Termination Notice from Blue Cross Recently? <h3 style="margin: 0in 0in 9pt;"></h3> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt;"><span style="color: rgb(58, 58, 58);">The California Medical Association (CMA) has heard from several physicians who have received unexpected termination notices from Anthem Blue Cross. The notices, which specify no cause for termination, appear directed only to physicians who refer to out-of-network ambulatory surgical centers. If you have recently received a similar termination notice from Anthem Blue Cross, CMA wants to hear from you. Please contact CMA's Reimbursement Helpline at (888) 401-5911 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:economicservices@cmanet.org" class="ApplyClass">economicservices@cmanet.org</a>.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=""><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 204);">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:55:52 Z 2017-06-28 21:55 +00:00 2017-06-28 14:55 -07:00 3834 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/oc-health-care-agency-advisory-recall-of-tuna-potentially-contaminated-with-hepatitis-a.aspx?PostId=3834&tabid=1144 Alert,General,Health Care Agency Update O.C. Health Care Agency Advisory: Recall of Tuna Potentially Contaminated with Hepatitis A A recall has been issued of frozen tuna potentially contaminated with hepatitis A which was sourced from Sustainable Seafood Company, Vietnam, and Santa Cruz Seafood Inc., Philippines. This voluntary recall was issued as part of an ongoing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigation. The complete recall advisory can be found at: <a href="https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm561199.htm" target="_blank">https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm561199.htm</a>. <div><br> </div> <div>The Health Care Agency's Advisory can be found by <a href="http://www.ocma.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=QADlCCd57NI%3d&amp;portalid=13" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.<br> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:55:34 Z 2017-06-07 00:55 +00:00 2017-06-06 17:55 -07:00 3827 http://www.ocma.org/news/ocma-blog/serve-on-cmas-standing-councils-and-subcommittees.aspx?PostId=3827&tabid=1144 Alert,General Serve on CMA's Standing Councils and Subcommittees <h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3> <p class=""><span style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);">The California Medical Association&rsquo;s (CMA) Board of Trustees is seeking applications or nominations for members interested and willing to serve on CMA's Standing Councils and Subcommittees for 2017-18. Appointments begin and expire at the conclusion of the House of Delegates, and current members eligible for reappointment must submit a new application for the 2017-18 term.<br> &nbsp;<br> The Committee on Nominations will also contact each Council/Subcommittee Chair for evaluation of their respective committee members, and Component Medical Societies may also inquire about a member&rsquo;s performance.<br> &nbsp;<br> Please distribute this solicitation to any and all interested parties. </span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Term Length/Duration</span></strong><strong><span>: </span></strong><span>One (1) year</span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Time Commitment</span></strong><strong><span>: </span></strong><span>Up to four (4) meetings per year with one (1) potentially in-person. Council meets as needed.</span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Requirements</span></strong><span>: Member of the CMA in good standing.</span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Staff Contact</span></strong><strong><span>: </span></strong><span>Michelle Chapanian, (916) 551-2054, <a href="mailto:mchapanian@cmanet.org" target="_blank">mchapanian@cmanet.org</a></span></li> </ul> <p class=""><strong><span style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);">DEADLINE: June 13, 2017. </span></strong><span style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><br> Please submit to <a href="mailto:nominations@cmanet.org">nominations@cmanet.org</a> with a completed application form (<a href="http://cmanet.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=145aa039e469fec82f515d867&amp;id=c849f98b3e&amp;e=fe307cf2c2" target="_blank">PDF</a> or <a href="http://cmanet.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=145aa039e469fec82f515d867&amp;id=0c3051e43e&amp;e=fe307cf2c2" target="_blank">Word</a>), brief CV (less than five pages) and statement of interest.<br> <br> <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Attachments:</span></strong> </span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><span>Nominations Form/Application: <a href="http://cmanet.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=145aa039e469fec82f515d867&amp;id=c25f81eb1d&amp;e=fe307cf2c2" target="_blank">PDF</a> and <a href="http://cmanet.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=145aa039e469fec82f515d867&amp;id=3b4e38c349&amp;e=fe307cf2c2" target="_blank">Word</a></span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><span><a href="http://cmanet.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=145aa039e469fec82f515d867&amp;id=2c79a2b258&amp;e=fe307cf2c2" target="_blank">Councils and Subcommittees Information Packet:</a> </span></li> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><span>Solicitation Letter</span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><span>Councils and Subcommittee Membership Roster</span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><span>List of Councils and Subcommittees and Council/Subcommittee Charges</span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><span>CMA Bylaws Provisions Governing Councils/Subcommittees</span></li> <li class="" style="color: rgb(99, 100, 102);"><span>CMA's Conflict of Interest Policy</span></li> </ul> </ul> <br> Mon, 22 May 2017 21:54:29 Z 2017-05-22 21:54 +00:00 2017-05-22 14:54 -07:00