August 2017 |
RSVP today to attend the CMS Annual Meeting in Breckenridge Sept 15-17th, 2017

Join the Colorado Medical Society for the 2017 Annual Meeting

Sept. 15-17, 2017
Breckenridge, Colo.
This September, Colorado physicians will come together as a community in Breckenridge for the 2017 CMS Annual Meeting to engage the experts, state and national, on the most pressing subjects of immediate relevance and concern to our medical community. A dedicated physician work group built the agenda from the ground up, drawn what is keeping medicine (and your advocates) up at night, and a methodical series of interviews and conversations with their peers.
The meeting has been engineered as a motivational sanctuary for physicians to share, argue, and learn from the best of the best - not the sort thing you can just read online. In an era of burnout and relenting change and stress, this gathering is intended o stimulate, entertain, and help, peer-to-peer, remember why doctors are doctors. As always, registration and meals are free for CMS members. Guests are welcome and free childcare is available with advance registration. Attendees can earn up to 9.75
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, as well as COPIC points.
Go to for more information and to register.
Join your colleagues and plan to attend our most popular event of the year!

Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert  Medical Society 


Thursday, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Plan to attend and network with 150+ physicians from the Denver Metro area.
Cosponsored by:  
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, 
Littleton Adventist Hospital, 
Parker Adventist Hospital, 
Porter Adventist Hospital, 
SkyRidge Medical Center &
Swedish Medical Center
RSVP today to attend this free physician networking event! 
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AMA Launches an Opioid Educational microsite in July
New site features Opioid Task Force recommendations and resources from state and specialty societies

As part of its continued advocacy efforts to help reverse the nation's opioid epidemic, the American Medical Association launched a website focused on providing physicians with state- and specialty-specific education and training resources. The microsite, , includes nearly 300 education and training resources across three major categories:
  1. Recommendations from the AMA Opioid Task Force  
  2. State medical society resources
  3. Medical specialty society resources
Physicians can use the site's "State Selector" and "Specialty Selector" to find tailored education and training resources. The AMA Opioid Task Force also has identified numerous national education and training resources. The site highlights the progress physicians have made in using prescription drug monitoring programs, reducing the nation's opioid supply, increasing treatment capacity and increasing access to naloxone. 

To further support physicians and patients locating physicians authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine by state, each state-specific page includes a link to the  U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator

America's medical community continues to focus on ways to support patients who need treatment as well as help increase overdose prevention efforts. The AMA Opioid Task Force also recently  issued recommendations focused on safe storage and disposal, encouraging physicians to:
  1. Talk to your patients about proper use of opioid analgesics
  2. Remind your patients to safely store medicines away from children and never share prescriptions
  3. Urge your patients to safely dispose of expired, unwanted, and unused medications, utilizing pharmacy and law enforcement "Take Back" resources
Be part of the solution today.
Practice Management Breakfast Series:  Medicare Quality Payment Program Continues:  September 6, 2017
Workshop: Let's Take Your Temperature Around QPP

As we approach the final months of the 2017 transition year into the Quality Payment Program, lets discuss progress, successes and challenges.  During this interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to share your performance metrics with subject matter experts for an in depth review of YOUR data.  
Presenters: Courtnay Ryan, Quality Improvement Facilitator, Telligen and 
Andrew Bienstock, Transformation Services Manager, CORHIO

During this workshop we will:
  • Provide an opportunity to interact with fellow peers and learn from others
  • Provide 1x1 time for QPP report review and education
Wednesday, September 6th 2017
7 AM - Registration /Buffet Breakfast             
7:30 AM-9:00 AM - Program  

The Curtis Ballroom, 5345 Landmark Place,
Greenwood Village, CO 80111  
(Located upstairs from Comedy Works South )   
RSVP today to attend this free meeting! 
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The QPP Coalition Provides additional resources for your practice with upcoming lunch time webinars
The QPP Coalition was formed to help clinicians and their practice teams successfully transition to the new payment program for Medicare. 

Upcoming QPP Coalition Webinars:
Tuesday, August 22nd at 12Noon, MST
Analyzing your Data and QPP Scoring
Get the most out of your data!  Join us for an informative session on how to maximize your score in the Quality Performance Category.

Andrew Bienstock, MHA, CHTS-CP, PCMH CCE
Transformation Support Services Manager

Kellyn Pearson, RN, MSN
Learning Community Manager
Department of Family Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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Tuesday, September 19th at 12Noon, MST
QPP Performance Category Reporting
How do you plan to report?  This session will highlight the basics and offer guidance on how to report for each of the Performance Categories.

Andrew Bienstock, MHA, CHTS-CP, PCMH CCE
Transformation Support Services Manager

Courtnay Ryan
Quality Improvement Facilitator


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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. ADEMS and CMS members receive a 10 percent premium discount from COPIC.
For more information, call  (720) 858-6000 or visit

Practice Management Breakfast Series on QPP:   Lets take your temperature around the Quality Payment Program
September 6, 2017
7AM -9AM
The Curtis Ballroom 
at The Landmark
RSVP today

CMS Annual Meeting 
Sept 15-17th, 2017
Breckenridge, CO

Go to for more information regarding registration and accommodations.

ADEMS Annual Physician Meet & Greet
October 19, 2017
Glenmoor Country Club

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