ASAP e-newsletter: Dec. 6, 2023

Webinar: What you need to know about new physician assistant law

Register for a CMS webinar that will outline what physicians need to know about a new physician assistant law that took effect in August 2023. The webinar, All the Things You Need to Know About the New Physician Assistant Regulations, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 12 p.m. with speakers Jean Martin, MD, JD, COPIC Deputy General Counsel, and John Conklin, JD, CMS-contracted general counsel. It will be recorded and distributed to registrants after the event. Submit questions in advance through the registration form!

Resources to review in advance of the webinar:

Register today

Read more about your newly installed president and his vision for CMS in the latest issue of Colorado Medicine

Colorado Medicine is the award-winning quarterly magazine of the Colorado Medical Society. This issue features an excerpt of the inaugural address of newly installed CMS President Omar Mubarak, MD, MBA, plus:

  • a primer on a new chronic pain law;
  • photos from the 2023 Annual Meeting and White Coat Wisdom;
  • and more!

Are you receiving your mailed copy of the magazine? If not, we may not have your correct address! Contact to update your contact information.

View the virtual issue here

Last chance for PDMP Integration funding opportunity (No cost to providers!)

Colorado Medical Society would like to make physicians and practices aware of two related opportunities to make it easier to do PDMP checks as Colorado law requires, at no cost to the practice. Find out more about this electronic health record integration through Opisafe. You must contact Opisafe by Jan. 2, 2024. Read more here.

Free naloxone for rural and high-volume clinics

The Colorado Naloxone Project has earmarked 6,000 free naloxone kits for rural health clinics and high-volume clinics for distribution to patients at risk of opioid overdose. If you are interested in receiving kits for your clinic, please follow this link and fill out the survey.

Empowering patients for a safer tomorrow: Colorado's Medication Takeback Program

Health care providers play a vital role in patient safety. Encourage your patients to participate in Colorado's Medication Takeback Program for safer homes and communities. Find a local dropbox at More information here.

An easier way to protect kids and teens starts in your medicine cabinet.

Application deadline extended: Making Care Primary model

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the application deadline for its new Making Care Primary (MCP) Model by two weeks; the new deadline for application submission is Thursday, Dec.14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The MCP application is non-binding and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

MCP will launch July 1, 2024, in eight states including Colorado. The model aims to improve outcomes and reduce costs through enhanced care management and better coordination with non-primary care specialists and other health professionals.


The Pulmonary and Allergy Update highlights insights and recent advances in pulmonary medicine, asthma, allergy and immunology, presented by faculty from the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Network with colleagues and nationally recognized experts, and learn the latest updates on management and treatment options for your patients. Workshops and small-group sessions provide great opportunities to discuss key issues and interesting cases with colleagues and National Jewish Health faculty. More information.


Nomination period open for 2024 CMS leadership election

Have you thought about a leadership role in the Colorado Medical Society? We encourage members of all walks of life, perspectives, backgrounds, practice settings, career stages and geographic locations to consider a leadership position now or in the future. The nomination period for the 2024 election -- during which CMS members elect the president-elect and members of the Colorado delegation to the American Medical Association -- is open through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. The election takes place in August. Read more here.

Thank you to those who have already renewed your 2024 membership

Dues invoices for individuals and those who have opted in to group billing are due Dec. 31, 2023 for the 2024 membership year. Renew today to ensure you have no disruption in member benefits -- especially if you are COPIC insured. COPIC will terminate the 10 percent discount for physicians who are no longer CMS members on Jan. 1, 2024.

If you have questions or need assistance making your payment, contact the CMS membership team at or 720-739-8343. Thank you for your membership and continued investment in our medical society!

Thanks to our Partners in Medicine

Job board

  • Douglas County Health Department invites applicants to the position of Medical Officer. The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) Medical Officer advises the DCHD Executive Director and the Douglas County Board of Health (BOH) on medical issues decisions pertaining to and affecting public health in Douglas County. This is a part-time, on-call contractor opportunity. Read more here or contact

  • We have the perfect practice opportunity in Colorado! The Healing Gardens Health Center is a well-established and well-respected primary care and integrative medicine center in beautiful Fort Collins, Colo. This is an opportunity to not only build your dream practice, but also to create and benefit from ownership, all while working with a great team of like-minded providers. We are looking for an experienced board-certified Primary care and integrative/functional medicine provider. We are open to MD, DO, NP or NDs. Read more here or contact

Do you have a position open at your practice? Space to sub-let? Selling your practice? Place a job board or classified ad with CMS! CMS members receive the first month free. Contact for more information!

Upcoming CMS meetings and events

All Colorado Medical Society committee meetings and events are open to all CMS members and you are welcome to attend! All are held via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Find a full list of events here: Questions? Contact

  • CMS Board of Directors meeting (hybrid) - Friday, Dec. 8, 1-4:30 p.m. Register

  • Webinar: All the Things You Need to Know About the New Physician Assistant Regulations (virtual) - Tuesday, Dec. 12, 12-1 p.m. Register

  • House of Medicine meeting (hybrid) - Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Email for more information

  • Council on Legislation (hybrid) - Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Email for more information

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (virtual) - Thursday, Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Email to register

  • Committee on Physician Wellbeing (virtual) - Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6-7 p.m. Email to register

Registration is required for most meetings; non-members or those unable to be identified at the time of virtual meetings may be removed. Unsure if you are a CMS member? Verify your membership here.

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