February 2023

CMS webinar: The use of analytics in improving service

Physicians can earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


From patient satisfaction surveys to Yelp reviews, many external factors affect how your practice attracts and maintains patients. The Colorado Medical Society’s next Virtual Grand Rounds webinar — The Use of Analytics in Improving Service — featuring retired obstetrician-gynecologist Dave Newhouse, MD, demonstrates how analyzing patient satisfaction scores can uncover bias from physician to patient and patient to physician, and ultimately enable you to improve outcomes. View the full accreditation statement on the event webpage. Open to all CMS members and practice staff.

More information and link to register

CIVHC launches new provider payment tool

The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) recently released the Provider Payment Tool, the first health care transparency tool of its kind in Colorado. Through Senate Bill 22-068, the tool shows how payments made to providers vary across the state, with the intention of increasing health care payment transparency. Read more about the new tool here.

CIVHC will host a webinar on Feb. 23 at 12 p.m. for an overview of the tool. Register here.


Virtual medical Spanish courses in April - waitlist available

CHAMPS Spanish Language Trainings for Healthcare Professionals will be held online in April 2023 in partnership with Denver Medical Society, each providing Spanish language instruction from Ríos Associates.

The traditional Medical Spanish Language Course for Beginner and Intermediate Speakers will be held over four half days: Apr. 13, Apr. 14, Apr. 20, and Apr. 21. The registration fee is $649 for CHAMPS and/or DMS members and $799 for non-members of CHAMPS or DMS. 

Medical Spanish for Advanced Spanish Speakers will take place on on two full days on Apr. 24 and Apr. 25. The registration fee is $349 for CHAMPS and/or DMS members and $425 for non-members of CHAMPS or DMS. These popular programs have reached waitlist status. Learn more and register here.

Opportunities to help earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in parts of Turkey and Syria, the Colorado Medical Society is encouraging the medical community to support relief efforts to send needed medical supplies and services to the region. There are many opportunities for Colorado physicians and medical facilities to assist.  

  • Volunteer, donate medical supplies, or make financial donations through Project C.U.R.E., www.projectcure.org.
  • Donate to Doctors Without Borders to assist their medical teams in treating patients and donating medical and survival supplies, www.doctorswithoutborders.org
  • Donate to another organization of your choosing; email suggestions to enews_editor@cms.org.  

As of Feb. 15, the death toll in Turkey and Syria from the earthquake is 36,000 and rising with many tens of thousands more in need of immediate medical assistance. CMS is deeply saddened by this disaster and supports the many relief efforts to help millions of people in this region who face a long recovery and rebuilding period.

Reminder: 2022 MIPS hardship application deadline extended to March 3, 2023

Due to American Medical Association advocacy and outreach to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (federal CMS), the agency has extended the deadline to file a 2022 MIPS Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances (EUC) hardship extension until March 3, 2023. The original deadline was Jan 3, 2023. If physicians feel they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 they may file a MIPS hardship exemption with the federal CMS to avoid a 2024 MIPS penalty. The AMA encourages practices to take advantage of this administrative relief; find more information and file your extension here.

Thanks to our Partners in Medicine, who support Colorado physicians and practices!

Job board

  • Looking for a physician to share office space in the Midtown Medical Building, Located in Denver; Ideal for Concierge/DPC; 2 exam rooms, 2 offices; could share expenses and provide some cross coverage; Available immediately; please contact Dr. Michael Keller at 720-600-0802.  

  • Position available: Family Practice or Internal Medicine trained physician in Southern Colorado. Read more here.

  • A longtime internal medicine physician in Rifle, Colo., will retire in the next year and is looking for a physician to take over the practice who is committed to serving a rural population. The sale of the practice includes the building. If interested, please call 970-625-5521.

  • Hospitalist, Frisco CO. PRN hospitalist shifts available in Summit County CO. 2-6 shifts/month. Please call 303-885-4673 to discuss.

  • Physician office space to share, available July 1, 2022, in renovated house on South Wadsworth Blvd. near Alameda Ave. Read more here.

Place a job board advertisement by contacting dianna_fetter@cms.org.

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