December 2023

Happy holidays from the Colorado Medical Society!

CMS wishes you and your loved ones a safe and warm holiday season, and a prosperous New Year! We look forward to our continued work together in 2024.

Public health emergency unwind: What are the impacts on your patients and practice?

The Colorado Medical Society asks members to complete a brief survey to share how you and your patients have been impacted by the ending of the public health emergency, which established continuous coverage for Medicaid enrollees from 2020 through May 2023. As you may know from CMS publications and other news sources, Medicaid began redetermining an individual's eligibility for Medicaid earlier this spring and disenrolling members if their eligibility status changed. Your response is important.

Access the brief survey here

Continue to help patients with Medicaid through the renewal process

To help Keep Coloradans Covered, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing needs physicians and practices to please continue to use their prepared toolkits, available in the top 11 languages used by Medicaid beneficiaries, to help people complete the renewal process or transition to other affordable health coverage: Update Your Address, Understanding the Renewal Process and Take Action on Your Renewal.

AMA: Physicians split on health care AI

Physicians are enthusiastic but cautious when considering the benefits and risk of augmented or artificial intelligence (AI) and its assistive role in health care. This survey from the American Medical Association provides deep insight into physician sentiment towards health care AI, including motivations, opportunities, concerns, requirements, and current uses of health care AI.

Spread the word about CMS's wellbeing program, Doc2Doc

The Colorado Medical Society and Colorado Physician Health Program need your help in spreading the word about our program, Doc2Doc Wellbeing Consulting, that provides peer support to physicians experiencing workplace stress or situational concerns. Any Colorado physician or medical student can call 720-810-9131 to access up to three free, one-hour, confidential, pre-clinical peer wellbeing consultation sessions. Watch a video about the program featuring two CPHP medical directors who are part of the team speaking to physicians or students who utilize Doc2Doc.

Still time to make Medicare changes during OEP 1/1-3/31

Network changes are a given with Medicare Advantage. Unfortunately, one major network change happened half way through the Annual Enrollment Period. Advent Health will not be in Humana’s Medicare Advantage network for 2024. If your patients find themselves in a situation when they need to switch to continue care with a certain physician or facility, they can use the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period that runs every year from Jan. 1 to March 31. Read more here from CMS sponsor Mary Jo Heins.

Keep Colorado clean and safe: Dispose of meds, protect kids and the environment

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 information here.

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

Webinar from Panacea Financial: Avoiding Financial Pitfalls and Investing for the Future

CMS Partner in Medicine Panacea Financial will present a webinar in the New Year, Avoiding Financial Pitfalls and Investing in Your Future. Join Panacea President and Co-founder Michael Jerkins, MD, M.Ed., to learn more about sorting out your finances for your long-term financial well-being. Cultivating healthy financial habits is paramount for buying a house, buying into a practice, having kids, insulating yourself from financial risk, and enjoying life — and the earlier you start, the better. Find more information and register here.

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

CMS Job Board

  • Telluride Regional Medical Center seeks to hire an experienced Primary Care Physician. Telluride Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is seeking a full-time Family Medicine or Med-Peds Physician to be part of our primary care team serving our community of local residents and visitors and members of our neighboring communities. Read more here or apply at

  • 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!

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