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March 2024

Change Healthcare cyber issue: CMS advocacy for you and resources from the AMA

Three weeks ago, Change Healthcare began experiencing a cyber security issue and isolated its systems to prevent further impact. UnitedHealth Group estimates that it will take a month or more to fully restore its medical claims processing -- a delay that has left many organizations in financial distress. Your state and national medical societies have been actively advocating for affected physicians.

  • Colorado Medical Society President Omar Mubarak, MD, MBA, urged the Colorado Commissioner of Insurance to demand prompt payment of claims by carriers to physicians, and that the carriers accurately and completely report all payment delays. Read his letter here.

  • The American Medical Association has been in active discussions with the Biden Administration, UnitedHealth Group and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, among others. They launched a dedicated webpage for the latest updates and invite AMA members to submit information about their experiences to for use in discussions with federal agencies and organizations.

CMS Partner in Medicine Panacea Financial has created an avenue to help practices experiencing disruption in revenue, including potential short-term lines of credit. View more information on this webpage and, if interested, complete the contact form on that page.

You're invited: CHoSEN's Spring Forum to focus on best practices in response to newborns prenatally exposed to substances - April 29

The Colorado Hospital Substance Exposed Newborns (CHoSEN) Collaborative, through the joint providership of Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Section of Neonatology, will host a hybrid Spring Forum on April 29, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone who is interested in these efforts. Find more information here, and register here! Available credit: 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Registration Instructions: Click here to either log in to Children's Hospital Continuing Education Platform OR create a Visitor Account to complete registration. You will be prompted to Register/Take course and complete the questionnaire. Please register by April 15, 2024.

Register for 2024 Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book) Course - June 5-6 in Denver

The Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Disease (The Pink Book) Course is coming to Denver June 5-6, 2024. During this course, faculty from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will present a comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. This two-day course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). In addition, the Immunization Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will host a Colorado-specific update session the afternoon of June 4.

Learn more about this course and register here. If you have any questions about the event or registration, contact at Immunize Colorado.

Continue supporting Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ members during the PHE unwind

Continue helping to spread the word to Health First Colorado and CHP+ members to prepare for renewals by sharing toolkit messaging -- Update Your Address and Take Action on Your Renewal -- in newsletters, on social media and in public areas. also includes partner resources and information for those who may need to transition to other coverage. 

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

Empower your patients to make informed choices. Supporting Colorado's Medication Takeback Program is a prescription for a healthier, safer community. Find your nearest dropbox at

More information here.

An easier way to keep teens safe starts in your medicine cabinet

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

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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

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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