Marin Medical Society

MMS News Briefs


March 2016

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Meetings with legislators planned for April 13

Want to make your voice heard in state government? If so, you're invited to attend CMA's free Legislative Leadership Conference in Sacramento on Tuesday, April 13. Hundreds of physicians from all over California attend this annual event, which includes speeches by key legislative leaders and meetings with local legislators on health care issues. Speakers haven't been confirmed, but last year Gov. Brown addressed the conference. To RSVP for the conference, contact Rachel Pandolfi at 707-525-4375 or Click here for more information.

NEW! Contract Renegotiations: Making Your Business Case

To help physicians prepare to negotiate or renegotiate, CMA has created a new resource, which includes step-by-step instructions on how to create a thoughtful renegotiation request as well as a sample letter. The resource is available FREE for CMA members at under "Payor Contracting." The resource is not available to nonmembers.


CME April 16-17, Family Medicine Clinical Forum. Take a family medicine vacation with your peers in San Francisco. The California Academy of Family Physicians is also offering CMEs, optional workshops, resident poster session, and an exhibit hall. For more information and registration, visit

CME April 30, Annual HIV/AIDS Review. This year's annual HIV/AIDS Review will take place on Saturday, April 30 at Finley Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event features an educational seminar and luncheon for physicians, mid-levels and pharmacists who provide care to people with HIV and AIDS. Click here for more information.

NEW member benefit! 5% discount on Workers' Compensation rates
MMS/CMA is pleased to welcome Preferred Employers Insurance Group as the sponsored carrier. Call Mercer at 800-842-3761, email or visit for more information.

PFMC grant proposals due April 2
NNonprofit health organizations in Sonoma County are encouraged to apply for Community Grants from the Pacific Foundation for Medical Care. The grants, generally in the $10,000 range, are awarded twice a year by the nonprofit foundation to support local projects that enhance health services. The application deadline for the next round of grants is April 2. For application materials, contact Kathy Pass at 707-525-4281 or For additional information, visit

May 13-15, Western Health Care Leadership Academy, San Francisco
Save the date for the 2016 Western Health Care Leadership Academy, which will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square from Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15. Event details.

CMA publishes the biweekly e-newsletter, CMA Alert, to keep its members up-to-date on critical issues affecting the practice of medicine in California. Click here to view the current issue.


San Francisco Financial District
Medical office sublet for 1 or 2 days per week. Central location at Battery and Market. Jeffrey Binstock, MD, 415-956-8686.

Sublet Mill Valley medical office
535 Miller Ave. office available on Mondays. 2 exam rooms, adequate parking, beautiful space. Jeffery Binstock, MD, 415-383-5475.

For sale: well-established medical weight loss practice in Marin County
Fall in love with practicing medicine again. Create work-life balance and achieve financial freedom. Work with highly motivated, capable people, excelling in many facets of their lives, who have struggled with their weight and know clearly that they cannot do it alone.

This all-cash practice offers a flexible schedule and provides other income streams besides doctor visits. In addition, the practice presents a significant growth opportunity. This is and will continue to be an active, ongoing practice. The seller will enable a smooth transition. Email now

Medical condo for sale
Located on South Eliseo Drive in Greenbrae. 415-435-8589.

Free classifieds for MMS members!
MMS members can place free classified ads in News Briefs or Marin Medicine. Cost for nonmember physicians and the general public is $1 per word. To place a classified ad, contact Susan Gumucio at or 707-525-0102.

About MMS

The Marin Medical Society, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association, supports local physicians and their efforts to enhance the health of the community. Founded in 1898, MMS is affiliated with the California Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

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