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SFDPH Health Advisory: Recognizing and Handling Suspect Ebola Cases

Travelers to the US from Ebola-affected countries receive enhanced screening and risk assessment by US Customs and Border Protection and CDC upon arrival. Returning travelers from Ebola-affected countries are risk-stratified, and are subject to active daily monitoring and movement protocols by state and local public health departments for 21 days from the date of their departure from West Africa.

CMS Releases Final Rules for FY 2015 Medicare Physician Payments

CMS released finalized payment rules for different Medicare providers and services for 2015. Among other rules, CMS created new payments for chronic care management programs, launched efforts to streamline payments for individuals’ hospital care and expanded the agency’s Physician Compare website.

SFMS/CMA Lead Resounding Victory in Defeating Prop. 46 by 2 to 1 Margin

On November 4, the voters of California spoke loudly and definitively, sending the trial lawyers’ Proposition 46 to defeat by a 2 to 1 margin. The message is clear—Californians simply don’t want to increase health care costs and reduce health access so trial attorneys can file more lawsuits.