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The Exchange: What You Need to Know

As part of the federal health care reform legislation, known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), states were instructed to establish American Health Benefit Exchanges and Small Business Health Options Program Exchanges (collectively “the Exchange”). In September 2010, California became the first state to create a Health Benefit Exchange following the ACA’s passage.

Long-Time SFMS Member Honored by UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Long-time SFMS member Marcus A. Conant, MD will be honored with the 16th annual Public Health Heroes Award from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health along with former president of Ireland Mary Robinson.

CMS Releases New Health IT 'Meaningful Use' Rules

It’s time to take electronic health records to the next level. CMS on Thursday released their second-stage guidelines for “meaningful use” of electronic records, which advocates say have the potential to reduce medical errors and streamline care.