San Francisco Marin Medical Society Blog

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Tell regulators how new out-of-network billing and payment law will affect your practice

To ensure health plans and insurers do not game the system to pay artificially low reimbursement rates to physicians, we need all physicians to take action by contacting the health plan/insurance regulators to express the importance and potentially negative impacts of this law if not implemented correctly.

Outbreak of Foodborne Botulism in Sacramento Region: Delayed Identification of Some Patients

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), in collaboration with Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) and neighboring county public health departments, has been investigating an outbreak of foodborne botulism associated with eating nacho cheese sauce served at the Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station in Walnut Grove, Sacramento County.

Call for Nominations for the 2016 J. Elliott Royer Award in Neurology

The J. Elliot Royer Award recognizes two psychiatrists or neurologists, one academic and one community, active in the medical field in San Francisco, Alameda or Contra Costa counties who during the year have made the most significant contribution to the advancement of psychiatry or neurology. The award alternates each year between the specialties of Neurology and Psychiatry.