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Letter from Surgeon General on Opioid Epidemic

View an advance copy of a letter from the Surgeon General on the opioid epidemic. SFMS urges physicians to respond to the Surgeon General's call to action on safe prescribing education, access to treatment for opioid use disorder, and compassionate care without stigma.

Seamless Conversion to Medicare Advantage

Some questions have been raised about recent press coverage on plans enrolling new Medicare beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage without the beneficiary’s knowledge. The American Medical Association (AMA) raised concerns and a number of questions with senior officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Included in this blog posting are CMS’ answers.