Featured Events

WEBINAR: Customer Service - Improving the Patient Experience

This webinar will provide expertise on how to improve the patient experience, which begins with understanding the difference between patient satisfaction and patient experience. The presentation will also discuss what has happened to service in a medical practice, how to improve the patient experience, having transparency with your patients, and effectively communicating, connecting, and building trust with patients and their family members.

 

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 12:15-1:15pm
Fee: Free for SFMMS/CMA members; $99 for nonmembers

Registration: Click here to register


WEBINAR: Model Medical Staff Bylaws - Help for California Physicians

Medical staff bylaws can be complicated, detailed and potentially dangerous for physicians and their patients. Medical staffs should not be rushed or pressured into adopting bylaws that limit physician rights or divert medical staff authority. This webinar will provide you with tools necessary to support effective medical staff operations and self-governance. Medical staff attorney Libby Snelson explains how physicians and medical staff - and the professionals who assist them - can put the CMA Model Medical Staff Bylaws to work.

 

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 12:15-1:15pm
Fee: Free for SFMMS/CMA members; $99 for nonmembers

Registration: Click here to register

 


DINNER SEMINAR: Winding Down Your Practice

Effectively transitioning your practice for your patients, staff and family requires careful planning and sufficient time to accomplish. Join SFMMS for the seminar to learn creative strategies to help you accomplish your goals, including: bringing in an associate, recruiting, selling the practice, or closing the practice. We will also cover the latest information on valuation methodology for selling, divorce, or estate planning purposes.

 

Topics include:

  • What you need to know to sell your practice
  • Latest valuation methodology for selling your practice and planning your estate
  • Merging practices - equalizing assets, structure decisions, expense share, partnership corporations
  • Preparing for retirement while you practice - finances, lifestyle, work/life balance
  • Legal and ethical duties to patients when retiring

The dinner seminar is generously supported by Mechanics Bank, and presented by Debra Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties.

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
LocationCommissary at the Presidio, 101 Montgomery Street, San Francisco
Tickets: $89 for SFMMS members; $129 for nonmembers; dinner included; spouses/significant others encouraged to attend at no additional charge
Registration: Click here to register


FREE DINNER SEMINAR: Reducing Practice Management Hypertension

Physicians and managers today are feeling the stress of many aspects of running the practice and this can lead to many forms of Practice Management Hypertension. Join SFMMS and the Cooperative of American Physicians for this FREE seminar that will provide tips to lower your blood pressure and resultant anxiety to successfully navigate the business side of the practice. Most medical schools never teach physicians in training about business principles. It is just as important to invest in education about the business side of medical practice throughout your career as the clinical aspects. Topics covered include hypertension related to the EMR, health care reform, cash flow, malpractice, personnel and labor law, Medicare fraud and abuse, OSHA/HIPAA compliance, mergers, acquisitions, foundations and practice integration, IPA/health plan interaction, and physician/manager burnout. View the event flyer here.

The dinner seminar is generously sponsored by the Cooperative of American Physicians, and presented by Debra Phairas, President of Practice & Liability Consultants, a nationally recognized firm specializing in practice management and malpractice prevention. Her consulting experience includes over 2,000 practices of all sizes and specialties.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Osha Thai, 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
Registration: Click here to register for this FREE seminar; dinner is provided

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Piatti, 625 Redwood Highway, Mill Valley
Registration: Click here to register for this FREE seminar; dinner is provided


CMA Legislative Advocacy Day

Join more than 400 physicians, medical students who will be coming to Sacramento to lobby their legislative leaders as champions for medicine and their patients during CMA’s 46th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with legislators on health care issues. Meetings with Marin and San Francisco legislators will be scheduled and coordinated by SFMMS. This is a unique event for California physicians and is free of charge to all members. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Location: Capitol South Lawn, Sacramento
Registration: Click here to register


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