Communications

Through our articles, resources and multiple communications CMS offers ongoing educational services to its members and their practices.

CMS members often identify advocacy as an important aspect of their CMS membership. Our challenge has been promoting statewide physician involvement, a key piece of CMS advocacy strategy. The following are just a few of the advocacy opportunities available to CMS members.

During the legislative session (January to May each year):
    • Contact your local legislator and/or the CMS government relations team regarding legislation that directly affects your practice or patients.
    • Testify in committee.
    • Host and/or participate in legislative conversations, town halls and receptions.
    • Cultivate relationships with local legislators. Let them know you are a resources for health care-related questions.
    • Participate in the Council on Legislation (COL). COL bylaws allow only two voting members from any society or specialty group; however, all members are welcome to attend meetings in person or by phone.
    • Participate in CMS workgroups and task forces.
    • Answer CMS surveys.

During elections (each summer through the first week of November):
    • Participate in/donate to COMPAC, CMS's bipartisan political action committee.
    • Donate to the Small Donor Committee, which gives money only to lawmakers who vote 100 percent with CMS on liability issues.
    • Participate in candidate interviews held jointly by CMS and your local medical society.
    • Cultivate relationships with candidates. Let them know you are a resource for health care-related questions.
    • Learn if CMS has endorsed a candidate in your district by reading Colorado Medicine, ASAP e-newsletters or contacting the government relations team.
    • Most important, vote!

Thank you for your involvement!

Saturday, July 01, 2017
Legislative report
Colorado physicians achieve outstanding victories in 2017 General Assembly





Monday, May 01, 2017
Health plan mergers
Landmark ruling upheld, protecting U.S. patients and physicians


Friday, April 28, 2017
Medicine claims another victory in insurance mega-mergers
Landmark ruling upheld, protects U.S. patients and physicians


Monday, March 20, 2017
Legislative update
CMS advocates for health plan reform



Monday, March 20, 2017
Cover: Mega mergers blocked
Courts weigh in favor of protecting consumers and providers



Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Colorado working together
CMS joins Colorado coalition on federal health care reform, advocates for Colorado physicians


Tuesday, January 24, 2017
State budget considerations
A $500 million budget gap will constrain legislative asks


Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Legislative preview
Promoting health plan reform


Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Working for Colorado physicians on federal health care reform
A message from Dr. Katie Lozano