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!

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



Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Election Day 2016
COMPAC-endorsed candidates win 78 of 85 federal and state election races


Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Amendment 69 member survey
All-member survey demonstrates need for system change


Thursday, September 01, 2016
Prescription drug abuse
New federal law to support fight against opioid epidemic


Thursday, September 01, 2016
COMPAC announces candidate endorsements
Physicians urged to consider recommendations


Thursday, September 01, 2016
November ballot initiatives
Increase the threshold for amending the state constitution