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CMS members: Find out how CMS is changing to better serve you during an all-member webinar on Dec. 16

The webinar, “It begins with you: Going back to our roots to improve Colorado health care,” will outline how the Colorado Medical Society is changing to open engagement to all members in a way that is meaningful for you and fits your schedule. CMS pollster Benjamin Kupersmit will also present the results of our recent managed care survey that reveal severe hassle factors and give CMS a clear call to action.

WHAT: Colorado Medical Society all-member webinar

TITLE: It begins with you: Going back to our roots to improve Colorado health care

WHEN: Dec. 16, 2015, 6-7 p.m.

REGISTER HERE to receive log-on/call-in instructions

BACKGROUND: This webinar will feature how CMS is changing to keep members engaged, informed and empowered. The content will include a brief 10-minute overview of The New CMS and what it means to members and how CMS will demonstrate our deep commitment to advocacy.

Following this, CMS pollster Benjamin Kupersmit will discuss the findings from an all-member survey on managed care pain points. Because CMS physicians have identified payer issues as a high priority, this survey establishes a data baseline on the current interaction between physicians and insurance companies in Colorado, identifying what is and is not working in terms of access to networks, network de-selections, payment for out-of-network care and what can be done to repair problems in these areas. Issues around networks and insurance industry mergers will be debated in the executive and legislative branches of our state and federal government next year. This webinar will give members an understanding of the issues in play, how to be involved and how to provide CMS with further insights on issues that need attention.

TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS: We are upgrading our webinar/conference call system. Please note that participants can choose to connect to the audio/visuals through one of two methods:

  • Via a computer to see the presentation and hear the audio through streaming audio, OR
  • Via a computer to see the presentation and by phone to hear the audio. Note that the call-in number has changed; please use the number provided in the registration email.

Due to an expected high number of participants, all members will be muted and will need to submit questions via the chat window through the web portal.

Participants will receive detailed instructions by email after registering and are encouraged to test their system using the link in this email to ensure a smooth connection on the day of the event. If you have any issues registering or questions about how to connect to the webinar, please contact Dianna Mellott-Yost at or (720) 858-6321.