Practice Management Network

Practice Management

Sailboat and Crows Nest

The Santa Cruz County Medical Society offers its physician members periodic networking and training opportunities for office managers, billing, administrative, and other practice staff. Attendees appreciate the opportunity to network and share information with colleagues.  Schedule and location of meetings are posted at the bottom of this page and on the Events Page of this Website.  A new schedule of meetings will be published beginning January 2016.

Business Emergency Plan

Download both of these documents for help in planning for an emergency situation at your business.

  • Office Emergency Plan from the Santa Cruz County Medical Reserve Corps
  • Business Emergency Plan from
  • Check out for help with personal/family readiness
  • Medicare ICD10 Acknowledgement Testing

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is in the process of implementing ICD-10. All covered entities must be fully compliant on October 1, 2015. CR8858 instructs all Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Durable Medical Equipment MAC Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor to promote ICD-10 Acknowledgement Testing with trading partners during three separate testing weeks, and to collect data about the testing. The first testing week was held November 17 —21, 2014 and two additional weeks are scheduled:
    • March 2—6, 2015
    • June 1—5, 2015

    While submitters may acknowledgement test ICD-10 claims at any time through implementation, the ICD-10 testing weeks have been created to generate awareness and interest, and to instill confidence in the provider community that CMS and the MACs are ready and prepared for the ICD-10 implementation. 

    Read the full announcement 

    Free e-Newsletter for managers

    A free service from SCCMS, this monthly e-newsletter accomplishes so many things:

    • reminds everyone about the upcoming meeting
    • announces upcoming seminars/workshops/webinars
    • latest news about insurance companies & Covered CA
    • latest news from Medicare
    • resources to help you with your job
    • job & resume postings

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    Meeting schedule: Coming Soon!

    2016 Dates