Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Meetings and Events

Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - October 2016 (PDF)  


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Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through Dec. 7

Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to change their coverage during the annual open enrollment period that runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. In addition to accepting traditional, fee-for-service Medicare plans, Cedars-Sinai also participates in three Medicare Advantage plans.

These Medicare Advantage agreements are part of the institution’s efforts to provide the community with a variety of ways to have coverage for care from Cedars-Sinai. Medicare Advantage (also called Medicare Part C or a Medicare Health Plan) is purchased from a private insurance company and typically organized like an HMO.

Coverage takes effect Jan. 1, 2017. During open enrollment, Medicare beneficiaries can change their plan coverage, including entering into a Medicare Advantage plan, for the following year.

Through physician agreements with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates, Cedars-Sinai participates in the following Medicare

Advantage plans:

  • Blue Shield 65 Plus HMO
  • CareMore HMO and HMO Special Needs Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
    • AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1, 2 and 3 (HMO)
      • Note: Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and Cedars-Sinai Health Associates providers are not included in the provider-specific network for Plan 2.
    • AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Essential (HMO)

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