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    Coding Corner: Medicare now allows modifier 59 on CCI column 1 or column 2 code

    August 15, 2019
    This is a change from the previous rule requiring placement of those modifiers on the column 2 code.

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    Anthem to begin pre-payment modifier audit process

    August 15, 2019
    The pre-payment modifier review will focus on claims billed with modifiers 25, 59, 57, LT/RT

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    UnitedHealthcare to allow update of approved prior authorizations

    August 14, 2019
    UHC will now allow physicians to update or modify an existing, approved prior authorization after the date of service. ...

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    CMA to host webinar on Medicare changes for 2020

    August 14, 2019
    The California Medical Association is hosting a webinar with California’s Medicare contractor, Noridian Healthcare So...

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    CMA President issues statement in response to Trump Administration’s new public charge rule

    August 12, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new public charge rul...

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    Invoices for CME annual accreditation fee coming soon

    August 09, 2019
    The invoice will be processed through PayPal, so may not initially be recognized as the CME annual accreditation fee. ...

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    Fake DEA extortion scam resurfaces in California

    August 08, 2019
    Scam artists posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are calling California physicians and consumer...

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    CMA President Demands Action to Bring Sanity to our Nation's Gun Laws

    August 05, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statement after this weekend's shootings in Texas and Ohio.

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    Tell Congress to back the Protecting People from Surprise Bills Act

    August 05, 2019
    CMA is urging physicians to contact their members of Congress during the August recess about the surprise medical billi...

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    Two CMA past-presidents appointed to medical board

    August 05, 2019
    Dev GnanaDev, M.D. and Richard Thorp, M.D., have both been appointed to the Medical Board of California

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    Anthem Blue Cross to reduce timely filing requirement to 90 days

    August 05, 2019
    All claims submitted on or after October 1, 2019, will be subject to the new 90 day filing requirement.

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    CMS publishes 2017 performance data on Physician Compare website

    August 05, 2019
    CMS recently published 2017 performance information from the Medicare QPP on the “Physician Compare” website.  

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    Two physician legislators to speak at 2019 NEPO Summit

    August 02, 2019
    We are pleased to announce that Senator Richard Pan, M.D., and Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, M.D., will be featured spe...

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    Symphony Provider Directory streamlines provider information reporting

    July 31, 2019
    The Symphony Provider Directory streamlines the way plans and providers exchange and reconcile provider information.

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    Physician Survey: Help shape the future of CMA

    July 22, 2019
    CMA is in the process of developing a new strategic plan to guide our work over the next few years. Both health care an...

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    CMA urges Congress to follow New York’s successful surprise billing model

    July 22, 2019
    While CMA is committed to working towards a solution that protects patients from surprise medical bills, we continue to...

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    NEPO Summit early-bird rate extended!

    July 22, 2019
    Koin us for this year’s NEPO Summit to learn more about “Standing Up for Health Care in California.”

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    New Member Benefit: CMA partners with PatientPop to help physicians grow their practices

    July 22, 2019
    PatientPop offers an all-in-one technology solution that’s proven to help physicians thrive in the digital age.

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    PatientPop Named Practice Growth Partner of California Medical Association

    July 22, 2019
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — PatientPop , the leader in practice growth technology, today announced it has been named Prac...

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    Coding Corner: July 2019 HCPCS code updates for drugs and biologicals

    July 16, 2019
    On July 1, 2019, several new HCPCS codes became available for reporting drugs and other agents.

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    How to make the most of your appeals

    July 12, 2019
    Under California’s unfair payment practices law, payors are required to establish a fast, fair and cost-effective dispu...

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    Nominate leaders in health for PHC Leadership Awards

    July 11, 2019
    The Leadership Awards celebrate the efforts of those who make a difference in the health of Californians.

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    Well Physician California announces new executive leadership team

    July 11, 2019
    Well Physician California today announced its new executive leadership team, including Dave Logan, Ph.D, as Chief Execu...

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    State budget includes $250M for Medi-Cal Value-Based Payments Program

    July 11, 2019
    The value-based payments will apply to services provided starting July 1, 2019.

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    Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula to speak at 2019 NEPO Summit

    July 08, 2019
    Dr. Arambula believes health care is a fundamental human right and has been a forceful advocate in addressing the dire ...

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    Final MIPS scores for 2020 Medicare payments now available

    July 08, 2019
    The payment adjustment you will receive in 2020 is based on this final score.

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    ACCME announces new tiered fee structure for pass through fee

    July 02, 2019
    The ACCME is implementing a new, tiered structure for the annual accreditation fee in response to suggestions from the ...

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