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    Legislature passes CMA-sponsored bill to require payment for telehealth services

    September 16, 2019
    The California Legislature on Friday approved a CMA-sponsored bill to increase patient access through telehealth. The b...

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    Governor signs CMA-sponsored bill to prevent fraudulent school vaccine exemptions

    September 16, 2019
    On September 9, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 276 into law, which will prevent fake medical exemptions and r...

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    CMA to host webinar on supplemental Medi-Cal payments for FY 19-20 and beyond

    September 16, 2019
    CMA is hosting a one-hour webinar—Proposition 56 funds: What’s new for FY 19-20 and beyond—on Wednesday, October 16 at ...

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    Anthem Blue Cross issues Medicare Advantage contract amendment

    September 12, 2019
    Anthem Blue Cross recently issued a notice to physicians with an amendment to its Prudent Buyer Plan Participating Phys...

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    UHC to require prior authorization for additional outpatient surgical procedures

    September 12, 2019
    As indicated in its September 2019 Network Bulletin , United Healthcare (UHC) will expand the list of surgical proce...

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    Urgent survey: Assessing the impact of CA surprise billing laws on physicians

    September 11, 2019
    The results of this survey will be crucial in helping CMA and our partners effectively advocate for a fair and balanced...

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    Coding Corner: ICD-10 2020 code set and official guidelines available now

    September 10, 2019
    CPR’s “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billin...

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    Health Net implements additional claims review for certain ER visits

    September 09, 2019
    Health Net recently notified physicians that effective July 1, 2019, it was implementing an additional claims review pr...

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    Proposition 56 funds: What’s new for FY 19-20 and beyond

    September 09, 2019
    On June 27, 2019, Governor Newsom signed his first state budget, which included significant new funding for health care...

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    Cigna is next payor to discontinue payment of consultation services

    September 09, 2019
    Cigna is the latest payor to announce that it will no longer reimburse consultation services, effective for claims pr...

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    Reminder: Several Anthem Blue Cross changes effective Oct. 1

    September 06, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that October 1, 2019, marks the effective date of several important Anthem Blue Cross policy ch...

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    Reminder: Report unfair payment patterns to the regulator

    September 06, 2019
    CMA urges practices to closely monitor their accounts receivables to ensure that they have been paid properly and to re...

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    Have you received your FY 18-19 Prop 56 supplemental payments?

    September 05, 2019
    The California Health Care, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop 56) created new revenues dedicated to...

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    CMA comments on passage of bill cracking down on fraudulent medical exemptions

    September 04, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statement in response to today's passage of Senate Bill 276 t...

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    CMS adopts many AMA recommendations for new E/M payment system

    September 03, 2019
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a 1700-page proposed rule for the 2020 Medicare ...

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    Altais teams up with Aledade and CMA to offer unique patient care model supported by innovative technologies

    August 29, 2019
    Altais, in collaboration with Blue Shield of California, aims to help physicians provide value-based care to California...

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    PHC announces second application cycle for CalMedForce GME grants

    August 27, 2019
    Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce the second cycle for the graduate medical education (G...

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    FAQ: Do I have to complete Medicare Advantage fraud, waste and abuse training?

    August 27, 2019
    To help monitor adherence to applicable statutes, regulations, and program requirements, the Office of Inspector Genera...

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    CMS now accepting hardship exceptions for 2019 reporting year

    August 22, 2019
    Physicians and groups that qualify for MIPS can submit a hardship exception application for one of three reasons.

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    Noridian hosting Medicare provider enrollment conference

    August 20, 2019
    California’s Medicare contractor is hosting a two-day provider enrollment conference in Anaheim on September 18-19, 201...

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    Tickets now on sale for CMA’s annual Presidential Gala

    August 19, 2019
    Join CMA on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Disneyland Hotel for the  23rd annual Presidential Gala .

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    New “public charge” rule a major setback for public health

    August 19, 2019
    The rule targets immigrant families, jeopardizes public health and will deter millions of people from receiving critica...

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    CMA updates Prop 56 Payment Monitoring Worksheet

    August 19, 2019
    The worksheet has been updated to help physicians determine if they have been paid correctly based on the FY 18-19 sup...

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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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