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    HHS again extends provider relief fund deadlines; Physicians have until Sept. 13 to apply

    August 25, 2020
    HHS is again extending the deadline for physicians to apply for the Provider Relief Fund for both Medicare and Medicaid...

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    Reminder: Deadline to apply for relief from Medicaid Targeted Distribution is July 20

    July 07, 2020
    On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, HHS opened a new  “Medicaid Targeted Distribution” portal  through which Medicaid-dependen...

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    Noridian begins reprocessing CMS geographic payment errors

    February 12, 2020
    Noridian, the California Medicare contractor, has recently advised that it will begin reprocessing claims impacted by...

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    Reminder: Covered California open enrollment for 2020 ends January 31

    January 22, 2020
    Physicians are reminded that the open enrollment period for Covered California ends on January 31, with coverage effect...

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    DHCS launches effort to screen patients for childhood trauma

    January 21, 2020
    DHCS, in partnership with the California Office of the Surgeon General, is creating a first-in-the-nation statewide eff...

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    New Medi-Cal incentive payments took effect January 1

    January 17, 2020
    California’s 2019-2020 fiscal year budget contained significant new funding for new programs including the value-based ...

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    Act Now! Proposed federal rule will dramatically reduce CA’s Medi-Cal funding

    January 17, 2020
    CMA is urging physicians to comment NOW and urge CMS to rescind the proposed rule. Comments are due February 1, 2020....

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    CMS to correct additional geographic payment errors; some 2020 claims to be reprocessed

    January 13, 2020
    According to CMS, Noridian—the California Medicare contractor—is holding affected claims while they test and implement ...

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    CMA comments on Governor’s proposed Medi-Cal reforms

    January 10, 2020
    This expansion proposal would address many challenges of chronically unsheltered populations.

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    On Demand Webinar: Proposition 56 Funds—What's New for FY 19-20 and Beyond

    December 06, 2019
    CMA recently hosted a webinar examining the supplemental Medi-Cal payments made possible by the Proposition 56 tobacco ...

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    New in CMA’s Health Law Library: Providing Care to Medi-Cal Enrollees

    December 06, 2019
    To help physicians better understand their rights and obligations as a Medi-Cal provider as well as the rights of patie...

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    Last day to change your Medicare participation status for 2020 is December 31

    November 12, 2019
    Once again, it’s time for physicians to decide if they want to make changes to their Medicare participation status . P...

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    Medicare publishes 2019-2020 influenza vaccine pricing

    November 01, 2019
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published Medicare’s influenza vaccine payment allowance...

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    All Medicare physicians must be using the new MBI number by Dec. 31

    October 30, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that the transition period to the new Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) numbers will en...

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    Reminder: Switch to new Medi-Cal fiscal intermediary takes effect Oct. 1

    September 24, 2019
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has contracted with DXC Technology who will assume all fiscal ...

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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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    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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    HHS announces new primary care delivery and payment models

    May 13, 2019
    The HHS recently unveiled five new voluntary Medicare primary care payment models.

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    Congressional committee approves Medicare Advantage prior authorization reforms

    May 09, 2019
    These reforms would scale-back Medicare Advantage plan prior authorization and some prescription drug step therapy

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    CMA comments on proposed Medi-Cal value-based payment measures

    April 29, 2019
    DHCS has released proposed measures for the VBP program, which would be funded with $180 million annually in Proposit...

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    Noridian continues to deactivate providers for not responding to Medicare revalidation notices

    March 29, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that their Medicare billing privileges will be deactivated if they fail to respond to Medicare ...

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    Individual MIPS reporting deadline is in two weeks

    March 19, 2019
    If you plan to submit 2018 data for Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, the deadline is April 2, just two ...

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    PAVE 101 Training Webinar February 21, 2019

    February 13, 2019
    DHCS has scheduled an additional PAVE 101 training to ensure users are prepared to begin using the online enrollment pr...

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    DHCS loads 2019 CPT codes and pricing by January 1

    January 24, 2019
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has confirmed that the 2019 CPT/HCPCS updates have been load...

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    Medi-Cal provider enrollment moving exclusively to PAVE starting March 5

    January 24, 2019
    The Medi-Cal Provider Enrollment Division will no longer accept paper enrollment forms, effective March 5, 2019.

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