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    Take note of important MIPS reporting deadlines

    December 22, 2020
    Physicians who are participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) should take note of these important...

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    Updated payor profiles for 2021 now available

    December 22, 2020
    CMA's Center for Economic Services has published updated profiles on each of the major payors in California.

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    DHCS announces plan for COVID-19 vaccine administration reimbursement

    December 18, 2020
    On Friday, December 18, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced its plan for reimbursement of the admin...

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    Last day to change your Medicare participation status for 2021 is January 31

    December 17, 2020
    Once again, it’s time for physicians to decide if they want to make changes to their Medicare participation status. Due...

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    CMA urging Congress to fix two poison pills in surprise billing legislation

    December 15, 2020
    Friday evening, a new bipartisan, bicameral proposal to address surprise medical billing—The No Surprises Act—was intro...

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    CMS delays enforcement of e-prescribing requirement for controlled substances

    December 15, 2020
    In 2018, Congress passed the SUPPORT Act— the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treat...

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    Urgent: Urge Congress stop Medicare cuts and take action to ensure stability of physician practices

    December 09, 2020
    CMA is urging physicians to contact their members of Congress to ask that they take immediate action to ensure the stab...

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    Some physicians facing double digit cuts in final Medicare payment rule; Contact your member of Congress today!

    December 02, 2020
    CMS on Tuesday released the final 2021 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. 

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    DHCS announces delay in Medi-Cal Rx transition

    November 17, 2020
    In an effort to ensure a smooth transition amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, DHCS announced its decision to delay the...

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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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