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    On Demand Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About Supplemental Prop 56 Payments

    November 08, 2018
    This webinar covers eligible services, supplemental payment amounts by CPT code and how to ensure your practice receive...

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    Prop. 56 webinar: Are you getting your share of the supplemental Medi-Cal funds?

    November 01, 2018
    CMA is hosting  a webinar with DHCS on Wednesday, November 7, to discuss the status of distribution of both 201...

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    Medicare publishes 2018-2019 influenza vaccine pricing

    October 23, 2018
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published an update on Medicare’s influenza vaccine paymen...

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    Last day to change your Medicare participation status for 2019 is December 31

    October 23, 2018
    Once again, it’s time for physicians to decide if they want to make changes to their Medicare participation status. Phy...

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    L.A. Care partially rescinds recoupment requests

    October 18, 2018
    Between June and August of this year, L.A. Care issued a large number of overpayment requests to physicians. According...

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    CMA urges CMS to simplify the Quality Payment Program

    October 01, 2018
    CMA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed changes to the Medic...

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    Updated payor profiles for 2018 now available

    October 01, 2018
    CMA's Center for Economic Services is publishing updated profiles on each of the major payors in California.

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    Noridian announces improvements to Medicare portal

    September 28, 2018
    Noridian, the Medicare Administrative Contractor for California, recently announced improvements to the Noridian Medic...

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    Annual Medicare preventative exams now include review of opioid use

    September 27, 2018
    On August 28, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an update to the Initial Preventive Physic...

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    L.A. Care issues recoupment letters for services dating back to 2012

    September 11, 2018
    CMA has learned that L.A. Care Health Plan, the publicly operated Medi-Cal health plan serving more than 2 million Los ...

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    Deadline to request a MIPS targeted review is October 1

    September 04, 2018
    If you participated in the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017, your MIPS final score and perf...

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    CMA and AMA oppose CMS proposal to collapse E/M codes

    September 04, 2018
    More than 150 health care organizations, including CMA and AMA, sent a joint letter to CMS, opposing the agency’s propo...

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    New Medi-Cal provider enrollment system to go live Sept. 4

    August 28, 2018
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is releasing an update to its Medi-Cal provider enrollment sy...

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    UnitedHealthcare Community Plan preps for entry into additional Medi-Cal and Medicare Advantage markets

    August 23, 2018
    Looking to increase its presence in the Medi-Cal and Medicare Advantage marketplace by 2021, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Com...

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    Medi-Cal to unveil updated provider enrollment system this summer

    August 10, 2018
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is will soon be releasing an update to its Medi-Cal provider e...

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    UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to exit Sacramento Medi-Cal market on November 1

    August 10, 2018
    The UHC Community Plan has issued notice that it will no longer provide services to approximately 4,400 Medi-Cal member...

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    CMA/AMA responding to proposed Medicare payment rule

    August 03, 2018
    On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2019 Medicare Physician F...

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    Noridian to present in-person Medicare seminars in Irvine and Sacramento

    August 03, 2018
    Noridian, the Medicare administrative contractor for California, has announced several in-person seminars around the st...

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    New Medicare ID card mailing completed in California

    August 03, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently completed mailing new Medicare ID cards to California ben...

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    2017 MIPS scores and 2019 payment adjustments now available

    July 20, 2018
    Physicians can now log in to the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) website to view their final 2017 Merit-based ...

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    CMS proposes troubling Medicaid access-monitoring exemptions

    May 29, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule that would exempt states with at...

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    Medicare Advantage plans to see 3.4% payment increase in 2019

    April 23, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a rule  increasing baseline Medicare Advantage ...

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    UnitedHealthcare plans to discontinue payment for consultation services

    August 01, 2017
    Citing alignment with a policy implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and in response to m...

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    CMS releases proposed Medicare physician fee schedule for 2018

    July 21, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the proposed 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule...

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    Medi-Cal postponing deactivation of inactive providers

    July 21, 2017
    Earlier this month, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) notified approximately 30,000 Medi-Cal providers that...

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    LACMA files lawsuit to stop duals program

    July 09, 2017
    On July 2, the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) joined a coalition of plaintiffs, including three Los Ang...

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    Practices encouraged to take DHCS Medi-Cal provider satisfaction survey

    August 12, 2016
    The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is conducting a customer service satisfaction survey for Medi-Cal provi...

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