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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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    CMS completes issuance of new Medicare ID cards

    January 16, 2019
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now completed the process of mailing new Medicare cards to ben...

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    CMA and AMA urge exemptions from Open Payments reporting

    January 07, 2019
    The AMA, CMA and more than 80 other health care organizations recently submitted a join letter in response to a request...

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    CMA announces opposition to proposed Trump immigration rule

    December 10, 2018
    New “Public Charge” rule would deter millions from accessing critical health care

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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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