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    CMA comments on HHS proposal to reduce health IT burden

    February 04, 2019
    Physicians are overwhelmed with unnecessary, burdensome regulations that take time and resources away from providing qua...

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    Health information exchange and CURES: What physicians need to know

    September 10, 2018
    This spring, a coalition led by CM) and CalHIPSO secured a $5 million expenditure for health information exchange (HIE)...

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    Blue Shield CEO addresses California physicians on digital health efforts

    July 26, 2018
    Paul Markovich, president and CEO of Blue Shield California, on Friday addressed the California Medical Association’s (...

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    New Parkinson’s reporting requirements take effect July 1

    May 31, 2018
    Health care providers diagnosing or providing treatment to Parkinson’s disease patients will be required to report each...

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    CMS renames EHR Incentive Programs and Advancing Care Information

    May 07, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is renaming both the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Progra...

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    Ask the expert: Am I required to respond to medical record requests for commercial risk adjustment?

    March 02, 2018
    Over the past few months, the California Medical Association (CMA) has received several calls from practices who had re...

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    Progress made on two of CMA’s priorities for regulatory relief

    February 05, 2018
    California physicians are overwhelmed with unnecessary, burdensome regulations that take time and resources away from p...

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    Coding Corner: Provider queries and addendums in the medical record

    October 01, 2017
    CPR’s “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billin...

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    CDPH releases guide on new cancer pathology reporting requirements

    September 04, 2017
    California  recently passed legislation  that requires electronic reporting of cancer pathology results to the Californ...

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    Important news about 2016 and 2017 Medi-Cal EHR incentive program attestations

    May 11, 2017
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has extended the attestation deadline for the Medi-Cal electron...

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    CMS accepting 2016 meaningful use hardship exceptions

    March 16, 2017
     The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is now accepting hardship exceptions from the m...

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    DHCS extends reporting deadline for 2016 Medi-Cal meaningful use

    March 02, 2017
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced that it will extend the deadline for Medi-Cal me...

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    Meaningful use reporting deadline pushed back two weeks to March 13

    February 21, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday announced that physicians would have two additional weeks ...

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    Anthem Blue Cross continuing medical record reviews and patient health assessments through Inovalon

    December 14, 2016
    In the Anthem Blue Cross December Professional Network Update , the insurer published a reminder about how it is worki...

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    Cloud computing providers need to sign business associate agreements, says OCR

    October 24, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released updated guidance on the...

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    When was your last HIPAA risk analysis?

    October 02, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has updated the Security Risk Assessment (SRA) tool, which is des...

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    Physicians demand more out of digital health tools before widespread adoption

    September 28, 2016
    A new survey by the American Medical Association (AMA) found that while the majority of physicians are enthusiastic a...

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    CMA fights federal bill that would allow VA to preempt state telemedicine laws

    September 16, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are fighting a provision in the Nat...

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    Reminder: 2016 is last year to start Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program

    September 01, 2016
    The Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program provides funding to Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) pro...

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    Anthem Blue Cross announces changes to reimbursement policies and claims software

    August 01, 2016
    The changes will go into effect on October 1, 2016, with the exception of policies for Multiple Diagnostic Ophthalmology...

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    AMA calls for a change in EHR interoperability measures

    June 10, 2016
    The American Medical Association (AMA) and 36 specialty medical associations urged the Obama Administration to rethink ...

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    United Healthcare adopting protocol for submission of clinical data

    June 07, 2016
    Effective July 1, United Healthcare (UHC) will expand its Clinical Data Submission Protocol to include Medicaid and com...

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    Health care industry leaders commit to ease EHR interoperability

    March 07, 2016
    The nation's top health care information technology (IT) companies, the top five largest private health systems and mor...

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    Anthem Blue Cross to require member ID numbers on medical record submissions

    March 02, 2016
    Effective January 1, 2016, Anthem Blue Cross is requiring that all submission of patient medical records indicate the c...

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    Deadline to file for meaningful use hardship exemption is March 15

    January 29, 2016
    In mid-December, Congress adopted a last-minute bill that gives CMS the authority to grant a blanket exemption for all ...

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    Congress authorizes CMS to grant blanket exemptions for physicians from meaningful use penalties

    December 22, 2015
    Last week, Congress adopted a last-minute bill that allows the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the aut...

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    DHCS urges providers to attest for Medi-Cal meaningful use before December 14

    December 08, 2015
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced yesterday that after December 14, 2015, it may be re...

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