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    FAQ: Can I charge patients for copies of their medical records?

    May 24, 2019
    California law allows physicians to charge patients 25 cents per page for copying their medical records or 50 cents per...

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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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    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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    Digital medicine conference comes to La Jolla in October

    July 02, 2017
    Consumers are increasingly able to monitor their health using a vast array of wearable devices and digital technologies,...

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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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    Ask the Expert: Can I be reimbursed for copying medical records?

    May 09, 2017
    My office is receiving an increased number of medical record requests from various payors. Can I bill the payor for cop...

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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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    2016 PQRS EHR reporting deadline extended

    February 17, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the deadline to submit 2016 Physician Quality Reporti...

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    2017 Medicare EHR payment adjustment reconsideration forms due February 28.

    February 16, 2017
    Eligible physicians who have been identified as being subject to Medicare electronic health record (EHR) payment penalt...

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    CMS erroneously warns some physicians of 2017 meaningful use penalties

    January 14, 2017
    Providers who attested to meaningful use with the Medi-Cal Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program for program ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    CMS extends meaningful use attestation deadline; physicians still urged to file for hardship exemptions

    February 19, 2016
    For physicians who have determined that they can attest to meaningful use for a 90-day reporting period in 2015, despite...

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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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    Members of Congress urge HHS to pause meaningful use stage 3

    October 05, 2015
    The California Medical Association (CMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are urging the U.S. Department of H...

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    AMA town hall to discuss meaningful use concerns

    September 24, 2015
    On  Tuesday, September 29, the American Medical Association (AMA) will hold a virtual town hall meeting to give physici...

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