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    Webinar: How Physicians Can Appeal AB 72’s Interim Rate and How CMA Can Help

    April 18, 2019
    The webinar will review the out-of-network billing and payment law, including when the law applies, appropriate billing...

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    AB 72: The independent dispute resolution process and how CMA can help

    February 04, 2019
    CMA has developed a number of resources to help physicians navigate this new law.

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    Blue Shield implements system fix for AB 72 claims

    July 02, 2018
    Last year, the California Medical Association (CMA) worked with Blue Shield of California to correct two issues affect...

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    AB 72 independent dispute resolution process: how CMA can help

    June 04, 2018
    California’s out-of-network billing and payment law (AB 72) took effect on July 1, 2017, changing the billing practices...

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    Payors report system changes to comply with AB 72

    March 30, 2018
    When California’s new out-of-network billing and payment law (AB 72) took effect on July 1, 2017, the California Medica...

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    Having trouble getting paid under California's out-of-network billing and payment law? CMA can help.

    January 22, 2018
    Effective July 1, 2017, California law (AB 72) requires fully insured commercial payors to make interim payments to non-...

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    Are you being paid correctly under California's new out-of-network billing and payment law?

    January 03, 2018
    Effective July 1, 2017, California’s new out-of-network billing and payment law (AB 72) requires fully insured commercia...

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    Anthem still not complying with AB 72 interim payment rules, physicians report

    December 14, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has continued to receive reports from physician offices that Anthem Blue Cross...

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    Blue Shield corrects two problems affecting accurate payment of claims subject to new law

    November 20, 2017
    AB 72, California’s new out-of-network billing and payment law, requires fully insured commercial plans and insurers to...

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    CMA publishes AB 72 payment monitoring workbook

    October 15, 2017
    The California Medical Association has published a workbook to help practices identify if payments they receive comply ...

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    CMA guide helps physicians challenge AB 72 interim payments

    September 28, 2017

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    Physicians report Anthem not complying with AB 72 interim payment rules

    September 08, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has received reports from physician offices that Anthem Blue Cross is not payi...

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    Join CMA to learn how to challenge the interim payment for out-of-network services at in-network facilities

    August 04, 2017
    On July 1, 2017,  a new law (AB 72)  took effect that changes the billing practices of non-participating physicians ...

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    Reminder: New out-of-network billing and payment law takes effect July 1

    June 23, 2017
    On July 1, 2017, new law (AB 72) will take effect that will change the billing practices of non-participating physicians...

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    CDI issues instructions for "average contracted rate" under new out-of-network billing and payment law

    June 14, 2017
    On July 1, 2017, a new law (AB 72, 2016) will take effect  that changes the billing practices of non-contracted physici...

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    CMA develops resources to help physicians navigate new out-of-network billing and payment law

    May 22, 2017
    On July 1, 2017, a  new law (AB 72) will take effect  that will change the billing practices of non-participating physi...

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    CMA publishes FAQ on controversial new law to end "surprise billing"

    October 12, 2016
    In September 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a controversial bill (AB 72) that will change the billing pract...

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    CA legislature passes AB 72; CMA urges further action on provider networks

    August 31, 2016
    Today, the state legislature passed Assembly Bill 72 to help reduce surprise medical bills. In response, the California...

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    California’s “Surprise Medical Bill” Legislation Fails to Protect Patients

    August 11, 2016
    AB 72 would force all out-of-network doctors into a “de facto contract” without holding insurers accountable for narrow...

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    Aetna seeks to terminate its proposed $120 million class settlement over use of Ingenix to underpay out-of-network claims

    March 21, 2014
    Late last year, Aetna, Inc. announced a proposed class settlement of up to $120 million over its use of the flawed Inge...

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