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Urologist and transplant surgeon named CMA president elect

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Los Angeles ophthalmologist installed as 151st president of CMA

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Modesto family physician receives CMA’s prestigious “country doctor” award

Modesto family physician Silvia Diego, M.D., was honored today w...


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    Fresno emergency physician receives CMA’s Compassionate Service Award

    October 14, 2018
    Fresno emergency physician Kenny Banh, M.D., was selected as the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Association (...

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    San Bernardino pediatrician honored with CMA membership award

    October 14, 2018
    Apple Valley pediatrician Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D., has been named the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Associ...

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    OC psychiatrist receives CMA’s Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being

    October 14, 2018
    Orange County psychiatrist Nicolaas-John Van Nieuwenhuysen, M.D., has been awarded the California Medical Association (...

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    IEHP completes termination of Vantage contract; three plans extend termination dates

    October 09, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has confirmed that Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) completed its contract ter...

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    What you need to know about Blue Shield of California’s Care1st integration

    October 02, 2018
    On January 1, 2019, Blue Shield of California will complete the integration of Care1st Health Plan into its operations,...

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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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    Deadline to request a review of MIPS score is October 15

    October 01, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)...

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    Last week to purchase tickets for Presidential Gala

    October 01, 2018
    Join the California Medical Association (CMA) on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Sacramento Convention Center for th...

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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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    CMA’s House of Delegates to convene next weekend in Sacramento

    October 01, 2018
    The 147th Annual Session of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates (HOD) will convene next weekend...

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    CMS proposes site-neutral payments for some physician services

    September 28, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed eliminating the Medicare site of service payment diff...

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    CMA pushes back on CMS’ proposed Medicare payment changes

    September 28, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) recently submitted comprehensive comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medi...

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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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    Coding Corner: CPT reporting for preventive medicine services

    September 24, 2018
    CPR’s “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billin...

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    CMA statement on proposed policy linking safety net benefits and immigration status

    September 24, 2018
    Health care should remain a safe place for all, and we urge the Trump Administration to rethink this irresponsible poli...

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    DHCS receives approval on Medi-Cal supplemental tobacco tax payments for FY 2018-2019

    September 20, 2018
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently received federal approval on its plan to increase Med...

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    Have you received your supplemental Medi-Cal managed care payments?

    September 20, 2018
    Plans were required to issue supplemental payments to qualifying physicians within 90 days. The 90-day window ended Aug...

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    Vote on Senate opioid package expected this week

    September 17, 2018
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week a bipartisan package of over 70 proposals intended to help combat the n...

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    CMA Doc: Satinder Swaroop, M.D.

    September 15, 2018
    Orange County physician Satinder Swaroop, M.D., received the 2018 Physicians for a Healthy California Robert D. Sparks,...

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    CMA Doc: David Goldschmid, M.D.

    September 15, 2018
    Bay Area physician David Goldschmid, M.D., today was named the 2018 recipient of the Physicians for a Healthy Californi...

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    CMS identifies and corrects errors in MIPS scoring logic

    September 14, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance ...

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    CalHIPSO Webinar: MIPS Reporting for 2018

    September 14, 2018
    The Health Services Advisory Group and the California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO)...

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    CMA calls on CMS to reverse step therapy decision

    September 14, 2018
    The California Medical Association and an American Medical Association-led coalition of 94 medical societies delivered ...

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    Coding Corner: ICD-10 unveils new diagnostic codes to report human trafficking

    September 11, 2018
    CPR’s “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billin...

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    Health Net addresses problems with explanation of payment

    September 11, 2018
    On August 21, 2018, Health Net notified providers that some paper explanation of payment (EOPs), commonly known as expl...

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    UnitedHealthcare to discontinue use of fax numbers for medical prior authorization requests

    September 11, 2018
    UnitedHealthcare announced in its September 2018 Network Bulletin that it will begin retiring fax numbers utilized for ...

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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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    Health Net Federal Services continues to address TRICARE transition issues

    September 10, 2018
    As previously reported, Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) has experienced implementation issues since taking over as t...

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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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    Physicians for a Healthy California to administer $40 million GME fund

    September 07, 2018
    Thanks to Prop. 56, the California Legislature created a $40 million graduate medical education (GME) fund for the Univ...

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    CMA seeking nomination for OMSS Board

    September 05, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) is requesting nominations for elected o...

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    Registration open for 2018 OMSS Annual Assembly

    September 05, 2018
    We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 California Medical Association (CMA) Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) An...

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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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    CA pharmacy board launched drug take-back database

    September 04, 2018
    The California Board of Pharmacy has launched an online drug take-back tool to help consumers looking for a place to sa...

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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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    Future CMA Docs: CNUCOM Global Health Dream Team

    August 31, 2018
    A team of five medical students from California beat out applicants from across the country to win the American Medical...

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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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    Senator Holly Mitchell to keynote 2018 NEPO Summit

    August 28, 2018
    Physicians for a Healthy California is thrilled to announce that California State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles...

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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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    CURES webinar with DOJ now available for on-demand viewing

    August 22, 2018
    Effective October 2, 2018, physicians must  consult California’s prescription drug monitoring database  (the Controll...

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    Presidential Gala tickets now on sale

    August 20, 2018
    Tickets are now on sale for the California Medical Association’s 22nd annual Presidential Gala. You won’t want to miss ...

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    2018 NEPO Summit: Register by Aug. 27 and save $100

    August 15, 2018
    Act now to save $100 off registration for the 2018 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit, to be held ...

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    House votes to expand health savings accounts

    August 14, 2018
    On July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills (H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311) that would expand how health sa...

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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 advocacy drastically reduced administrative burdens for Parkinson’s registry

    August 07, 2018
    Effective July 1, 2018, M.D.s, D.O.s, P.A.s and N.P.s who diagnose or treat Parkinson’s disease patients ("Reporting Pr...

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    Op-Ed: SB 1156 takes California back to the bad old days

    August 05, 2018
    Not long ago, health insurance companies limited access to insurance and quality health care for millions of California...

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