Medical board warns of new physician extortion scam

November 08, 2018
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education Public Payors 

The California Health Care, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop. 56) created new revenues dedicated to the Medi-Cal program. Physicians receive supplemental payments in both fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care when providing Medi-Cal services under certain CPT codes. A total of $325 million was allocated for physician payments in the budget for 2017-18, with $488 million proposed for 2018-19.


The California Medical Association (CMA) hosted a webinar with the California Department of Health Care Services on Wednesday, November 7, to discuss the status of distribution of both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 supplemental Medi-Cal funds and their distribution timelines. The webinar is now available for on-demand viewing, free to all interested parties.


This webinar, “Prop 56 Implementation: What Physicians Need to Know About the Supplemental Payments,” covers eligible services, supplemental payment amounts by CPT code and how to ensure your practice receives the full amount of eligible funds. It also provides information on how to file grievances on Prop. 56 funds and how CMA can help.  


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