October 26, 2021
The California Medical Association (CMA) is hosting two webinars this week on important current topics. Both are free to CMA members. Register now at cmadocs.org/events.
There continues to be a big push away from paying physicians under traditional fee-for-service models and toward payment based on providing high-value, population-based care. This shift was further magnified by COVID-19, demonstrating how important it is that physicians have the support and resources to be financially resilient when patient volume dips, but quality does not.
You may have questions about what this shift toward value-based care means for you and your practice. What is a value-based payment contract? Who offers them? How does it differ from capitation? How do value-based payment contracts differ from each other? What additional revenue will I be eligible for? What resources do I need for my practice to be successful under these models?
CMA is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 12:15 p.m., to discuss three different value-based care programs. This webinar is free for CMA members and their staff. Click here to register.
On January 1, 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will be transitioning all Medi-Cal pharmacy services from managed care to fee for service, referred to as the “Medi-Cal Rx” initiative. Medi-Cal Rx is aimed at improving health care delivery by standardizing the Medi-Cal pharmacy benefit under one delivery system and improving access to pharmacy services with a network that includes a large majority of the state’s pharmacies. Medi-Cal Rx will also apply statewide utilization management protocols to all outpatient drugs.
CMA and DHCS are hosting a free webinar on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 12:15 p.m. about the Medi-Cal Rx transition. This webinar is free for all. Click here to register.