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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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    Tickets still available for Presidential Gala

    September 17, 2018
    Join the California Medical Association (CMA) on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Sacramento Convention Center for th...

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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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    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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    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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    Have you updated your My CMA profile yet?

    August 20, 2018
    If you haven’t already, please login, update your profile, and chose your preferences and areas of interest. By doing s...

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