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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., Responds to President Trump’s Threat to Withhold Funding Over Abortion Policy

    January 24, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to the

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    Model Medical Staff Bylaws Webinar: Help for California Physicians

    January 23, 2020
    CMA is hosting a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, March 3, at 12:15 p.m. to provide medical staffs with an overview of CM...

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    Reminder: Covered California open enrollment for 2020 ends January 31

    January 22, 2020
    Physicians are reminded that the open enrollment period for Covered California ends on January 31, with coverage effect...

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    DHCS launches effort to screen patients for childhood trauma

    January 21, 2020
    DHCS, in partnership with the California Office of the Surgeon General, is creating a first-in-the-nation statewide eff...

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    New Medi-Cal incentive payments took effect January 1

    January 17, 2020
    California’s 2019-2020 fiscal year budget contained significant new funding for new programs including the value-based ...

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    Act Now! Proposed federal rule will dramatically reduce CA’s Medi-Cal funding

    January 17, 2020
    CMA is urging physicians to comment NOW and urge CMS to rescind the proposed rule. Comments are due February 1, 2020....

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    CMA partners with nationally recognized legal expert on medical staff issues

    January 17, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Snelson, Esq.,  a nationally recogniz...

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    CDPH updates guide to Parkinson’s registry data submission

    January 14, 2020
    The guide provides information for reporting Parkinson’s disease data, outlines who is required to report, the timeline...

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    Physicians targeted by new phone scam

    January 14, 2020
    The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued a warning about a new fraud scheme aimed at licensees of...

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    Gov. Newsom's proposed budget continues his commitment to making health care a top priority

    January 13, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom last week released his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, redoubling his commitment to ...

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    CMS to correct additional geographic payment errors; some 2020 claims to be reprocessed

    January 13, 2020
    According to CMS, Noridian—the California Medicare contractor—is holding affected claims while they test and implement ...

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    CMA comments on Governor’s proposed Medi-Cal reforms

    January 10, 2020
    This expansion proposal would address many challenges of chronically unsheltered populations.

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    CMA President Peter Bretan, M.D., reacts to Gov. Newsom's budget proposal

    January 10, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's budget propo...

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    Webinar: California’s new contractor law and how it impacts health care

    January 06, 2020
    On January 1, 2020, a new law took effect (AB 5) that reclassifies hundreds of thousands of workers as employees instea...

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    Webinar: 2020 CalHealthCares loan repayment program

    January 06, 2020
    To answer any questions about the applications process, PHC is hosting several webinars that will provide an overview o...

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    Anthem requires National Drug Code for outpatient claims effective January 1, 2020

    January 06, 2020
    Effective January 1, 2020, Anthem Blue Cross has imposed a new billing requirement on providers for all drug related cl...

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    DHCS now accepting 2019 meaningful use attestations

    January 02, 2020
    DHCS) is now accepting 2019 attestations for the Medi-Cal EHR Incentive Program.

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    Cottage Health rescinds Anthem contract termination

    January 01, 2020
    Cottage Health reached a last-minute agreement with Anthem Blue Cross. The new hospital contract is effective immediate...

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    Cigna and Dignity Health System fail to reach deal on hospital contract

    January 01, 2020
    After months of unproductive negotiations, Cigna’s hospital contract with Dignity Health in California ended on January...

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    Medicare transitions to MBI Jan. 1

    January 01, 2020
    Beginning January 1, 2020, providers must use only the new MBI number for Medicare transactions regardless of the date ...

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    Looming Anthem/Cottage termination could have negative impact on patient access in Santa Barbara area

    December 23, 2019
    Cottage Hospital System has initiated a contract termination with Anthem Blue Cross that affects three hospitals in the...

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    Physicians caught in the middle of Dignity Health System termination with Cigna

    December 23, 2019
    Dignity Health System and Cigna notified physicians of a potential systemwide termination of their agreement if the two...

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    CMS implements new rebuttal process for Medicare providers who have been deactivated

    December 16, 2019
    CMS has developed a new rebuttal process for providers whose Medicare enrollments have been deactivated.

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    The 69th Annual Yosemite Post Graduate Institute is Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2020, in Yosemite

    December 16, 2019
    The Fresno-Madera Medical Society (FMMS) is hosting the 69 th Annual Yosemite Post Graduate Institute, February 28-Mar...

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    Save the Date for the 2020 CalHIPSO Conference: The Interoperability Agenda

    December 16, 2019
    CalHIPSO invites physicians and other interested parties to its 2020 conference, “The Interoperability Agenda.” 

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    Tell Congress: New surprise billing proposal bad for patients and physicians

    December 16, 2019
    With only two weeks before Congress adjourns for the year, Congressional committees introduced competing proposals to a...

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    U.S. House passes ambitious bill to lower prescription drug prices

    December 13, 2019
    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed “The Lower Drug Costs Now Act,” which would authorize Medicare to ne...

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