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    CMA issues statement on the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D.

    February 15, 2020
    RCMA President Bruce Holmblad, M.D., and CMA Peter Bretan, M.D., released the following statement following the death o...

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    Noridian begins reprocessing CMS geographic payment errors

    February 12, 2020
    Noridian, the California Medicare contractor, has recently advised that it will begin reprocessing claims impacted by...

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    TRICARE now covers 3-D mammography

    February 12, 2020
    As of January 1, 2020, TRICARE now covers annual 3-D mammography screenings through its provisional coverage program.  ...

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    OptumRx policy requiring e-prescribing for controlled substances will now take full effect March 1

    February 11, 2020
    Beginning March 1, 2020, the OptumRx home delivery pharmacy will no longer fill prescriptions received by hard copy, fa...

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    ACEs Aware to host informational webinar for physicians on February 26

    February 11, 2020
    The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. 

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    50 state medical societies send joint letter to CMS opposing the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

    February 11, 2020
    CMA recently joined all of the state medical societies and some national specialty societies in

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    New On-Demand Webinar: California’s new contractor law and how it impacts health care

    February 10, 2020
    CMA recently hosted a webinar— “ The ABCs of AB 5: Classifying Health Care Workers in California’s Gig Economy ”—to lea...

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    Providers can now choose to receive Anthem Blue Cross medical records requests electronically

    February 05, 2020
    Beginning February 10, 2020, Anthem Blue Cross will begin using Availity’s medical attachment functionality to request ...

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    Call for nominations: California Delegation to the AMA

    February 05, 2020
    CMA is seeking nominations for physicians to serve as at-large delegates and alternates to the American Medical Associa...

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    Protect access and control health care costs for CA patients; Oppose the so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act”

    February 05, 2020
    Late last year, wealthy out-of-state trial attorneys filed an initiative for the November 2020 ballot that would substa...

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    CMA endorses Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity

    February 04, 2020
    Health and medical groups have joined together to outline The Call to Action on Climate Health and Equity: A Policy Act...

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    CMA applauds Gov. Newsom’s appointment of Dr. Brad Gilbert as DHCS Director

    January 30, 2020
    CMA applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Bradley P. Gilbert, M.D., as director of the California Department ...

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    Coding Corner: Apply official ICD-10 guidance for vaping encounters

    January 29, 2020
    Thousands of cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported from across...

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    The MIPS 2019 data submission period is now open

    January 29, 2020
    CMS has opened the data submission period for MIPS eligible clinicians who participated in the 2019 performance period ...

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    Supreme Court clears the way for Trump’s “public charge” rule

    January 28, 2020
    The United States Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Trump administration can move forward with changes to the “pub...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., Statement on Public Charge Ruling

    January 28, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling

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    Federal advocacy update: What to expect in 2020

    January 27, 2020
    While some believe that the 2020 election politics, Presidential impeachment, and escalating tensions with Iran will sc...

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    Save the Date for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 14

    January 27, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 46th annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 14, 2020, on the ...

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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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