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CMA President issues statement in response to Trump Administration’s new public charge rule

CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued a statement in respo...


Tell Congress to back the Protecting People from Surprise Bills Act

CMA is urging physicians to contact their members of Congress du...


Two CMA past-presidents appointed to medical board

Dev GnanaDev, M.D. and Richard Thorp, M.D., have both been appoi...


CMA President Demands Action to Bring Sanity to our Nation's Gun Laws

CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statem...


Two physician legislators to speak at 2019 NEPO Summit

We are pleased to announce that Senator Richard Pan, M.D., and A...


CalHealthCares awards to pay $58.6M in loans for 247 physicians who commit to serve Medi-Cal patients

The awards are intended to improve access to care for low-income...

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    CMA updates Prop 56 Payment Monitoring Worksheet

    August 19, 2019
    The worksheet has been updated to help physicians determine if they have been paid correctly based on the FY 18-19 sup...

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    Coding Corner: Medicare now allows modifier 59 on CCI column 1 or column 2 code

    August 15, 2019
    This is a change from the previous rule requiring placement of those modifiers on the column 2 code.

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    Anthem to begin pre-payment modifier audit process

    August 15, 2019
    The pre-payment modifier review will focus on claims billed with modifiers 25, 59, 57, LT/RT

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    UnitedHealthcare to allow update of approved prior authorizations

    August 14, 2019
    UHC will now allow physicians to update or modify an existing, approved prior authorization after the date of service. ...

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    CMA to host webinar on Medicare changes for 2020

    August 14, 2019
    The California Medical Association is hosting a webinar with California’s Medicare contractor, Noridian Healthcare So...

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    CMA President issues statement in response to Trump Administration’s new public charge rule

    August 12, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new public charge rul...

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    Fake DEA extortion scam resurfaces in California

    August 08, 2019
    Scam artists posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are calling California physicians and consumer...

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    CMA President Demands Action to Bring Sanity to our Nation's Gun Laws

    August 05, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statement after this weekend's shootings in Texas and Ohio.

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    Tell Congress to back the Protecting People from Surprise Bills Act

    August 05, 2019
    CMA is urging physicians to contact their members of Congress during the August recess about the surprise medical billi...

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    Two CMA past-presidents appointed to medical board

    August 05, 2019
    Dev GnanaDev, M.D. and Richard Thorp, M.D., have both been appointed to the Medical Board of California

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    Anthem Blue Cross to reduce timely filing requirement to 90 days

    August 05, 2019
    All claims submitted on or after October 1, 2019, will be subject to the new 90 day filing requirement.

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    CMS publishes 2017 performance data on Physician Compare website

    August 05, 2019
    CMS recently published 2017 performance information from the Medicare QPP on the “Physician Compare” website.  

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    Two physician legislators to speak at 2019 NEPO Summit

    August 02, 2019
    We are pleased to announce that Senator Richard Pan, M.D., and Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, M.D., will be featured spe...

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    Symphony Provider Directory streamlines provider information reporting

    July 31, 2019
    The Symphony Provider Directory streamlines the way plans and providers exchange and reconcile provider information.

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    CMA urges Congress to follow New York’s successful surprise billing model

    July 22, 2019
    While CMA is committed to working towards a solution that protects patients from surprise medical bills, we continue to...

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    NEPO Summit early-bird rate extended!

    July 22, 2019
    Koin us for this year’s NEPO Summit to learn more about “Standing Up for Health Care in California.”

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    New Member Benefit: CMA partners with PatientPop to help physicians grow their practices

    July 22, 2019
    PatientPop offers an all-in-one technology solution that’s proven to help physicians thrive in the digital age.

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    Coding Corner: July 2019 HCPCS code updates for drugs and biologicals

    July 16, 2019
    On July 1, 2019, several new HCPCS codes became available for reporting drugs and other agents.

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    How to make the most of your appeals

    July 12, 2019
    Under California’s unfair payment practices law, payors are required to establish a fast, fair and cost-effective dispu...

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    Nominate leaders in health for PHC Leadership Awards

    July 11, 2019
    The Leadership Awards celebrate the efforts of those who make a difference in the health of Californians.

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    Well Physician California announces new executive leadership team

    July 11, 2019
    Well Physician California today announced its new executive leadership team, including Dave Logan, Ph.D, as Chief Execu...

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    State budget includes $250M for Medi-Cal Value-Based Payments Program

    July 11, 2019
    The value-based payments will apply to services provided starting July 1, 2019.

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    Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula to speak at 2019 NEPO Summit

    July 08, 2019
    Dr. Arambula believes health care is a fundamental human right and has been a forceful advocate in addressing the dire ...

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    Final MIPS scores for 2020 Medicare payments now available

    July 08, 2019
    The payment adjustment you will receive in 2020 is based on this final score.

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    CalHealthCares awards to pay $58.6M in loans for 247 physicians who commit to serve Medi-Cal patients

    July 02, 2019
    The awards are intended to improve access to care for low-income patients by creating economic incentives for physician...

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    DHCS instructs plans on 2018/19 supplemental Prop 56 managed care payments

    July 01, 2019
    On June 13, 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services issued instructions for Medi-Cal managed care plan ...

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    Trump issues health care price transparency executive order

    June 26, 2019
    The Executive Order directs federal agencies to issue regulations to improve the transparency of health care prices.

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    CMA continues advocacy on recent Anthem modifier 25 policy

    June 24, 2019
    CMA along with other state and specialty societies continue to voice concerns with the recent implementation of the Ant...

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    FAQ: What is the proper way to terminate the physician-patient relationship?

    June 24, 2019
    There are numerous reasons why a physician may terminate the physician-patient relationship. Physicians, however, shoul...

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    PHC announces second application cycle for CalMedForce GME grants

    June 24, 2019
    Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce CalMedForce grant program’s second application cycle...

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    Register by June 30 for the 2019 NEPO Summit and save

    June 24, 2019
    The NEPO Summit will be held August 23-24 at the Westin Pasadena.

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    CMA pilots new digital townhall for 2019 major issues

    June 21, 2019
    CMA is piloting a new digital townhall for the 2019 major issues. to allow members to voice their opinions and provide ...

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    CMA denounces federal government’s planned weekend immigration raids

    June 21, 2019
    The physicians of the California Medical Association are committed to providing care to those who need it, regardless o...

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    New option to fulfill pain management CME took effect Jan. 1

    June 21, 2019
    The new law creates an alternative method by which physicians can satisfy California’s pain management CME requirement....

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    UHC to rollout site of service reviews for arthroscopic and foot surgeries

    June 21, 2019
    Effective September 3, 2019, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will require prior authorization for certain musculoskeletal surgic...

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    CMA Doc: Tait Shanafelt, M.D.

    June 20, 2019
    As a pioneer in burnout prevention and promotion of professional fulfillment, Dr. Shanafelt recognized early in his car...

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    Golden Shore Medical Group assigns assets for liquidation

    June 12, 2019
    Golden Shore closed its doors on January 31, 2019, after Molina Healthcare terminated its contract with the delegated e...

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    CMA Doc: Diana Ramos, M.D.

    June 10, 2019
    Diana Ramos, M.D., is set to become the first Latinx woman, as well as the first public health physician, to hold the p...

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    ABMS announces changes to continuing certification programs

    June 10, 2019
    ABMS recently announced that its 24 member boards would be implementing changes aimed at better assisting physicians in...

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    FAQ: When am I required to offer naloxone to patients?

    June 10, 2019
    Under the new law, physicians must offer a prescription fornaloxone or another drug approved by the FDA.

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    AMA Opioid Task Force calls on policymakers to do more to end epidemic

    June 10, 2019
    The number and strength of opioids prescribed by physicians has fallen for the fifth year in a row,

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    New law requires sexual harassment prevention training for all employees

    June 10, 2019
    Under the new law, employers with five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to superv...

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    DHCS Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About the Value-Based Payment Incentives

    June 07, 2019
    The program is funded with $180 million in Proposition 56 funds, estimated at $360 million in total funds annually with...

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    Reminder: Anthem fee schedule changes effective July 1

    June 07, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that the changes to the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer Participating Physician Agreement and f...

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    CMS releases latest episode of “Beyond the Policy” podcast

    June 05, 2019
    Episode 3 of this podcast highlights the “ CMS Innovation Center: Where we are, How Models are Developed and the Next S...

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    California Medical Association supports Timely Access to Care Act

    June 05, 2019
    New legislation would reduce health care bureaucracy and delays for patients.

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    TRICARE West providers targeted in phishing scam

    May 31, 2019
    Health Net Federal Services recently notified providers about an email phishing scam targeting TRICARE West Region prov...

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    Reminder: UnitedHealthcare to stop paying consultation services June 1

    May 30, 2019
    As previously reported , UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) will begin phasing out reimburse consultation services for commercia...

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