CMA News https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48954/CMA-sponsors-bill-to-protect-health-officers CMA sponsors bill to protect health officers CMA is sponsoring a bill authored by state Senator Richard Pan, M.D., that will protect California’s public health officers. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:30:00 Z CMADocs 2020-07-01 14:30 +00:00 2020-07-01 07:30 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48953/First-COVID-19-Virtual-Grand-Rounds-webinar-is-July-14-Register-today First COVID-19 Virtual Grand Rounds webinar is July 14; Register today The first Virtual Grand Rounds – State of COVID-19 with California Public Health Leaders – will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 12 p.m. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:20:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-30 15:20 +00:00 2020-06-30 08:20 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48952/Effective-July-1-physicians-must-complete-training-to-continue-being-reimbursed-for-ACEs-screenings Effective July 1, physicians must complete training to continue being reimbursed for ACEs screenings Starting July 1, 2020, Medi-Cal providers must take a certified training and self-attest to having completed the training in order to continue to be reimbursed for ACEs screenings. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 12:51:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-30 12:51 +00:00 2020-06-30 05:51 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48951/DHCS-publishes-video-tour-of-new-Medi-Cal-website DHCS publishes video tour of new Medi-Cal website On June 15, 2020, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched a new Medi-Cal website. The initial reception was negative, with delays and confusion about the site navigation.  Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:24:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-30 09:24 +00:00 2020-06-30 02:24 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48950/CMA-urges-Anthem-to-delay-specialty-medication-policy CMA urges Anthem to delay specialty medication policy CMA and a number of specialty medical associations have asked Anthem Blue Cross to delay implementation of a new policy requiring that specialty pharmacy medications administered in the office or outpatient hospital setting be obtained exclusively through CVS Specialty pharmacy. Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:04:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-30 09:04 +00:00 2020-06-30 02:04 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48949/CMA-President-Peter-Bretan-M-D-issues-a-statement-in-response-to-state-budget-signing CMA President Peter Bretan, M.D., issues a statement in response to state budget signing This is a budget that protects and reflects California values. California is in the midst of unprecedented economic uncertainty and an ongoing pandemic. This budget protects access to critical health care as we struggle to contain COVID-19. Mon, 29 Jun 2020 19:24:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-29 19:24 +00:00 2020-06-29 12:24 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48948/Black-Voices-in-Healthcare-A-New-Audio-Documentary-Storytelling-Project Black Voices in Healthcare: A new audio documentary storytelling project CMA;s partner podcast The Nocturnists will be releasing the first episode of a new audio documentary series Black Voices in Healthcare. Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:05:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-29 15:05 +00:00 2020-06-29 08:05 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48947/Anthem-Blue-Cross-preps-for-entry-into-additional-Medi-Cal-markets Anthem Blue Cross preps for entry into additional Medi-Cal markets Anthem Blue Cross recently began notifying physicians it will seek approval to participate as a Medi-Cal managed care plan in several additional Inland Empire and Central Valley counties beginning in 2024.  Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:02:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-29 10:02 +00:00 2020-06-29 03:02 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48946/Physicians-can-opt-out-of-MIPS-for-2020-and-be-held-harmless-from-payment-adjustments Physicians can opt out of MIPS for 2020 and be held harmless from payment adjustments CMS announced that physicians will have the option to opt out completely or partially from Medicare’s 2020 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:41:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-25 16:41 +00:00 2020-06-25 09:41 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/48945/USMLE-opens-regional-testing-center-at-UCSF USMLE opens regional testing center at UCSF In its continued effort to identify alternate-delivery methods, the USMLE Program has opened additional regional testing centers at medical schools, including one at the UCSF School of Medicine. Tue, 23 Jun 2020 15:33:00 Z CMADocs 2020-06-23 15:33 +00:00 2020-06-23 08:33 -07:00