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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Blue Shield of California has announced upcoming changes to its physician fee schedule that will take effect on April 15, 2020.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's
Saturday, February 15, 2020
RCMA President Bruce Holmblad, M.D., and CMA Peter Bretan, M.D., released the following statement following the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Noridian, the California Medicare contractor, has recently advised that it will begin reprocessing claims impacted by errors in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Geographic Practice Cost Indices (GPCIs) file.
As of January 1, 2020, TRICARE now covers annual 3-D mammography screenings through its provisional coverage program.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Beginning March 1, 2020, the OptumRx home delivery pharmacy will no longer fill prescriptions received by hard copy, fax or phone for opioids and other controlled substances.
The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m.
CMA recently joined all of the state medical societies and some national specialty societies in
Monday, February 10, 2020
CMA recently hosted a webinar— “ The ABCs of AB 5: Classifying Health Care Workers in California’s Gig Economy ”—to learn about the recent changes to California law governing the independent contractor vs. employee distinction. The webinar is now available for on-demand viewing.
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Beginning February 10, 2020, Anthem Blue Cross will begin using Availity’s medical attachment functionality to request and obtain medical records from providers during its post payment claims review (audit) process.
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