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  • Monday, February 6, 2023

    #CMAVoices: Tell CMA how prior authorization hurts your patients

    If you are a physician frustrated with the administrative headaches and their impact on your patients, we want to know your story.

  • Friday, February 3, 2023

    CalHealthCares accepting applications for loan repayment program until March 3

    The  CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program is accepting applications through Friday, March 3, 2023.  Program information and application resources are available at CalHealthCares.org to assist with the application process.

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023

    CMA seeking nominations to the AMA House of Delegates

    The California Medical Association (CMA) is seeking nominations for physicians to serve as delegates and alternates to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates. 

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Medical board will no longer accept paper applications for some licenses

    Effective February 1, 2023, the Medical Board of California will no longer accept and process paper applications for the Postgraduate Training License and the transition from a Postgraduate Training License to a Physician’s and Surgeon’s License .

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Reminder: Phase II of Medi-Cal Rx transition began Jan. 20

    Physicians are reminded that Phase II of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Medi-Cal Rx transition began January 20, 2023. In Phase II—which will be implemented in two waves—Medi-Cal Rx prescribers are again required to submit prior authorizations (PAs) for the remaining drug classes.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Medicare physician fee schedule updated for 2023

    Noridian has now updated its 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to reflect this change and has started releasing 2023 claims for payment.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Nursing board now accepting applications for new 103 NP classification

    The regulations set the minimum "transition to practice" standards for NPs seeking to apply for licensure under these new classifications. NPs who are interested in transitioning to these new classifications are required to submit an application and become approved before practicing under the new classifications.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    UnitedHealthcare Community Plan exits San Diego Medi-Cal market

    UHC Community Plan has announced that it is no longer providing services to approximately 30,000 Medi-Cal members in San Diego County effective January 1, 2023.

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    CMS updates Open Payments data

    On January 20, 2023, CMS refreshed Open Payment data for program Years 2015 through 2021 to reflect changes to the data that have been made since the 2021 Program Year data was published in June 2022. 

  • Friday, January 20, 2023

    Congress eliminates need for waiver to treat opioid use disorder

    In its year-end omnibus legislation, Congress took steps to a expand access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Under the new law, physicians no longer must obtain a special federal waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, which is used to treat patients with opioid use disorder

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