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Monday, February 6, 2023
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
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
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
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
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.
Noridian has now updated its 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to reflect this change and has started releasing 2023 claims for payment.
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.
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.
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
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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