CMA News UCSF report recommends changes to achieve universal access in California The University of California, San Francisco recently released a report that provides recommendations for a sustainable health care system to achieve universal access in California. The report 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 MIPS reporting deadline for 2017 is two weeks away! The deadline to submit 2017 data for Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is just two weeks away. Although the group reporting deadline has passed, the deadline for all other 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 New Parkinsons reporting requirements take effect July 1 Health care providers diagnosing or providing treatment to Parkinson's disease patients will be required to report each case of Parkinson's disease to the California Department of Public Health 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMA Council on Legislation meets to discuss 2018 legislative priorities Today, the 50 physician members of the California Medical Association (CMA) Council on Legislation (COL), chaired by Valencia Walker, M.D., met to discuss and recommend positions on legislation that would 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Call for nominations: CMA mode of practice forum delegations CMA is seeking applications and nominations for physicians interested in serving as delegates or alternates for their mode of practice forum delegations to the CMA House of Delegates. 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Free on-demand webinar: MACRA and the Quality Payment Program CMA recently hosted a free webinar that reviews the details of the Medicare Quality Payment Program. The webinar includes a brief overview of the Merit-Based Incentive 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CDPH hosts free naloxone webinar series The California Department of Public Health Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Initiative is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on naloxone on March 26 and 30, 2018. d 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Urgent Survey: Help us stop unfair payment patterns Despite existing California law that prohibits unfair health plan payment practices, many of them continue to flout the law.  The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has been slow to address 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMA asks DMHC to require Anthem to publish effective dates for clinical policies Unlike all other major payors in California, Anthem Blue Cross does not disclose on its website the effective dates for its 241 different medical and clinical utilization management policies, which dictate 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Legislation introduced to combat opioid crisis Assemblymember and emergency physician Joaquin Arambula, M.D. (D-Fresno), has introduced a bill (AB 2384) that would remove some of the largest barriers to Medication Assisted Therapy for opioid addiction, 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 AMA and Anthem announce collaboration to create positive change for health care system The American Medical Association (AMA) and Anthem, Inc., have announced they will seek to identify and collaborate on solutions that drive a high-value experience for patients, physicians, other 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMA planning new health care conferencetell us what YOU want! CMA is currently brainstorming a new conference concept, and we want YOUR input. Simply fill out this survey (takes less than 10 minutes) to help craft the next 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Ask the expert: Am I required to respond to medical record requests for commercial risk adjustment? Over the past few months, CMA has received several calls from practices who had received requests for medical records from various payors stating the records are needed 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Why should you attend CMAs Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18? Why? Because your voice is key to our success in the Capitol. Critical issues affecting physicians are being decided in the legislative arena at a fast and furious pace. The California Medical Association 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 First MIPS reporting deadline is in two weeks Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit 2017 data for Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline for group reporting is March 16 - just two weeks away! 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00