CMA News CMA publishes guide for patients impacted by wildfires Currently, three California counties— Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura—are under a state of emergency due to the effects of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires, which have destroyed homes and businesses, threatened critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of residents. Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:40:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-17 15:40 +00:00 2018-11-17 07:40 -08:00 CMA is moving! What you need to know… The California Medical Association will soon be moving to new offices. During the move, our offices will be closed and our phone lines will be down from Thursday, November 29 at 5:00 p.m. until Tuesday, December 4, at 9:00 a.m. Please read below for more information about the move, and how it may impact you. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:42:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-14 13:42 +00:00 2018-11-14 05:42 -08:00 Pharmacy board alert: Filling prescriptions for patients displaced by emergency relocations The California State Board of Pharmacy reminds pharmacists and prescribers of state laws that can help in caring for patients displaced by emergency relocations. Below are requirements for furnishing prescription drugs, providing emergency refills without prescriber authorization, and operating a mobile pharmacy in a declared emergency area from California Business and Professions Code (BPC) sections 4062 and 4064: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:16:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-14 13:16 +00:00 2018-11-14 05:16 -08:00 CMS publishes 2019 Medicare payment rule; delays E/M proposal On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, with many positive improvements over the proposed rule. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:57:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-14 11:57 +00:00 2018-11-14 03:57 -08:00 Ninety-five percent of physicians avoided a negative Medicare payment adjustment in 2017 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released additional performance data for the 2017 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP). Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:56:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-14 08:56 +00:00 2018-11-14 00:56 -08:00 On Demand Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About Supplemental Prop 56 Payments This webinar covers eligible services, supplemental payment amounts by CPT code and how to ensure your practice receives the full amount of eligible funds. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:59:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-08 13:59 +00:00 2018-11-08 05:59 -08:00 CMA publishes Prop 56 payment monitoring worksheet To help physician practices monitor their Prop 56 supplemental payments, the California Medical Association (CMA) has published a Prop. 56 Payment Monitoring Worksheet. The worksheet will automatically calculate the supplemental payment amount by CPT code so you can ensure that you are receiving your share of the supplemental tobacco tax money. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:22:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-07 13:22 +00:00 2018-11-07 05:22 -08:00 California Physicians Congratulate Governor-elect Newsom, Lieutenant Governor-elect Kounalakis Today, voters chose Gavin Newsom and Eleni Kounalakis to serve as California’s next Governor and Lieutenant Governor. In response, California Medical Association (CMA) President David H. Aizuss, M.D. issued the following statement... Wed, 07 Nov 2018 00:42:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-07 00:42 +00:00 2018-11-06 16:42 -08:00 CMA mourns the loss of former president Jack McCleary, M.D. Former California Medical Association (CMA) President Jack McCleary, M.D., has passed away at the age of 91. Dr. McCleary was a dermatologist who helped thousands of patients over his more than 60 years in practice serving the Sherman Oaks community and was respected and beloved by patients and peers. Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:42:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-05 08:42 +00:00 2018-11-05 00:42 -08:00 SoFi doubling rate discount for CMA members For a limited time, SoFi is offering CMA members a special double rate discount for a limited time. From now until December 20, 2018, you’ll pay 0.5 percent less in interest when you refinance at . Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:30:00 Z CMADocs 2018-11-02 09:30 +00:00 2018-11-02 02:30 -07:00