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policy developments, and events
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
CMA strongly opposes CMS’ proposal to not incorporate the adjusted values for the revised E/M codes into the 10- and 90-day global surgical codes.
Monday, October 14, 2019
CMA physician delegates meet annually to establish broad policy on current major issues that have been determined to be the most important issues affecting members, the association and the practice of medicine. This year’s major issues are:
Although the order is very broad and lacks details, it is clear that the administration is looking at eliminating regulations that require physician oversight of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
To learn more about the supplemental payments, including how to ensure you’re getting your fair share, CMA is hosting a one-hour webinar—Proposition 56 funds: What’s new for FY 19-20 and beyond—on Wednesday, December 4, at 12:15 p.m.
Governor Newsom has signed a CMA-sponsored bill to increase patient access through telehealth. The bill will require health insurers to cover services provided via telehealth in the same way they would an in-person encounter.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new executive order on “Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors”
The California Medical Association (CMA) has learned that Anthem Blue Cross has terminated its contract with Hill Physicians Medical Group for the Medicare Advantage product effective October 1, 2019.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging physicians to be vigilant in reporting cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury (VAPI) to their local health departments.
Four out of five respondents, regardless of gun ownership status, said it was at least sometimes appropriate for a physician to intervene to reduce firearm injury when a patient with access to a gun had thoughts of self-harm or harming others.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The California Medical Association’s (CMA) Center for Economic Services is publishing updated profiles on each of the major payors in California including Aetna, Blue Shield of California, Health Net, UnitedHealthcare and Medi-Cal.
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