CMA <strong>NEWS</strong> DHCS launches effort to screen patients for childhood trauma DHCS, in partnership with the California Office of the Surgeon General, is creating a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to screen patients for trauma and the increased likelihood of ACEs-associated health conditions due to toxic stress. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:08:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-21 16:08 +00:00 2020-01-21 08:08 -08:00 New Medi-Cal incentive payments took effect January 1 California’s 2019-2020 fiscal year budget contained significant new funding for new programs including the value-based payments and developmental and trauma screenings.  Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:02:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-17 16:02 +00:00 2020-01-17 08:02 -08:00 Act Now! Proposed federal rule will dramatically reduce CA’s Medi-Cal funding CMA is urging physicians to comment NOW and urge CMS to rescind the proposed rule. Comments are due February 1, 2020. It is important that we send a large volume of individual letters to CMS. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:18:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-17 15:18 +00:00 2020-01-17 07:18 -08:00 CMA partners with nationally recognized legal expert on medical staff issues The California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Snelson, Esq.,  a nationally recognized legal expert on medical staff issues will be working with CMA on updating the CMA Model Medical Staff Bylaws, the California Physician’s Legal Handbook (CPLH) and providing educational content for CMA Organized Medical Staff (OMSS) members. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:22:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-17 11:22 +00:00 2020-01-17 03:22 -08:00 CDPH updates guide to Parkinson’s registry data submission The guide provides information for reporting Parkinson’s disease data, outlines who is required to report, the timeline for reporting, and the manual and electronic methods for transmitting data to the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:42:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-14 12:42 +00:00 2020-01-14 04:42 -08:00 Physicians targeted by new phone scam The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued a warning about a new fraud scheme aimed at licensees of DCA’s boards and bureaus, including the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:24:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-14 09:24 +00:00 2020-01-14 01:24 -08:00 Gov. Newsom's proposed budget continues his commitment to making health care a top priority Gov. Gavin Newsom last week released his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, redoubling his commitment to making health care a top priority for his administration. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 15:17:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-13 15:17 +00:00 2020-01-13 07:17 -08:00 CMS to correct additional geographic payment errors; some 2020 claims to be reprocessed According to CMS, Noridian—the California Medicare contractor—is holding affected claims while they test and implement the corrected files. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:50:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-13 12:50 +00:00 2020-01-13 04:50 -08:00 CMA comments on Governor’s proposed Medi-Cal reforms This expansion proposal would address many challenges of chronically unsheltered populations. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:46:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-10 14:46 +00:00 2020-01-10 06:46 -08:00 CMA President Peter Bretan, M.D., reacts to Gov. Newsom's budget proposal CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's budget proposal. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:29:00 Z CMADocs 2020-01-10 12:29 +00:00 2020-01-10 04:29 -08:00