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Anthem Blue Cross has reached an agreement to extend its Medicare Advantage contract with Brown & Toland Physicians. Although Anthem Blue Cross previously announced the contract would be terminate
CMA and the CMA Foundation invite you to the 21st annual President's Reception and Awards Gala on the evening of Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Disneyland
As part of its policy-making process, CMA allows members to submit resolutions for debate and discussion throughout the year. These resolutions will be considered by
Effective October 1, 2017, Anthem Blue Cross will terminate its contract with Brown & Toland Physicians for its Medicare Advantage product. The termination will affect approximately 1,900 Medicare
Two important bills have been introduced in Congress to address our state’s serious physician shortage and improve access to care in California.
The first bill, the Training the Next Generation
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now accepting hardship exceptions from the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) for the 2017 reporting year. Beginning with this reporting year,
"Vaccines are so effective that parents, and even many younger physicians, have never seen many vaccine preventable diseases. This lack of personal experience with these diseases has created opportunities for anti-vax charlatans to spread misinformation and create anxiety and doubt about vaccines for their own personal gain."
CMA has learned that two health plans - Blue Shield and UnitedHealthcare - have recently terminated their delegated agreements with Nivano Physicians Medical Group and are in the process of transferring patients from Nivano to alternative networks.
CMA continues to receive inquiries from practices concerned about the validity of requests for payors to confirm physician demographic information. The requests are
CMA has recently received an increased number of calls from physicians reporting concerns that some of the entities with whom they contract may have run into financial
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to prevent identity
CMA is hosting a one-hour webinar about depression treatment and suicide prevention in young adults on Wednesday, August 16, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm.
Citing alignment with a policy implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and in response to misuse of consultation service codes, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has announced that i
On July 1, 2017, a new law (AB 72) took effect that changes the billing practices of non-participating physicians providing covered, non-emergent care at in-network facilities including hospitals,
A recent LinkedIn survey found that many physicians feel that their clinical training does not adequately prepare them for the reality of the business side of a career in medicine. The survey, conducted
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