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Physicians encouraged to complete AMA Opioid Task Force surveys by May 8

Fri, 19 Apr 2019

The surveys should take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will close on Wednesday, May 8.

Webinar: How Physicians Can Appeal AB 72’s Interim Rate and How CMA Can Help

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

The webinar will review the out-of-network billing and payment law, including when the law applies, appropriate billing practices and the new payment structure.

CMA leaders to speak at 2019 NorCal State of Reform Health Policy Conference

Mon, 15 Apr 2019

Among the prestigious list of speakers are three California Medical Association (CMA) leaders: CEO Dustin Corcoran, CFO Lance Lewis, and Physicians for a Healthy California CEO Lupe Alonzo-Diaz.

Updated Advance Health Care Directive Kit now available

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

CMA's Advance Health Care Directive Kit has been updated to include changes to the probate code passed by the California Legislature in 2018.

CMA comments on task force recommendations on pain management best practices

Fri, 12 Apr 2019

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a task force to identify gaps or inconsistencies, and propose updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain.

Preliminary 2018 performance feedback data for MIPS now available

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

If you submitted data through the Quality Payment Program website , you are now able to review your preliminary performance feedback data.

Anthem clarifies recent E&M services billed with modifier 25 policy

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

Per the new policy, Anthem will deny an E&M service with a modifier 25 billed on the day of a related procedure when there is a recent service or procedure for the same or similar diagnosis on record for the same provider (or a provider with the same specialty within the same group TIN).

Anthem announces fee schedule and contract changes effective July 1

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

According to a notice issued to approximately half of its PPO network, the plan will be increasing payment for the more commonly billed Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. But, some physicians have reported decreases in payment for other services.  

CMA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws updated

Wed, 10 Apr 2019

These bylaws are the definitive guide for medical staffs, providing details on professional and legal structures to support effective medical staff operations and self-governance.

CMA seeking nominations for Diversity and Inclusion TAC

Mon, 08 Apr 2019

We are seeking nominations of diverse physicians from all modes of practice, geographic regions, specialties and perspectives.