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On Demand Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About Supplemental Prop 56 Payments

Thu, 08 Nov 2018

This webinar covers eligible services, supplemental payment amounts by CPT code and how to ensure your practice receives the full amount of eligible funds.

CMA publishes Prop 56 payment monitoring worksheet

Wed, 07 Nov 2018

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.

California Physicians Congratulate Governor-elect Newsom, Lieutenant Governor-elect Kounalakis

Wed, 07 Nov 2018

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...

CMA mourns the loss of former president Jack McCleary, M.D.

Mon, 05 Nov 2018

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.

SoFi doubling rate discount for CMA members

Fri, 02 Nov 2018

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 SoFi.com/CMA .

Prop. 56 webinar: Are you getting your share of the supplemental Medi-Cal funds?

Thu, 01 Nov 2018

CMA is hosting  a webinar with DHCS on Wednesday, November 7, to discuss the status of distribution of both 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 supplemental Medi-Cal funds and their distribution timelines.

Coding Corner: Separate reporting of pre-, intra- and post-procedure work

Tue, 30 Oct 2018

“Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billing. This month’s tip comes from G. John Verhovshek, the managing editor for AAPC, a training and credentialing association for the business side of health care.

UnitedHealthcare to implement outpatient advanced radiology policy

Tue, 30 Oct 2018

Effective January 1, 2019, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will require prior authorization for certain advanced imaging procedures when performed in the outpatient hospital setting.

CDPH hosts webinar on California Parkinson's Disease Registry

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

On July 1, 2018, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry, a statewide population-based registry that will be used to measure the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease. 

CMA launches new mobile app

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

CMA is thrilled to announce that our new members-only mobile app is now available. Free and available for Android and iOS, our CMAdocs app will keep you up to date and informed on issues critical to the practice of medicine in California.