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CMA rebukes Texas judge’s ‘reckless’ ACA ruling

Mon, 17 Dec 2018

Since 2014, California’s uninsured population has dropped more than any other state, from 17% of the population to 7%.

On-demand webinar: Reporting data to the California Parkinson's Disease Registry

Mon, 17 Dec 2018

The webinar covers manual data entry via secure web portal and automated electronic interface.

Reminder: Blue Shield/Care1st to complete integration Jan. 1, 2019

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

On January 1, 2019, Blue Shield of California will complete the integration of Care1st Health Plan into its operations, and Care1st’s name will change to Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. The newly renamed health plan will remain a separate company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Shield of California.

Application now open! PHC announces new CalMedForce GME grant program

Wed, 12 Dec 2018

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce a new grant program, CalMedForce, which will award approximately $40 million to primary care and emergency medicine residency programs in California.

Anthem Blue Cross correcting ultrasound recoupment issue

Tue, 11 Dec 2018

The California Medical Association has learned that Anthem Blue Cross is correcting a system error that has resulted in the erroneous recoupment of payment for prenatal ultrasound services dating back to 2017 dates of service.

Save the Date for AAPC’s HEALTHCON 2019, April 28 to May 1

Tue, 11 Dec 2018

AAPC, a training and credentialing association for the business side of health care, is hosting its 26th annual HEALTHCON on April 28 to May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reminder: Be prepared for Covered California changes in 2019

Tue, 11 Dec 2018

With a limited number of changes set to occur for 2019, it remains critical that physician practices understand their participation status, which products are being offered and what changes to expect.

Time to verify your patients’ eligibility and benefits for 2019

Tue, 11 Dec 2018

With the new year soon upon us, physicians are urged to be diligent in verifying patients' eligibility and benefits to ensure they will be paid for services rendered.

Coding Corner: CPT 2019 preview

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

CPT 2019 includes over 200 new Category I and III codes, including major changes in nearly every section of the codebook, except anesthesia. Here’s a review of some of the more significant changes.

CMA announces opposition to proposed Trump immigration rule

Mon, 10 Dec 2018

New “Public Charge” rule would deter millions from accessing critical health care