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Wed, 11 Dec 2019
In August 2019, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued its final telehealth policy.
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of California recently announced the launch of its new Medicare Advantage plan, UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete ® (HMO D-SNP), in Alameda, Fresno, Kings and Madera counties beginning January 1, 2020.
OptumRx, the pharmacy benefit provider for UnitedHealthcare, will require e-prescriptions for opioids and all other controlled substances for its home delivery pharmacy service effective January 1, 2020.
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
Medicare and other payors may provide extra payment when a procedure requires an assistant surgeon. But any time additional payment is involved, you’ve got to be sure you understand the rules and comply with them
Called the ACEs Aware initiative, it is a first-of-its-kind statewide effort for California health care providers to screen patients for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that increase the likelihood of ACE-associated health conditions due to toxic stress.
CMA President Peter Bretan, M.D., issued the following statement on the Senate HELP and House E&C Committee surprise billing proposal.
Fri, 06 Dec 2019
As the current year ends, physicians are urged verify patients' eligibility and benefits for 2020 to ensure they will be paid for services rendered.
December 31, 2019, is the last day to make changes to their Medicare participation status for 2020 as well as to finalize the transition to the new MBI number
CMA has published a new tip sheet, “Surviving Covered California: Preparing for changes in 2020.”
CMA recently hosted a webinar examining the supplemental Medi-Cal payments made possible by the Proposition 56 tobacco tax funding – including how to ensure you’re getting your fair share.
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