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DMHC reminds payors they must continue to cover COVID-19 testing

Fri, 11 Jun 2021

Health plans must continue to cover certain COVID-19 testing for their enrollees pursuant to federal law.

CMS increases payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations

Fri, 11 Jun 2021

CMS recently announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to Medicare beneficiaries who have difficulty leaving their homes or are otherwise hard-to-reach.

Noridian Healthcare Solutions to continue as MAC for Jurisdiction E

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

CMS recently selected Noridian Healthcare Solutions to continue as it’s Part A and Part B Medicare Administrative Contractor for Jurisdiction E.

Webinar: Building cross-sector networks of care for patients with toxic stress and ACEs

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

ACEs Aware is hosting a free, live webinar on the forthcoming Network of Care Roadmap, which will provide practical steps that health care providers, clinics, community-based organizations and social service agencies can take within their communities to grow cross-sector networks of care and improve collaboration and coordination across systems to prevent, treat and heal toxic stress.

UHC makes additional changes to Optum Pay Basic and Premium service  

Mon, 07 Jun 2021

Optum Pay continues to address outstanding issues raised by CMA)and other state and specialty societies with the rollout of the Optum Pay Premium service.  

CMA develops COVID-19 return-to-work resources for employers

Mon, 07 Jun 2021

As California businesses begin to transition back the physical workplace, employers understandably have many questions about what is, and is not, allowed as we continue to grapple with the fallout of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Save the date for CMA’s 2021 House of Delegates

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

CMA is pleased to announce plans for the 150th Annual Session of the CMA House of Delegates, which will convene October 23-24, 2021, at the Marriott LA Live Hotel in Los Angeles.

CMA secures amendments to remove damaging provisions from medical board sunset review

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

SB 806 was amended suddenly to add reforms related to the Medical Board of California’s sunset review. 

Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on ethics in a pandemic and the state of COVID-19 in CA

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

During the next installment of our Virtual Grand Rounds on June 8, 2021, we will hear from experts on medical ethics who will discuss how these ethics relate to the individual and collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reminder: Medi-Cal’s annual two-week checkwrite delay begins June 17

Wed, 02 Jun 2021

DHCS will delay certain payments for two weeks in June so that those claims are paid out of the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. This checkwrite delay will impact providers who render services through Medi-Cal funded programs.