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Reminder: CURES will require new data format for dispensers to submit prescription data on Aug. 1

Fri, 12 Jul 2024

Beginning August 1, 2024, all California dispensers of controlled substances will be required to report dispensations to CURES using the ASAP version 4.2B format. Physicians who dispense controlled substances should contact their data submission software provider to confirm they are prepared for this version update

California Surgeon General to host provider webinar on helping Californians heal from Adverse Childhood Experiences

Fri, 12 Jul 2024

The Office of the California Surgeon General will be hosting a webinar for health care providers on August 13, 2024, from 12 to 1:15 p.m, about a new campaign to raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Having trouble getting paid for outstanding COVID-19 services?

Thu, 11 Jul 2024

Practices that have still not received retroactive payments for COVID-19 services as required under SB 510 should submit complaints to the DMHC through its provider complaint portal.

Physicians who have not received 2024 Advanced APM incentive payments must verify info with CMS by Sept. 1

Tue, 09 Jul 2024

Physicians who have not received incentive payments for participating in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model for the 2024 payment year (2022 performance period) should verify their information with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services by September 1, 2024. 

Health equity thought leaders to gather this week in Sacramento for PHC’s Health Equity Leadership Summit

Tue, 09 Jul 2024

More than 150 health care leaders and professionals focused on improving the health of California’s communities will be gathering in Sacramento on July 11-12 for Physicians for a Healthy California’s second annual Health Equity Leadership Summit.

AMA to host July 17 webinar for physicians interested in new ACO Primary Care Flex model

Tue, 09 Jul 2024

The American Medical Association is hosting a live webinar on July 17, 2024, from 4-5 p.m. PST for primary care physicians interested in a participating in the new Accountable Care Organization Primary Care Flex Model.

Free CME: Next Virtual Grand Rounds to cover Valley Fever and bird flu in California

Tue, 09 Jul 2024

Join us on August 20, 2024, for the next installment of CMA's Virtual Grand Rounds – Valley Fever in California: Understanding Coccidiomycosis – which will discuss two infectious diseases currently on the minds of California public health officials: H5N1 (avian/bird flu) and coccidiomycosis (valley fever).

The “Protect Our Health Care” Initiative is now Proposition 35

Tue, 09 Jul 2024

The ballot measure sponsored by CMA and the Protect Our Health Care Coalition has been assigned a proposition number for the November ballot by the California Secretary of State.

DHCS issues guidance on implementation of 2024 Medi-Cal provider rate increases 

Wed, 03 Jul 2024

On January 1, 2024, the first phase of  Medi-Cal provider rate increases  took effect as a result of the 2023-24 budget deal. But, because implementing the rate increases required system and contract updates, health plans had been given additional time to start making the payments.

CMA bill to reduce mental health stigma for physicians advances out of Senate Committee

Wed, 03 Jul 2024

A bill sponsored by the California Medical Association to improve mental health support for physicians advanced out of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee on Monday.