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Fri, 18 Sep 2020
Under law enacted in 2018, plans and insurers operating in counties affected by an official state of emergency must within 48 hours of the emergency declaration notify the California Department of Health Care Services about the actions the plan has taken or is in the process of taking to ensure that the health care needs of its enrollees are met.
AMA has added two new CPT codes to meet the needs of the health care industry as medical advancements expand the fight against COVID-19. The update to the CPT code set was approved by the CPT Editorial Panel for immediate use.
CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to allegations of forced hysterectomies at ICE detention centers:
UHC will transition the communication of initial claim denials to a consolidated Explanation of Denial statement that outlines all claim denials processed each day.
UHC will stop mailing claim acknowledgement letters and instead post them online in its Document Vault. Per UHC, acknowledgement letters will be available online the day they are generated and will remain available to download for up to 24 months.
Thu, 17 Sep 2020
CMA is working to address the unique challenges experienced by providers who provide care to patients with self-funded ERISA plans. If your practice has experienced challenges with self-funded ERISA payors, CMA wants to hear from you.
Wed, 16 Sep 2020
The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar to provide strategies, promising practices and resources to support health care providers and clinical leadership as they assess their organizational readiness and build workforce resilience to successfully integrate ACEs screening into clinical practice.
To grow and diversify the physician workforce, PHC, the BGMS Residency Task Force and Paradise Medical Group have launched a free webinar series to offer innovative technical advice and solutions to meet rural California’s critical access to care needs
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
CMS Administrator Seema Verma, M.D., announced this week the agency would be withdrawing its proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule.
AMA recently released the 2021 CPT® code set, which includes the first major overhaul in more than 25 years to the codes and guidelines for office and other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services.
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