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New COVID-19 vaccines spur major billing and coding changes

Fri, 22 Sep 2023

AMA recently published new CPT codes that consolidate over 50 previous codes and greatly streamline the reporting of COVID-19 immunizations.

Webinar: Grant opportunities available to help physicians exchange data and advance population health

Thu, 21 Sep 2023

Join us for a free webinar on October 5, 2023, to learn about two exciting grant opportunities for physicians.

Prior authorization reform effort is revived and ready for action in early 2024

Wed, 20 Sep 2023

Building on the efforts, success and progress made during the 2023 legislative year, CMA’s sponsored bill to reform the prior authorization process has become a two-year bill, which will allow it to be heard next year when the Legislature reconvenes.

New legislation makes immediate changes to certain licensure deadlines

Wed, 20 Sep 2023

On September 13, 2023, Governor Gavin Newsom signed  Senate Bill 143 , which immediately extends the expiration date of postgraduate training licenses (PTL) that expire after June 1, 2023, and before December 31, 2023, to March 31, 2024.

Check your MIPS feedback score today and contest any payment penalties

Wed, 20 Sep 2023

CMS recently made available 2022 MIPS performance feedback, which determines whether physicians will receive a positive, neutral or negative payment adjustment on Medicare services furnished in 2024.

CMA publishes new federal loan forgiveness attestation form to verify hours for employer certification

Wed, 20 Sep 2023

To help physicians demonstrate satisfaction of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program requirements 

Next Virtual Grand Rounds will provide practical guidance for treating opioid use disorder

Tue, 19 Sep 2023

With California's escalating opioid epidemic, all clinicians should be well-versed in treating patients with opioid use disorder. Now, with naloxone available over the counter, everyone can be empowered to reverse opioid overdoses. 

Aledade ACO practices in California earn $31 million in shared savings for 2022

Tue, 19 Sep 2023

California practices that participated in an Aledade ACO in 2022 earned $31 million in shared savings

CMA partners with UC Davis on free online CME course on preventing firearm violence

Mon, 18 Sep 2023

CMA has partnered with the UC Davis BulletPoints Project on a free online course to help physicians and other health care providers reduce gun violence.

CMA launches free online CME on health equity and diabetes prevention

Mon, 18 Sep 2023

CMA and CDPH have published “Break the Bias: Health Equity and the Importance of Screening and Referring for Diabetes."