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Health Net files second protest on award of TRICARE West contract to TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Health Net Federal Services has filed a second protest over the federal government’s decision to award the new TRICARE West region managed care support contract to TriWest Health Alliance. 

Medi-Cal redetermination: Verify your patients’ eligibility

On April 1, 2023, California began the process of redetermining eligibility for about 15 million Medi-Cal enrollees following the official end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. As a result of the redetermination process, two to three million beneficiaries may no longer be eligible for Medi-Cal.

Nominate an outstanding colleague for 2023 CMA service awards

Every year, CMA honors inspirational physician members during its annual HOD in October.

Registration now open for Sept. 14-15 Health Equity Leadership Summit

Registration is now open for the first annual Health Equity Leadership Summit, to be held Sept. 14-15, 2023, at the San Jose Marriott.

Nominations deadline extended for 2023-24 councils and committees

CMA has extended the deadline for physicians who are interested in and willing to serve on its standing Councils and Subcommittees for 2023-2024 until Friday, June 9, 2023.

Reminder: New DEA training requirement takes effect June 27

Physicians are reminded that effective June 27, 2023, prescribers applying for a new U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration or renewing their DEA registration must attest to having met the new training requirements for DEA-registered prescribers of controlled substances. 

Appeals court stays ruling that overturned ACA preventive care requirements

A U.S. circuit court of appeals issued a stay of a Texas district court decision that could jeopardize access to free preventive care for hundreds of millions of Americans.

UnitedHealthcare pauses controversial GI prior auth policy

Facing sharp pushback from organized medicine, UHC has paused a controversial policy requiring prior authorization for certain gastroenterology endoscopy services

Q3 resolutions open for testimony

As part of its policy-making process, CMA allows members to submit resolutions for debate and discussion throughout the year. Resolutions available for testimony that have been accepted as business in Q3 include:

CMA receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion award

The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA) recognized the California Medical Association (CMA) as one of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champions for 2023. 

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