CMA applauds the introduction of bipartisan legislation that will stop the entire 3.37% Medicare physician payment cut set to take effect on January 1, 2024.
The California Primary Care Association (CPCA) invites physicians to a free webinar on Tuesday, December 19 at 1 p.m. to hear from National Healthcare and Housing Advisors (NHHA) experts about the ins and outs of the CalAIM Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports, and how to work with Health Net, CalViva Health, and California Health & Wellness to ensure a smooth referral and authorization process.
As we approach the new year, I am pleased to share a momentous update on historic legislation that will ensure that millions of Californians have greater access to affordable, high-quality, life-saving health care.
On January 1, 2024, the largest Medi-Cal provider rate increases in state history will begin, which will increase access to health care for the millions of Californians with Medi-Cal coverage.
After discussions with the CMA Board of Trustees, we are moving ahead with plans to conduct a virtual Interim Session to address the 2023 Major Issue reports.
With an increase of xylazine in the nation’s illegal drug supply, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facilities Letter ( AFL 23-35 ) that urges health care facilities and providers to be prepared to support patients who have been exposed to xylazine.
CMA is calling on Congress to stop the looming Medicare physician payment cuts, which if allowed to take effect would devastate physician practices and make it even more difficult for the nation's seniors to get the care they need.
Physicians are reminded that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has contracted with five commercial managed care plans to deliver Medi-Cal services in 21 counties across the state starting in January 2024. As a result, approximately 1.2 million Medi-Cal patients will be required to transition to a new a new health plan, and in some counties Medi-Cal patients will have the ability to select from more than one plan.
Physicians are reminded that DHCS requires that all Medi-Cal managed care providers be enrolled in the Medi-Cal program through the Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment ( PAVE ) portal.
Over the past year, as we celebrated the 60th anniversary of Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) — the philanthropic arm of the California Medical Association— we focused on three themes: honoring our past, celebrating our present and inspiring the future.