Butte Glenn Medical Society

All The Latest News From CMA

Blue Shield of California announces fee schedule changes for some services

Blue Shield of California has announced upcoming changes to its physician fee schedule that will take effect on April 15, 2020.

CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., responds to Gov. Newsom's plan to tackle homeless crisis

CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's

CMA issues statement on the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D.

RCMA President Bruce Holmblad, M.D., and CMA Peter Bretan, M.D., released the following statement following the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D.

Noridian begins reprocessing CMS geographic payment errors

Noridian, the California Medicare contractor, has recently advised that it will begin reprocessing claims impacted by errors in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Geographic Practice Cost Indices (GPCIs) file.

TRICARE now covers 3-D mammography

As of January 1, 2020, TRICARE now covers annual 3-D mammography screenings through its provisional coverage program. 

OptumRx policy requiring e-prescribing for controlled substances will now take full effect March 1

Beginning March 1, 2020, the OptumRx home delivery pharmacy will no longer fill prescriptions received by hard copy, fax or phone for opioids and other controlled substances.

ACEs Aware to host informational webinar for physicians on February 26

The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. 

50 state medical societies send joint letter to CMS opposing the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

CMA recently joined all of the state medical societies and some national specialty societies in

New On-Demand Webinar: California’s new contractor law and how it impacts health care

CMA recently hosted a webinar— “ The ABCs of AB 5: Classifying Health Care Workers in California’s Gig Economy ”—to learn about the recent changes to California law governing the independent contractor vs. employee distinction. The webinar is now available for on-demand viewing.

Providers can now choose to receive Anthem Blue Cross medical records requests electronically

Beginning February 10, 2020, Anthem Blue Cross will begin using Availity’s medical attachment functionality to request and obtain medical records from providers during its post payment claims review (audit) process.

Scroll to Top