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Department of Consumer Affairs extends waiver relaxing health care workforce rules

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has extended a waiver that temporarily removes the ratios for physicians supervising nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Physicians can continue to supervise the number of NPs or PAs they can competently and confidently supervise without a statutory ratio in place.

UnitedHealthcare updates its medical policy documentation requirements

UnitedHealthcare recently updated its Medical and Drug Policies and Coverage Determination Guidelines for UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans to include updated documentation requirements and clinical coverage criteria effective for dates of service on or after August 1, 2020. 

Planned Parenthood, CMA, CTA and SEIU call on Governor to focus on fundamental needs to drive safe, equitable recovery

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, CMA, SEIU and CTA are joining together to

Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on transmission, testing and masks

The third in our monthly Virtual Grand Rounds series – Transmission, Testing and Masks: creating a culture to curb COVID-19 – will be Tuesday, September 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. 

Blue Shield announces temporary increases to professional fee schedule

In an August 5, 2020, notice to providers, Blue Shield announced it would be temporarily increasing reimbursement rates for certain Evaluation and Management services to help reduce the negative impacts to practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CalMedForce GME grant program now accepting applications

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is now accepting applications for the third cycle of the graduate medical education (GME) grant program, CalMedForce .

UnitedHealthcare moving exclusively to electronic payments

UnitedHealthcare is in the process of discontinuing physician payments via paper checks and will instead require both contracted and non-contracted physicians to receive payment via ACH/direct deposit

Provider Relief Fund deadline extended for Medicaid providers, will reopen portal for Medicare providers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline for physicians to apply for the 

CMS proposes a controversial Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021

On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. 

Longtime TMA CEO Lou Goodman has died

Louis J. Goodman, Ph.D., former Texas Medical Association (TMA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the age of 71. 

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