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Dignity Health seeks to renew Anthem contract by July 15 deadline; reaches agreement with Aetna

CMA has learned that the contract between Dignity Health California and Anthem Blue Cross is set to terminate for its commercial PPO, Prudent Buyer, HMO, Medicare Advantage, and Medi-Cal HMO lines of business effective July 15, 2021, if both parties are unable to reach a new agreement.

UnitedHealthcare updates telehealth place-of-service billing requirement

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is now requiring physicians to bill eligible telehealth services with place of service (POS) 02 for commercial products. Telehealth claims with any other POS will not be considered eligible for reimbursement.

CMA publishes info blocking rule fact sheet for pediatricians

While the Information Blocking Rule holds many benefits for patients and physicians, it raises some specific considerations for pediatric practices.

CoveredCA opens special enrollment period so enrollees can benefit from new stimulus subsidies

To help consumers benefit from these new subsidies, Covered California launched a special open enrollment period starting April 12, 2021, which will continue through the end of 2021.

Most physicians experienced little relief from prior authorization as COVID-19 cases soared

Nearly one-third of physicians reported that prior authorization requirements have led to a serious adverse event for a patient in their care, according to the AMA survey.

Have you experienced challenges providing behavioral health services?

DMHC will be conducting investigations to assess barriers practitioners experience in providing behavioral health services.

CMA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws updated for 2021

CMA's annotated Model Medical Staff Bylaws are the definitive guide for every medical staff for the professional and legal structure that best supports effective medical staff operations.

Free April 20 webinar on value-based care and population health management

CMA's collaboration with Aledade Inc. helps independent physicians succeed in value-based care, ensuring practices and health centers thrive while delivering the best possible patient care.

DWC updates Medical-Legal Fee Schedule effective April 1

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has recently finalized changes to the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule  effective April 1, 2021.

Join us tomorrow for CMA's telehealth townhall

To conclude our 12-part telehealth webinar series, CMA is hosting a telehealth townhall and inviting practices to bring any and all questions about the future of telehealth. 

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