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Coding Corner: July 2019 HCPCS code updates for drugs and biologicals

On July 1, 2019, several new HCPCS codes became available for reporting drugs and other agents.

How to make the most of your appeals

Under California’s unfair payment practices law, payors are required to establish a fast, fair and cost-effective dispute resolution mechanism (i.e., “appeal process”) to resolve provider disputes. Anytime a payor contests, adjusts or denies a claim, they are required to advise the physician of the availability of the appeal process and instructions for submitting the appeal.

Nominate leaders in health for PHC Leadership Awards

The Leadership Awards celebrate the efforts of those who make a difference in the health of Californians.

Well Physician California announces new executive leadership team

Well Physician California today announced its new executive leadership team, including Dave Logan, Ph.D, as Chief Executive Officer and Emily Coriale, PharmD as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

State budget includes $250M for Medi-Cal Value-Based Payments Program

The value-based payments will apply to services provided starting July 1, 2019.

Assemblyman Dr. Joaquin Arambula to speak at 2019 NEPO Summit

Dr. Arambula believes health care is a fundamental human right and has been a forceful advocate in addressing the dire shortage of doctors and other health care professionals in the Central Valley.

Final MIPS scores for 2020 Medicare payments now available

The payment adjustment you will receive in 2020 is based on this final score.

ACCME announces new tiered fee structure for pass through fee

The ACCME is implementing a new, tiered structure for the annual accreditation fee in response to suggestions from the accredited provider community and to better distribute the responsibility for sustaining our system more fairly among accredited programs of different sizes. 

CalHealthCares awards to pay $58.6M in loans for 247 physicians who commit to serve Medi-Cal patients

The awards are intended to improve access to care for low-income patients by creating economic incentives for physicians and dentists to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

DHCS instructs plans on 2018/19 supplemental Prop 56 managed care payments

On June 13, 2019, the California Department of Health Care Services issued instructions for Medi-Cal managed care plan distribution of the supplemental payments for FY 2018-2019.

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