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CMS releases final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule updating the Medicare physician fee schedule, quality payment program and other Medicare payment policies for 2020.

CMA releases 2020-2025 strategic plan

The California Medical Association (CMA) today released an ambitious strategic plan that will empower physicians to lead and transform the health care system.

PatientPop Webinar: Learn how to improve your online presence and attract more patients

PatientPop is hosting a webinar for physicians on Tuesday, December 10 at 2 p.m., “How to Promote Your Practice.

Last day to change your Medicare participation status for 2020 is December 31

Once again, it’s time for physicians to decide if they want to make changes to their Medicare participation status . Physicians have until December 31, 2019, to make changes for the 2020 participation year.

Webinar: Are you getting your Prop 56 supplemental Medi-Cal payments?

To learn more about the supplemental payments, including how to ensure you’re getting your fair share, CMA is hosting a one-hour webinar—Proposition 56 funds: What’s new for FY 19-20 and beyond—on Wednesday, December 4, at  12:15 p.m.

CMA updates guide for patients impacted by wildfires

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared state of emergencies in response to the wildfires across California that have destroyed structures, threatened homes and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents

Coding Corner: Prepare for CPT® 2020 online E/M changes

The American Medical Association has released the CPT ® 2020 code set, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2020. Among the changes for evaluation and management (E/M) are three new codes for online digital E/M services, which Medicare proposes to reimburse.

California Department of Public Health updates list of reportable diseases and conditions

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently updated the list of diseases and conditions that must be reported to local health departments.

Physician experience highlights unintended consequences of CA's surprise billing laws

A new survey of California physicians illustrates serious unintended consequences from California’s surprise billing law (AB 72) that will have long term impacts on patient access to care if not corrected.

AMA says Walmart “refusal to fill” policy interferes with the practice of medicine

Recent concerns about opioid misuse and abuse have led payors, policymakers and retail pharmacies to attempt to restrict the dispensing of prescribed opioid dosage and duration.

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