News Conference to explore issues faced by clinicians caring for dying patients The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) invites California physicians to join them on Sept. 13-14 in Seattle for At the End of Life: Agency, Role and Responsibilities of the Physician/Advanced Practitioner . Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:16:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-22 16:16 +00:00 2019-04-22 09:16 -07:00 Physicians encouraged to complete AMA Opioid Task Force surveys by May 8 The surveys should take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will close on Wednesday, May 8. Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:10:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-19 11:10 +00:00 2019-04-19 04:10 -07:00 Webinar: How Physicians Can Appeal AB 72’s Interim Rate and How CMA Can Help The webinar will review the out-of-network billing and payment law, including when the law applies, appropriate billing practices and the new payment structure. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:32:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-18 09:32 +00:00 2019-04-18 02:32 -07:00 CMA leaders to speak at 2019 NorCal State of Reform Health Policy Conference Among the prestigious list of speakers are three California Medical Association (CMA) leaders: CEO Dustin Corcoran, CFO Lance Lewis, and Physicians for a Healthy California CEO Lupe Alonzo-Diaz. Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:38:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-15 10:38 +00:00 2019-04-15 03:38 -07:00 Updated Advance Health Care Directive Kit now available CMA's Advance Health Care Directive Kit has been updated to include changes to the probate code passed by the California Legislature in 2018. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:58:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-12 13:58 +00:00 2019-04-12 06:58 -07:00 CMA comments on task force recommendations on pain management best practices The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a task force to identify gaps or inconsistencies, and propose updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:05:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-12 13:05 +00:00 2019-04-12 06:05 -07:00 Preliminary 2018 performance feedback data for MIPS now available If you submitted data through the Quality Payment Program website , you are now able to review your preliminary performance feedback data. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:20:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-10 14:20 +00:00 2019-04-10 07:20 -07:00 Anthem clarifies recent E&M services billed with modifier 25 policy Per the new policy, Anthem will deny an E&M service with a modifier 25 billed on the day of a related procedure when there is a recent service or procedure for the same or similar diagnosis on record for the same provider (or a provider with the same specialty within the same group TIN). Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:53:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-10 11:53 +00:00 2019-04-10 04:53 -07:00 Anthem announces fee schedule and contract changes effective July 1 According to a notice issued to approximately half of its PPO network, the plan will be increasing payment for the more commonly billed Evaluation and Management (E/M) services. But, some physicians have reported decreases in payment for other services.   Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:39:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-10 11:39 +00:00 2019-04-10 04:39 -07:00 CMA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws updated These bylaws are the definitive guide for medical staffs, providing details on professional and legal structures to support effective medical staff operations and self-governance. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:04:00 Z CMADocs 2019-04-10 10:04 +00:00 2019-04-10 03:04 -07:00