Latest News Coding Corner: CPT reporting for preventive medicine services CPR’s “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billing. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:23:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-24 10:23 +00:00 2018-09-24 03:23 -07:00 CMA statement on proposed policy linking safety net benefits and immigration status Health care should remain a safe place for all, and we urge the Trump Administration to rethink this irresponsible policy Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:59:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-24 04:59 +00:00 2018-09-23 21:59 -07:00 DHCS receives approval on Medi-Cal supplemental tobacco tax payments for FY 2018-2019 The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently received federal approval on its plan to increase Medi-Cal fee-for-service physician payments for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The supplemental payments—made possible by the Proposition 56 tobacco tax funding—will raise payments for a total of 23 CPT codes, including 10 new preventive CPT codes. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:41:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-20 12:41 +00:00 2018-09-20 05:41 -07:00 Have you received your supplemental Medi-Cal managed care payments? Plans were required to issue supplemental payments to qualifying physicians within 90 days. The 90-day window ended August 31 and physicians should have already received their supplemental payments. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 01:28:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-20 01:28 +00:00 2018-09-19 18:28 -07:00 Tickets still available for Presidential Gala Join the California Medical Association (CMA) on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Sacramento Convention Center for the 22nd annual Presidential Gala . The black-tie event will immediately follow CMA’s annual House of Delegates session that evening. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:25:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-17 10:25 +00:00 2018-09-17 03:25 -07:00 Vote on Senate opioid package expected this week The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this week a bipartisan package of over 70 proposals intended to help combat the nation’s opioid crisis. Known as the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, the package includes legislation intended to reduce opioid use, encourage recovery, support caregivers and families, and drive innovation and long-term solutions. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:00:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-17 09:00 +00:00 2018-09-17 02:00 -07:00 CMS identifies and corrects errors in MIPS scoring logic The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance scores and payment adjustment information for the 2019 payment year. Physicians have been able to request targeted reviews if they believe an error was made in the calculation of their performance score. Based on these requests, CMS reviewed the concerns, identified a few errors in the scoring logic and implemented system-wide solutions. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:34:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-14 12:34 +00:00 2018-09-14 05:34 -07:00 CalHIPSO Webinar: MIPS Reporting for 2018 The Health Services Advisory Group and the California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO) are hosting a free educational webinar on Thursday, October 4, 2018, on the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This webinar will cover what you and your practice need to know as you look forward to MIPS reporting for the 2018 performance year Fri, 14 Sep 2018 12:22:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-14 12:22 +00:00 2018-09-14 05:22 -07:00 CMA calls on CMS to reverse step therapy decision The California Medical Association and an American Medical Association-led coalition of 94 medical societies delivered a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the serious concerns physicians have with the agency’s recent decision to allow Medicare Advantage plans to use step therapy for Part B drugs.   Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:42:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-14 01:42 +00:00 2018-09-13 18:42 -07:00 Coding Corner: ICD-10 unveils new diagnostic codes to report human trafficking CPR’s “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billing. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:23:00 Z CMADocs 2018-09-11 09:23 +00:00 2018-09-11 02:23 -07:00