CMA News L.A. Care partially rescinds recoupment requests Between June and August of this year, L.A. Care issued a large number of overpayment requests to physicians. According to L.A. Care, it was requesting refunds on overpaid Medi-Medi claims. However, some of the requests were for very old claims, dating back to 2012. Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:59:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-18 10:59 +00:00 2018-10-18 03:59 -07:00 Some Medi-Cal managed care plans slow to distribute Prop 56 funds In May, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) distributed the Proposition 56 supplemental funds for FY 2017-2018 to the Medi-Cal managed care plans. At the California Medical Association’s request, DHCS specified that plans must distribute the funds to providers within 90 days. However, the 90-day window ended August 31 and CMA has received complaints from physicians that some plans have still not issued supplemental payments Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:20:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-17 15:20 +00:00 2018-10-17 08:20 -07:00 CA physicians outline agenda to improve patient affordability, access and quality CMA recently convened the organization’s 147th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Sacramento. Over 500 California physicians debated and outlined a bold agenda to increase health care affordability, improve health care delivery, create efficiencies throughout the health care system, and improve health outcomes, which includes addressing social determinants of health and expanding telehealth services. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 08:29:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-16 08:29 +00:00 2018-10-16 01:29 -07:00 Los Angeles ophthalmologist installed as 151st president of CMA The California Medical Association (CMA) installed Los Angeles ophthalmologist David Aizuss, M.D., as its 151 st president during the organization’s annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting this weekend in Sacramento. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 16:04:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 16:04 +00:00 2018-10-14 09:04 -07:00 Fresno emergency physician receives CMA’s Compassionate Service Award Fresno emergency physician Kenny Banh, M.D., was selected as the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Association (CMA) Compassionate Service Award, which honors a CMA member physician who best illustrates the association’s commitment to community and charity care. The award was presented today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:57:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 15:57 +00:00 2018-10-14 08:57 -07:00 Urologist and transplant surgeon named CMA president elect Urologist and kidney transplant surgeon Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., was elected by the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates as the association’s new president elect. He will take office at the close of this year’s meeting and will serve as on the CMA Executive Committee as president-elect for one year. Dr. Breton will be installed as president following next year’s House of Delegates. He will be the first Filipino-American physician to serve as CMA president Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:08:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 15:08 +00:00 2018-10-14 08:08 -07:00 San Bernardino pediatrician honored with CMA membership award Apple Valley pediatrician Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D., has been named the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Association (CMA) Dev A. GnanaDev, M.D., Membership Award, which recognizes a special or unique effort toward membership recruitment. The award was announced today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates in Sacramento Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:20:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 13:20 +00:00 2018-10-14 06:20 -07:00 OC psychiatrist receives CMA’s Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being Orange County psychiatrist Nicolaas-John Van Nieuwenhuysen, M.D., has been awarded the California Medical Association (CMA) 2018 Gary S. Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being. This annual award honors a CMA member who has made significant contributions toward improving physician health and wellness. The award was presented today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 10:46:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 10:46 +00:00 2018-10-14 03:46 -07:00 Modesto family physician receives CMA’s prestigious “country doctor” award Modesto family physician Silvia Diego, M.D., was honored today with the California Medical Association’s (CMA) most prestigious award, the Frederick K.M. Plessner Memorial Award. The award, which honors the California physician who best exemplifies the ethics and practice of a rural country practitioner, was announced today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:24:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-13 16:24 +00:00 2018-10-13 09:24 -07:00 IEHP completes termination of Vantage contract; three plans extend termination dates The California Medical Association (CMA) has confirmed that Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) completed its contract termination with Vantage on August 31, 2018. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 04:42:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-09 04:42 +00:00 2018-10-08 21:42 -07:00