Recent News https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28209/CMS-releases-final-2020-Medicare-physician-fee-schedule 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. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 14:30:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-12 14:30 +00:00 2019-11-12 06:30 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28208/CMA-releases-2020-2025-strategic-plan 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. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:30:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-12 10:30 +00:00 2019-11-12 02:30 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28207/PatientPop-Webinar-Learn-how-to-improve-your-online-presence-and-attract-more-patients 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. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:12:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-12 10:12 +00:00 2019-11-12 02:12 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28206/Last-day-to-change-your-Medicare-participation-status-for-2020-is-December-31 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. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:39:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-12 09:39 +00:00 2019-11-12 01:39 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28205/CMA-updates-guide-for-patients-impacted-by-wildfires 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 Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:37:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-08 11:37 +00:00 2019-11-08 03:37 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28204/Coding-Corner-Coding-Corner-Prepare-for-CPT-174-2020-online-E-M-changes Coding Corner: 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. Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:11:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-08 11:11 +00:00 2019-11-08 03:11 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28203/California-Department-of-Public-Health-updates-list-of-reportable-diseases-and-conditions 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. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:17:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-05 13:17 +00:00 2019-11-05 05:17 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28202/Physician-experience-highlights-unintended-consequences-of-California-s-surprise-billing-laws 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. Tue, 05 Nov 2019 11:44:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-05 11:44 +00:00 2019-11-05 03:44 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28201/AMA-says-Walmart-refusal-to-fill-policy-is-interfering-with-the-practice-of-medicine-and-denying-patients-legitimate-pain-care 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. Mon, 04 Nov 2019 09:39:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-04 09:39 +00:00 2019-11-04 01:39 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28200/Medicare-publishes-2019-2020-influenza-vaccine-pricing Medicare publishes 2019-2020 influenza vaccine pricing The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published Medicare’s influenza vaccine payment allowances and effective dates for the 2019-2020 flu season. Fri, 01 Nov 2019 13:48:00 Z CMADocs 2019-11-01 13:48 +00:00 2019-11-01 06:48 -07:00