Recent News Provider Relief Fund deadline extended for Medicaid providers, will reopen portal for Medicare providers The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline for physicians to apply for the  Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:54:00 Z CMADocs 2020-08-05 10:54 +00:00 2020-08-05 03:54 -07:00 CMS proposes a controversial Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021 On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:16:00 Z CMADocs 2020-08-05 10:16 +00:00 2020-08-05 03:16 -07:00 Longtime TMA CEO Lou Goodman has died Louis J. Goodman, Ph.D., former Texas Medical Association (TMA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at the age of 71.  Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:11:00 Z CMADocs 2020-08-04 14:11 +00:00 2020-08-04 07:11 -07:00 Request for Information: Certified Electronic Health Record Technology for Small Practices CMA Physician Services would like to build an offering for physicians who are either implementing CEHRT for the first time or replacing their existing product.  We are seeking more knowledge about the products currently on the market that support small practices to inform that process. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:38:00 Z CMADocs 2020-08-04 10:38 +00:00 2020-08-04 03:38 -07:00 California Medical Association launches new #WearAMaskCA ad Masks help stop the spread of COVID 19, period. This is the central message of a new video released today by #WearAMaskCA, a CMA-sponsored effort to promote science-based measures to control our current health crisis. Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:13:00 Z CMADocs 2020-08-04 10:13 +00:00 2020-08-04 03:13 -07:00 Cigna implements outpatient advanced radiology policy Cigna implemented a new policy restricting outpatient advanced radiologic imaging procedures in the hospital setting. Under the new policy, advanced radiologic imaging procedures performed in the hospital outpatient department Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:03:00 Z CMADocs 2020-08-04 10:03 +00:00 2020-08-04 03:03 -07:00 Ask the expert: How long does a payor have to approve or deny a request for a prior authorization? Decisions to approve, modify or deny a standard request for a prior authorization must be made in a timely fashion appropriate to the nature of the patient’s condition Mon, 03 Aug 2020 15:46:00 Z CMADocs 2020-08-03 15:46 +00:00 2020-08-03 08:46 -07:00 Senate Republicans unveil details of fourth COVID-19 relief package Senate Republicans have released details of their version of the fourth COVID-19 relief package, known as the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. The package of bills addresses a broad range of issues, including medical supply chain problems, reopening schools and restaurant worker support. Fri, 31 Jul 2020 19:17:00 Z CMADocs 2020-07-31 19:17 +00:00 2020-07-31 12:17 -07:00 CMA president issues statement in response to Trump's efforts to roll back DACA CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to the administration’s announcement it would not accept new DACA applications, and reduce renewals from two years to one: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 16:52:00 Z CMADocs 2020-07-28 16:52 +00:00 2020-07-28 09:52 -07:00 CMA kicks off first of more than 3 dozen PPE relief events at Rose Bowl in Pasadena The first of dozens of PPE distribution events around the state began this week, as CMA partnered with its component medical societies and the State of California to bring millions of medical-grade masks, gloves and gowns to physicians who need them. Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:09:00 Z CMADocs 2020-07-27 17:09 +00:00 2020-07-27 10:09 -07:00