CMA News https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28308/CMA-publishes-March-2020-Voter-Guide CMA publishes March 2020 Voter Guide The March Primary Election is just around the corner. We hope that you will show up to the polls (or mail in your vote-by-mail ballot) and ensure the voices of physicians are heard loud and clear. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:12:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-21 15:12 +00:00 2020-02-21 07:12 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28307/Register-now-for-CMA-39-s-Legislative-Advocacy-Day-April-14-in-Sacramento Register now for CMA's Legislative Advocacy Day, April 14 in Sacramento Plan to join more than 400 physicians, medical students and resident members of the California Medical Association in educating legislative leaders as champions for patients and the practice of medicine.  Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:07:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-21 15:07 +00:00 2020-02-21 07:07 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28306/Blue-Shield-of-California-announces-fee-schedule-changes-for-some-services Blue Shield of California announces fee schedule changes for some services Blue Shield of California has announced upcoming changes to its physician fee schedule that will take effect on April 15, 2020. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 10:59:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-20 10:59 +00:00 2020-02-20 02:59 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28300/CMA-President-Peter-N-Bretan-M-D-Responds-to-Governor-Newsom-39-s-Plan-to-Tackle-Homeless-Crisis CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., responds to Gov. Newsom's plan to tackle homeless crisis CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:42:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-19 13:42 +00:00 2020-02-19 05:42 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28296/CMA-issues-statement-onbthe-death-of-Palm-Springs-physician-David-Duffner-M-D CMA issues statement on the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D. RCMA President Bruce Holmblad, M.D., and CMA Peter Bretan, M.D., released the following statement following the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D. Sat, 15 Feb 2020 20:46:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-15 20:46 +00:00 2020-02-15 12:46 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28295/Noridian-begins-reprocessing-CMS-geographic-payment-errors Noridian begins reprocessing CMS geographic payment errors Noridian, the California Medicare contractor, has recently advised that it will begin reprocessing claims impacted by errors in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Geographic Practice Cost Indices (GPCIs) file. Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:39:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-12 12:39 +00:00 2020-02-12 04:39 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28294/TRICARE-now-covers-3-D-mammography TRICARE now covers 3-D mammography As of January 1, 2020, TRICARE now covers annual 3-D mammography screenings through its provisional coverage program.  Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:47:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-12 10:47 +00:00 2020-02-12 02:47 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28293/OptumRx-policy-requiring-e-prescribing-for-controlled-substances-will-now-take-full-effect-March-1 OptumRx policy requiring e-prescribing for controlled substances will now take full effect March 1 Beginning March 1, 2020, the OptumRx home delivery pharmacy will no longer fill prescriptions received by hard copy, fax or phone for opioids and other controlled substances. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 13:29:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-11 13:29 +00:00 2020-02-11 05:29 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28292/ACEs-Aware-to-host-informational-webinar-for-physicians-on-February-26 ACEs Aware to host informational webinar for physicians on February 26 The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m.  Tue, 11 Feb 2020 10:34:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-11 10:34 +00:00 2020-02-11 02:34 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28291/All-50-state-medical-societies-send-joint-letter-to-CMS-opposing-the-proposed-Medicaid-Fiscal-Accountability-Regulation 50 state medical societies send joint letter to CMS opposing the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation CMA recently joined all of the state medical societies and some national specialty societies in Tue, 11 Feb 2020 09:25:00 Z CMADocs 2020-02-11 09:25 +00:00 2020-02-11 01:25 -08:00