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California's physicians proudly endorse Gavin Newsom for Governor

Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) formally endorsed Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2018 bid to become California’s next governor. “California’s physicians are proud to support Gavin Newsom for Governor,” said CMA President Theodore M. Mazer, M.D. “Gavin is a lifelong champion for health care in California, and we know he will continue to fight for pragmatic solutions to our most crucial health care challenges, including working to achieve universal access and tackling our state’s physician shortage.” As Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, Newsom worked with health care ...

Survey: How would the AB 3087 price fixing proposal affect your practice?

Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a radical physician rate setting proposal (AB 3087) that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs, create state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians and force physicians out of state or into early retirement. The California Medical Association is asking physicians to answer a few questions about how AB 3087 will impact their practices. The survey is anonymous and the results will help in our legislative efforts to fight this dangerous and irresponsible legislation. Take the survey now at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ab3087. And, if you are among ...

Take action NOW to stop radical physician rate regulation bill

Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a radical proposal that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs and result in a dangerous government intrusion into the health care market by creating state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians. Assembly Bill 3087 would establish an undemocratic, government-run commission with nine political appointees who would unilaterally set the price for all medical services that are not already controlled by the government, essentially eliminating commercial health care markets in California. None of the political appointees are required to be patient-focused or have ...

California AG intervenes in lawsuit to dismantle ACA

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by 16 attorneys general, last week filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Texas, imperils health care coverage for all Americans, particularly more vulnerable groups like children and people with chronic medical conditions or disabilities. In California, millions of people receive quality, affordable health care coverage under the ACA, many for the first time. The California Medical Association (CMA) applauds Attorney General Becerra for intervening in ...

Molina Medical Group is now Golden Shore Medical Group

On January 1, 2018, Molina Medical Group changed its name to Golden Shore Medical Group. Additionally, Golden Shore has hired Network Medical Management (NMM) as its new medical service organization. NMM will administer specific managed care operations for Golden Shore, including claims, contracting and provider network support.   Golden Shore has confirmed that it is working with Molina Medical Group-contracted primary care physicians to secure new contracts under Golden Shore Medical Group. Until then, the existing contracts remain in place. Specialists are not required to enter into new contracts unless they ...

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Let’s get Social!  You can win a fun gift basket for your practice by joining one or all of our social channels. POS has great educational nuggets to share. Interesting industry stats and case studies.  The latest trends in healthcare. Not to mention we are a fun group and would love to get Social with you. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on LinkedIn. Subscribe to our Blog. The more ways you connect, the better your chances of winning a fun Gift Basket for your practice.  Our first basket is the May Day Basket! Treats galore and ...

Saturday, April 28, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 28, 2018, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On this day, hundreds of locations throughout California will be accepting and properly disposing of unused prescription drugs, including controlled substances. Proper disposal of unused prescription drugs helps prevent diversion and misuse associated with these medications. This one-day event will provide patients with free, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines. The last National Take Back event collected 456 tons of unwanted prescription drugs at almost 5,500 collection sites nationwide. In addition to providing a safe, convenient and responsible means ...

Commission studying continuing board certification is seeking physician input

A new commission has been formed—Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future—to bring together multiple stakeholders to re-envision the future of continuing board certification. The commission members represent a broad cross-section of physicians from a wide variety of specialties and practice settings and a diverse group of stakeholder communities, including national specialty and state medical societies, hospitals and health systems, health care organizations, and the general public. Throughout the process, the commission will seek feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders using a variety of methods including an open survey ...

CA Physicians Overwhelmingly Oppose Radical Health Care Price Fixing Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2018 SOURCE: California Medical Association CONTACT: Charlie Lawlor, clawlor@cmanet.org CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS TODAY - CLICK HERE!  Sacramento, CALIF. – Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released new details on a radical new legislative proposal that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs and result in a dangerous government intrusion into the health care market by creating state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians. Assembly Bill 3087 would establish an undemocratic, government-run commission with nine political appointees who would unilaterally set the price for all medical services that are not already ...

California to begin receiving new Medicare cards in May

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began mailing new identification cards to Medicare beneficiaries this month, as required under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The new cards contain a unique, randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) number that will replace the current SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). The new MBI will also be used for Medicare transactions like billing, and eligibility and claim status checks. The first wave of cards mailed this month will be to newly-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries. Beginning in May ...