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Prop. 56 webinar: Are you getting your share of the supplemental Medi-Cal funds?

The California Health Care, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop. 56) created new revenues dedicated to the Medi-Cal program. Physicians receive supplemental payments in both fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care when providing Medi-Cal services under certain CPT codes. A total of $325 million was allocated for physician payments in the budget for 2017-18, with $488 million proposed for 2018-19. The California Medical Association (CMA) is hosting a webinar with the California Department of Health Care Services on Wednesday, November 7, to discuss the status of distribution of ...

CDPH hosts webinar on California Parkinson's Disease Registry

On July 1, 2018, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry, a statewide population-based registry that will be used to measure the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease.  MD’s, DO’s, PA’s, and NP’s who diagnose or treat Parkinson’s disease patients are required to report. The first deadline for data submission is March 29, 2019, for cases encountered during the first quarter the law was in effect (July 1 to September 30, 2018).  Details on the reporting obligation can be found in the Implementation Guide, ...

CalHIPSO Webinar: MIPS Reporting for 2018

The Health Services Advisory Group and the California Health Information Partnership & Services Organization (CalHIPSO) is hosting a free educational webinar on Thursday, October 4, 2018, on the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). This webinar will cover what you and your practice need to know as you look forward to MIPS reporting for the 2018 performance year. There are many factors to consider that effect your scores. The 2018 reporting year is very similar to 2017, with slightly higher thresholds and benchmarks. The webinar will explore various scenarios and ...

Medical board releases physician license alert app for patients

The Medical Board of California recently released its first mobile app, currently available on Apple iOS devices. The technology notifies patients about changes to their physician’s license status, rather than patients having to actively seek out that information. Physician profiles have long been available to the public on the board’s website.  The new app will notify users when their physician’s license is updated or there are changes to the physician’s address, practice status, specialty, disciplinary actions and much more. The California Medical Association (CMA) has long advocated for a comprehensive, effective ...

Noridian to present in-person Medicare seminars in Irvine and Sacramento

Noridian, the Medicare administrative contractor for California, has announced several in-person seminars around the state in September. The all-day presentations will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, including information on the following: Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. What's New Preventive Services Telehealth Incident to Services Top A/B Errors Afternoon Session: 1-4:30 p.m. NCDs/LCDs Review Entities Documentation/Signature Requirements Education Corner The seminars are ...