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April 25, 2018
MMCMS takes to the capitol to oppose AB 3087!

Last week MMCMS made its annual trip to Sacramento to participate in CMA's Legislative Advocacy Day. Dr. Eduardo Villarama and Dr. Pamela Roussos joined with physicians from all over the state, taking to the halls of the state capitol to educate legislators on physicians and health care policy. The main focus of the day was to voice our loud opposition to AB 3087 by Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) that would create state-sanctioned rationing of health care in California. For more information about this dangerous bill click here .
You didn't need to be at Legislative Advocacy Day to voice your opposition to AB 3087. You can easily get involved by contacting your representative by clicking here . It is critical the politicians hear from physicians on this issue. We urge you to join in the fight!
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Medicare Advantage plans to see 3.4% payment increase in 2019
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently finalized a rule  increasing baseline Medicare Advantage payment rates  for 2019 by an average of 3.4 percent. That is nearly double the 1.84 percent increase the agency initially proposed earlier this year. More...
DOJ certifies CURES: Physicians must check database prior to prescribing effective October 2, 2018
The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has certified that as of April 2, 2018, the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) – California’s prescription drug monitoring database – is ready for statewide use. The certification starts a six-month implementation period for the duty to consult requirements enacted by the Legislature in SB 482 (Lara, 2016). More...
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