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January 16, 2019
New prescription forms law and what the DOJ, Pharmacy Board and Medical Board have to say about it
As of January 1, 2019, California law requires prescription forms for controlled substances to be printed with a uniquely serialized number. Notices explaining the serial number format and reporting requirements have been released by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Additionally, notices to prescribers and pharmacists were issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Board), and by the Medical Board of California (Medical Board), yet questions remain about implementation.
The Fresno-Madera Medical Society (FMMS) is inviting MMCMS members to attend their CME Cruise! MMCMS members will receive the same pricing as FMMS members and if you book by JANUARY 31ST, there are incentives available!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now completed the process of mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries across all states and territories. The new Medicare ID cards, required under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), contain a unique, randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) number, which replaces the previous Social Security-based number. More...
Newsom’s first budget puts health care access, costs front and center
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Gavin Newsom released his first state budget proposal on Thursday, including a number of new goals and programs aimed at making health care more affordable and accessible to all Californians. More...