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August 28, 2018
CURES duty-to-consult takes effect October 2, 2018
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Effective October 2, 2018, physicians must consult California’s prescription drug monitoring database (the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES) – prior to prescribing Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances. All individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish or order controlled substances and a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate must be registered to use CURES. More...
Physician calls on legislators to oppose bill threatening dialysis patients
As a physician, I believe I have a moral and ethical obligation to voice concern when I become aware of proposed legislation that may endanger patient health. As the founder, president, and CEO of the Minority Health Institute, a nonprofit organization which serves the public interest, I also believe it is my duty to raise alarm when I find legislation that will definitely have a negative effect on the health of minority patients who already suffer daily from a lack of access to health care. Senate Bill 1156 fits both of these categories. More...
New Medi-Cal provider enrollment system to go live Sept. 4
The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is releasing an update to its Medi-Cal provider enrollment system—called the Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE)—on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. More...
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