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News Break
December 5, 2017

RSVP ASAP for our Holiday Party!

Physicians and their spouses/significant others are invited to share in an enjoyable evening of cocktails, hors d' oeuvres and great conversation!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Bella Luna Bistro & Bar
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Please RSVP by December 6th!

For more information or to RSVP click here .
Sponsored by NORCAL Group and Foundation for Medical Care.
Time to join or renew your MMCMS membership for 2018!

Click one of the links above or contact Chrisy at MMCMS for more information. [email protected] or 209-723-2976
Health Net Federal Services offering webinars on TRICARE transition
On January 1, 2018, Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) will begin providing managed care services to 2.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries in 21 states, including California. HNFS took over the contract previously held by UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans’ Services. More...
Last day to change your Medicare participation status for 2018 is December 31
Once again, it’s time for physicians to decide if they want to make changes to their Medicare participation status. Physicians have until December 31, 2017, to make changes for the 2018 participation year. More...
Medicare 2018 fee schedule finalized for 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the final  Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2018 . Overall, the California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to see many positive changes in the final rule, including the reduction of penalties under the flawed Value Modifier (VM) program, the expansion of coverage for telehealth services, the delay in implementation of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for imaging, and the reduction of documentation requirements for Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations. CMA also fully supports the continued expansion of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) and the transition to the new geographic payment regions in California. More...
Member Benefit Highlight
Coding Books Still Available at Deeply Discounted Rates!!!
Order your 2018 Editions of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, and RBRVS books from MMCMS to receive our discounted pricing. We offer free shipping and if you are an MMCMS member you get an additional 10% off of the total order. Books will be shipped directly to you from the distributor as they become available. For further information contact MMCMS at 209-723-2976 or  [email protected] .

To take advantage of MMCMS’ discounted pricing click here .