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July 24, 2020
AAPC Virtual Meeting-Medical Malpractice and the Importance of Documentation
The local chapter of the AAPC is hosting a virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, from 6-7:15PM.

The speaker will be Katie Theodorakis, Risk Manager for Norcal Group. Katie will discuss medical malpractice - what it is and what needs to be proven. She will talk about the importance of documentation and the problems that come up during litigation such as copy and paste, note bloat and incomplete documentation. 1 CEU will be provided.

The Kern County Public Health Services Department (KCPHSD) has recently distributed an URGENT HEALTH BULLETIN on the following:

COVID-19 Updates for Discontinuation of Isolation, Return to Work, Diagnostic Testing, and Reporting; Immunization Recommendations; Other Communicable Diseases Considerations


Deadline to apply for Medicaid targeted distribution has been extended to August 3
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the deadline for to apply to receive a portion of the $15 billion “targeted distribution” for Medicaid-dependent providers. Physicians now have until August 3, 2020, to  apply for the funding (which does not need to be repaid). More...
Central Valley Medical Societies Partner with the CVOSC to bring you CME!
Join us for a two-lecture Virtual CME Series on Wed. July 29 and Wed. August 5. Each lecture is worth 1.5 CME.

*Registration is Required*
Upcoming FREE CMA Webinars
Diversifying Revenue Through Value-Based Care, a Physician's Experience

July 28, 2020 | 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Fundamentals of ACE Screening and Response in Adult Medicine

July 29, 2020 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Closing, Selling, or Retiring Your Practice

July 30, 2020 | 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Virtual Grand Rounds: COVID-19 - The State of the Pandemic, Children and Opening Schools *CME Available  

August 11, 2020 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM

HNFS updates billing guidance for TRICARE telemedicine services
Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) recently published  updated guidance  for physicians billing for telemedicine services provided to TRICARE enrollees. The guidance directs providers to bill the place-of-service (POS) code that represents the location from which the provider rendered the telemedicine visit to the TRICARE enrollee. For example, providers should bill POS 11 if the telemedicine services are rendered from the provider's office. The exception to this is for Applied Behavioral Health claims, which will continue to require the appropriate telemedicine modifier and POS 02 (telehealth) for all telemedicine claims. More...
California issues new COVID-19 testing guidelines as demand and cases surges
The California Department of Public Health has issued new guidance that establishes a tiered system to determine who should get COVID-19 tests and the priority order for processing those tests. More...
Medical personnel needed for paid disaster service work as COVID-19 cases spike
As COVID-19 cases surge across California, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is looking for additional medical personnel to staff a number of alternate care sites in Southern California. More...
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