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News Break
July 5, 2018
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AMA urges regulators to block Aetna/CVS merger
The American Medical Association (AMA) has urged regulators to block the proposed acquisition of health insurer Aetna by retail pharmacy and pharmacy benefit manager CVS Health. After conducting an exhaustive analysis, AMA found evidence of the merger’s likely anticompetitive effects on Medicare Part D, pharmacy benefit management services, health insurance, retail pharmacy and specialty pharmacy. More...
State budget includes 10 new CPT codes eligible for supplemental tobacco tax payments
Governor Jerry Brown last week signed a $139 billion California budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The budget continues the Administration’s commitment to using the Proposition 56 tobacco tax funding to provide supplemental payments for Medi-Cal providers, with $500 million in tobacco tax funds allocated to improve provider reimbursement through supplemental payments. The total funding for provider payments is approximately $1.3 billion. More...
CDPH revises guidance on Parkinson's reporting requirements
Effective July 1, 2018, physicians and licensed independent practitioners will be required to report cases of Parkinson’s disease to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Licensed independent practitioners holding the following credentials who diagnose or treat Parkinson’s disease patients are required to report: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), Physician’s Assistant (P.A.), and Nurse Practitioner (N.P.). More...
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