CMA is sponsoring legislation, AB 2674 (Aguiar-Curry), to increase penalties on DMHC regulated health plans that engage in unfair payment patterns. The bill would require DMHC to investigate provider complaints that a health plan has underpaid or failed to pay the provider as required by state law. If DMHC finds that a health plan has unlawfully underpaid a provider, AB 2674 would require a penalty amount at least equal the amount of the underpayment plus interest. To support those efforts, CMA needs feedback from physician practices on health plans that are routinely engaging in unfair payment patterns, the types of violations, and physician efforts to resolve the issues. For more informationclick here.
Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit 2017 data for Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline for group reporting is March 16—just a few days away! The deadline for all other MIPS reporting is March 31. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your data. More...
CMA, UAPD and SJMS applaud legislation to require physician-conducted autopsies
This week, State Senators Richard Pan, M.D., and Cathleen Galgiani introduced Senate Bill 1303, which would require counties with populations of 500,000 or more residents to replace the office of the coroner with an office of the medical examiner. Current law allows non-medically trained individuals to conduct autopsies, and SB 1303 would require that the medical examiner be a licensed physician and surgeon duly qualified as a specialist in pathology.More...
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