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September 12, 2019
The Merced-Mariposa County Medical Society invites all physicians to our General Membership Meeting

Keynote Speaker:

Peter N. Bretan Jr., M.D.
California Medical Association
For more information see the event flyer .
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Urgent survey: Assessing the impact of CA surprise billing laws on physicians
CMA, the American Medical Association, and our partner specialty societies are asking physicians take a short survey to share feedback on the impact that California’s laws are having on practice viability, patient access to in-network physician care, as well as emergency and on-call medical services. We need to hear your story. More...

Physicians for a Healthy California
CalMedForce GME Grants
Applications for the second cycle of the graduate medical education (GME) grant program, CalMedForce, to be released September 23, 2019. Applications are due no later than October 28, 2019. Early submission is encouraged. More...
Local Physicians Receive CalHealthCares Awards
MMCMS would like to congratulate the physicians from Merced County who were the recipients of loan forgiveness awards from the CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program. These physicians collectively received $600,000 in loan repayment for their dedication to serving the medically underserved. For more information about the January 2020 application cycle go to the CalHealthCares website .
Proposition 56 funds: What’s new for FY 19-20 and beyond
On June 27, 2019, Governor Newsom signed his first state budget, which included significant new funding for health care programs. The funding – made possible by the  Proposition 56 tobacco tax  – continues the increased payment on  23 CPT codes , including 10 preventive codes, in both the fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care delivery systems. More...
Anthem Blue Cross issues Medicare Advantage contract amendment
Anthem Blue Cross recently issued a notice to physicians with an amendment to its Prudent Buyer Plan Participating Physician Agreement that automatically opts physicians into its Medicare Advantage network effective October 31, 2019. The amendment also makes changes to the reimbursement rate for the Anthem Medicare Advantage PPO plan. More...
ICD-10 2020 code set and official guidelines available now
The updated  ICD-10 2020 code set  will be effective Oct. 1, 2019. You can prepare now by viewing the updated codes and official guidelines, paying particular attention to the diagnosis codes and encounter codes you report most often. More...
UpToDate - take advantage of our very discounted pricing!
UpToDate® is a clinical decision support system that uses current evidence to answer clinical questions quickly and easily, saving physicians time, improving outcomes and lowering health care costs. UpToDate® is available through the Web and Mobile Devices and you may be able to earn Category 1 CME credit for each hour of participation with the program.  For further information contact MMCMS at 209-723-2976 or  chrisy@mmcms.org .

To take advantage of MMCMS’ discounted pricing  click here .