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April 12, 2018
CA Physicians Overwhelmingly Oppose Radical Heath Care Price Fixing Bill that Would Significantly Reduce Patient Access and Consumer Choice, While Increasing Out-of-Pocket Costs
Sacramento, CALIF. – April 9, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released new details on a radical new legislative proposal that would increase patient out-of-pocket costs and result in a dangerous government intrusion into the health care market by creating state-sanctioned rationing of health care for all Californians. More...
CMA survey finds rampant health plan payment abuses
Despite a California law passed in 2000 to address widespread payment abuses by health care service plans, many payors continue to flout the law. A recent survey by the California Medical Association (CMA) confirms that health plans regularly engage in unfair payment practices, with two-thirds of physician practices reporting routine payment abuses in violation of state law. More...
Physicians encouraged to warn patients of new Medicare scam
Seniors in California are being targeted by a new Medicare card phone scam. Medicare beneficiaries are getting calls from scammers telling them their new Medicare card will arrive between April and June 2018, which is true.More...
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