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DHCS urges physicians to hold vaccine administration claims for small children

DHCS has not yet completed the system and operational changes required to enable successful claims adjudication for administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for this age range.

CMA to discuss three major issues at 2022 House of Delegates

The 151st Annual Session of the CMA House of Delegates will discuss three major issues when it convenes October 22-23, 2022, in Los Angeles.

DHCS to begin reinstating drug prior authorization and claim edits

DHCS recently announced that it would soon begin reinstating pharmacy claim edits and prior authorization requirements for prescription drugs.

Governor Newsom advocates for California physician loan forgiveness

Gov. Newsom recently sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, urging him to fix the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which unfairly excludes California and Texas physicians.

CMS hosting webinar series to educate physicians on the No Surprises Act

CMS is hosting a series of webinars on specific No Surprises Act topics in the coming weeks. The next webinar will cover surprise billing, notice and consent, and enforcement. The free webinar is open to all interested parties, and will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 1-2pm Eastern Time.

CMA asks Cigna to rescind burdensome modifier 25 policy

CMA is urging Cigna to rescind its recently announced policy that would require the submission of medical records with all Evaluation and Management (E/M) claims with CPT 99212-99215 and modifier 25 when a minor procedure is billed.

CMA-sponsored excise tax on e-cigarettes takes effect July 1

In the 2021 legislative session, CMA sponsored a bill to increase the tax on e-cigarette and vaping products to more closely mirror the taxes on other tobacco products. 

GME Leadership Summit sessions now available on-demand

PHC recently hosted the inaugural  GME Leadership Summit . The virtual summit—hosted by PHC’s  GME Startup Solutions  program

CMA president issues statement on Congressional passage of bipartisan firearm safety legislation

CMA applauds Congress for passing long overdue gun reforms, and putting aside political differences to help stop the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our nation.

CMA president issues statement in response to U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade

Today the U. S. Supreme Court has rolled back the fundamental rights of Americans to receive evidence-based reproductive health care, and in doing so has put the lives and welfare of millions of women at risk.