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“News You Can Use” <> September 18, 2013

CONTENTS: Medicare Intermediary Transition From Palmetto to Noridian September 23 HIPAA Compliance Deadline 10 Questions Physicians Need to Be Asking About the October 1, 2014, ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transition SDCMS Foundation Heroes de la Salud on September 26 Money and Legal Skills for Early Career Physicians: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 8:30am–12:00pm CMA 3 for 3 in Killing Inappropriate Scope of Practice Expansions CDC Urges Pertussis Vaccine During Every ...

Special "News You Can Use" — August 16, 2013

CONTENTS: Medi-Cal Cuts & Clawback to Begin October 1 & January 9! Contact Your California Senator and Assemblymember Today! Executive Director Comments How to Opt out of Medi-Cal CMA Has and Will Continue to Fight! MEDI-CAL CUTS & CLAWBACK TO BEGIN OCTOBER 1 & JANUARY 9! On Wednesday, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced that it would begin to implement the 10% Medi-Cal physician payment rate reduction on October 1, 2013 in Medi-Cal managed ...

"News You Can Use" — August 14, 2013

CONTENTS: So How Are You Doing on Your Preparations for the ICD-9 to ICD-10 Transition Next Year? MICRA Watch: Trial Attorneys Have Submitted Ballot Language to Repeal Key Provisions of MICRA Sunshine Law Now in Effect Updated MERS-CoV Guidance From CDC 13 San Diego County Residents Diagnosed With Confirmed or Probable Invasive Meningococcal Disease In 2013 New Online Course for Clinicians Caring for Patients With Addiction CMA Negotiates ...

Special "News You Can Use" — August 2, 2013

CONTENTS MICRA: We Need Your Help! MICRA Resources THE MICRA FIGHT HAS BEGUN! <> Executive Director Comments: On Wednesday, July 24, California's trial lawyers made good on their threat to go to the ballot box to repeal MICRA by submitting language to the California Attorney General, the first step in a long and expensive process to qualify a measure for the ballot. They must gather 500,000 valid signatures to place the measure before voters in November 2014. The initiative's most pernicious provision would increase the cap ...

"News You Can Use" — July 25, 2013

CONTENTS: The MICRA Fight Is On! Attestation for Medi-Cal Primary Care Rate Increase to Begin in July Medi-Cal Primary Care Physician Rate Increase FAQs by CMA Three Scope of Practice Issues Being Dealt With by the Assembly Business and Professions Committee Covered California Pop Quiz Do You Know What You Need to Know About the Coordination Care Initiative, aka, CalMediConnect? Legislation That Allows Physicians to Employ PTs Approved ...

"News You Can Use" — July 9, 2013

CONTENTS: Media Training This Saturday, July 13, 8:30am-11:30am 10% Medi-Cal Cuts Have Clearance to Go Forward -- Final Appeal to Supreme Court Is Denied Check out SDCMS's Op-Ed in the June 27 Union-Tribune The Medicare Part B Contractor Changes This September 16 Executive Director Comment: The Trial Lawyers' War on MICRA Is Heating Up Executive Director Comment: Are You at Risk With the New TRICARE Contractor, UMVS? If ...