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On January 1, 2019, Blue Shield of California will complete the integration of Care1st Health Plan into its operations, and Care1st’s name will change to Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. The newly renamed health plan will remain a separate company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Shield of California.
Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce a new grant program, CalMedForce, which will award approximately $40 million to primary care and emergency medicine residency programs in California.
The California Medical Association has learned that Anthem Blue Cross is correcting a system error that has resulted in the erroneous recoupment of payment for prenatal ultrasound services dating back to 2017 dates of service.
AAPC, a training and credentialing association for the business side of health care, is hosting its 26th annual HEALTHCON on April 28 to May 1, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With a limited number of changes set to occur for 2019, it remains critical that physician practices understand their participation status, which products are being offered and what changes to expect.
With the new year soon upon us, physicians are urged to be diligent in verifying patients' eligibility and benefits to ensure they will be paid for services rendered.
CPT 2019 includes over 200 new Category I and III codes, including major changes in nearly every section of the codebook, except anesthesia. Here’s a review of some of the more significant changes.
New “Public Charge” rule would deter millions from accessing critical health care
CMA reached out to the major payors to understand whether they had relaxed any administrative requirements. We’ve compiled this information and published a guide to help physicians navigate these issues.
CMA is encouraging California physicians to submit public comments to urge the Administration to withdraw the proposed rule. The deadline to submit is December 10, 2018.