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US extends "public health emergency" due to the COVID-19 pandemic

HHS  extended  the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for an additional 90 days. This means that the telehealth and other waivers and flexibilities that have been implemented during the PHE will remain in effect until at least October 20, 2021.

Aledade ACO practices to earn $83M+ in shared savings this year; Deadline to join for 2022 is Aug. 3

CMA is collaborating with Aledade Inc. to help independent physicians succeed in value-based care, ensuring practices and health centers are able to thrive while delivering the best possible patient care.

Budget makes huge investment in health care, and makes Prop. 56 payments permanent

On Thursday, July 15, 2021, the California Legislature passed the health omnibus trailer bill (AB 133), which finalizes components of the 2021-22 budget agreement with Governor Gavin Newsom.

CMA files brief in case that could have far reaching implications on managed care contracting

CMA recently filed an amicus brief in an important case involving Medi-Cal managed care reimbursement for out-of-network, non-emergency anesthesia care.

CMS releases 2022 proposed physician fee schedule

CMS released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule.

Medicare increases payment for cognitive care

CMS has increased  payment for and expanded access to cognitive assessment and care plan services.

UHC delays Designated Diagnostic Provider program in CA until Jan. 1, 2022

UHC has delayed implementation of its Designated Diagnostic Provider (DDP) program for laboratory services in California until January 1, 2022.

Blue Shield corrects system error causing COVID-19 vaccine administration denials

Blue Shield of California has identified a system issue that caused COVID-19 vaccine administration

Join us at the State of Reform health policy conference, Sept. 23 in Los Angeles

Join one of the largest, most diverse convenings of senior health care executives and health policy leaders in California on September 23, 2021, for the 2021 Los Angeles State of Reform Health Policy Conference.

HHS releases interim final rule for federal surprise billing law

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury and Labor issued an interim final regulation  implementing Part 1 of the No Surprises Act,