This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • Don’t miss MOASC’s “Spotlight On…” presentation this Saturday, July 29 (MOASC News)
  • ANCO is funding one 2018 YIA candidate (ANCO News)
  • Executive director’s response to Congressman Schiff commentary (MOASC News)

 

DON’T MISS this Saturday’s MOASC’s “Spotlight On…” series presentation by the University of California Irvine, Saturday, July 29 at the Waterfront Beach Resort, Huntington Beach. MOASC awarded educational grants to 3 UCI Fellows who attended the ASCO Annual meeting in Chicago on June 2-6, 2017. For more information click here and go to MOASC News.

Most Americans avoid end-of-life decisions, although some people may be more likely to make them if a doctor or social worker starts the discussion. In California, the state attorney general’s office offers an end-of-life planning checklist on its website. In the past few years, other websites have encouraged those conversations, with their own suggestions on how to get started. For more information click here and go to California News.

AB 265 (Wood). Prescription drugs: prohibition on price discount.  The bill will prohibit pharmaceutical manufacturers from offering a coupon for patients when there is a less expensive alternative (e.g., generic) available.  Certain exceptions have been included in the bill such as independent charity patient assistance programs. For more information click here and go to California News.

Whether you are a provider enrolling in Medicare for the first time or need to make changes to your enrollment information, Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) is the most efficient process of submitting applications and keeping Medicare enrollment information up to date. For more information click here and go to Noridian News.

Earlier this month, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) notified approximately 30,000 Medi-Cal providers that they were being “deactivated” because they had not submitted a claim or rendered services reported on a Medi-Cal claim in the last 12 months. The notices indicated that the deactivation date would be July 22, 2017. For more information click here and go to DHCS/Medi-Cal News.

 

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July 25, 2017