This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • CMA wants to hear from you if your practice has received an incorrect payment from Anthem or any other payer related to the new law (AB72). (California News)
  • Policymakers in Washington are debating a proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop abuses of the 340B program by some hospitals. (National News)
  • The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. (CMS News)

 

The California Medical Association (CMA) has resources available for members as the deadline for the 90-day reporting option for the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) approaches (October 2). For more information click here and go to California News.

CMA wants to hear from you if your practice has received an incorrect payment from Anthem or any other payer related to the new law (AB72) limiting out-of-network billing for covered, non-emergent services performed at an in-network facility. For more information click here and go to California News.

Policymakers in Washington are debating a proposal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to stop abuses of the 340B program by some hospitals.  For more information click here and go to National News.

CMS, through the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), recently mailed letters to all Medicare Fee-For-Service providers about CMS’ work to assign new numbers (known as Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers or MBIs) and issue new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare beginning in April 2018. For more information click here and go to CMS News.

New White Paper Details Bureaucracy, Deadly Delays, and Apathy by Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s). COA has released the 3rd edition of PBM patient horror stories. The link also has all the white papers and letters from COA regarding the PBM’s onerous activities. For more information click here and go to Affiliate Association News.

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September 26, 2017