This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • Hear MOASC President’s radio interview on the 340B program. (MOASC News)
  • Read FDA letter regarding IV & drug shortages. (National News)
  • Preview period for Physician Compare is extended to December 1. (CMS News)

 

The California Medical Association (CMA) Practice Resources (CPR) for November is now available online it features articles entitled: Anthem Blue Cross announces plans to significantly cut reimbursement on E/M services with modifier 25; Be prepared for Covered California changes in 2018; Do you know if non-contracted mayors are complying with AB72 interim payment rules?; Remember: Don’t hesitate to revalidate or Medicare will deactivate; Blue Shield to require electronic claim submission; Anthem Blu Cross to alter member ID cards; Remember: TRICARE transitions to HNFS on January 1; Act now to avoid 4 percent Medicare penalty in 2019. For more information click here and go to California News.

Hear MOASC President, Warren Fong, M.D.’s interview with Larry Marino, host of KRLA’s Sunday Morning Newsmakers to discuss the 340B program.  The interview will first run this Saturday November 25th, at 10:00 AM on AM 590, a program called “Politics and Issues,” which reaches the Inland Empire and other parts of the Southern California area. Then, on Sunday, December 3, it will run again on KRLA’s “Sunday Morning Newsmakers,” AM 870 “The Answer.”

MEMBER ONCOLOGIST CLOSING PRACTICE, DRUG STOCK AVAILABLE. A MOASC member is closing their practice and has leftover stock available. If you are interested in purchasing some of leftover stock of chemo meds, please contact moasc@moasc.org for the list of drugs and information. For more information click here and go to MOASC News.

VERY IMPORTANT:  You need to send an email to drugshortages@fda.hhs.gov to describe your particular problems in getting IVFs and the problems you are encountering with patient care.  Don’t treat this as just another thing you don’t have time to do IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you go on record.  Obviously, if you don’t have a problem there is no need to respond. For more information click here and go to National News.

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November 21, 2017.