Provide YOUR feedback to Congress regarding impact of California laws on practice viability

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  • Provide YOUR feedback to Congressregarding impact of California laws on practice viability. California News
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  • Contact your lawmakers regarding HR913 and HR3107 National News

The California Medical Association (CMA), and its partner specialty societies, is in the midst of a legislative struggle as Congress is moving swiftly to pass legislation that would ban balance billing for Federally-regulated self-insured ERISA plans. This would impact more than 40% of California’s insurance market. To read more click here and go to California News.

Contact your lawmakers regarding two bills ASCO is supportingHR913, the Clinical Treatment Act, that would require Medicaid to cover the routine care costs associated with clinical trials; and, HR3107, the Improving Senior’s Timely Access to Care Act, that would streamline prior authorization practices within the Medicare Advantage program. To read more click here and go to National News.

As Medicare Open Enrollment approaches, CMS is protecting Medicare beneficiaries by reminding them to be vigilant and take precautions to avoid falling victim to healthcare fraud. Scammers are after medical insurance and financial account information and passwords for their monetary gain and may use the increased public outreach activities during Open Enrollment as an opportunity to strike. To read more click here and go to CMS News.

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September 17, 2019

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