This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- Anthem Blue Cross terminates Medicare Advantage contract with Hill Physicians California News
- Telemedicine membership plan coming to California. National News
- Medicare open enrollment begins today. CMS News
According to the California Medical Association, Anthem Blue Cross has terminated its Medicare Advantage contract with Hill Physicians affecting approximately 8,000 enrolled in Sacramento county and 200 enrollees in San Francisco county. Anthem is reportedly moving these patients to Nivano Medical Group and Imperial Medical Group. To read more click here and go to California News.
CMS’ Open Payments System has been updated with three new enhancements. These enhancements consist of an updated physician matching, a new compliance portal, and an ability to view all system-generated emails associated with an organization.bPhysician Matching Enhancements: new ability to validate physician information and download results at any time during or outside the submission period. To read more click here and go to CMS News.
The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer in the African American Community,” this Thursday, October 17th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm in Los Angeles. This documentary explores the misconceptions about prostate cancer among African-American men. Following the screening, there will be a roundtable discussion about what’s being done in Los Angeles and California to address prostate cancer disparities in the African-American community. To read more click here and go to Affiliate Association News.
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