The Board of Directors, Officers & Staff of the Medical Oncology Association of Southern California
wish you Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year.
As the MOASC Office will be closed the week of December 27-January 3rd, there will be no
California Oncology Weekly published on Tuesday, December 28.
This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- E-prescribing requirements begin January 1, 2022 California News
- Key takeaways of the 2022 Medicare PFS QPP & Non QPP Medicare News/CMS News
- Biden signed a law which stops the majority of the Medicare physician payment cuts National News
The Medical Board of California is reminding prescribers of the upcoming e-prescribing requirements established by Assembly Bill (AB) 2789 (Wood, 2018). Beginning January 1, 2022, most prescriptions (including but not limited to prescriptions for controlled substances) issued by a licensed healthcare practitioner to a California pharmacy must be submitted electronically. To read more click here and go to California News.
CMS will provide your MAC with files for the automated payments of Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) bonuses for dates of service from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Make sure your billing staff knows about this update. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/CMS news
On December 10, 2021, President Biden signed a law which stops the majority of the Medicare physician payment cuts that were scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2022. Highlights of the physician payment provisions include: A delay in resuming the 2% Medicare sequester for three months (January 1- March 31, 2022), followed by a reduction to 1% for three months (April 1-June 30, 2022). To read more click here and go to National News.
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