Medi-Cal Rx Update

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This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • Medi-Cal Rx Update MOASC News
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MOASC continues to acquire clarity regarding Medi-Cal Rx. Early last week, there was a call conducted by Medi-Cal Rx. Following that meeting, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) sent out the following guidance to the contracting healthplans. To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

California’s COVID-19 workplace rules changed last Friday, 01.14.2022, with more stringent requirements taking effect for employee testing and mask-wearing. One of the biggest changes has to do with employees who have to get a COVID-19 test after exposure in the workplace. To read more click here and go to California News.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), last Thursday, voted unanimously to recommend that Congress stick with current law regarding Medicare’s physician fee schedule. The influential federal advisory panel endorsed flat across-the-board Medicare payment levels for clinicians for 2023. As passed in 2015, MACRA mandated a 0.0% increase for the Medicare physician fee schedule from 2020 to 2025. Congress in late 2020, though, overrode MACRA and mandated for 2021 a one-time increase in payments of 3.75%. The American Medical Association (AMA) objected to the MedPAC vote. To read more click here and go to Medicare News.

Last week, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirement for businesses with at least 100 workers. However, justices kept in place CMS’ vaccination mandate for eligible staff at healthcare facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  The President called on employers to proceed with their own requirements “to protect their workers, customers and communities.” To read more click here and go to National News.

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January 18, 2022


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