Recent News https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28132/Coding-Corner-Medicare-now-allows-modifier-59-on-CCI-column-1-or-column-2-code Coding Corner: Medicare now allows modifier 59 on CCI column 1 or column 2 code This is a change from the previous rule requiring placement of those modifiers on the column 2 code. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 12:48:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-15 12:48 +00:00 2019-08-15 05:48 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28131/Anthem-to-begin-pre-payment-modifier-audit-process Anthem to begin pre-payment modifier audit process The pre-payment modifier review will focus on claims billed with modifiers 25, 59, 57, LT/RT Thu, 15 Aug 2019 10:21:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-15 10:21 +00:00 2019-08-15 03:21 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28130/UnitedHealthcare-to-allow-update-of-approved-prior-authorizations UnitedHealthcare to allow update of approved prior authorizations UHC will now allow physicians to update or modify an existing, approved prior authorization after the date of service.  Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:52:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-14 13:52 +00:00 2019-08-14 06:52 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28128/CMA-to-host-webinar-on-Medicare-changes-for-2020 CMA to host webinar on Medicare changes for 2020 The California Medical Association is hosting a webinar with California’s Medicare contractor, Noridian Healthcare Solutions on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 12:15 p.m. This webinar, “Medicare Changes: What physicians need to know about 2020 changes to audits and reimbursements and other updates,” will cover changes to the Medicare program for 2020 and offer tips to ensure practices are complying with Medicare requirements Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:16:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-14 12:16 +00:00 2019-08-14 05:16 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28127/California-Medical-Association-President-issues-statement-in-response-to-the-Trump-Administration-s-new-public-charge-rule CMA President issues statement in response to Trump Administration’s new public charge rule CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new public charge rule that targets immigrant families. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:47:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-12 15:47 +00:00 2019-08-12 08:47 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28126/Invoices-for-CME-annual-accreditation-fee-coming-soon Invoices for CME annual accreditation fee coming soon The invoice will be processed through PayPal, so may not initially be recognized as the CME annual accreditation fee. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 11:22:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-09 11:22 +00:00 2019-08-09 04:22 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/21462/Fake-DEA-extortion-scam-resurfaces-in-California Fake DEA extortion scam resurfaces in California Scam artists posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are calling California physicians and consumers as part of an international extortion scheme. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 15:45:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-08 15:45 +00:00 2019-08-08 08:45 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28121/CMA-President-Dr-Aizuss-Demands-Action-to-Bring-Sanity-to-our-Nation-39-s-Gun-Laws CMA President Demands Action to Bring Sanity to our Nation's Gun Laws CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statement after this weekend's shootings in Texas and Ohio. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 14:11:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-05 14:11 +00:00 2019-08-05 07:11 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28125/Tell-Congress-to-back-the-Protecting-People-from-Surprise-Bills-Act Tell Congress to back the Protecting People from Surprise Bills Act CMA is urging physicians to contact their members of Congress during the August recess about the surprise medical billing legislation moving swiftly through Congress. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 14:04:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-05 14:04 +00:00 2019-08-05 07:04 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28124/Two-CMA-past-presidents-appointed-to-medical-board Two CMA past-presidents appointed to medical board Dev GnanaDev, M.D. and Richard Thorp, M.D., have both been appointed to the Medical Board of California Mon, 05 Aug 2019 14:02:00 Z CMADocs 2019-08-05 14:02 +00:00 2019-08-05 07:02 -07:00