Important Information for Medical Practices
New Medical Laws in 2015
The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. Below are highlights of the new laws likely to impact physicians next year and beyond. For more details, see "Significant New California Laws of Interest to Physicians for 2015," in the California Medical Association's online resource library at www.cmanet.org/resource-library.
2015: New Medical Laws
Tip Sheets for Surviving the Exchange
In an effort to proactively arm physician practices with important information during the first month of the exchange, CMA Center for Economic Services (CES) prepared this 2 page document, Surviving the First Month of the Exchange tip sheet. Any members who have questions on the exchange should call CES at (888) 401-5911.
Download the monthly tip sheets:
Surviving the First Month (Jan) of Covered CA
Surviving the Second Month (Feb) of Covered CA
Surviving the Third Month (March) of Covered CA
Surviving the Fourth Month (April) of Covered CA
Timeline for how the ACA affects employers (great layout!)
Tool for Checking Participation Status
If you attempted to look up a physician’s exchange plan participation status on the Covered California website, you know that it's not a simple process. Because it is critical that physicians know what plans they are contracted with, CMA created a quick and easy tool to look up your exchange plan participation status in just a few clicks. This tool is a members’ only benefit and a CMA website username and password is required to access.
Read all about it here
To login at the CMA website. After you login you will find the tool here.
Kudos for the creation of this tool go to Brett Johnson in the CMA Policy Center!
Act NOW to Avoid Medicare Penalties in 2015