Keeping You Connected

The RCMA keeps you up to date on the latest news,
policy developments, and events

News

rss

RCMA/CMA Works with CMS to Mitigate Medicare ICD-10 Disruptions

With implementation of the ICD-10 code set just around the corner, many physicians have been understandably wary about the transition and the potential for payment disruptions and claims processing errors that could interfere with patient care. Fortunately, the California Medical Association (CMA) – working closely with the American Medical Association (AMA) and other medical associations – has secured provisions that will ease this transition, particularly for physicians in practices with limited resources.

It's Finally Over! The Medicare SGR is Dead!

Last night the Senate approved H.R. 2: The Medicare SGR Reform and the Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act which repeals Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula, hours before double-digit payment cuts to physicians were set to take effect. The bill has been sent to the White House where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

Riverside County Public Health Ready For Meaningful Use Stage 2

The County of Riverside Department of Public Health (DOPH) is committed to the improvement of our health information systems and to ensuring our local providers and medical facilities attain meaningful use certification as defined by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. As part of this process, this letter is to inform you that DOPH is declaring readiness for Meaningful Use Stage 2 (hereafter MUS2). Incentive payments you may receive or will receive under meaningful use may be affected if you or your facility is not able to meet the requirements for MUS2, including the public health integration objectives. In addition, your Medicare payments may be adversely adjusted in 2015 if you are not a meaningful user of electronic health record (EHR) technology, which include MUS2 requirements.

Tags

2013 2014 Ebola Outbreak 2014 Election 2016 Abuse ACA Addiction AIDS All Physicians Annual Report Appointments Assembly Business and Professions Committee Awards Ballot Initiatives Boxer Budget Burnout CA Ballot Initiatives CAFP California CMA CMA Annual Report Comments Congress Construction Controlled Substance COVID-19 Discontent Dolores Early-Career Physician EHR Election Election 2014 Exchange Financial Governance Grace Period H.R.2. Health Exchange Health Laws Healthcare Laws HIE HIT HIV Hizon HOD House House of Delegates ICD-10 IEHP Languages Lee Legislation Mahdi Meaningful Use Medical Medi-Cal Medical Office Safety Medicare MICRA Mode of Practice New No on 46 NoOn46 Opioids Outstanding Contribution Palm Springs Patients Paul Green Physicians for a Healthy California Practice Management Prop 46 Prop 56 Proposition 46 Public Health Public Health Alert Public Safety Power Outage Rajaratnam Ranch Mirage Rancho Springs Rating RCMA RCMA President Repeal Residents Risk Management Riverside Community Hospital Riverside County Schedualing Senate SGR Shooting Southwest Healthcare Stage 2 Stress Termination Trial Lawyers Uppal Vaccines White Wilson Creek Winery #MeToo 2014 2014 Election 2014 laws 2015-2017 2016 2016 Election 2018 2019 46 AB 2770 AB 3087 AB 3109 AB 5 AB 880 AB5 ABMS ABX2-15 ACA Advisory Council Advocacy Affordable Care Act AHCA AMA Anthem Blue Cross Assembly Assembly Bill Attestation Awards Awards Committee Big Tobacco Blue Shield of California board certification board certified Bruce Holmblad Burnout CA CA Senate Cal INDEX CalHealthCares California California Laws California Legislation California Society of Plastic Surgeons Californian Physicians Call for Nominations Cameron Kaiser CCI CDC CEO certification Childcare City of Riverside Clearinghouses CMA CMS Coalition for Patient Access and Quality Care Committee Confidential Congress Contributions to Medicine controlled substances Coronavirus Coronavirus Testing Coroner Council on Graduate Medical Education Covered CA Covered Califonria Covered California COVID-19 COVID-19 Employer Concerns COVID-19 Financial Assistance COVID-19 Resources COVID-19 Response COVID-19 Testing COVID-19 Updates COVID-19-Resources CPT modifer CSPS CURES Cuts David Duffner Deadlines deductible Delegates Delivery Models Depression DHCS donate Donate to RCMA Donations Drugs Dual Elligibles Ebola EHR eligibility employee Employee Classification Employer Concerns Employer Guidance employment employment law Employment Status End-Of-Life Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans enrollment Exchange FAQ Federal Federal Legislation Feinstein Financial Assistance Free Free PPE Funding Future Gary Honts GivingTuesday Governor Governor Newsom Grace Period Health Care Reform Health Information health information exchange Health Reform Healthcare Information Technoloogy Healthcare Legislation Healthcare Rates Healthcare Reform Healthcare Workers Hernandez HIPAA Holiday Giving ICD-10 IEHIE IEHP Imagine Plastic Surgery Increase Installation Installation of Officers insurance JFK Memorial Hospital Jiangmen China Hospital Kaiser Permanente lactation accomodations Laws legal Legislation Legislative Alert Loan Assistance Loan repayment Loan Repayment Progam Loan Repayment Scholarship Program Loma Linda long term disability LTSS MA Mahdi Maintenance of Certification Managed Care Manifest MedEx marketing Meaningful Use Measles Medcare Medicaid Medi-Cal medical board medical practices Medical Student Scholarship Fund Medical Students Medical Supply Donations Medicare member benefit Mentoring MICRA minimum wage minimum wage increase MIPS MOC Molina NAACOS National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day News Nomination Nominations Nondiscrimination Posting Non-profit Donations norcal Noridian Obamacare Insurance October 22 On-Call opiod opiod advocacy opiod crisis opiod enforcement opiod epidemic opiods opioid opioid abuse Outstanding Outstanding Contributions Outstanding Contributions Awards Palmetto GBA Patient Patient Care Patient Data patients pay equity Paycheck protection Payment Models Pediatric Physicians PHA PHC Physician Aid-in-Dying Physician Awards Physician Burnout physician certification physician medical board physician mentoring Physician mentors Physician Recruitment Physician Wellness Physicians for a healthy California Plastic Surgery POLST Power Outage PPE practice management practice managment Practice Mangement prescribing opiods prescription drugs President Priorities privacy Professional Liability Project Kind Prop 46 Prop 56 Proposition 46 Proposition 56 PSPS Public Health Public Health Alert Public Safety Quality Payment Program RCH RCMA RCMA Business Partners RCMA Member RCPMF Real-time Patient Data Red Tape Reputation Retreat Risk Management Riverside County Riverside County Physicians Memorial Foundation Riverside County Public Health RIVPAC RUHS SB 1343 SB 491 SB 492 SB 493 SB 62 SB1343 SBA Scholarships Scope of Practice Sequestration sexual harassment sexual harassment preventation sexual harassment training SGR Small Business Small Business Resources Small Businesses social media State Capitol Stress Survey Telehealth Telemedicine Tenet Thakur Law Firm The Unforgettables Foundation Timothy Pietro Wellness Fund Toolkits Top Doctor Awards Transforming Your Practice UC Riverside UCR School of Medicine Vaccines Management Vaccines Management Plan Vantage Virtual We Care for California Worker Classification Workers' Comp workplace compliance Year in Review