This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- June is Men’s Health Month. (National News)
- CMA & Blue Shield of California announce project focusing on support of independent physicians (California News)
- CMS to investigate Noridian 96402 denials (MOASC News)
Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders struck a $200 billion budget deal last Friday that rejected two proposals that would have expanded access to health care and tax breaks to undocumented Californians. The agreement puts the Legislature on track to meet its deadline to pass a budget by June 15. For more information click here and go to California News.
NEXT Tuesday, June 19th CAPP/MICRA Supporters are invited for an evening reception, to mix and mingle with California Republican Caucus members, including Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle. The reception will be held at the California Dental Association’s 15th Floor Rotunda, 1201 K Street, Sacramento, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. For more information click here and go to California News.
MOASC has communicated with Noridian regarding 96402 denials. The most recent response from Noridian is, “…Claims are being adjusted. Noridian does not have the timeframe on this. Noridian would suggest calling the call center in case they have more information. It takes a while to get these processes done. Noridian expects that any claims submitting going forth should process correctly, but physicians and providers may want to test a few before submitting a batch…” MOASC still waits for a Production Alert to be posted, but it has not been at this time. For more information click here and go to MOASC News.
June is Men’s Health Month. This month-long observance is an opportunity for men to take command of their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death among men in the U.S. include heart disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, and stroke. For more information click here and go to National News.
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