DHCS releases its finalized telehealth policy for Medi-Cal FFS

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  • DHCS releases its finalized telehealth policy for Medi-Cal FFS. California News
  • Control of workload, work-life balance and office atmosphere are factors that contribute to physician burnout and should be addressed along with EHR concern. National News
  • Significant changes to MOC standards. Affiliate Association News

DHCS released its finalized telehealth policy update for the following: Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid Program) fee-for-service program; An All Plan Letter (APL) for Managed Care; Indian Health Services, Memorandum of Agreement (IHS-MOAs); Family Plan, Access, Care and Treatment (Family PACT); Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs). The policies were effective as of July 1, 2019 though only just released in their final form this month. For more infromation click here and go to California News.

Control of workload, work-life balance and office atmosphere are factors that contribute to physician burnout and should be addressed along with EHR concerns, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Forty-five percent of the 282 providers surveyed reported burnout symptoms. For more infromation click here and go to National News.

CMS has issued the FY2020 Hospice Payment Rate Update final rule and ASH has commented on the final rule’s provisions related to coverage for palliative blood transfusions, the topic of ASH’s recently released statement in support of palliative blood transfusions in hospice setting. For more infromation click here and go to CMS News.

Community Oncology Alliance (COA) continues to contract with the law firm Frier Levitt to assist oncology practices with the cumbersome interaction with PBM’s. Frier Levitt has provided the following action plan for anyone that is experiencing slow rolling on their CVS application on getting into network below. It can also be found on the COPA website under “Member Tools” and then select “PBM – Take Action” Jon and Jesse’s contact info is located on that page as well for directly speaking to them on any matter.  For more infromation click here and go to Affiliate Association News.

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August 27, 2019



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