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MOASC held its Annual Oncology Summit on March 27. With more than 150 attendees listening to nationally recognized speakers from City of Hope, UCLA and UCSD discussing current management strategies and exciting advances in Breast, Colorectal, Kidney, Lung, Lymphoma and Management of Toxicity from Immunotherapy.  To read more click here and go to MOASC News.

All Californians ages 16 and older will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine starting April 15. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that the state would do away with its vaccine eligibility tiers earlier than anticipated. People 50 and older will get a head start, with vaccines opening to them April 1, state officials said. To read more click here and go to California News.

Democrats are aligned behind the idea of allowing HHS to negotiate the price of brand-name drugs in Medicare to reduce costs, but they would need Republican support in the US Senate to pass any legislation. To read more click here and go to National News.

United Healthcare will no longer print and mail paper provider remittance advice (PRAs) and medical prior authorization letters to in-network health care professionals, later this year. In states, and for plans where allowed, health care professionals and facilities will receive emails and be shown where they can view and search for what they need in Document Vault. In response to feedback from health care professionals, UHC will begin the process of transitioning paper claim submissions to electronic submissions through their downloadable payment information for health care professionals and facilities who enroll in Automated Clearing House (ACH)/direct deposit through Optum Pay. To read more click here and go to National News.

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March 30, 2021