California Supreme Court issues decision for physicians to challenge peer review hearing officers

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  • California Supreme Court issues decision for physicians to challenge peer review hearing officers. California News
  • CMA seeking physicians to help shape regulation implementing Assembly Bill 890 California News
  • 2020 MIPS performance feedback for the period is now available Medicare News/CMS News
  • Ask your Congressional representatives to cosponsor H.R. 3258 National News
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The California Supreme Court recently issued an important decision that clarifies a physician’s ability to challenge peer review hearing officers for impermissible bias. CMA filed an amicus brief in the case, in support of neither party, that sought to provide the court with the appropriate background, procedural understanding, and evidentiary foundation to fashion a robust, clear, and contextualized hearing officer impartiality standard. To read more click here and go to California News.

CMA is asking physicians to lend their voices to help shape the regulations implementing Assembly Bill 890 (Wood), which became law on January 1, 2021, and authorizes two new types of nurse practitioners. AB 890 recognized and authorized California nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice at the top of their competence without physician supervision and with a defined scope of practice. To read more click here and go to California News.

Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance feedback, including scores and payment adjustment information, for the 2020 performance period is now available for review on the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) website. The 2020 MIPS scores will determine whether a physician will receive an incentive, neutral payment adjustment or a penalty for Medicare services in the 2022 payment year. To read more click here and go to Medicare News/CMS News.

The push is still on! Ask your Congressional representatives to cosponsor H.R. 3258! The Timely Access to Cancer Treatment Act of 2021 (TACT Act) was recently introduced and still needs congress’ attention. To read more click here and go to National News.

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August 31, 2021



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