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Seamless Conversion to Medicare Advantage

Some questions have been raised about recent press coverage on plans enrolling new Medicare beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage without the beneficiary’s knowledge. The American Medical Association (AMA) raised concerns and a number of questions with senior officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Included in this blog posting are CMS’ answers.

CDC Health Advisory - Zika Recommendations

CDC Expands Guidance for Travel and Testing of Pregnant Women, Women of Reproductive Age, and Their Partners for Zika Virus Infection Related to Mosquito-borne Zika Virus Transmission in Miami-Dade, Florida

Practices Encouraged to Take DHCS Medi-Cal Provider Satisfaction Survey

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is conducting a customer service satisfaction survey for Medi-Cal providers.

Urge Your Legislator to Oppose Expansion of Prescribing Authority for Naturopathic Doctors (SB 538)

SB 538 (Hueso) would allow naturopathic doctors to independently prescribe Schedule V and non-scheduled prescription medications.

Reviewers Needed - Medical Board Disciplinary Cases and Song-Brown Grant Applications

The Medical Board of California is seeking physicians to serve as expert reviewers in disciplinary cases. OSHPD is seeking reviewers to score Song-Brown grant applications.

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