Physician Advocate Tip of the Month - Don't miss out on your ACA Medi-Cal Payment Increase! December 13, 2013 Physician Advocate Tip of the Month Center for Economic Services, ACA, CES, Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal Resources, Mitzi Young, Physician Advocate, Physician Advocate Tip of the Month, PQRS Deadline 0 December Tip Don't miss out on your ACA Medi-Cal Payment Increase! Attesting is easy, so visit www.medi-cal.ca.gov and complete the ACA Self Attestation Form before 12/31/2013. Physicians must attest individually. Checks are currently being distributed to those who have attested! Medi-Cal Resource: Over the past year, there have been a number of changes for Medi-Cal patients and for the physicians who treat them with more to come in 2014. Be sure to review CMA's new Medi-Cal Survival Toolkit available for free at www.cmanet.org/ces (members only). BONUS TIP: The deadline to avoid a 1.5% fee schedule penalty in 2015 is fast approaching. There is still time to report at least one valid individual measure via claims for dates of service in 2013. There are many measures that only need to be reported once per reporting period (January 1 through December 31, 2013) that meet the requirement. The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Implementation Guide is a good place to start to identify any measure that might pertain to your practice. The 2013 PQRS Individual Claims Registry Measure Specification Supporting Documents provides the specifications that must be met in order to report the measure (frequency of reporting, procedure codes, diagnosis codes, and reporting measure code(s)). Remember, you cannot go back and add a measure code to claims already submitted. Receiving practice management guidance from Mitzi is a FREE OCMA member benefit! Contact Mitzi to schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss your practice management needs: Mitzi Young Physician Advocate, CMA Center for Economic Services 888.236.0267 firstname.lastname@example.org Comments are closed.