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2013-2014 California State Budget and Its Impact on Physicians

The 2013-2014 California state budget as passed includes a number of significant actions impacting SFMS and our physicians, including the adoption of the MCO tax, enacting the ‘optional expansion’ of Medi-Cal to childless adults pursuant to federal healthcare reform, reauthorizing the Coordinated Care Initiative/Duals Pilots, and passage of a $200 million mental health wellness package.

CMS Conducts Meaningful Use Audit in California

CMS has begun auditing California physicians who received payments through the federal electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs. Physicians selected for the audit have received letters from CMS contractor Figliozzi and Co., with requests for documentation to support their stage 1 meaningful use attestation.