CMA Update

Major CURES Updates Will Be Released April 11

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is making important changes to the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, known as CURES. CURES is the database that collects all Schedule II-V controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California. The CURES update will provide an improved user interface and new system features, including functionality authorized through recent legislation. For more information, view here

Organized Medicine Urges HRSA to Reopen the Provider Relief Reporting Period

The American Medical Association (AMA) and a number of national medical specialty societies have urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to reopen the phase 1 Provider Relief Fund (PRF) reporting period for at least 60 days to allow physicians who missed the deadline to report on use of those funds. For more information, view here

Add Your Voice to the Fight Against Prior Authorization Red Tape

Insurance company prior authorization red tape creates serious and dangerous delays in care for many California patients. CMA is asking you to share your unique experience as a patient, physician or health care professional so that we can best explain to lawmakers how prior authorization policies are harming patients. If you have waited days or months for an insurance company to approve a medicine prescribed by your doctor, we want to hear from you. For more information, view here

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