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    Earn 1.5 CME for participating in our free COVID-19 Virtual Grand Rounds

    July 10, 2020
    On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Health and Human Services Agency...

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    The Physicians Foundation invites physicians to participate COVID-19 survey

    July 08, 2020
    The Physicians Foundation—a national, not-for-profit seeking to advance the work of practicing physicians and facilitat...

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    Stories from the Pandemic—a new audio documentary series from the Nocturnists

    July 08, 2020
    At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Medical Association’s (CMA) partner podcast the Nocturnists bega...

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    CMA urges state to convene advisory group to address COVID-19 outbreak in state prisons

    July 07, 2020
    CMA urged the Newsom Administration to immediately convene an advisory group to address the COVID-19 outbreak at San Qu...

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    CMA opposes new federal rule that would revoke thousands of student visas

    July 07, 2020
    This week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to student visa programs that would rev...

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    Congress gives small businesses more time to apply for PPP loans

    July 07, 2020
    The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on July 6, 2020, resumed accepting applications following the passage of the Payc...

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    Reminder: Deadline to apply for relief from Medicaid Targeted Distribution is July 20

    July 07, 2020
    On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, HHS opened a new  “Medicaid Targeted Distribution” portal  through which Medicaid-dependen...

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    CMA now seeking comments on 2020 Major Issues

    July 07, 2020
    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the surrounding regulations and guidelines around hosting large meetings, the Cal...

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    CMA partners with State of California and Altais to provide free personal protective equipment to physician practices

    July 07, 2020
    In an effort to ensure California physicians can continue to provide care to patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, the...

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    Race, Health Care and a Call to Justice

    July 06, 2020
    Recently, the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) hosted a webinar titled, “I Can’t Breathe: Reflections on Racism...

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    A conversation with CA Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., about ACEs and toxic stress

    July 06, 2020
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) represent a public health crisis that has been, until recently, largely unrecogniz...

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    CMA sponsors bill to protect health officers

    July 01, 2020
    CMA is sponsoring a bill authored by state Senator Richard Pan, M.D., that will protect California’s public health offi...

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    First COVID-19 Virtual Grand Rounds webinar is July 14; Register today

    June 30, 2020
    The first Virtual Grand Rounds – State of COVID-19 with California Public Health Leaders – will be Tuesday, July 14, 20...

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    Effective July 1, physicians must complete training to continue being reimbursed for ACEs screenings

    June 30, 2020
    Starting July 1, 2020, Medi-Cal providers must take a certified training and self-attest to having completed the traini...

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    DHCS publishes video tour of new Medi-Cal website

    June 30, 2020
    On June 15, 2020, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched a new Medi-Cal website. The initial...

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    CMA urges Anthem to delay specialty medication policy

    June 30, 2020
    CMA and a number of specialty medical associations have asked Anthem Blue Cross to delay implementation of a new policy...

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    CMA President Peter Bretan, M.D., issues a statement in response to state budget signing

    June 29, 2020
    This is a budget that protects and reflects California values. California is in the midst of unprecedented economic u...

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    Black Voices in Healthcare: A new audio documentary storytelling project

    June 29, 2020
    CMA;s partner podcast The Nocturnists will be releasing the first episode of a new audio documentary series Black Voice...

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    Anthem Blue Cross preps for entry into additional Medi-Cal markets

    June 29, 2020
    Anthem Blue Cross recently began notifying physicians it will seek approval to participate as a Medi-Cal managed care p...

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    Physicians can opt out of MIPS for 2020 and be held harmless from payment adjustments

    June 25, 2020
    CMS announced that physicians will have the option to opt out completely or partially from Medicare’s 2020 Merit-Based ...

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    USMLE opens regional testing center at UCSF

    June 23, 2020
    In its continued effort to identify alternate-delivery methods, the USMLE Program has opened additional regional testin...

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    CMA President condemns President Trump’s racist remarks

    June 23, 2020
    President Trump’s racist dog whistle remarks have no place in our politics or in the house of medicine. Comments like t...

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    Anthem to require use of CVS Specialty for HMO specialty medications

    June 23, 2020
    Anthem notified physicians that it will soon require that specialty pharmacy medications administered in the office or ...

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    Podcast: Putting the Public into Health

    June 23, 2020
    To  inform the public on the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Richard Pan, M.D., launched...

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    Take Action: Urge Senate to reject NP scope expansion

    June 23, 2020
    The California Senate is currently considering a bill that would grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners (...

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    Legislature reaches agreement with Gov. Newsom on budget that protects vital health care programs

    June 23, 2020
    The California Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom have reached an agreement on a balanced budget for fiscal year 202...

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    CMA Physician Services partners with Aledade to help physicians pursue value-based care

    June 23, 2020
    CMA Physician Services and Aledade are hosting a free webinar—Diversifying Revenue Through Value-Based Care with Aledad...

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