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    Classification of Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

    October 19, 2018
    CMA support efforts, including improving government regulatory oversight, to reduce the amount and use of glyphosate, a...

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    Presidential Gala tickets now on sale

    August 20, 2018
    Tickets are now on sale for the California Medical Association’s 22nd annual Presidential Gala. You won’t want to miss ...

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    Have you updated your My CMA profile yet?

    August 20, 2018
    If you haven’t already, please login, update your profile, and chose your preferences and areas of interest. By doing s...

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    2018 NEPO Summit: Register by Aug. 27 and save $100

    August 15, 2018
    Act now to save $100 off registration for the 2018 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit, to be held ...

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    House votes to expand health savings accounts

    August 14, 2018
    On July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills (H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311) that would expand how health sa...

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    Medi-Cal to unveil updated provider enrollment system this summer

    August 10, 2018
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is will soon be releasing an update to its Medi-Cal provider e...

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    UnitedHealthcare Community Plan to exit Sacramento Medi-Cal market on November 1

    August 10, 2018
    The UHC Community Plan has issued notice that it will no longer provide services to approximately 4,400 Medi-Cal member...

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    CMA advocacy drastically reduced administrative burdens for Parkinson’s registry

    August 07, 2018
    Effective July 1, 2018, M.D.s, D.O.s, P.A.s and N.P.s who diagnose or treat Parkinson’s disease patients ("Reporting Pr...

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    Op-Ed: SB 1156 takes California back to the bad old days

    August 05, 2018
    Not long ago, health insurance companies limited access to insurance and quality health care for millions of California...

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    CMA/AMA responding to proposed Medicare payment rule

    August 03, 2018
    On July 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed 2019 Medicare Physician F...

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    Medical board releases physician license alert app for patients

    August 03, 2018
    The Medical Board of California recently released its first mobile app, currently available on Apple iOS devices. The t...

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    Coding Corner: NCCI Policy Manual updates: Part 2

    August 03, 2018
    CPR’s “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billin...

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    Noridian to present in-person Medicare seminars in Irvine and Sacramento

    August 03, 2018
    Noridian, the Medicare administrative contractor for California, has announced several in-person seminars around the st...

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    UnitedHealthcare releases latest Premium Designation physician results

    August 03, 2018
    UnitedHealthcare (UHC) recently released its latest Premium Designation assessment results to California physicians on ...

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    New Medicare ID card mailing completed in California

    August 03, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently completed mailing new Medicare ID cards to California ben...

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    United Healthcare Smart Edits go live August 16

    August 03, 2018
    UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will implement its Smart Edits program for professional claims for all of its commercial, Medica...

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    Best practices: Review your monthly capitation reports

    August 03, 2018
    Participation in capitated reimbursement contracts (financial arrangements where physicians are paid a fixed amount for...

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    CMA Doc: Jorge Robles, M.D.

    August 03, 2018
    Family physician Jorge F. Robles, M.D., has been a community leader since his arrival in the Imperial Valley in the ear...

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    2018 Q4 resolutions now accepting testimony

    August 03, 2018
    As part of its policy-making process, the California Medical Association (CMA) allows members to submit resolutions for...

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    CMA applauds California Department of Insurance in opposing CVS/Aetna merger

    August 02, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) applauded the finding of the California Department of Insurance that ...

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    Blue Shield CEO addresses California physicians on digital health efforts

    July 26, 2018
    Paul Markovich, president and CEO of Blue Shield California, on Friday addressed the California Medical Association’s (...

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    Health Net Federal Services experiences significant challenges with TRICARE transition

    July 24, 2018
    On January 1, 2018, Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) became the new Defense Heath Agency (DHA) managed care contractor...

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    Medical staff prevails in legal battle over medical staff self-governance

    July 23, 2018
    A settlement has officially been reached in the case of the Tulare hospital embroiled in a bitter legal battle over the...

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    PHC seeking nominations for 2018 Leadership Awards

    July 23, 2018
    The California Medical Association’s foundation— Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) —and the Network of Ethnic ...

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    Reminder: CURES duty-to-consult takes effect October 2, 2018

    July 23, 2018
    Effective October 2, 2018, physicians must  consult California’s prescription drug monitoring database  (the Controll...

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    CMA Doc: Gemma Kim, M.D.

    July 20, 2018
    Palm Springs physician Gemma Kim, M.D., is the director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, a partnership between...

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    2017 MIPS scores and 2019 payment adjustments now available

    July 20, 2018
    Physicians can now log in to the Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) website to view their final 2017 Merit-based ...