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    US extends "public health emergency" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    January 14, 2022
    HHS  has  extended  the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for an additional 90 days. This means that the telehealth and ...

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    CMA sponsors legislation to protect patients and the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship

    January 13, 2022
    CMA isto sponsor bill (AB 1636) that ensures physicians and surgeons who have committed sexual misconduct 

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    Budget proposal positions CA to be first state to achieve universal health care access and coverage

    January 11, 2022
    On Monday, January 10, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom released his initial proposal for the 2022-23 California state budge...

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    Medicare physician fee schedule updated for 2022

    January 11, 2022
    In another last-minute effort to stave off physician payment cuts, Congress recently passed—and President Biden signed—...

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    CMA continues to fight ill-conceived HHS regulation on surprise medical bills

    January 10, 2022
    CMA has filed joint amicus curiae briefs in support of two lawsuits challenging federal regulators’ approach to dispute...

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    CMA issues statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget

    January 10, 2022
    California Medical Association (CMA) President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin New...

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    EDD will require identity verification for physicians certifying SDI claims

    January 05, 2022
    In an effort to combat disability insurance fraud, EDD will soon begin requiring medical providers to verify their iden...

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    CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program to host webinars for applicants

    January 03, 2022
    The next CalHealthCares’ application cycle begins January 24, 2022. CalHealthCares provides loan repayment on education...

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    Anthem Blue Cross clarifies recent telehealth reimbursement policy update

    January 03, 2022
    Anthem Blue Cross has clarified that for California providers, it will continue to reimburse telehealth services bill...

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    Medical board to host webinar on new licensing requirements

    January 03, 2022
    The Medical Board of California will host a live webinar to provide an overview of recent changes to requirements for p...

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    State and federal government issue new guidelines and support to fight COVID-19, including mandatory boosters for California health care workers

    December 22, 2021
    With the highly transmissible omicron variant now accounting

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    CMA launches free online CME on health equity and diabetes prevention

    December 22, 2021
    CMA and CDPH have published “Break the Bias: Health Equity and the Importance of Screening and Referring for Diabetes  ...

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    Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Program application deadline extended

    December 21, 2021
    The application deadline for the current cycle of the Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Program has been extended to De...

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    Lawsuits filed over No Surprises Act

    December 21, 2021
    AMA and AHA have filed a lawsuit against the federal government over its misguided implementation of the NSA. The sui...

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    Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on COVID-19 therapeutics

    December 21, 2021
    As we enter a new year, a new variant has emerged, winter conditions are pushing people indoors, and holiday gatherings...

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    New CPT Modifier 93 for audio-only services takes effect Jan. 1

    December 21, 2021
    At the September 2021 CPT Editorial Panel Meeting, a new Modifier was accepted to describe real-time telemedicine servi...

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    CMA publishes overview of federal No Surprises Act

    December 21, 2021
    On January 1, 2022, a new federal law, the “No Surprises Act” (NSA), will take effect. This law, part of the Consolidat...

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    CMA publishes 2021 Year in Review

    December 20, 2021
    In 2021, CMA was once again at the center of key state health care policy decisions and action.

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    CMA issues statement supporting Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber's planned legislation on physician licensing

    December 17, 2021
    CMA President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement

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    Anthem Blue Cross implements fix for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine underpayments

    December 17, 2021
    Anthem Blue Cross has reported progress in addressing underpayments tied to the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for the...

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    CMA publishes guide to help physicians prepare for Covered California changes in 2022

    December 16, 2021
    To help physician practices understand their participation status, which products are being offered and what changes to...

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    CMA issues statement in response to relicensing of physicians convicted of sexual misconduct

    December 16, 2021
    CMA President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued a statement in response to the relicensing of physicians who were convicte...

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    REMINDER: Medi-Cal Rx transition effective January 1

    December 15, 2021
    Providers are reminded that on January 1, 2022, DHCS will transition all Medi-Cal pharmacy services from managed care t...

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    Anthem Blue Cross to expand into new Covered California regions for 2022

    December 15, 2021
    Anthem Blue Cross has announced that it will be increasing its participation in Covered California, California’s health...

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    Avoid denials by submitting Medicare Advantage COVID-19 vaccine claims to the right place

    December 15, 2021
    For Medicare Advantage patients vaccinated on or after January 1, 2022, COVID-19 vaccine administration claims

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    Congress passes bill to stop Medicare payment cuts; President expected to sign

    December 14, 2021
    The U.S. Senate last week voted to stop nearly all of the Medicare payment cuts physicians were facing on January 1, 20...

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    Medi-Cal to cover pediatric COVID-19 vaccine counseling by health care providers

    December 14, 2021
    CMS is now requiring states to cover COVID-19 vaccine counseling visits in which health care providers talk to families...

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