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    CMA issues statement on the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D.

    February 15, 2020
    RCMA President Bruce Holmblad, M.D., and CMA Peter Bretan, M.D., released the following statement following the death o...

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    Noridian begins reprocessing CMS geographic payment errors

    February 12, 2020
    Noridian, the California Medicare contractor, has recently advised that it will begin reprocessing claims impacted by...

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    TRICARE now covers 3-D mammography

    February 12, 2020
    As of January 1, 2020, TRICARE now covers annual 3-D mammography screenings through its provisional coverage program.  ...

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    OptumRx policy requiring e-prescribing for controlled substances will now take full effect March 1

    February 11, 2020
    Beginning March 1, 2020, the OptumRx home delivery pharmacy will no longer fill prescriptions received by hard copy, fa...

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    ACEs Aware to host informational webinar for physicians on February 26

    February 11, 2020
    The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. 

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    50 state medical societies send joint letter to CMS opposing the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

    February 11, 2020
    CMA recently joined all of the state medical societies and some national specialty societies in

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    New On-Demand Webinar: California’s new contractor law and how it impacts health care

    February 10, 2020
    CMA recently hosted a webinar— “ The ABCs of AB 5: Classifying Health Care Workers in California’s Gig Economy ”—to lea...

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    Providers can now choose to receive Anthem Blue Cross medical records requests electronically

    February 05, 2020
    Beginning February 10, 2020, Anthem Blue Cross will begin using Availity’s medical attachment functionality to request ...

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    Call for nominations: California Delegation to the AMA

    February 05, 2020
    CMA is seeking nominations for physicians to serve as at-large delegates and alternates to the American Medical Associa...

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    Protect access and control health care costs for CA patients; Oppose the so-called “Fairness for Injured Patients Act”

    February 05, 2020
    Late last year, wealthy out-of-state trial attorneys filed an initiative for the November 2020 ballot that would substa...

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    CMA endorses Call to Action on Climate, Health and Equity

    February 04, 2020
    Health and medical groups have joined together to outline The Call to Action on Climate Health and Equity: A Policy Act...

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    CMA CME Program: Administrative Updates

    February 03, 2020
    As California’s largest CME accreditor, CMA is dedicated to supporting excellence, leadership and best practices to all...

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    ACCME seeking comments re: standards for integrity and independence

    February 03, 2020
    ACCME is seeking stakeholder input on proposed revisions to the rules that protect the independence and integrity of ac...

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    Are your designated contacts up-to-date in PARS?

    February 03, 2020
    Per ACCME policy, and to protect the best interest of all parties, all communication is generally limited to authorized...

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    CME surveyors wanted!

    February 03, 2020
    CMA is recruiting CME surveyors to play a critical role in the accreditation process. In return for your donation of ...

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    CMA applauds Gov. Newsom’s appointment of Dr. Brad Gilbert as DHCS Director

    January 30, 2020
    CMA applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Bradley P. Gilbert, M.D., as director of the California Department ...

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    Coding Corner: Apply official ICD-10 guidance for vaping encounters

    January 29, 2020
    Thousands of cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported from across...

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    The MIPS 2019 data submission period is now open

    January 29, 2020
    CMS has opened the data submission period for MIPS eligible clinicians who participated in the 2019 performance period ...

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    Supreme Court clears the way for Trump’s “public charge” rule

    January 28, 2020
    The United States Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Trump administration can move forward with changes to the “pub...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., Statement on Public Charge Ruling

    January 28, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling

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    Federal advocacy update: What to expect in 2020

    January 27, 2020
    While some believe that the 2020 election politics, Presidential impeachment, and escalating tensions with Iran will sc...

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    Save the Date for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 14

    January 27, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 46th annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 14, 2020, on the ...

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    OMSS members get a free subscription to the California Physician’s Legal Handbook

    January 24, 2020
    CMA-OMSS members receive one free, online subscription to the California Physicians’ Legal Handbook .

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    OMSS Assembly recap

    January 24, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) held the 2019 Annual Assembly on Friday...

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    Don’t forget to renew your OMSS membership!

    January 24, 2020
    CMA-OMSS represents California medical staffs and advocates for strong medical staff self-governance and quality patien...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., Responds to President Trump’s Threat to Withhold Funding Over Abortion Policy

    January 24, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to the

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    Model Medical Staff Bylaws Webinar: Help for California Physicians

    January 23, 2020
    CMA is hosting a one-hour webinar on Tuesday, March 3, at 12:15 p.m. to provide medical staffs with an overview of CM...

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