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    Physicians emphasize patient safety as nursing board begins AB 890 implementation

    July 27, 2021
    CMA and its members continue to engage with state regulators over the implementation of a new state law, AB 890.

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    Free training series on “Advancing Trauma-Informed Communities”

    July 27, 2021
    A free statewide training series on “Advancing Trauma-Informed Communities” is now available for primary care, acute ca...

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    CMA president statement supporting mandatory COVID vaccines for health care workers

    July 26, 2021
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's new exe...

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

    July 20, 2021
    HHS  extended  the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for an additional 90 days. This means that the telehealth and other...

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    Aledade ACO practices to earn $83M+ in shared savings this year; Deadline to join for 2022 is Aug. 3

    July 20, 2021
    CMA is collaborating with Aledade Inc. to help independent physicians succeed in value-based care, ensuring practices a...

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    Budget makes huge investment in health care, and makes Prop. 56 payments permanent

    July 20, 2021
    On Thursday, July 15, 2021, the California Legislature passed the health omnibus trailer bill (AB 133), which finalizes...

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    CMA files brief in case that could have far reaching implications on managed care contracting

    July 20, 2021
    CMA recently filed an amicus brief in an important case involving Medi-Cal managed care reimbursement for out-of-networ...

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    CMS releases 2022 proposed physician fee schedule

    July 20, 2021
    CMS released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule.

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    Medicare increases payment for cognitive care

    July 19, 2021
    CMS has increased  payment for and expanded access to cognitive assessment and care plan services.

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    UHC delays Designated Diagnostic Provider program in CA until Jan. 1, 2022

    July 15, 2021
    UHC has delayed implementation of its Designated Diagnostic Provider (DDP) program for laboratory services in Californi...

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    Blue Shield corrects system error causing COVID-19 vaccine administration denials

    July 15, 2021
    Blue Shield of California has identified a system issue that caused COVID-19 vaccine administration

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    Join us at the State of Reform health policy conference, Sept. 23 in Los Angeles

    July 15, 2021
    Join one of the largest, most diverse convenings of senior health care executives and health policy leaders in Californ...

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    HHS releases interim final rule for federal surprise billing law

    July 13, 2021
    The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Treasury and Labor issued an interim final regulation  implem...

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    CMA seeks CA Supreme Court review of decision that undermines orgs right to enforce unfair competition law

    July 13, 2021
    CMA has filed a petition requesting review of an appellate court opinion in an

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    DCA licensed professionals are being targeted by a new scam

    July 13, 2021
    DCA recently warned about an attempted scam aimed at licensees of DCA’s boards and bureaus. In the scheme, an individua...

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    CMA joins Safely Open Schools campaign to urge full-time, in person school this fall

    July 13, 2021
    CMA has joined the Safely Open Schools campaign, which is urging school districts across the state to safely reopen sch...

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    U.S. Dept. of Education reopens rule-making on public service loan forgiveness benefits

    July 13, 2021
    The U.S. Department of Education has reopened its “negotiated rule-making process” to make changes to the Higher Educat...

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    Provider Relief Fund reporting portal now open; First reporting deadline is Sept. 30

    July 13, 2021
    The HHS Provider Relief Fund reporting portal is now open for providers who need to report on the use of funds in Repor...

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    CalVaxGrant providing physician practices up to $55,000 for COVID-19 vaccine administration

    July 12, 2021
    CalVaxGrant is now accepting applications and will award eligible practices up to $55,000 in grant funding for COVID-19...

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    Did You Know? Physicians can help patients appeal medical necessity denials

    July 12, 2021
    Under California law, all patients enrolled in fully insured commercial products regulated by DMHC or CDI have the righ...

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    ADA Alert: Lawsuits targeting physician offices

    July 07, 2021
    CMA has received reports that small and solo medical practices, especially in Southern California, have been sued for a...

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    July 12: Apply to CalVaxGrant to help vaccinate your community against COVID-19

    June 29, 2021
    Individual practices may receive up to $55,000 to support vaccination efforts, as well as one-on-one myCAvax support an...

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    Next Virtual Grand Rounds to feature California HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly, M.D.

    June 28, 2021
    CMA will host a physician who has had a birds-eye view of the pandemic in California: Secretary of the California Healt...

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    Interested in adopting value-based care? Deadline to apply for Adelade ACO is Aug. 3

    June 28, 2021
    For independent primary care practices and community health centers, the upside of adopting value-based care can be sig...

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    Avoid delays and denials by submitting COVID-19 vaccine administration claims to the right place

    June 28, 2021
    CMA has recently received several inquiries regarding challenges with reimbursement of COVID-19 vaccine administration ...

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    The Nocturnists podcast launches Part 2 of its Stories from a Pandemic series

    June 22, 2021
    The Nocturnists have launched the second installment of Stories from a Pandemic , which explores what the murky, middl...

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    CMA hosts return-to-work webinar for physician employers

    June 22, 2021
    To help employers understand their rights and obligations CMA is hosting a webinar with employment lawyer Oscar Rivas o...

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