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    Golden Shore Medical Group assigns assets for liquidation

    June 12, 2019
    Golden Shore closed its doors on January 31, 2019, after Molina Healthcare terminated its contract with the delegated e...

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    CMA Doc: Diana Ramos, M.D.

    June 10, 2019
    Diana Ramos, M.D., is set to become the first Latinx woman, as well as the first public health physician, to hold the p...

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    ABMS announces changes to continuing certification programs

    June 10, 2019
    ABMS recently announced that its 24 member boards would be implementing changes aimed at better assisting physicians in...

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    FAQ: When am I required to offer naloxone to patients?

    June 10, 2019
    Under the new law, physicians must offer a prescription fornaloxone or another drug approved by the FDA.

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    AMA Opioid Task Force calls on policymakers to do more to end epidemic

    June 10, 2019
    The number and strength of opioids prescribed by physicians has fallen for the fifth year in a row,

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    New law requires sexual harassment prevention training for all employees

    June 10, 2019
    Under the new law, employers with five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to superv...

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    DHCS Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About the Value-Based Payment Incentives

    June 07, 2019
    The program is funded with $180 million in Proposition 56 funds, estimated at $360 million in total funds annually with...

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    Reminder: Anthem fee schedule changes effective July 1

    June 07, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that the changes to the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer Participating Physician Agreement and f...

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    CMS releases latest episode of “Beyond the Policy” podcast

    June 05, 2019
    Episode 3 of this podcast highlights the “ CMS Innovation Center: Where we are, How Models are Developed and the Next S...

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    California Medical Association supports Timely Access to Care Act

    June 05, 2019
    New legislation would reduce health care bureaucracy and delays for patients.

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    TRICARE West providers targeted in phishing scam

    May 31, 2019
    Health Net Federal Services recently notified providers about an email phishing scam targeting TRICARE West Region prov...

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    Welcome to the new home of California's continuing medical education

    May 30, 2019
    CME Providers: Please see the announcement letter and enclosed FAQ sheet, as mailed to all CME provider primary contact...

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    Reminder: UnitedHealthcare to stop paying consultation services June 1

    May 30, 2019
    As previously reported , UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) will begin phasing out reimburse consultation services for commercia...

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    Aledade, California Medical Association Announce Collaboration

    May 30, 2019
    Aledade, Inc. and the California Medical Association (CMA) announced a new collaboration to help independent physic...

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    Coming soon: Changes to medical board licensure application

    May 28, 2019
    The new language changes the way physicians are asked to disclose impairments (physical, mental , substance abuse, etc....

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    CMA Doc: Melvin S. Donaldson, M.D.

    May 28, 2019
    Melvin S. Donaldson, M.D.,  started practicing medicine in 1952, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President and gasoline w...

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    CMA opposes proposal to expand paramedic scope of practice

    May 28, 2019
    EMSA has proposed new regulations that would allow paramedics to triage and transport patients to locations other than ...

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    FAQ: Can I charge patients for copies of their medical records?

    May 24, 2019
    California law allows physicians to charge patients 25 cents per page for copying their medical records or 50 cents per...

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    CMA backs bipartisan federal surprise billing measure

    May 24, 2019
    Four physician congressman announced they would be introducing legislation with bipartisan support to protect patients ...

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    Nominate an outstanding colleague for 2019 CMA service awards

    May 23, 2019
    Every year, the California Medical Association (CMA) honors inspirational physician members during its House of Delegat...

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    California Physician’s Legal Handbook updated for 2019

    May 20, 2019
    An invaluable resource unlike any other, CPLH is the premier California health law publication comprehensive legal info...

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    OMSS: Save the date for CMA’s 2019 annual meeting

    May 20, 2019
    The CMA Organized Medical Staff Section, along with representation from other CMA delegations, forums and sections prop...

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    2019 Q3 resolutions now accepting testimony

    May 20, 2019
    The deadline for fourth quarter resolution submissions is July 15, 2019.

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    OMSS Assembly: Your voice in CMA

    May 15, 2019
    The CMA  Organized Medical Staff Section  held its 2018 Annual Assembly on Friday, October 12, 2018, in Sacramento, imm...

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    CMA continues to challenge Anthem modifier 25 policy

    May 14, 2019
    CMA is very concerned with the adverse impacts of this new policy upon our physician members and has been in continued ...

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    New law requires regulator to review physician complaints of unfair payment patterns

    May 14, 2019
    Effective July 1, 2019, DMHC will be required to annually review complaints filed by providers who believe a plan is en...

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    CMA to survey physicians on death penalty

    May 13, 2019
    The survey will include questions on the death penalty to ensure that CMA policy is in line with the views of physician...

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