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    Deadline to request a 2019 MIPS targeted review is Oct. 5

    September 25, 2020
    If you participated in MIPS in 2019, your performance feedback and final MIPS score are now available for review on the...

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    CMA issues statement in response to Gov. Newsom's order to protect public health officials from harassment

    September 24, 2020
    In response to Newsom’s executive order, CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., and Health Officers Association of C...

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    CMA launches new survey to assess impact of pandemic on physician practice viability

    September 24, 2020
    Now that we are six months into the pandemic, CMA is launching a follow up survey to reevaluate practice viability.

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    Paid market research opportunity for independent physicians

    September 22, 2020
    Altais, a proud partner of CMA Physician Services, is evaluating product designs to develop new tools to help independe...

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    CMA Wellness expands peer coaching support to more health care workers

    September 22, 2020
    C4CN recently expanded its mission to help more health care workers struggling with any stress-related challenge or who...

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    DMHC’s emergency regulations on COVID-19 testing are less protective than federal law

    September 22, 2020
    Rather than broadening access to COVID-19 testing like the federal law has done, CMA believes the emergency regulations...

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    CMA publishes guide for patients impacted by recent wildfires

    September 18, 2020
    Under law enacted in 2018, plans and insurers operating in counties affected by an official state of emergency must wit...

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    AMA adds two new CPT codes related to COVID-19

    September 18, 2020
    AMA has added two new CPT codes to meet the needs of the health care industry as medical advancements expand the fight ...

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    CMA president issues statement on allegations of forced hysterectomies at ICE detention centers

    September 18, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to  allegations of forced hystere...

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    UnitedHealthcare alters claim denial letters

    September 18, 2020
    UHC will transition the communication of initial claim denials to a consolidated Explanation of Denial statement that o...

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    UnitedHealthcare transitions from paper claim acknowledgements

    September 18, 2020
    UHC will stop mailing claim acknowledgement letters and instead post them online in its Document Vault. Per UHC, acknow...

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    Are you experiencing trouble with self-insured ERISA payors?

    September 17, 2020
    CMA is working to address the unique challenges experienced by providers who provide care to patients with self-funded ...

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    ACEs Aware to host webinar on clinical workforce readiness, resiliency and screening integration

    September 16, 2020
    The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar to provide strategies, promising practices and resources ...

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    Webinar Series: A Primer on Designing GME in Rural Clinical Facilities

    September 16, 2020
    To grow and diversify the physician workforce, PHC, the BGMS Residency Task Force and Paradise Medical Group have launc...

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    CMS indicates it will withdraw controversial Medicaid Fiscal Accountability rule

    September 15, 2020
    CMS Administrator Seema Verma, M.D., announced this week the agency would be withdrawing its proposed Medicaid Fiscal A...

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    AMA releases 2021 CPT code set

    September 15, 2020
    AMA recently released the 2021 CPT® code set, which includes the first major overhaul in more than 25 years to the code...

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    Anthem PPO added to specialty medication policy

    September 15, 2020
    Anthem Blue Cross recently notified physicians that effective December 2, 2020, it will expand its specialty medication...

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    Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on therapeutic COVID-19 updates

    September 15, 2020
    The fourth in our monthly Virtual Grand Rounds series – Virtual Grand Rounds: COVID-19 Updates in Therapeutics – will b...

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    CMA president issues statement on county health officer resignations

    September 14, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) is severely troubled by the recent resignations of county public health office...

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    DCA again extends physician licensing waivers

    September 09, 2020
    DCA has extended two waivers that give flexibility to physicians with expiring licenses.

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    California program provides funding to expand health information exchange

    September 09, 2020
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has launched a new effort to boost the use of health informati...

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    DMHC tells payors they must continue telehealth payment parity 

    September 09, 2020
    DMHC issued an all plan letter reminding health plans of the continued requirement to reimburse providers at the same r...

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    CMA distributes two-month supply of free PPE to more than 40k California physicians

    September 09, 2020
    CMA mobilized with its local county medical societies, the state of California and Altais to bring more than 40 million...

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    CMA seeks nominations for Workforce Advisory Council

    September 09, 2020
    CMA is seeking physicians to volunteer their time and expertise towards creating new cultural and linguistic competency...

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    New CME webinars on managing patients at risk of severe disease from COVID-19

    September 09, 2020
    CMA has partnered with Rockpointe—a leading provider of CME—to provide free webinars for physicians and other health ca...

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    CME webinar offers guidance for managing patients with obesity during COVID-19

    September 09, 2020
    Rockpointe, a leading provider of CME, is offering a free and live one-hour webinar, “Obesity and COVID-19 in the Out...

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    CME webinars offer guidance for managing patients with lung cancer during COVID-19

    September 09, 2020
    Rockpointe, a leading provider of CME,  has collaborated with state medical societies and global oncology associations ...

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