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    California Medical Association launches new #WearAMaskCA ad

    August 04, 2020
    Masks help stop the spread of COVID 19, period. This is the central message of a new video released today by #WearAMask...

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    Reminder: Deadline to apply for relief from Medicaid Targeted Distribution is July 20

    July 07, 2020
    On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, HHS opened a new  “Medicaid Targeted Distribution” portal  through which Medicaid-dependen...

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    CMA sponsors bill to protect health officers

    July 01, 2020
    CMA is sponsoring a bill authored by state Senator Richard Pan, M.D., that will protect California’s public health offi...

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    Take Action: Urge Senate to reject NP scope expansion

    June 23, 2020
    The California Senate is currently considering a bill that would grant full practice authority to nurse practitioners (...

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    Legislature reaches agreement with Gov. Newsom on budget that protects vital health care programs

    June 23, 2020
    The California Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom have reached an agreement on a balanced budget for fiscal year 202...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., statement on passage of state budget

    June 16, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to the California Legislature's pa...

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    Legislature passes budget that protects health care

    June 16, 2020
    On Monday, the California Legislature passed a balanced budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, rejecting many of the health ...

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    CMA supports bill to eliminate use of chokeholds and carotid artery restraints

    June 08, 2020
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) stood in support of AB 1196, authored by Assemblymember Mike Gipson, th...

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    Will California sacrifice access to health care during a pandemic?

    June 03, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on society. As of late May, there have been over 100,000 cases in California an...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., statement on George Floyd death and institutionalized racism

    June 01, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., released the following statement in response to the death of George Floyd and...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., statement on Senate budget hearing

    May 28, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., released the following statement in response to Thursday's Senate budget hear...

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    CMA medical students hosting virtual advocacy day

    May 26, 2020
    California medical students! Are you disappointed that the annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advo...

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    CMA Political Action Committee seeking nominations for Board of Directors

    May 19, 2020
    CALPAC is now accepting nominations for its Board of Directors. Operated by physicians for physicians, CALPAC supports ...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., statement on Gov. Newsom's May budget revision

    May 14, 2020
    California will not be able to truly reopen until we can stabilize our health care system. That means ensuring we have ...

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    AMA urges international medical graduates be exempted from immigration bans

    May 06, 2020
    AMA is urging the Trump Administration to exempt J-1, H-1B and O-1 international medical graduates (IMGs) from any futu...

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    Tell the legislature to protect physician practices in 20-21 state budget

    April 16, 2020
    CMA estimates that, statewide, more than 13 million people could lose access to their physician absent financial assist...

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    DWC will cover telehealth services for injured workers

    April 14, 2020
    DWC on Monday announced that it would be covering telehealth services for injured workers. According to the order, DWC ...

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    HHS made $30 billion in direct deposits to physician practices today

    April 10, 2020
    This morning, HHS announced that Medicare-enrolled providers would receive a direct deposit disbursements today totalin...

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    Federal government announces new financial assistance programs

    April 09, 2020
    The federal government announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses – includin...

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    Physician Survey: Tell us how COVID-19 is affecting your practice

    April 07, 2020
    CMA knows that physician practices across California are hurting. Many physicians are experiencing high levels of finan...

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    Amid growing uncertainty, CMA steps up state and federal advocacy for physician practices

    April 07, 2020
    Since the COVID-19 crisis began, CMA has been aggressively lobbying federal and state leaders to ensure physician pract...

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    CMA and AMA Federation urges immediate action to provide financial relief to physician practices

    April 07, 2020
    Today the AMA Federation sent a letter to HHS asking for immediate action to provide financial relief to physician prac...

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    CMA urges Congress to take additional actions to help sustain physician practices

    March 27, 2020
    CMA is urging Congress to take additional steps to sustain physician practices during this trying time so they are able...

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    CMA cancels annual Legislative Advocacy Day

    March 16, 2020
    Out of an abundance of caution, CMA is canceling its in-person Legislative Advocacy Day, which was scheduled for April ...

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    CMA urges governor to address barriers encountered by physicians during COVID-19 outbreak

    March 14, 2020
    CMA has been working closely with Governor Gavin Newswom and public health officials as they respond to the COVID-19 ou...

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    CMA asks DMHC to investigate Anthem’s failure to comply with provider directory law

    March 02, 2020
    DMHC is investigating Anthem's failure to comply with state law requiring health plans to maintain accurate directories...

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    CMA publishes March 2020 Voter Guide

    February 21, 2020
    The March Primary Election is just around the corner. We hope that you will show up to the polls (or mail in your vote-...

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