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    Physician groups urge CMS to put an end to coercive, fee-based EFT programs

    October 19, 2021
    CMA recently joined AMA and 28 other medical and specialty societies to express strong concerns over unfair business pr...

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    Governor signs 15 of CMA's priority bills

    October 12, 2021
    The 2021 legislative bill signings concluded last week with all seven California Medical Association (CMA)-sponsored bi...

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    URGENT: Ask California congressional delegation to stop ~10% Medicare payment cut

    October 04, 2021
    CMA is urging physicians to reach out to their Members of Congress and ask that they cosign a high-priority, bipartis...

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    CMA submits comments on federal surprise billing regs

    September 14, 2021
    The legislation bans balance billing for out-of-network services starting in 2022 to protect patients and establishes a...

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    CMA president statement on rogue physicians selling bogus mask exemptions

    August 16, 2021
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to rogue physicians selling bogus...

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    California Supreme Court will hear CMA lawsuit against Aetna regarding the right of membership organizations to pursue unfair practices lawsuits

    July 30, 2021
    The California Supreme Court has granted CMA's petition for review in a lawsuit against Aetna 

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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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    Take action today to stop catastrophic Office of Health Care Affordability proposal

    June 15, 2021
    As currently drafted, the proposal will create enormous bureaucratic complexities within the health care delivery syste...

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    CMA secures amendments to remove damaging provisions from medical board sunset review

    June 02, 2021
    SB 806 was amended suddenly to add reforms related to the Medical Board of California’s sunset review. 

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    CMA urges Congress to focus on immediate patient needs and protecting the Affordable Care Act

    May 26, 2021
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, MD, released the following statement in response to the Public Option announcement.

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    CMA supports bill to allow CME for practice management education

    May 24, 2021
    To further support its CME providers, CMA is sponsoring Assembly Bill (AB) 359 (Cooper), which expands the definition o...

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    Revised budget proposal prioritizes health care; does not include full pay for audio-only telehealth

    May 19, 2021
    Governor Newsom released his revised state budget proposal. The $267.8 billion budget, includes $75.7 billion in surplu...

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    CMA president statement in response to continued threats against public health officers

    May 05, 2021
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to continued attacks on public hea...

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    Urge Congress to correct unjust denial of public service loan forgiveness benefits

    May 03, 2021
    CMA is sponsoring bipartisan federal legislation to allow California and Texas physicians to participate in the federal...

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    Legislature passes bill that would allow physicians to deduct PPP expenses on state income taxes

    April 26, 2021
    A bill making forgiven PPP loans tax deductible and delivering tax relief to businesses hit hardest by the pandemic pas...

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    Akilah Weber, M.D., sworn into office as third physician legislator serving in Sacramento

    April 19, 2021
    San Diego physician Akilah Weber, M.D., was sworn into office on April 19, 2021, as California’s newest Assemblymember....

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    CALPAC congratulates ACCMA physicians for winning inaugural Golden Gavel Contest

    April 16, 2021
    CALPAC concluded its two-week-long Golden Gavel contest in conjunction with CMA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, decl...

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    Tune in Tomorrow at 10 am for CMA's Legislative Advocacy Conference Program!

    April 05, 2021
    Today marks the beginning of CMA’s 47th Annual Legislative Advocacy Conference!

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    Be a champion for your patients during CMA’s Legislative Advocacy Conference 

    March 30, 2021
    The conference’s program is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. and features keynote speakers Gavin Newsom, Go...

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    Gov. Newsom and Sec. Richardson to keynote CMA Legislative Advocacy Conference

    March 24, 2021
    Don’t miss keynote speakers Gavin Newsom, Governor of California and Yolanda Richardson, California Secretary of Govern...

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    House votes to stop 2% Medicare cuts, issue now moves to Senate where it faces more opposition

    March 24, 2021
    Last week, the U.S. House voted 246-175 to stop the 2% Medicare sequestration payment cuts and to extend the moratorium...

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    CMA president statement on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as HHS Secretary

    March 18, 2021
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to the confirmation of Xavier Bece...

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    CALPAC-supported candidate and CMA legislative champion wins special election

    March 10, 2021
    On March 2, 2021, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager became Senator-elect Kamlager, winning a special election in Los Angel...

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    CMA Council on Legislation to meet and set legislative priorities for 2021

    March 09, 2021
    This Thursday, March 11, 2021, the 50 physician members of CMA;s Council on Legislation, will meet to discuss and recom...

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    CMA sponsored bill would reduce administrative burdens in physician practices

    March 02, 2021
    CMA is sponsoring a legislative effort to reduce administrative burdens in physician practices, so physicians can spend...

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    Register today for CMA’s virtual Legislative Advocacy Conference

    March 02, 2021
    Registration is now open for CMA;s 47th Annual Legislative Advocacy Conference the week of April 5-9, 2021. Attendees w...

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    Take Action: Urge lawmakers to help businesses impacted by COVID-19

    February 16, 2021
    CMA is urging physicians to contact the governor and their legislators to urge immediate action to bring California’s t...

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