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    CMA President Responds to Trump Administration’s Executive Order on “Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation’s Seniors.”

    October 10, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new execu...

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    CMA supports Pelosi bill to lower prescription drug prices

    September 30, 2019
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week introduced a bill intended to lower the price of prescription drugs. The bill (HR ...

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    CMA urges CMS to fix egregious errors in proposed CA GPCI changes

    September 27, 2019
    The California Medical Association (CMA) submitted comments to CMS on the proposed fee schedule, expressing the associa...

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    Appeals court rules that transgender man denied hysterectomy can sue hospital for discrimination

    September 26, 2019
    The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco has ruled in the case of Minton v. Dignity Health that Evan Minto...

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    California’s new contractor law will not directly impact physicians, but will touch other health care professionals

    September 25, 2019
    Earlier this month, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 5 – a sweeping piece of legislation that will reclassify hundreds o...

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    Legislature passes CMA-sponsored bill to require payment for telehealth services

    September 16, 2019
    The California Legislature on Friday approved a CMA-sponsored bill to increase patient access through telehealth. The b...

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    Governor signs CMA-sponsored bill to prevent fraudulent school vaccine exemptions

    September 16, 2019
    On September 9, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 276 into law, which will prevent fake medical exemptions and r...

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    Urgent survey: Assessing the impact of CA surprise billing laws on physicians

    September 11, 2019
    The results of this survey will be crucial in helping CMA and our partners effectively advocate for a fair and balanced...

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    CMA President issues statement in response to Trump Administration’s new public charge rule

    August 12, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new public charge rul...

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    CMA President Demands Action to Bring Sanity to our Nation's Gun Laws

    August 05, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued the following statement after this weekend's shootings in Texas and Ohio. ...

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    Tell Congress to back the Protecting People from Surprise Bills Act

    August 05, 2019
    CMA is urging physicians to contact their members of Congress during the August recess about the surprise medical billi...

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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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    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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    Record attendance at this year’s Legislative Advocacy Day

    April 29, 2019
    Wearing white coats, physicians converged on the Capitol to educate legislators about critical health care issues .

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    CMA files brief in transgender health care discrimination case

    April 29, 2019
    CMA recently submitted an amicus brief with the California Court of Appeal in Minton v. Dignity Health, a case involv...

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    Anthem clarifies recent E&M services billed with modifier 25 policy

    April 10, 2019
    Per the new policy, Anthem will deny an E&M service with a modifier 25 billed on the day of a related procedure when th...

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    CMA leaders visit Congress to advocate for critical health care issues

    March 18, 2019
    CMA  physicians met CMA  physicians met with key congressional leaders to discuss strategies to make health care more a...

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    CMA urges Congress to adopt New York surprise coverage law

    March 18, 2019
    A bipartisan group of United States Senators are working to draft legislation to protect patients from unanticipated me...

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    Gov. Newsom to keynote CMA’s Legislative Advocacy Day

    March 13, 2019
    This unique event, scheduled for April 24, 2019, is free of charge to all CMA members. Plan to join more than 400 physi...

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    Security prescription fix signed by Governor Newsom; delays implementation until 2021

    March 12, 2019
    After intense lobbying from CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed...

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    12 ways to be a physician advocate

    March 04, 2019
    CMA has some of the best lobbyists, lawyers, and other advocates in the Capitol, but the most powerful weapon in advanc...

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    Security prescription law fix heads to governor’s desk for signature

    March 04, 2019
    Implementation of the new state law that requires security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized number law ...

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    CMA joins legislative effort to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

    February 20, 2019
    The legislation targets soda, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks that contribute to obesity, diabetes, tooth d...

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    Register now for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 24 in Sacramento

    February 19, 2019
    Registration is now open for the 45th annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24,...

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    Survey finds prior authorization hurdles have led to serious adverse events

    February 15, 2019
    More than one-quarter of physicians (28 percent) report the prior authorization process required by health insurers for...

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    Q2 resolutions now accepting testimony

    February 15, 2019
    These resolutions will be considered by CMA’s standing councils and subcommittees, and will be presented to the CMA Boa...

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    Assembly to vote on security prescription fix this week

    February 04, 2019
    CMA is working on a legislative fix to ensure no patient goes without the essential medicine and care they need.

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