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    Gov. Newsom's proposed budget continues his commitment to making health care a top priority

    January 13, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom last week released his proposed state budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, redoubling his commitment to ...

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    CMS to correct additional geographic payment errors; some 2020 claims to be reprocessed

    January 13, 2020
    According to CMS, Noridian—the California Medicare contractor—is holding affected claims while they test and implement ...

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    CMA comments on Governor’s proposed Medi-Cal reforms

    January 10, 2020
    This expansion proposal would address many challenges of chronically unsheltered populations.

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    CMA President Peter Bretan, M.D., reacts to Gov. Newsom's budget proposal

    January 10, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's budget propo...

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    CMA president issues statement on Gov. Newsom's cost containment proposals

    January 09, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's new cost

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    Looming Anthem/Cottage termination could have negative impact on patient access in Santa Barbara area

    December 23, 2019
    Cottage Hospital System has initiated a contract termination with Anthem Blue Cross that affects three hospitals in the...

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    Tell Congress: New surprise billing proposal bad for patients and physicians

    December 16, 2019
    With only two weeks before Congress adjourns for the year, Congressional committees introduced competing proposals to a...

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    U.S. House passes ambitious bill to lower prescription drug prices

    December 13, 2019
    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed “The Lower Drug Costs Now Act,” which would authorize Medicare to ne...

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    CMA and CHA release joint statement on congressional efforts to address surprise medical billing

    December 12, 2019
    CHA and CMA have issued a joint statement on congressional efforts to address surprise medical billing.

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    DHCS issues final telehealth policy

    December 11, 2019
    In August 2019, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) issued its final telehealth policy.

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    State tobacco tax expanding health care workforce; CalMedForce awards $38 million from Prop 56 funds

    December 02, 2019
    PHC announced more than $38M in CalMedForce awards to support residency programs across the state.

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    CMA tells DOJ proposed CURES regulations will negatively affect patient care

    November 25, 2019
    In issuing these proposed regulations, the DOJ fundamentally fails to consider CURES as a clinical decision-making tool...

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    CMA president issues statement in response to University of California and Dignity Health partnership

    November 20, 2019
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to the partnership between the University of Califo...

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    Physician experience highlights unintended consequences of CA's surprise billing laws

    November 05, 2019
    A new survey of California physicians illustrates serious unintended consequences from California’s surprise billing ...

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    AMA says Walmart “refusal to fill” policy interferes with the practice of medicine

    November 04, 2019
    Recent concerns about opioid misuse and abuse have led payors, policymakers and retail pharmacies to attempt to restric...

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    CMA to organize physician volunteers for wildfire response

    October 29, 2019
    CMA is calling on physicians across the state to provide care to those affected by the wildfires. If you are willing an...

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    CMA urges CMS to apply E/M increases to global surgery packages

    October 16, 2019
    CMA strongly opposes CMS’ proposal to not incorporate the adjusted values for the revised E/M codes into the 10- and 90...

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    Governor signs CMA bill to require insurers to pay for telehealth services

    October 14, 2019
    Governor Newsom has signed a CMA-sponsored bill to increase patient access through telehealth. The bill will require he...

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    CMA responds to Trump order, “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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