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    Save the date for CMA’s Virtual Legislative Advocacy Conference, April 5-9

    January 26, 2021
    CMA will host its 47th Annual Legislative Advocacy Conference the week of April 5-9, 2021. Attendees will have the oppo...

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    CMA advocates for bill to protect physician practices struggling amid the ongoing pandemic

    January 23, 2021
    CMA has partnered with a coalition—including business groups, health care providers and Assemblymember Autumn Burke—to ...

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    CMA president releases statement on California's revised COVID-19 vaccination guidelines

    January 13, 2021
    California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued a statement in response to California's rev...

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    CMA president releases statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget

    January 09, 2021
    California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newso...

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    CMA publishes year-end federal legislative summary

    December 22, 2020
    On December 21, 2020, the 116th Congress adopted a massive $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package and a $900 billion CO...

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    CMA president releases statement on appointment of Alex Padilla to the U.S. Senate

    December 22, 2020
    California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued a statement in response to the appointment ...

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    Hospital medical staffs across state donate to political education fund

    December 08, 2020
    With the initiative threat to obliterate MICRA now qualified for the November 2022 ballot, hospital medical staffs acro...

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    CALPAC-supported candidates overwhelmingly successful in election

    December 08, 2020
    CALPAC reported wide success in the November 2020 election thanks to the contributions and effort of its physician memb...

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    CALPAC rings in 2021 membership year, thanks donors and encourages renewals

    December 08, 2020
    CALPAC rang in the new 2021 membership year by hitting an all-time fundraising record of $197,343 at the virtual CMA Ho...

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    CALPAC reports record fundraising at 2020 House of Delegates

    December 08, 2020
    On Saturday, October 24, 2020, CALPAC shattered all previous fundraising records in its history, raising $197,343 durin...

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    CMA joins coalition urging payors to reimburse for new CPT code 99072

    November 17, 2020
    CMA signed onto several coalition letters, spearheaded by AMA, urging payors across the nation to immediately adopt and...

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    CA Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., introduces bill to stop 2021 Medicare cuts

    November 17, 2020
    Congressmen Ami Bera, M.D., (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, M.D., (R-IN) have introduced a bill to stop the looming Medicare ...

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    Overturning Affordable Care Act would have devastating consequences for millions of Californians

    November 10, 2020
    The stakes have never been higher for the millions of Californians who rely on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for access...

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    CMS delays mandatory payment model that would reduce access for critically ill cancer patients

    November 03, 2020
    CMS has delayed implementation of the mandatory Radiation Oncology Alternative Payment Model until July 1, 2021. 

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    CMA president issues statement in response to President Trump's remarks about physicians and COVID-19

    November 02, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan Jr., M.D., today issued the following statement in response to recent statements from 

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    Don't forget: Deadline to apply for Phase 3 provider relief funds is Nov. 6

    October 27, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced $20 billion in Phase 3 funding for providers ...

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    CMA publishes 2020 Legislative Wrap Up

    October 27, 2020
    CMA has published its annual Legislative Wrap-Up, which provides an insider's take on what went down this legislative s...

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    New “info blocking” rule takes effect Nov. 2; AMA asks ONC to allow physicians more time to comply

    October 13, 2020
    In early March, just days before the United States began to experience the COVID-19 pandemic in earnest, the Office of ...

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    CMA publishes new fact sheet on nurse practitioner scope of practice changes

    October 13, 2020
    To ensure that CMA members understand the potential effects of this bill, CMA has published a new fact sheet titled AB ...

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    Statement from CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., and OPSC President Wadsworth H. Murad, D.O., on osteopathic medicine

    October 12, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., and OPSC President Wadsworth H. Murad, D.O.,

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    Gov. Newsom, Lt. Gov. Kounalakis to California: Beware Big Tobacco’s lies and deception to overturn landmark law to protect kids

    October 08, 2020
    Big Tobacco looks to make $1.1 billion in menthol sales and hook 37,000 more kids on candy-flavored 

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    CMA president issues statement in response to Gov. Newsom's signing of AB 890

    September 29, 2020
    We are deeply disappointed that Gov. Newsom signed AB 890. We strongly believe that physician-based care is the model t...

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    CALPAC begins new fiscal year on October 1, asks physicians to renew their donation

    September 29, 2020
    CALPAC will soon enter its 2021 fiscal year on October 1; we are encouraging donors to renew their critical support ear...

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    Physicians: Don’t forget to VOTE

    September 29, 2020
    Election Day is just a little over one month away. We hope that you will vote and ensure that the voice of physicians a...

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    CALPAC launches virtual fundraising program during COVID-19

    September 29, 2020
    To adjust to the virtual HOD format and help ensure the ongoing strength of CALPAC in an important election year, the C...

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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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    Urge Gov. Newsom to reject bill that would create two-tiered health care system

    September 01, 2020
    A dangerous bill that would undermine physician-led care and could create a lower tier of care for low-income patients ...

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