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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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    Register now for CMA's Legislative Advocacy Day, April 14 in Sacramento

    February 21, 2020
    Plan to join more than 400 physicians, medical students and resident members of the California Medical Association in e...

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    50 state medical societies send joint letter to CMS opposing the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

    February 11, 2020
    CMA recently joined all of the state medical societies and some national specialty societies in

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., Statement on Public Charge Ruling

    January 28, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling

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    Federal advocacy update: What to expect in 2020

    January 27, 2020
    While some believe that the 2020 election politics, Presidential impeachment, and escalating tensions with Iran will sc...

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    Save the Date for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 14

    January 27, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 46th annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 14, 2020, on the ...

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    Act Now! Proposed federal rule will dramatically reduce CA’s Medi-Cal funding

    January 17, 2020
    CMA is urging physicians to comment NOW and urge CMS to rescind the proposed rule. Comments are due February 1, 2020....

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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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