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    AG issues guidance and model policies on immigrant access to public facilities

    November 29, 2018
    Recently, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued guidance and model policies to ensure that public facilitie...

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    CMA seeking nomination for OMSS Board

    September 05, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) is requesting nominations for elected o...

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    UnitedHealthcare updates emergency department facility E/M coding policy

    May 07, 2018
    Citing the need to address inconsistencies in coding, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) recently altered its Emergency Department...

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    Health Net to delay modifier 25 and emergency services policy changes until July 1

    May 04, 2018
    Health Net has advised the California Medical Association (CMA) that it will delay implementation of its recently annou...

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    California sees dramatic reduction in use of antipsychotics in nursing homes

    November 13, 2017
    Five years ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a national initiative, the Partnership to ...

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    IMQ Medical Staff Conference early bird registration deadline is Sept. 30

    September 26, 2017
    Register today for the 2017  Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) Medical Staff Conference and save. This event—held Oc...

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    Hospital at center of “existential threat” to medical staff self-governance files for bankruptcy

    September 20, 2017
    The filing came just two days before closing arguments were scheduled in the case, Tulare Regional Medical Center Medic...

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    Lawsuit fights "existential threat" to medical staff independence

    September 18, 2017
    While “L.A. Law” and other TV courtroom dramas often focused on the rich and glamorous, a lawsuit originating in a rura...

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    Court proceedings in Tulare medical staff self-governance case begin today

    April 03, 2017
    Court proceedings in the lawsuit against Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) for violating the self-governance rights...

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    CMA available for interviews regarding Tulare Regional Medical Center/medical staff trial

    March 31, 2017
    Court proceedings against the Tulare Regional Medical Center (TRMC) for violating the self-governance rights of its med...

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    IMQ receives grant to reduce ED wait times

    March 28, 2017
    The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) a generous grant to help three Los Angeles...

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    DHCS extends reporting deadline for 2016 Medi-Cal meaningful use

    March 02, 2017
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced that it will extend the deadline for Medi-Cal me...

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    Next IMQ CME Essentials Workshop is Dec. 12 in San Mateo

    October 13, 2016
    Join the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) on Monday, December 12, 2016, for the next CME Essentials Workshop, to be ...

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    CMA releases 2016 annotated Model Medical Staff Bylaws

    July 06, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has released its 2016 Model Medical Staff Bylaws. These bylaws are the definit...

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    CMA releases 2016 annotated Model Medical Staff Bylaws

    July 05, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has released its 2016 Model Medical Staff Bylaws. These bylaws are the definit...

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    CMA's chief strategy officer appointed to California's Health Financing Authority

    April 07, 2016
    The California Medical Association’s (CMA) chief strategy officer, Jay Hansen, has been re-appointed to the California ...

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    CMA files amicus brief in support of hospital medical staff self-governance

    March 17, 2016
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has filed an amicus brief in support of the medical staff at Tulare Regional M...

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    IMQ offers medical staff leadership skills program in March

    February 19, 2016
    Brush up on your medical staff leadership skills by attending the 2016 Stepping Up to Leadership program, widely recogn...

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    Anthem Blue Cross to review level 5 emergency room claims

    February 01, 2016
    Anthem Blue Cross announced in its December Professional Network Update that, beginning January 1, 2016, it will initiat...

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    Joint hospital survey program cancelled

    January 25, 2016
    After 40 years of partnership, the Joint Commission is terminating its agreement with the California Medical Associatio...

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    CMA submits comments on workplace violence prevention regulations for health facilities

    December 23, 2015
    In 2014, the legislature passed a law that requires the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) to estab...

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    CMA supports ballot measure on hospital fee program to stabilize health care access for low-income residents

    November 12, 2015
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has joined a broad coalition of health care providers and community groups in s...

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    IMQ offers judicial review service to hospitals

    September 04, 2015
    In the case of certain disciplinary actions, physicians are entitled by California law to a fair hearing by their peers...

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    CDC says coordination is the key to stopping antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    August 06, 2015
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that a coordinated approach to controlling antibiotic-resista...

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    Update on the IMQ Hospital Accreditation Survey Program

    July 23, 2015
    Since the 1970s, the California Medical Association’s Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) has participated in hosp...

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    Simplification of accreditation requirements adds value for providers of CME

    July 10, 2015
    In 2014, the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) streamlined some of the CME accreditation req...

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    Survey: ER visits continue to climb under Affordable Care Act

    May 15, 2015
    A recent survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) shows that emergency room (ER) visits a...

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