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    Did you know CMA’s online health law library is free to members?

    January 18, 2019
    The California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal in...

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    ABMS seeking physician comments on Maintenance of Certification reform

    January 03, 2019
    CMA is encouraging physicians to review the recommendations and provide comments on whether they believe that the propo...

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    CMA survey finds rampant health plan payment abuses

    March 30, 2018
    Despite a California law passed in 2000 to address widespread payment abuses by health care service plans, many payors ...

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    Medical board looking for expert reviewers

    March 26, 2018
    The Medical Board of California is looking for physicians interested in becoming expert reviewers. Experts assist the b...

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    Physicians encouraged to warn patients of new Medicare scam

    March 19, 2018
    Seniors in California are being targeted by a new Medicare card phone scam. Medicare beneficiaries are getting calls fr...

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    CMA files brief in important peer review case

    February 16, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has filed an amicus brief in support of two neonatologists who lost their priv...

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    Fake DEA extortion scam resurfaces in California

    February 01, 2018
    Scam artists posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are calling California physicians and consumer...

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    Did you know CMA’s online health law library is FREE to members?

    January 08, 2018
    CMA On-Call, the California Medical Association's (CMA) online health law library, is fully updated for 2018. One of CMA...

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    CMA On-Call: Retention of Medical Records

    January 08, 2018
    California regulations regarding retention of medical records in a physician’s office are a perennial hot topic in the ...

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    New health laws 2018: Are you ready?

    January 03, 2018
    The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care—with a strong focus on healt...

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    Are your prescriptions pads compliant with the law?

    December 14, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has received numerous calls from physicians whose prescriptions are being turn...

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    House passes IPAB repeal with bipartisan vote

    November 02, 2017
    The bill passed 307-11,1 with 76 Democrats joining the Republicans to make it a bipartisan vote.

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    State suspends clinical lab license fees for two years

    September 29, 2017
    Governor Brown signed a bill (AB 658) on Sept. 28 that suspends the state's clinical laboratory license renewal fees fo...

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    Hospital at center of “existential threat” to 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 Medi...

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    CMA pushes top 10 priorities for Medicare/Medicaid regulatory relief

    September 18, 2017
    California physicians are overwhelmed with unnecessary, burdensome regulations that take time and resources away from p...

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    Medical board seeking physician input on strategic plan

    August 18, 2017
    The Medical Board of California is seeking input as it develops its strategic plan for the upcoming years. Physicians h...

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    LACMA files lawsuit to stop duals program

    July 09, 2017
    On July 2, the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) joined a coalition of plaintiffs, including three Los Ang...

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    CMA urges strong regulatory system for medical cannabis

    June 26, 2017
    In 2015, the legislature passed and the governor signed into law a series of bills to create a licensing and regulatory...

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    Significant improvements in 2018 MACRA rule

    June 23, 2017
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would make changes in the second y...

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    Child Health and Disability Prevention code and claim form conversion effective July 1

    June 21, 2017
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is currently transitioning Child Health and Disability Preventi...

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    CMA’s Health Law Library updated with 2017 content

    June 09, 2017
    CMA On-Call, the California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library, has been updated with 2017 content. One...

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    Court of Appeals decides appropriate measure for future damages under MICRA

    May 18, 2017
    The California Court of Appeal issued an opinion in BC v. Contra Costa County, addressing the issue of determining fu...

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    FDA bans use of powdered medical gloves

    May 01, 2017
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a final rule that bans the use of powdered medical gloves. T...

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    DMHC finds significant errors in most health plans’ annual timely access reports

    March 06, 2017
    Ninety percent of health plans' 2015 timely access compliance reports submitted to the California Department of Managed ...

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    What regulations limit your ability to serve your patients? Tell CMA now!

    March 03, 2017
    President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order requiring agencies to eliminate two regulations for every one th...

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    Physicians targeted by identity theft tax scam

    February 23, 2017
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has received reports from physicians that fraudulent federal income tax return...

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    FSMB launches free online education program on medical regulation issues critical to new physicians

    February 02, 2017
    The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has launched a new initiative designed to inform future physicians about ...

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