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    CMA kicks off first of more than 3 dozen PPE relief events at Rose Bowl in Pasadena

    July 27, 2020
    The first of dozens of PPE distribution events around the state began this week, as CMA partnered with its component me...

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    California health care leaders respond to new COVID-19 testing guidance

    July 15, 2020
    COVID-19 cases are spiking across California, creating shortages in essential testing supplies. Though the state issued...

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    California health officials urge physicians to screen patients for suicide risk

    July 14, 2020
    Concerned about the COVID-19 epidemic’s immediate and long-term impacts on mental health, California health officials a...

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    Earn 1.5 CME for participating in our free COVID-19 Virtual Grand Rounds

    July 10, 2020
    On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Health and Human Services Agency...

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    CMA urges state to convene advisory group to address COVID-19 outbreak in state prisons

    July 07, 2020
    CMA urged the Newsom Administration to immediately convene an advisory group to address the COVID-19 outbreak at San Qu...

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    CMA partners with State of California and Altais to provide free PPE to physician practices

    July 07, 2020
    In an effort to ensure California physicians can continue to provide care to patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, the...

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    A conversation with CA Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., about ACEs and toxic stress

    July 06, 2020
    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) represent a public health crisis that has been, until recently, largely unrecogniz...

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    CMA sponsors bill to protect health officers

    July 01, 2020
    CMA is sponsoring a bill authored by state Senator Richard Pan, M.D., that will protect California’s public health offi...

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    Effective July 1, physicians must complete training to continue being reimbursed for ACEs screenings

    June 30, 2020
    Starting July 1, 2020, Medi-Cal providers must take a certified training and self-attest to having completed the traini...

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    Newsom issues statewide mask order as California cases reach all time high

    June 19, 2020
    After seeing the highest daily spike in COVID-19 cases, Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday issued an executive order tha...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., statement on Gov. Newsom's statewide mask order

    June 18, 2020
    Wearing face coverings in public slows the spread of COVID-19 and saves lives. Wearing face coverings in public is an i...

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    CMA adds three new COVID-19 webinars

    June 16, 2020
    CMA has added three new COVID-19 webinars to the schedule. These webinars are free to all interested parties as part of...

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    CMA deeply disturbed by unfair attacks on local health officers

    June 09, 2020
    The California Medical Association is deeply disturbed and saddened by unfair attacks on California’s county and city h...

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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan statement in support of county and city health officials

    June 04, 2020
    CMA is deeply disturbed by the news that some local health officers, many of whom have been working tirelessly over the...

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    Will California sacrifice access to health care during a pandemic?

    June 03, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on society. As of late May, there have been over 100,000 cases in California an...

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    AMA cautions about limitations of antibody testing for COVID-19 

    May 19, 2020
    AMA has published guidance to help ensure physicians and the general public are aware of the limitations and potential ...

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    HHS allocates $10 billion to cover COVID-19 treatment for uninsured

    April 23, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a process for allocating approximately $10 billion...

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    COVID-19 testing taskforce publishes criteria for evaluating serology screening tests

    April 20, 2020
    The California COVID-19 Testing Task Force has published evaluation criteria for COVID-19 serology screening—both rapid...

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    CDPH releases crisis care guidelines for health care facilities

    April 20, 2020
    The California Department of Public Health has released crisis care guidelines to help health care facilities and count...

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    Amid growing uncertainty, CMA steps up state and federal advocacy for physician practices

    April 07, 2020
    Since the COVID-19 crisis began, CMA has been aggressively lobbying federal and state leaders to ensure physician pract...

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    Gov. Newsom relaxes state’s health care privacy and security laws to facilitate telehealth

    April 04, 2020
    Governor Newsom issued an executive order that relaxes certain state privacy and security laws for health care provider...

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    CMA urges additional steps to mitigate the financial impact of pandemic on physicians

    April 03, 2020
    CMA submitted a letter to Gov.Newsom urging him to take quick action to ensure that our financially distressed physicia...

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    Some physician licensing requirements waived during COVID-19 response

    April 01, 2020
    The Medical Board of California is working closely with DCA to determine what licensing requirement waivers would best ...

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    CMA backs Newsom’s call for Californians to take additional action to slow coronavirus spread

    April 01, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to cover their noses and mouths when going out in public to help stop asymptomatic...

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    Physicians can prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder based on telephone evaluation

    April 01, 2020
    Physicians managing patients with opioid use disorder can now prescribe buprenorphine to new or existing patients based...

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    CMA COVID-19 webinar series available for download

    March 31, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has launched a series of free webinars to guide physicians through some of the...

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    CMS issues sweeping new Medicare regulatory changes, including broad telehealth coverage

    March 31, 2020
    CMS on Monday took a number of steps to equip the health care system with maximum flexibility to respond to the COVID-1...

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