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    Medi-Cal raises reimbursement rate for COVID-19 vaccine administration

    March 24, 2021
    Medi-Cal has raised its payment rate for COVID-19 vaccine administration fee to $40 per dose, regardless of vaccine man...

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    CMA joins #ThisIsOurShot campaign to promote COVID-19 vaccines, fight misinformation

    March 10, 2021
    CMA has joined #ThisIsOurShot, a national grassroots coalition to build vaccine-trust for a COVID-free world by elevati...

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    Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on school reopening and pediatric mental health

    March 09, 2021
    California’s public schools have largely been shuttered for the past year, and pediatricians and others are reporting s...

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    J&J vaccine is an important and effective weapon in the fight against COVID-19

    March 02, 2021
    Last week the FDA approved Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use – an important new weapon in the fi...

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    CMA launches free PPE direct shipments for California physicians and medical groups

    March 02, 2021
    CMA is extending its distribution of free personal protective equipment with direct shipment of supplies to California ...

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    Free webinar on the impact of toxic stress on Black maternal health

    February 25, 2021
    The California Black Health Network , which advocates for health equity for African Americans and Black immigrants, is...

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    Register: Free training series on “Advancing Trauma-Informed Communities”

    February 16, 2021
    A new, free statewide training series on “Advancing Trauma-Informed Communities” is now available for primary care, acu...

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    CMA urges regulators to investigate payors impeding access to rapid COVID-19 tests

    February 16, 2021
    CMA  has asked DMHC and CDI to investigate concerns that some payors are shifting the financial risk of critical COVID-...

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    White House vaccinations coordinator to speak at next Virtual Grand Rounds

    February 05, 2021
    Join us to hear from Bechara Choucair, M.D., White House Vaccinations Coordinator, with national updates for vaccine ro...

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    Report offers new strategies to provide mental health services to Medi-Cal children and youth beneficiaries

    January 25, 2021
    The state is failing to support the mental health of more than 5 million of the state’s most vulnerable children, 

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    Next Virtual Grand Rounds will focus on strategies for turning a corner on COVID-19

    January 22, 2021
    As the vaccine rollout continues, COVID-19 variants that may be more transmissible have become increasingly common acro...

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    ACEs Aware to host webinar on trauma-informed networks of care

    January 14, 2021
    The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 12 p.m. to provide evi...

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    CDPH clarifies updated vaccine guidance

    January 14, 2021
    The updated guidance also includes a new recommendation for vaccine providers to use 50% of “second doses” received 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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    U.S. public health emergency exended

    January 12, 2021
    HHS Secretary Alex Azar has extended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) for an additional 90 days. This means t...

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    CDPH launches medical exemption registry for required childhood vaccines

    January 12, 2021
    CDPH has launched the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website to request, issue, manage and track ...

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    U.S. health insurers must divest from fossil fuels

    January 04, 2021
    A new campaign led by health professionals and health advocates is emerging to expose the health insurance industry’s d...

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    California to receive initial shipments of Moderna vaccine

    December 23, 2020
    California is scheduled to receive doses of a second vaccine that has been approved for use against COVID-19.

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    CMA publishes COVID-19 vaccine resource center

    December 18, 2020
    California is in the first stage of vaccinating individuals against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. We have...

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    DHCS announces plan for COVID-19 vaccine administration reimbursement

    December 18, 2020
    On Friday, December 18, the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced its plan for reimbursement of the admin...

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    DMHC issues guidance requiring health plans to cover COVID-19 vaccine administration

    December 17, 2020
    On December 11, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued an all plan letter (APL) and an FAQ inst...

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    California rollout of COVID-19 vaccine underway

    December 15, 2020
    On Sunday, December 13, 2020, the first doses of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine arrived in California and roll...

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    CDPH Community Vaccine Advisory Committee meets to discuss issues of equity in COVID-19 vaccine access

    December 10, 2020
    In late November, CDPH announced the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee, with broad representation

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    Urgent: Urge Congress stop Medicare cuts and take action to ensure stability of physician practices

    December 09, 2020
    CMA is urging physicians to contact their members of Congress to ask that they take immediate action to ensure the stab...

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    State releases overview of COVID-19 vaccination planning strategy

    December 08, 2020
    California has established three advisory committees to make recommendations on its distribution plan, which will draw ...

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    CMA president statement in response to appointment of Tomas Aragon as CDPH Director

    December 07, 2020
    California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued a in response to the appointment of Tomás A...

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    CA Notify app to offer COVID-19 exposure notification

    December 07, 2020
    The CA Notify app is a voluntary opt-in system that alerts users to potential exposure without storing or transmitting ...

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