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    Reminder: Be prepared for Covered California changes in 2019

    December 11, 2018
    With a limited number of changes set to occur for 2019, it remains critical that physician practices understand their p...

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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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    Modesto family physician receives CMA’s prestigious “country doctor” award

    October 13, 2018
    Modesto family physician Silvia Diego, M.D., was honored today with the California Medical Association’s (CMA) most pre...

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    CMA’s House of Delegates to convene next weekend in Sacramento

    October 01, 2018
    The 147th Annual Session of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates (HOD) will convene next weekend...

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    CMA statement on proposed policy linking safety net benefits and immigration status

    September 24, 2018
    Health care should remain a safe place for all, and we urge the Trump Administration to rethink this irresponsible poli...

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    House votes to expand health savings accounts

    August 14, 2018
    On July 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills (H.R. 6199 and H.R. 6311) that would expand how health sa...

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    CMS proposes troubling Medicaid access-monitoring exemptions

    May 29, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule that would exempt states with at...

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    Thank you physician members – we defeated AB 3087!

    May 25, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) killed Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) – dangerous legislation that would ha...

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    Physicians: Act now to stop dangerous rate setting proposal

    May 14, 2018
    On Wednesday, May 16, the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be considering AB 3087 (Kalra), which would create a co...

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    President Trump wants to strip $7 billion from Children’s Health Insurance Program

    May 14, 2018
    President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to strip more than $15.4 billion out of the $1.3 trillion fed...

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    Gov. Brown’s May budget maintains tobacco tax funding for Medi-Cal provider payments

    May 14, 2018
    On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown released his revised budget proposal for fiscal year 2018-19. The proposal includes tot...

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    Physicians converge on Sacramento to oppose dangerous rate setting proposal

    April 30, 2018
    Over 500 physicians, medical students and stakeholders gathered in Sacramento on April 18 to bring the voice of medicin...

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    California health care community condemns AB 3087

    April 24, 2018
    Today, the Assembly Committee on Health voted to advance Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra), a harmful government intrusion int...

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    Survey: How would the AB 3087 price fixing proposal affect your practice?

    April 17, 2018
    Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a radical physician rate setting proposal (AB 3087) that wo...

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    Take action NOW to stop radical physician rate regulation bill

    April 16, 2018
    Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) last week announced a radical proposal that would increase patient out-of-pocket ...

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    CA physicians overwhelmingly oppose radical heath care price fixing bill

    April 09, 2018
    Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released new details on a  radical new legislative proposal that would in...

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    U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to California’s Reproductive FACT Act

    April 02, 2018
    A California law that requires specified facilities providing pregnancy-related services and counseling to disclose inf...

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    CMA physicians travel to D.C. to advocate on critical health care issues

    March 27, 2018
    A California Medical Association (CMA) contingent of two dozen physician and medical student leaders recently traveled ...

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    Patient outcomes shortchanged by prior authorization

    March 22, 2018
    More than nine in 10 physicians (92 percent) say that prior authorizations programs have a negative impact on patient c...

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    UCSF report recommends changes to achieve universal access in California

    March 18, 2018
    The University of California, San Francisco recently released a  report  that provides recommendations for a sustainabl...

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    CMA applauds new efforts to achieve universal access to health care

    March 15, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) today applauded legislation that sets a clear and realistic path forward to ach...

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    DHCS begins distribution of supplemental tobacco tax Medi-Cal payments

    March 01, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently approved State Plan Amendment (SPA) 17-030 submitted by th...

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    Next round of Medi-Cal ACA primary care rate adjustments forthcoming

    February 07, 2018
    The California Department of Health Care Service (DHCS) recently announced that the final round of retroactive interi...

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    Stopgap bill to fund federal government includes 6-year CHIP extension

    January 22, 2018
    Today, the U.S. Senate voted to end the federal shutdown and keep the government running temporarily for three weeks un...

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    Physicians launch new coalition to protect access to care

    January 17, 2018
    Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) launched a new coalition of more than 100,000 California physicians, de...

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    CMA opposes proposed Medicare physician payment cuts

    December 13, 2017
    The U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee is working to extend the “rural” work Geographic Practice Co...

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    House passes CHIP reauthorization, but funding remains a partisan sticking point

    November 03, 2017
    The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a bill to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for...

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