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    Next CalHealthCares loan repayment program cycle begins Jan. 13, 2020

    November 25, 2019
    The 2020 application cycle for the CalHealthCares loan repayment program is approaching. The program—which aims to in...

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    Project K.I.N.D. receives CMA Compassionate Service Award

    October 28, 2019
    Project K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Doctors) received the California Medical Association (CMA) Compassionate Service Awar...

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    Governor signs CMA bill to require insurers to pay for telehealth services

    October 14, 2019
    Governor Newsom has signed a CMA-sponsored bill to increase patient access through telehealth. The bill will require he...

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    Legislature passes CMA-sponsored bill to require payment for telehealth services

    September 16, 2019
    The California Legislature on Friday approved a CMA-sponsored bill to increase patient access through telehealth. The b...

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    PHC announces second application cycle for CalMedForce GME grants

    August 27, 2019
    Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce the second cycle for the graduate medical education (G...

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    New “public charge” rule a major setback for public health

    August 19, 2019
    The rule targets immigrant families, jeopardizes public health and will deter millions of people from receiving critica...

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    CMA President issues statement in response to Trump Administration’s new public charge rule

    August 12, 2019
    CMA President David H. Aizuss, M.D., issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s new public charge rul...

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    State budget includes $250M for Medi-Cal Value-Based Payments Program

    July 11, 2019
    The value-based payments will apply to services provided starting July 1, 2019.

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    Trump issues health care price transparency executive order

    June 26, 2019
    The Executive Order directs federal agencies to issue regulations to improve the transparency of health care prices.

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    Register by June 30 for the 2019 NEPO Summit and save

    June 24, 2019
    The NEPO Summit will be held August 23-24 at the Westin Pasadena.

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    DHCS Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About the Value-Based Payment Incentives

    June 07, 2019
    The program is funded with $180 million in Proposition 56 funds, estimated at $360 million in total funds annually with...

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    Aledade, California Medical Association Announce Collaboration

    May 30, 2019
    Aledade, Inc. and the California Medical Association (CMA) announced a new collaboration to help independent physic...

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    CMA Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Increased Investments to Expand Health Care Access

    May 09, 2019
    The new budget dedicates additional resources to bolster the state’s Medi-Cal program and expand access to care for low...

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    DHCS releases Prop 56 payments to Medi-Cal managed care plans

    May 09, 2019
    DHCS has received federal approval of its plan to increase Medi-Cal managed care physician payments for the 2018-2019 f...

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    CMA comments on proposed Medi-Cal value-based payment measures

    April 29, 2019
    DHCS has released proposed measures for the VBP program, which would be funded with $180 million annually in Proposit...

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    New Title X rules will limit access to critically needed care and services for millions of patients

    February 28, 2019
    The Trump administration issued a final rule last week that bars qualified family planning providers that provide abort...

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    Survey finds prior authorization hurdles have led to serious adverse events

    February 15, 2019
    More than one-quarter of physicians (28 percent) report the prior authorization process required by health insurers for...

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    Federal court halts expanded religious exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate

    January 18, 2019
    On January 13, 2019, one day before the effective date, the federal court granted the state’s motion for a preliminary ...

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    Newsom’s first budget puts health care access, costs front and center

    January 10, 2019
    The governor is following through on a key campaign promise by investing more than $1 billion in Proposition 56 tobacco ...

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    Gov. Newsom signs executive order expanding health care access

    January 07, 2019
    The executive order will help control health care costs and expand access to care for millions of Californians.

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    CMS extends Physician Compare 30-day preview period to Jan. 7

    December 21, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the Physician Compare preview period through Monday, J...

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    CMA president and CA health care groups rebuke Texas judge’s ACA ruling

    December 17, 2018
    Since 2014, California’s uninsured population has dropped more than any other state, from 17% of the population to 7%. ...

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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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