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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., statement on passage of state budget

    June 16, 2020
    CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to the California Legislature's pa...

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    Legislature passes budget that protects health care

    June 16, 2020
    On Monday, the California Legislature passed a balanced budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, rejecting many of the health ...

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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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    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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    Covered CA expands special enrollment; Medi-Cal seeks waivers to foster coverage

    March 23, 2020
    Covered California has extended its enrollment window through the end of June because of the widespread disruption in t...

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    Supreme Court clears the way for Trump’s “public charge” rule

    January 28, 2020
    The United States Supreme Court yesterday ruled that the Trump administration can move forward with changes to the “pub...

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    Looming Anthem/Cottage termination could have negative impact on patient access in Santa Barbara area

    December 23, 2019
    Cottage Hospital System has initiated a contract termination with Anthem Blue Cross that affects three hospitals in the...

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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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