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CDPH and PHC launch grant to improve COVID-19 treatment in underserved communities

CDPH has launched the COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity Grant Program. COVID-19 treatment greatly reduces risk of hospitalization and death for those who have COVID-19, but many communities still are not...


Medi-Cal announces new commercial managed care plan contracts for 2024 and beyond

DHCS recently announced the results of its first ever competitive Medi-Cal managed care procurement, which according to DHCS will redefine how care is delivered and which commercial payors will parti...


Alarming Medicare survey results underscore need to reform physician payment system

According to the survey, 76% of physicians report that Medicare fee-for-service payments do not cover their costs to provide care, with 61% reporting average revenue losses between 11-50%. And, 13% o...


SB 1419 giving physicians time to interpret test results for patients passes state legislature

CMA-sponsored SB 1419 to provide physicians the opportunity to respect patient privacy and wishes when releasing health Information, passed the California State Senate on a vote of 31 to 9.


CMA statement on appointment of Diana Ramos, M.D., as CA Surgeon General

CMA couldn’t be prouder of the appointment of Diana Ramos, M.D., as California Surgeon General. As a physician, and in her many leadership roles, Dr. Ramos has worked tirelessly to address health dis...


Legislature passes CMA bill to protect patients and the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship

The California Legislature unanimously passed an important California Medical Association (CMA) sponsored bill (AB 1636) that will ensure physicians who have committed sexual misconduct with a patien...

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