Medicare Resource Center

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with end-stage renal disease. Medicare covers medical services, including hospitalizations, physician services, preventive services, prescription drugs, post-acute care, skilled nursing facility care, home health care, and hospice care. The program covers 59 million people nationally and 5.6 million people in California (14% of California’s total population), and 38% of Medicare seniors are enrolled in Medicare Advantage health plans.

Together with the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association advocates for improved access to care, appropriate Medicare reimbursement, reduced electronic health records and quality reporting burdens, and overall regulatory relief, as well as innovative physician-led payment models that help physicians improve quality, efficiency, coordination and access to care.

Medicare Changes 2022

Watch our on-demand webinar to learn more about what's new with Medicare for 2022.


Contracting Resources

Know your rights when it comes to payor contracting and reimbursement.

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Physician Audit Guide

Explore current Medicare audit activities that may impact your medical practice.

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Legal Resources

CMA's online Health Law Library has in depth information on a variety of Medicare topics.

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We Help You Get Paid

CMA’s provides one-on-one practice management assistance to physician members and their staff. Assistance ranges from coaching and education to direct intervention with payors or regulators. Over the past 14 years, CES has successfully recouped more than $40 million from payors on behalf of our physician members.

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