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CMA leaders visit Congress to advocate for critical health care issues

CMA  physicians met CMA  physicians met with key congressional l...


Gov. Newsom to keynote CMA’s Legislative Advocacy Day

This unique event, scheduled for April 24, 2019, is free of char...


Security prescription fix signed by Governor Newsom; delays implementation until 2021

After intense lobbying from CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill...


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

The Trump administration issued a final rule last week that bars...


CMA joins legislative effort to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

The legislation targets soda, energy drinks, sweet teas and spor...


CMA membership reaches all time high of 44k

In 2018, CMA’s active, dues paying membership grew by 6.3 percen...

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    Individual MIPS reporting deadline is in two weeks

    March 19, 2019
    If you plan to submit 2018 data for Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System, the deadline is April 2, just two ...

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    CMA seeking nominations for mode of practice forum delegates and alternates

    March 18, 2019
    Delegates and alternates will be elected for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021.

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    Parkinson’s registry data submission deadline is March 29

    March 18, 2019
    The CDPH launched a statewide population-based registry that will be used to measure the incidence and prevalence of Pa...

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    CalHealthCares physician loan repayment program inaugural application cycle begins April 1

    March 18, 2019
    CalHealthCares incentivizes physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries by repaying educational debt up to $30...

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    CMA Doc: Richard Chinnock, M.D.

    March 18, 2019
    Pediatrician Richard Chinnock, M.D., was recently recognized with the Outstanding Clinician Award at the Loma Linda Uni...

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    Major gun legislation passes U.S. House

    March 18, 2019
    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 8 “The Bipartisan (Firearm) Background Checks Act of 2019,” (Mik...

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    CMA leaders visit Congress to advocate for critical health care issues

    March 18, 2019
    CMA  physicians met CMA  physicians met with key congressional leaders to discuss strategies to make health care more a...

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    CMA urges Congress to adopt New York surprise coverage law

    March 18, 2019
    A bipartisan group of United States Senators are working to draft legislation to protect patients from unanticipated me...

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    CMA’s Council on Legislation meets to set 2019 legislative priorities

    March 18, 2019
    All of the recommended positions taken by COL will be presented to the CMA Board of Trustees for finalization at their ...

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    Gov. Newsom to keynote CMA’s Legislative Advocacy Day

    March 13, 2019
    This unique event, scheduled for April 24, 2019, is free of charge to all CMA members. Plan to join more than 400 physi...

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    Anthem Blue Cross to deny certain E&M services billed with modifier 25

    March 13, 2019
    Modifier 25 allows separate payment for a significant, separately identifiable E&M service provided on the same day as a...

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    Security prescription fix signed by Governor Newsom; delays implementation until 2021

    March 12, 2019
    After intense lobbying from CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed...

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    Coding Corner: How to appropriately apply modifiers LT, RT and 50

    March 06, 2019
     Confusion about when to append CPT® modifier 50 Bilateral procedure, versus HCPCS Level II modifiers LT Left side and ...

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    UnitedHealthcare to discontinue payment of consultation services

    March 05, 2019
    UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has announced that it will no longer reimburse consultation services for commercial product li...

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    CMA Doc: Kenneth Bird, M.D.

    March 04, 2019
    Kenneth Bird, M.D., recently retired Public Health Officer for the Fresno County Department of Public Health, was recen...

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    12 ways to be a physician advocate

    March 04, 2019
    CMA has some of the best lobbyists, lawyers, and other advocates in the Capitol, but the most powerful weapon in advanc...

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    How to connect with your elected official through social media

    March 04, 2019
    Social media is an excellent platform to communicate with your elected officials, especially Twitter. The key is to “ta...

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    Save the Date: 2019 NEPO Summit, Aug. 23-24 in Pasadena

    March 04, 2019
    The 2019 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Building Healthy Communities Summit will be held August 23-24...

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    Security prescription law fix heads to governor’s desk for signature

    March 04, 2019
    Implementation of the new state law that requires security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized number law ...

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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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    CMS launches Beyond the Policy podcast

    February 27, 2019
    The first episode—and Management Coding discusses the rationale for 2019 Physician Fee Schedule policy changes affectin...

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    CMA joins legislative effort to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

    February 20, 2019
    The legislation targets soda, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks that contribute to obesity, diabetes, tooth d...

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    DHCS will move to new fiscal intermediary on Oct. 1

    February 20, 2019
    The California Medical Association will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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    Register now for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 24 in Sacramento

    February 19, 2019
    Registration is now open for the 45th annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24,...

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    CMA-sponsored physician loan repayment program now accepting applications

    February 19, 2019
    Applications are now being accepted for the next cycle of the Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Program. Award recipien...

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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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    Q2 resolutions now accepting testimony

    February 15, 2019
    hese resolutions will be considered by CMA’s standing councils and subcommittees, and will be presented to the CMA Boar...

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    CMA seeking nominations for the California Delegation to the AMA

    February 13, 2019
    CMA is seeking nominations for physicians to serve as at-large delegates and alternates to the AMA House of Delegates. ...

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    PAVE 101 Training Webinar February 21, 2019

    February 13, 2019
    DHCS has scheduled an additional PAVE 101 training to ensure users are prepared to begin using the online enrollment pr...

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    DWC announces free online access to MTUS treatment guidelines

    February 05, 2019
    The MTUS guidelines are based on the principles of evidence-based medicine and treatment guidelines developed by the Am...

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    AB 72: The independent dispute resolution process and how CMA can help

    February 04, 2019
    CMA has developed a number of resources to help physicians navigate this new law.

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    CMA Doc: Davis Cracroft, M.D.

    February 04, 2019
    Cracroft isn't sure why, but he always felt drawn toward medicine, coming from a family of businessfolk and English pro...

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    PHC seeking nominations for physician workforce advisory council

    February 04, 2019
    PHC is looking for people interested in California’s health care workforce to serve on the advisory council for PHC’s ne...

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    Assembly to vote on security prescription fix this week

    February 04, 2019
    CMA is working on a legislative fix to ensure no patient goes without the essential medicine and care they need.

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    CMA objects to federal rule that would disrupt comprehensive women’s health coverage

    February 04, 2019
    The proposed Exchange Program Integrity rule would require plans to send two separate monthly bills to each policyholde...

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    CMA comments on HHS proposal to reduce health IT burden

    February 04, 2019
    Physicians are overwhelmed with unnecessary, burdensome regulations that take time and resources away from providing qua...

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    Coding Corner: Physician/patient meet-and-greet

    January 30, 2019
    Insurers, including government payors such as Medicare and Medicaid, reimburse only those services or procedures that t...

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    Anthem issues new ID numbers for some patients

    January 30, 2019
    New ID cards containing the new ID number were mailed to all affected members in late December.

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    Call to Action: Act now to ensure patients can get needed prescriptions

    January 28, 2019
    Contact your legislators today and urge them to take swift action so patients can once again receive the medical treatm...

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    Bill introduced to fix security prescription law

    January 25, 2019
    Flawed implementation of a new state law that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized ...

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    DHCS loads 2019 CPT codes and pricing by January 1

    January 24, 2019
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has confirmed that the 2019 CPT/HCPCS updates have been load...

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    Medi-Cal provider enrollment moving exclusively to PAVE starting March 5

    January 24, 2019
    The Medi-Cal Provider Enrollment Division will no longer accept paper enrollment forms, effective March 5, 2019.

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    Golden Shore Medical Group to shut down following Molina contract termination

    January 24, 2019
    The plan filed requests in late 2018 with the DMHC to transfer its enrollees to other delegated groups and the request ...

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    Future CMA Doc: Sarah Mae Smith

    January 22, 2019
    Smith has been a member of AMA and CMA since she began medical school in August 2013. She is currently serving her seco...

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    CMA membership reaches all time high of 44k

    January 22, 2019
    In 2018, CMA’s active, dues paying membership grew by 6.3 percent, with a 92.2 percent retention rate.

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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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    Did you know CMA’s online health law library is free to members?

    January 18, 2019
    The California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal in...

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    Save the Date for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 24

    January 18, 2019
    Register for CMA's 45th annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24, 2019, at the Sacramento Convention Center!

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