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CMA working to fix security prescription legislation

CMA has heard from dozens of physicians and patients across the ...


CMA membership reaches all time high of 44k

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


Federal court halts expanded religious exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate

On January 13, 2019, one day before the effective date, the fede...


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

The California Medical Association (CMA) online health law libr...


New Laws 2019: What physicians need to know

The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new ...


CMA launches new mobile app

CMA is thrilled to announce that our new members-only mobile app...

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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 working to fix security prescription legislation

    January 22, 2019
    CMA has heard from dozens of physicians and patients across the state about prescriptions not being filled because the ...

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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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    CMS hosting call for prescribers on new opioid policies on Feb. 14

    January 18, 2019
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented  new opioid policies  for Medicare drug plans effectiv...

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    CMS completes issuance of new Medicare ID cards

    January 16, 2019
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now completed the process of mailing new Medicare cards to bene...

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    UnitedHealthcare delays outpatient advanced radiology policy until February 1

    January 14, 2019
    The new UHC policy—originally scheduled for implementation on Jan. 1—requires prior authorization for advanced imaging p...

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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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    CMA Doc: Stephen Hansen, M.D.

    January 07, 2019
    Passion. Dedication. An unwavering moral compass. Sensitivity to social justice. For more than four decades as a physic...

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    CMA and AMA urge exemptions from Open Payments reporting

    January 07, 2019
    The AMA, CMA and more than 80 other health care organizations recently submitted a join letter in response to a request...

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    2019 Q1 reports open for comments

    January 04, 2019
    CMA is now accepting comments on council reports for the first quarter of 2019. The reports represent recommendations f...

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    Reminder! GME grant deadline is Jan. 15

    January 04, 2019
    PHC is excited to announce a new grant program, CalMedForce, which will award approximately $40 million to primary care...

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    New Laws 2019: What physicians need to know

    January 04, 2019
    The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. In particular, there was a ...

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    CMA recoups $29 million on behalf of physician members

    January 03, 2019
    California physicians have a powerful ally when it comes to dealing with problematic payors—the California Medical Asso...

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    ABMS seeking physician comments on Maintenance of Certification reform

    January 03, 2019
    CMA is encouraging physicians to review the recommendations and provide comments on whether they believe that the propo...

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    Pharmacy board says “enforcement not a priority” for new security prescription law

    January 02, 2019
    On January 1, 2019, a new California law took effect that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely s...

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    CMA expresses serious concerns over implementation of new security prescription requirement

    December 21, 2018
    On January 1, 2019, a new California law takes effect that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely ...

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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 Members: Submit Commentary!

    December 19, 2018
    Submit your op-ed today by emailing the CMA communications team. Staff will confirm receipt and proof your work before ...

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    CMA Doc: Charity Dean, M.D.

    December 17, 2018
    Public health physician Charity Dean, M.D., was recently named the 2018 Physician of the Year for Santa Barbara County ...

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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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    On-demand webinar: Reporting data to the California Parkinson's Disease Registry

    December 17, 2018
    The webinar covers manual data entry via secure web portal and automated electronic interface.

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    Reminder: Blue Shield/Care1st to complete integration Jan. 1, 2019

    December 12, 2018
    On January 1, 2019, Blue Shield of California will complete the integration of Care1st Health Plan into its operations,...

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    Application now open! PHC announces new CalMedForce GME grant program

    December 12, 2018
    Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce a new grant program, CalMedForce, which will award app...

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    Anthem Blue Cross correcting ultrasound recoupment issue

    December 11, 2018
    The California Medical Association has learned that Anthem Blue Cross is correcting a system error that has resulted in...

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    Save the Date for AAPC’s HEALTHCON 2019, April 28 to May 1

    December 11, 2018
    AAPC, a training and credentialing association for the business side of health care, is hosting its 26th annual HEALTHC...

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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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    Time to verify your patients’ eligibility and benefits for 2019

    December 11, 2018
    With the new year soon upon us, physicians are urged to be diligent in verifying patients' eligibility and benefits to ...

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    Coding Corner: CPT 2019 preview

    December 10, 2018
    CPT 2019 includes over 200 new Category I and III codes, including major changes in nearly every section of the codebook...

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    CMA announces opposition to proposed Trump immigration rule

    December 10, 2018
    New “Public Charge” rule would deter millions from accessing critical health care

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    CMA publishes guide for physicians impacted by wildfires

    December 06, 2018
    CMA reached out to the major payors to understand whether they had relaxed any administrative requirements. We’ve compi...

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    Urge the Trump administration to withdraw the "public charge" rule

    December 05, 2018
    CMA is encouraging California physicians to submit public comments to urge the Administration to withdraw the proposed ...

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    FDA seeks to restrict teens’ access to flavored e-cigarettes, ban menthol in cigarettes

    December 03, 2018
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will take steps to prevent youth access to flavored tobacco pro...

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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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    CMA and PHC launch wildfire relief campaign

    November 20, 2018
    The California wildfires labeled Camp, Woolsey and Hill have destroyed thousands of homes, structures and medical pract...

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    CMA publishes guide for patients impacted by wildfires

    November 17, 2018
    Currently, three California counties— Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura—are under a state of emergency due to the effects ...

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    CMA is moving! What you need to know…

    November 14, 2018
    The California Medical Association will soon be moving to new offices. During the move, our offices will be closed and ...

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    Pharmacy board alert: Filling prescriptions for patients displaced by emergency relocations

    November 14, 2018
    The California State Board of Pharmacy reminds pharmacists and prescribers of state laws that can help in caring for pa...

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    Ninety-five percent of physicians avoided a negative Medicare payment adjustment in 2017

    November 14, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released additional performance data for the 2017 Medicar...

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    On Demand Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About Supplemental Prop 56 Payments

    November 08, 2018
    This webinar covers eligible services, supplemental payment amounts by CPT code and how to ensure your practice receive...

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    CMA publishes Prop 56 payment monitoring worksheet

    November 07, 2018
    To help physician practices monitor their Prop 56 supplemental payments, the California Medical Association (CMA) has p...

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    California Physicians Congratulate Governor-elect Newsom, Lieutenant Governor-elect Kounalakis

    November 07, 2018
    Today, voters chose Gavin Newsom and Eleni Kounalakis to serve as California’s next Governor and Lieutenant Governor. I...

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    CMA mourns the loss of former president Jack McCleary, M.D.

    November 05, 2018
    Former California Medical Association (CMA) President Jack McCleary, M.D., has passed away at the age of 91. Dr. McClea...

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    SoFi doubling rate discount for CMA members

    November 02, 2018
    For a limited time, SoFi is offering CMA members a special double rate discount for a limited time. From now until Dece...

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    Prop. 56 webinar: Are you getting your share of the supplemental Medi-Cal funds?

    November 01, 2018
    CMA is hosting  a webinar with DHCS on Wednesday, November 7, to discuss the status of distribution of both 201...

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