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CMA to survey physicians on death penalty

The survey will include questions on the death penalty to ensure...


CMA Applauds Gov. Newsom’s Increased Investments to Expand Health Care Access

The new budget dedicates additional resources to bolster the sta...


CMA announces new statewide collaborative effort to promote physician wellness

This new program will promote physician wellness across Californ...


Serve on CMA’s 2019-20 councils and committees!

Appointments begin and expire at the conclusion of the House of ...


Record attendance at this year’s Legislative Advocacy Day

Wearing white coats, physicians converged on the Capitol to educ...


CMA files brief in transgender health care discrimination case

CMA recently submitted an amicus brief with the California Court...

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    CMA continues to challenge Anthem modifier 25 policy

    May 14, 2019
    CMA is very concerned with the adverse impacts of this new policy upon our physician members and has been in continued ...

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    New law requires regulator to review physician complaints of unfair payment patterns

    May 14, 2019
    Effective July 1, 2019, DMHC will be required to annually review complaints filed by providers who believe a plan is en...

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    CMA to survey physicians on death penalty

    May 13, 2019
    The survey will include questions on the death penalty to ensure that CMA policy is in line with the views of physician...

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    Some physician groups may be required to obtain a Knox Keene license

    May 13, 2019
    DMHC recently adopted a regulation that requires entities that assume any amount of global risk to either obtain a lice...

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    HHS announces new primary care delivery and payment models

    May 13, 2019
    The HHS recently unveiled five new voluntary Medicare primary care payment models.

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    TRICARE mental health transitions to Health Net Federal Services

    May 09, 2019
    Effective May 13, 2019, Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) will assume management duties for the TRICARE West mental ...

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    Updated FAQ available for DHCS fiscal intermediary transfer

    May 09, 2019
    The contract with the current fiscal intermediary will continue to run parallel with DXC until September 30, 2019.

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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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    Congressional committee approves Medicare Advantage prior authorization reforms

    May 09, 2019
    These reforms would scale-back Medicare Advantage plan prior authorization and some prescription drug step therapy

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    Serve on CMA’s 2019-20 councils and committees!

    May 01, 2019
    Appointments begin and expire at the conclusion of the House of Delegates in October.

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    CME providers: Join CMA and IMQ May 16-17 in Newport Beach 

    April 29, 2019
    Don't miss these back-to-back opportunities to learn about the future of California CME!

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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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    Record attendance at this year’s Legislative Advocacy Day

    April 29, 2019
    Wearing white coats, physicians converged on the Capitol to educate legislators about critical health care issues .

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    CMA files brief in transgender health care discrimination case

    April 29, 2019
    CMA recently submitted an amicus brief with the California Court of Appeal in Minton v. Dignity Health, a case involv...

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    Federal judge blocks Trump administration family planning gag rule

    April 29, 2019
    Although this most recent ruling only applies to California, Stanley Bastian of the U.S. District Court in Yakima, Wash...

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    CMA publishes 2018 Annual Report

    April 29, 2019
    Download our 2018 Annual Report to see how CMA supports its mission, including advocacy efforts, member benefits, ways ...

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    CalHealthCares loan repayment program application deadline extended to May 3

    April 26, 2019
    Due to technical difficulties, the application deadline for the inaugural cycle of the CalHealthCares loan repayment pr...

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    Conference to explore issues faced by clinicians caring for dying patients

    April 22, 2019
    The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) invites California physicians to join them on Sept. 13-14 in Seattle fo...

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    Physicians encouraged to complete AMA Opioid Task Force surveys by May 8

    April 19, 2019
    The surveys should take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will close on Wednesday, May 8.

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    Webinar: How Physicians Can Appeal AB 72’s Interim Rate and How CMA Can Help

    April 18, 2019
    The webinar will review the out-of-network billing and payment law, including when the law applies, appropriate billing...

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    CMA Doc: Ruben Kalra, M.D.

    April 17, 2019
    Ruben Kalra, M.D., is an Interventional Pain Specialist who started his own group practice in the Bay Area, specializin...

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    CMA leaders to speak at 2019 NorCal State of Reform Health Policy Conference

    April 15, 2019
    Among the prestigious list of speakers are three California Medical Association (CMA) leaders: CEO Dustin Corcoran, CFO...

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    Updated Advance Health Care Directive Kit now available

    April 12, 2019
    CMA's Advance Health Care Directive Kit has been updated to include changes to the probate code passed by the Californi...

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    CMA comments on task force recommendations on pain management best practices

    April 12, 2019
    The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 required the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to...

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    Preliminary 2018 performance feedback data for MIPS now available

    April 10, 2019
    If you submitted data through the Quality Payment Program website , you are now able to review your preliminary perfor...

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    Anthem clarifies recent E&M services billed with modifier 25 policy

    April 10, 2019
    Per the new policy, Anthem will deny an E&M service with a modifier 25 billed on the day of a related procedure when th...

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    Anthem announces fee schedule and contract changes effective July 1

    April 10, 2019
    According to a notice issued to approximately half of its PPO network, the plan will be increasing payment for the more...

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    CMA’s Model Medical Staff Bylaws updated

    April 10, 2019
    These bylaws are the definitive guide for medical staffs, providing details on professional and legal structures to sup...

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    CMA seeking nominations for Diversity and Inclusion TAC

    April 08, 2019
    We are seeking nominations of diverse physicians from all modes of practice, geographic regions, specialties and perspe...

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    Two health plans move patients to other delegated group effective April 1

    April 05, 2019
    This transition affects approximately 2,000 patients covered by Western Health Advantage or SCAN Health Plan.

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    CMS releases next episode of Beyond the Policy podcast

    April 03, 2019
    Episode 2 highlights the 2019 CMS Quality Conference.  An annual event attracting over 3,000 participants, this year’s ...

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    Coding Corner: How to report a consult service when your payor doesn’t accept consult codes

    April 02, 2019
    It’s been nearly a decade since Medicare has accepted claims for either outpatient (99241-99245) or inpatient (99251-99...

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    CMA Doc: Jasmeet Bains, M.D.

    April 01, 2019
    Jasmeet Bains, M.D. had planned to spend her life working in business and the automotive industry until she witnessed t...

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    CMA encourages physicians to speak to patients about end-of-life wishes

    April 01, 2019
    April 9, 2019, marks the beginning of Health Care Decisions Week, which culminates on April 16 with National Health Car...

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    CalHealthCares loan repayment program now accepting applications

    April 01, 2019
    The program incentivizes physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries by repaying educational debt up to $300,0...

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    Noridian continues to deactivate providers for not responding to Medicare revalidation notices

    March 29, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that their Medicare billing privileges will be deactivated if they fail to respond to Medicare ...

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    U.S. House unanimously passes bipartisan bill to strengthen Medicaid

    March 29, 2019
    The bill would extend several expiring Medicaid programs, create a new Medicaid option for states to establish coordina...

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    New survey reveals physician priorities for health care in California

    March 20, 2019
    Nearly 900 California physicians participated in the survey, and many of their opinions were aligned with CMA’s long-s...

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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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