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ABMS announces changes to continuing certification programs

ABMS recently announced that its 24 member boards would be imple...


AMA Opioid Task Force calls on policymakers to do more to end epidemic

The number and strength of opioids prescribed by physicians has ...


New law requires sexual harassment prevention training for all employees

Under the new law, employers with five or more employees must pr...


California Medical Association supports Timely Access to Care Act

New legislation would reduce health care bureaucracy and delays ...


CMA backs bipartisan federal surprise billing measure

Four physician congressman announced they would be introducing l...


Nominate an outstanding colleague for 2019 CMA service awards

Every year, the California Medical Association (CMA) honors insp...

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    Golden Shore Medical Group assigns assets for liquidation

    June 12, 2019
    Golden Shore closed its doors on January 31, 2019, after Molina Healthcare terminated its contract with the delegated e...

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    CMA Doc: Diana Ramos, M.D.

    June 10, 2019
    Diana Ramos, M.D., is set to become the first Latinx woman, as well as the first public health physician, to hold the p...

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    ABMS announces changes to continuing certification programs

    June 10, 2019
    ABMS recently announced that its 24 member boards would be implementing changes aimed at better assisting physicians in...

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    FAQ: When am I required to offer naloxone to patients?

    June 10, 2019
    Under the new law, physicians must offer a prescription fornaloxone or another drug approved by the FDA.

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    AMA Opioid Task Force calls on policymakers to do more to end epidemic

    June 10, 2019
    The number and strength of opioids prescribed by physicians has fallen for the fifth year in a row,

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    New law requires sexual harassment prevention training for all employees

    June 10, 2019
    Under the new law, employers with five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to superv...

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    DHCS Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About the Value-Based Payment Incentives

    June 07, 2019
    The program is funded with $180 million in Proposition 56 funds, estimated at $360 million in total funds annually with...

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    Reminder: Anthem fee schedule changes effective July 1

    June 07, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that the changes to the Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer Participating Physician Agreement and f...

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    CMS releases latest episode of “Beyond the Policy” podcast

    June 05, 2019
    Episode 3 of this podcast highlights the “ CMS Innovation Center: Where we are, How Models are Developed and the Next S...

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    California Medical Association supports Timely Access to Care Act

    June 05, 2019
    New legislation would reduce health care bureaucracy and delays for patients.

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    TRICARE West providers targeted in phishing scam

    May 31, 2019
    Health Net Federal Services recently notified providers about an email phishing scam targeting TRICARE West Region prov...

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    Reminder: UnitedHealthcare to stop paying consultation services June 1

    May 30, 2019
    As previously reported , UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) will begin phasing out reimburse consultation services for commercia...

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    Coming soon: Changes to medical board licensure application

    May 28, 2019
    The new language changes the way physicians are asked to disclose impairments (physical, mental , substance abuse, etc....

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    CMA Doc: Melvin S. Donaldson, M.D.

    May 28, 2019
    Melvin S. Donaldson, M.D.,  started practicing medicine in 1952, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President and gasoline w...

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    CMA opposes proposal to expand paramedic scope of practice

    May 28, 2019
    EMSA has proposed new regulations that would allow paramedics to triage and transport patients to locations other than ...

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    FAQ: Can I charge patients for copies of their medical records?

    May 24, 2019
    California law allows physicians to charge patients 25 cents per page for copying their medical records or 50 cents per...

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    CMA backs bipartisan federal surprise billing measure

    May 24, 2019
    Four physician congressman announced they would be introducing legislation with bipartisan support to protect patients ...

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    Nominate an outstanding colleague for 2019 CMA service awards

    May 23, 2019
    Every year, the California Medical Association (CMA) honors inspirational physician members during its House of Delegat...

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    2019 Q3 resolutions now accepting testimony

    May 20, 2019
    The deadline for fourth quarter resolution submissions is July 15, 2019.

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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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    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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