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CMA publishes guide for physicians impacted by wildfires

CMA reached out to the major payors to understand whether they h...


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

CMA is encouraging California physicians to submit public commen...


PHC announces new CalMedForce GME grant program

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce...


CMA publishes guide for patients impacted by wildfires

Currently, three California counties— Butte, Los Angeles and Ven...


CMA launches new mobile app

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


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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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    PHC announces new CalMedForce GME grant program

    December 04, 2018
    Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) is excited to announce a new grant program, CalMedForce, which will award app...

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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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    Physicians affected by wildfires to be exempted from MIPS for 2018 performance year

    December 03, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced it has created an automatic extreme and uncontr...

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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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    CMS publishes 2019 Medicare payment rule; delays E/M proposal

    November 14, 2018
    On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, w...

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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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    Coding Corner: Separate reporting of pre-, intra- and post-procedure work

    October 30, 2018
    “Coding Corner” focuses on coding, compliance, and documentation issues relating specifically to physician billing. Thi...

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    UnitedHealthcare to implement outpatient advanced radiology policy

    October 30, 2018
    Effective January 1, 2019, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will require prior authorization for certain advanced imaging procedu...

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    CDPH hosts webinar on California Parkinson's Disease Registry

    October 29, 2018
    On July 1, 2018, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched the California Parkinson’s Disease Registry...

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    CMA launches new mobile app

    October 29, 2018
    CMA is thrilled to announce that our new members-only mobile app is now available. Free and available for Android and i...

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    Physicians: Don’t forget to VOTE

    October 26, 2018
    Election Day is just a little over one week away. We hope that you will show up to the polls (or mail in that vote-by-m...

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    Saturday, Oct. 27 is Drug Take Back Day

    October 25, 2018
    Saturday, October 27, 2018, is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. On this day, hundreds of locations throughout ...

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    CMA applauds the enactment of federal opioid legislation

    October 24, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) applauded the enactment of H.R. 6 – a sweeping bipartisan bill that addresses ...

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    Medicare publishes 2018-2019 influenza vaccine pricing

    October 23, 2018
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published an update on Medicare’s influenza vaccine paymen...

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    Last day to change your Medicare participation status for 2019 is December 31

    October 23, 2018
    Once again, it’s time for physicians to decide if they want to make changes to their Medicare participation status. Phy...

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    San Jose surgeon receives CMA’s speaker’s recognition award

    October 18, 2018
    Phillip M. Lippe, M.D., was chosen to receive the California Medical Association (CMA) 2018 Gary F. Krieger Speaker’s R...

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    First-ever TRICARE open enrollment begins November 12

    October 18, 2018
    Beginning November 12 and running through December 10, 2018, TRICARE will initiate its first ever open enrollment perio...

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    L.A. Care partially rescinds recoupment requests

    October 18, 2018
    Between June and August of this year, L.A. Care issued a large number of overpayment requests to physicians. According...

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    Some Medi-Cal managed care plans slow to distribute Prop 56 funds

    October 17, 2018
    In May, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) distributed the Proposition 56 supplemental funds for ...

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    CA physicians outline agenda to improve patient affordability, access and quality

    October 16, 2018
    CMA recently convened the organization’s 147th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Sacramento. Over 500 Californ...

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    Los Angeles ophthalmologist installed as 151st president of CMA

    October 14, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) installed Los Angeles ophthalmologist David Aizuss, M.D., as its 151 st presi...

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    Fresno emergency physician receives CMA’s Compassionate Service Award

    October 14, 2018
    Fresno emergency physician Kenny Banh, M.D., was selected as the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Association (...

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    Urologist and transplant surgeon named CMA president elect

    October 14, 2018
    Urologist and kidney transplant surgeon Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., was elected by the California Medical Association (...

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    San Bernardino pediatrician honored with CMA membership award

    October 14, 2018
    Apple Valley pediatrician Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D., has been named the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Associ...

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    OC psychiatrist receives CMA’s Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being

    October 14, 2018
    Orange County psychiatrist Nicolaas-John Van Nieuwenhuysen, M.D., has been awarded the California Medical Association (...

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    Modesto family physician receives CMA’s prestigious “country doctor” award

    October 13, 2018
    Modesto family physician Silvia Diego, M.D., was honored today with the California Medical Association’s (CMA) most pre...

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    IEHP completes termination of Vantage contract; three plans extend termination dates

    October 09, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has confirmed that Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) completed its contract ter...

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    CURES mandate is in effect; are you ready?

    October 02, 2018
    To help physicians understand this new mandate, CMA has prepared a document that answers the most commonly asked questi...

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    What you need to know about Blue Shield of California’s Care1st integration

    October 02, 2018
    On January 1, 2019, Blue Shield of California will complete the integration of Care1st Health Plan into its operations,...

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    CMA urges CMS to simplify the Quality Payment Program

    October 01, 2018
    CMA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed changes to the Medic...

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    Deadline to request a review of MIPS score is October 15

    October 01, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)...

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    Last week to purchase tickets for Presidential Gala

    October 01, 2018
    Join the California Medical Association (CMA) on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Sacramento Convention Center for th...

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    Updated payor profiles for 2018 now available

    October 01, 2018
    CMA's Center for Economic Services is publishing updated profiles on each of the major payors in California.

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    CMA’s House of Delegates to convene next weekend in Sacramento

    October 01, 2018
    The 147th Annual Session of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates (HOD) will convene next weekend...

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    CMS proposes site-neutral payments for some physician services

    September 28, 2018
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed eliminating the Medicare site of service payment diff...

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    CMA pushes back on CMS’ proposed Medicare payment changes

    September 28, 2018
    The California Medical Association (CMA) recently submitted comprehensive comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medi...

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