May 09, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: MICRA Payor Issues and Reimbursement
The California Medical Association (CMA) annual House of Delegates (HOD) has been rescheduled to December this year. The meeting, originally planned for October in Sacramento has been moved to December 5-7, 2014, in San Diego.
The scheduling change was needed to avoid a clash with the 2014 election season, especially in a year when CMA is fighting the trial lawyer-backed anti-MICRA ballot measure.
On November 4, 2014 (Election Day), voters in California will be asked to weigh in on a ballot measure that will increase the cap on the state’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). The trial lawyer sponsored measure will increase health costs across the state and decrease access for those that need it most. Election Day falls just two weeks after the originally scheduled HOD and with such a large scale ballot measure fight on our hands, it is imperative that the physician community and staff at CMA be able to focus attention on defeating the initiative. (Learn more in the MICRA Resource Centera>.)
The HOD is CMA's legislative body and establishes the policies that govern the association. Once a year, physicians from across the state meet to debate and set policy on important issues that affect the practice of medicine.
For more information about becoming a member of CMA’s House of Delegates, contact your county medical society.
Additional information about resolution submission deadlines and other related dates will follow.
Contact: Homa Neely, (800) 786-4262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.