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    CMS releases final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule

    November 12, 2019
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its final rule updating the Medicare physician f...

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    CMA releases 2020-2025 strategic plan

    November 12, 2019
    The California Medical Association (CMA) today released an ambitious strategic plan that will empower physicians to lea...

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    PatientPop Webinar: Learn how to improve your online presence and attract more patients

    November 12, 2019
    PatientPop is hosting a webinar for physicians on Tuesday, December 10 at 2 p.m., “How to Promote Your Practice.

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    Last day to change your Medicare participation status for 2020 is December 31

    November 12, 2019
    Once again, it’s time for physicians to decide if they want to make changes to their Medicare participation status . P...

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    Webinar: Are you getting your Prop 56 supplemental Medi-Cal payments?

    November 11, 2019
    To learn more about the supplemental payments, including how to ensure you’re getting your fair share, CMA is hosting a...

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    CMA updates guide for patients impacted by wildfires

    November 08, 2019
    Governor Gavin Newsom has declared state of emergencies in response to the wildfires across California that have destro...

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    Coding Corner: Prepare for CPT® 2020 online E/M changes

    November 08, 2019
    The American Medical Association has released the CPT ® 2020 code set, which will be effective Jan. 1, 2020. Among the...

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    California Department of Public Health updates list of reportable diseases and conditions

    November 05, 2019
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently updated the list of diseases and conditions that must be rep...

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    Physician experience highlights unintended consequences of CA's surprise billing laws

    November 05, 2019
    A new survey of California physicians illustrates serious unintended consequences from California’s surprise billing ...

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    AMA says Walmart “refusal to fill” policy interferes with the practice of medicine

    November 04, 2019
    Recent concerns about opioid misuse and abuse have led payors, policymakers and retail pharmacies to attempt to restric...

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    Medicare publishes 2019-2020 influenza vaccine pricing

    November 01, 2019
    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published Medicare’s influenza vaccine payment allowance...

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    All Medicare physicians must be using the new MBI number by Dec. 31

    October 30, 2019
    Physicians are reminded that the transition period to the new Medicare Beneficiary Identification (MBI) numbers will en...

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    Has your practice been affected by the power outages?

    October 29, 2019
    More than 2 million Californians have been impacted by power outages as utilities across the state shut off power to re...

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    San Bernardino anesthesiologist receives CMA speaker’s award

    October 29, 2019
    San Bernardino anesthesiologist Thelma Z. Korpman, M.D., received the California Medical Association (CMA) 2019 Gary Kr...

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    CMA publishes 2019 Legislative Wrap Up

    October 29, 2019
    CMA’s 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up, "Winning the Fights that Must Be Fought," provides information on the many bills CMA fo...

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    CMA to organize physician volunteers for wildfire response

    October 29, 2019
    CMA is calling on physicians across the state to provide care to those affected by the wildfires. If you are willing an...

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    California physicians set policy on major health care issues at 2019 House of Delegates

    October 29, 2019
    The California Medical Association (CMA) recently convened its 148th annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Anaheim...

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    Project K.I.N.D. receives CMA Compassionate Service Award

    October 28, 2019
    Project K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Doctors) received the California Medical Association (CMA) Compassionate Service Awar...

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    Escondido physician receives CMA Compassionate Service Award

    October 27, 2019
    Family medicine physician Melissa Bishop, M.D., received the California Medical Association (CMA) Compassionate Service...

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    Urologist and transplant surgeon Peter Bretan, M.D., named CMA president

    October 27, 2019
    Peter N. Bretan Jr., M.D., a urologist and kidney transplant surgeon who gave up his Bay Area practice to serve patient...

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    Sacramento pain specialist named CMA president elect

    October 27, 2019
    Sacramento pain specialist Lee T. Snook, Jr., M.D., has been named president elect of the California Medical Associatio...

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    San Diego physician receives CMA’s physician health and well-being award

    October 27, 2019
    San Diego family medicine physician David Bazzo, M.D., has been awarded the 2019 California Medical Association (CMA) G...

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    Eureka psychiatrist honored with CMA's prestigious Plessner Award

    October 26, 2019
    Eureka psychiatrist Robert Soper, M.D., received the California Medical Association’s (CMA) most prestigious award, the...

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    CMA urges CMS to apply E/M increases to global surgery packages

    October 16, 2019
    CMA strongly opposes CMS’ proposal to not incorporate the adjusted values for the revised E/M codes into the 10- and 90...

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    CMA to tackle four major issues at annual meeting

    October 14, 2019
    CMA physician delegates meet annually to establish broad policy on current major issues that have been determined to be...

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    CMA objects to federal scope expansion under president’s executive order

    October 14, 2019
    Although the order is very broad and lacks details, it is clear that the administration is looking at eliminating regul...

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    Governor signs CMA bill to require insurers to pay for telehealth services

    October 14, 2019
    Governor Newsom has signed a CMA-sponsored bill to increase patient access through telehealth. The bill will require he...

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