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    CMA Joins Legislative Effort to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

    February 20, 2019
    The legislation targets soda, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks that contribute to obesity, diabetes, tooth d...

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    DHCS will move to new fiscal intermediary on Oct. 1

    February 20, 2019
    The California Medical Association will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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    Register now for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 24 in Sacramento

    February 19, 2019
    Registration is now open for the 45th annual California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24,...

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    CMA-sponsored physician loan repayment program now accepting applications

    February 19, 2019
    Applications are now being accepted for the next cycle of the Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Program. Award recipien...

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    Survey finds prior authorization hurdles have led to serious adverse events

    February 15, 2019
    More than one-quarter of physicians (28 percent) report the prior authorization process required by health insurers for...

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    Q2 resolutions now accepting testimony

    February 15, 2019
    hese resolutions will be considered by CMA’s standing councils and subcommittees, and will be presented to the CMA Boar...

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    CMA seeking nominations for the California Delegation to the AMA

    February 13, 2019
    CMA is seeking nominations for physicians to serve as at-large delegates and alternates to the AMA House of Delegates. ...

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    PAVE 101 Training Webinar February 21, 2019

    February 13, 2019
    DHCS has scheduled an additional PAVE 101 training to ensure users are prepared to begin using the online enrollment pr...

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    You don’t have to fight unfair payment practices alone. CMA can help.

    February 06, 2019
    Members can call on CMA’s practice management experts for free one-on-one help with contracting, billing and payment pr...

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    DWC announces free online access to MTUS treatment guidelines

    February 05, 2019
    The MTUS guidelines are based on the principles of evidence-based medicine and treatment guidelines developed by the Am...

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    AB 72: The independent dispute resolution process and how CMA can help

    February 04, 2019
    CMA has developed a number of resources to help physicians navigate this new law.

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    PHC seeking nominations for physician workforce advisory council

    February 04, 2019
    PHC is looking for people interested in California’s health care workforce to serve on the advisory council for PHC’s ne...

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    Assembly to vote on security prescription fix this week

    February 04, 2019
    CMA is working on a legislative fix to ensure no patient goes without the essential medicine and care they need.

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    CMA objects to federal rule that would disrupt comprehensive women’s health coverage

    February 04, 2019
    The proposed Exchange Program Integrity rule would require plans to send two separate monthly bills to each policyholde...

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    CMA comments on HHS proposal to reduce health IT burden

    February 04, 2019
    Physicians are overwhelmed with unnecessary, burdensome regulations that take time and resources away from providing qua...

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    Coding Corner: Physician/patient meet-and-greet

    January 30, 2019
    Insurers, including government payors such as Medicare and Medicaid, reimburse only those services or procedures that t...

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    Anthem issues new ID numbers for some patients

    January 30, 2019
    New ID cards containing the new ID number were mailed to all affected members in late December.

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    Call to Action: Act now to ensure patients can get needed prescriptions

    January 28, 2019
    Contact your legislators today and urge them to take swift action so patients can once again receive the medical treatm...

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    Bill introduced to fix security prescription law

    January 25, 2019
    Flawed implementation of a new state law that requires all security prescription forms to have a uniquely serialized ...

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    DHCS loads 2019 CPT codes and pricing by January 1

    January 24, 2019
    The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has confirmed that the 2019 CPT/HCPCS updates have been load...

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    Medi-Cal provider enrollment moving exclusively to PAVE starting March 5

    January 24, 2019
    The Medi-Cal Provider Enrollment Division will no longer accept paper enrollment forms, effective March 5, 2019.

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    Golden Shore Medical Group to shut down following Molina contract termination

    January 24, 2019
    The plan filed requests in late 2018 with the DMHC to transfer its enrollees to other delegated groups and the request ...

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    CMA membership reaches all time high of 44k

    January 22, 2019
    In 2018, CMA’s active, dues paying membership grew by 6.3 percent, with a 92.2 percent retention rate.

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    Federal court halts expanded religious exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate

    January 18, 2019
    On January 13, 2019, one day before the effective date, the federal court granted the state’s motion for a preliminary ...

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    Did you know CMA’s online health law library is free to members?

    January 18, 2019
    The California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal in...

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    Save the Date for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 24

    January 18, 2019
    Register for CMA's 45th annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24, 2019, at the Sacramento Convention Center!

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    CMS hosting call for prescribers on new opioid policies on Feb. 14

    January 18, 2019
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented  new opioid policies  for Medicare drug plans effectiv...

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