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

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

The legislation targets soda, energy drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks that contribute to obesity, diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease.

DHCS will move to new fiscal intermediary on Oct. 1

Wed, 20 Feb 2019

The California Medical Association will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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

Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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

CMA-sponsored physician loan repayment program now accepting applications

Tue, 19 Feb 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the next cycle of the Steven M. Thompson Loan Repayment Program. Award recipients receive up to $105,000 to repay educational loans in exchange for a three-year service commitment in a medically underserved area of the state.

Survey finds prior authorization hurdles have led to serious adverse events

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

More than one-quarter of physicians (28 percent) report the prior authorization process required by health insurers for certain drugs, tests and treatments have led to serious or life-threatening events for their patients, according to a new survey by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Q2 resolutions now accepting testimony

Fri, 15 Feb 2019

hese resolutions will be considered by CMA’s standing councils and subcommittees, and will be presented to the CMA Board of Trustees for consideration to be adopted as policy for the association.

CMA seeking nominations for the California Delegation to the AMA

Wed, 13 Feb 2019

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

PAVE 101 Training Webinar February 21, 2019

Wed, 13 Feb 2019

DHCS has scheduled an additional PAVE 101 training to ensure users are prepared to begin using the online enrollment process.

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

Wed, 06 Feb 2019

Members can call on CMA’s practice management experts for free one-on-one help with contracting, billing and payment problems. We empower physician practices by providing resources and guidance to improve the success of the practice.

DWC announces free online access to MTUS treatment guidelines

Tue, 05 Feb 2019

The MTUS guidelines are based on the principles of evidence-based medicine and treatment guidelines developed by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).