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In September, President Donald Trump indicated that he plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allows unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children
The U.S. House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee is working to extend the "rural" work Geographic Practice Cost Index (GPCI) payment adjustment, which is set to expire December
On December 13, from 2 to 3 p.m., PST, Anthem Blue Cross will offer an hour-long webinar detailing changes to its participation in Covered California for 2018. As the California Medical Association pr
Noridian, California's Medicare Administrative Contractor, is offering a webinar on December 12, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., PST, to help Medicare Part B providers understand the rules and regulations
From medical staff independence to the corporate bar, CMA and its county medical societies have long stood for and protected physician autonomy and independence. CMA strongly believes medical decision makers should
CMA has received numerous calls from physicians whose prescriptions are being turned away by pharmacies for being non-compliant with state law. Specifically, the forms
On January 1, 2018, Health Net Federal Services (HNFS) will begin providing managed care services to 2.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries in 21 states, including California. HNFS took over the contract previously
The opioid epidemic is impacting men and women of all communities, including Indian-Americans...I have seen it from close up and have the necessary skills to address it."
CMA and the Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) jointly hosted the second annual poster session to showcase research by medical students, residents and fellows
Nearly one in five U.S. physicians intends to reduce clinical work hours in the next year, and roughly one in 50 intends to leave medicine altogether in the next two years to pursue a different career.
The U.S. House of Representatives, with the leadership of California Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Modesto), recently passed HR 3922, "The Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve our
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sublocade, the first monthly injectable buprenorphine product for the treatment of opioid use disorder in adult patients. It is indicated for patients
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2018. Overall, CMA is pleased to see many
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule that will make changes in the second year of the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released regulatory guidance for clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) who have been adversely
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