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MIPS reporting deadline for 2017 is two weeks away!

The deadline to submit 2017 data for Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is just two weeks away. Although the group reporting deadline has passed, the deadline for all other

New Parkinsons reporting requirements take effect July 1

Health care providers diagnosing or providing treatment to Parkinson's disease patients will be required to report each case of Parkinson's disease to the California Department of Public Health

CMA Council on Legislation meets to discuss 2018 legislative priorities

Today, the 50 physician members of the California Medical Association (CMA) Council on Legislation (COL), chaired by Valencia Walker, M.D., met to discuss and recommend positions on legislation that would

Call for nominations: CMA mode of practice forum delegations

CMA is seeking applications and nominations for physicians interested in serving as delegates or alternates for their mode of practice forum delegations to the CMA House of Delegates.

Free on-demand webinar: MACRA and the Quality Payment Program

CMA recently hosted a free webinar that reviews the details of the Medicare Quality Payment Program. The webinar includes a brief overview of the Merit-Based Incentive

CDPH hosts free naloxone webinar series

The California Department of Public Health Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Initiative is hosting a free, two-part webinar series on naloxone on March 26 and 30, 2018. d

Urgent Survey: Help us stop unfair payment patterns

Despite existing California law that prohibits unfair health plan payment practices, many of them continue to flout the law.  The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has been slow to address

CMA asks DMHC to require Anthem to publish effective dates for clinical policies

Unlike all other major payors in California, Anthem Blue Cross does not disclose on its website the effective dates for its 241 different medical and clinical utilization management policies, which dictate

Legislation introduced to combat opioid crisis

Assemblymember and emergency physician Joaquin Arambula, M.D. (D-Fresno), has introduced a bill (AB 2384) that would remove some of the largest barriers to Medication Assisted Therapy for opioid addiction,

AMA and Anthem announce collaboration to create positive change for health care system

The American Medical Association (AMA) and Anthem, Inc., have announced they will seek to identify and collaborate on solutions that drive a high-value experience for patients, physicians, other

CMA planning new health care conferencetell us what YOU want!

CMA is currently brainstorming a new conference concept, and we want YOUR input. Simply fill out this survey (takes less than 10 minutes) to help craft the next

Ask the expert: Am I required to respond to medical record requests for commercial risk adjustment?

Over the past few months, CMA has received several calls from practices who had received requests for medical records from various payors stating the records are needed

Why should you attend CMAs Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18?

Why? Because your voice is key to our success in the Capitol. Critical issues affecting physicians are being decided in the legislative arena at a fast and furious pace. The California Medical Association

First MIPS reporting deadline is in two weeks

Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit 2017 data for Medicare's Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The deadline for group reporting is March 16 - just two weeks away!

Save the Date: 2018 Palliative Care Summit April 10-11 in Anaheim

The 10th annual Palliative Care Summit, hosted by the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and Children's Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition, will be taking place April 10-11,