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CMA urges Congress to permanently resolve dreamer status

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

CMA opposes proposed Medicare physician payment cuts

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

Anthem Blue Cross to offer webinar on 2018 Covered California participation

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 to offer webinar on Medicare Provider Enrollment on December 12

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

Physicians call for immediate separation of sheriff and coroners office

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

Are your prescriptions pads compliant with the law?

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

Health Net Federal Services offering webinars on TRICARE transition

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

CMA Doc: Vanila Singh, M.D.

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."

20 physicians in training present original research at 2nd annual HOD poster presentation

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

Frustrated by bureaucracy of modern medicine, 1 in 5 physicians wants to reduce clinical work hours

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.

CMA helps double federal funding for Californias primary care GME programs

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

FDA approves first monthly injection for opioid use disorder

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

Medicare 2018 fee schedule finalized for 2018

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

97% of physicians to avoid penalty under 2018 MACRA rule, according to CMS projections

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

Physicians affected by NorCal fires will be granted automatic MIPS exceptions

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