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CMA News

Trivia Tuesdays: Test your CMA knowledge for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!

Fri, 17 May 2024

Get ready to test your knowledge and compete with CMA members for a chance to win CMA’s new weekly Trivia Tuesday challenge.

DWC to address ongoing e-filer errors

Wed, 15 May 2024

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has announced plans  to reduce e-filing practices that result in repeated system errors in the Electronic Adjudication Management System (EAMS).

Governor's health care funding cuts highlight urgency of Protect Access to Healthcare ballot initiative

Tue, 14 May 2024

In his May Revision to the budget, the Governor proposes to maintain the provider rates that became effective on

CMA marks Mental Health Awareness Month with call to pass AB 2164

Tue, 14 May 2024

During Mental Health Awareness Month, the California Medical Association (CMA) is urging legislators to pass Assembly Bill 2164 to improve mental health support for physicians.

Big legal victory! Health plans drop challenge to retroactive enforcement of law requiring payment for COVID-19 services

Tue, 14 May 2024

After losing at the trial court level, the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) has dropped its appeal in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires that health plans and insurers reimburse health care providers for certain COVID-19 claims retroactive to the beginning of the pandemic.

Present and future CMA leaders invited to leadership development session on June 18

Mon, 13 May 2024

CMA members are invited to a virtual leadership development session hosted by past CMA president Ted Mazer, M.D. on June 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Save the Date: Join the 36th Annual Virtual Conference on Physicians’ Well-Being on July 19

Fri, 10 May 2024

The Riverside County Medical Association is presenting the 36 th Annual Virtual Conference on Physicians’ Well-Being, taking place on Friday, July 19, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

CMA Statement on Governor Newsom’s Revised Budget

Fri, 10 May 2024

Tanya W. Spirtos, M.D., CMA President, issued a statement in response to Governor Newsom’s revised State budget.

Nominations open for 2024-25 CMA councils and committees

Thu, 09 May 2024

CMA is seeking recommendations for physicians who are interested in and willing to serve on its standing 

Blue Shield to significantly cut reimbursement of E/M services billed with modifier 25 and will no longer pay consult codes

Wed, 08 May 2024

Effective July 14, 2024, Blue Shield will no longer reimburse for face-to-face consultation services. Additionally, the notice states it is changing its Global Surgical Period Payment Policy, which will significantly reduce reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) services billed with modifier 25.