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CMA publishes March 2020 Voter Guide

Fri, 21 Feb 2020

The March Primary Election is just around the corner. We hope that you will show up to the polls (or mail in your vote-by-mail ballot) and ensure the voices of physicians are heard loud and clear.

Register now for CMA's Legislative Advocacy Day, April 14 in Sacramento

Fri, 21 Feb 2020

Plan to join more than 400 physicians, medical students and resident members of the California Medical Association in educating legislative leaders as champions for patients and the practice of medicine. 

Blue Shield of California announces fee schedule changes for some services

Thu, 20 Feb 2020

Blue Shield of California has announced upcoming changes to its physician fee schedule that will take effect on April 15, 2020.

CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., responds to Gov. Newsom's plan to tackle homeless crisis

Wed, 19 Feb 2020

CMA President Peter N. Bretan, M.D., issued a statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom's

CMA issues statement on the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D.

Sat, 15 Feb 2020

RCMA President Bruce Holmblad, M.D., and CMA Peter Bretan, M.D., released the following statement following the death of Palm Springs physician David Duffner, M.D.

Noridian begins reprocessing CMS geographic payment errors

Wed, 12 Feb 2020

Noridian, the California Medicare contractor, has recently advised that it will begin reprocessing claims impacted by errors in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Geographic Practice Cost Indices (GPCIs) file.

TRICARE now covers 3-D mammography

Wed, 12 Feb 2020

As of January 1, 2020, TRICARE now covers annual 3-D mammography screenings through its provisional coverage program. 

OptumRx policy requiring e-prescribing for controlled substances will now take full effect March 1

Tue, 11 Feb 2020

Beginning March 1, 2020, the OptumRx home delivery pharmacy will no longer fill prescriptions received by hard copy, fax or phone for opioids and other controlled substances.

ACEs Aware to host informational webinar for physicians on February 26

Tue, 11 Feb 2020

The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 p.m. 

50 state medical societies send joint letter to CMS opposing the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation

Tue, 11 Feb 2020

CMA recently joined all of the state medical societies and some national specialty societies in