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Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on emerging viruses: COVID-19, MPX and enterovirus

Tue, 29 Nov 2022

COVID-19 remains on our radar, but other infectious diseases are also causing new or unusual symptoms and warrant attention. To learn more, plan to join us on on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 12 – 1 p.m. for the latest installment of our monthly Virtual Grand Rounds – Updates of Emerging Viruses: COVID-19, MPX, and Enterovirus, Including Polio .

Medical board warns of new physician extortion scam

Tue, 29 Nov 2022

The Medical Board of California is warning physicians that scam artists have begun posing as  law enforcement officers , as well as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and medical board staff calling California physicians as part of an extortion scheme.

CMA advocacy ensures more California physicians eligible for federal loan forgiveness

Tue, 29 Nov 2022

The U.S. Department of Education has released the final rule on the national overhaul of the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Health care worker retention bonus application portal now open

Tue, 29 Nov 2022

CMA worked with the Governor and legislature to secure $1.3 billion in the state budget to provide retention bonuses for California’s physicians and other health care providers.

CDC report highlights severity of MPX in people with weakened immune system

Tue, 29 Nov 2022

Although the MPX outbreak has slowed in California, a new CDC report highlights the potential severity of MPX infection in people with a weakened immune system, particularly in those with untreated HIV.

Physicians urged to remain vigilant in recommending COVID-19 and flu vaccines for kids

Tue, 29 Nov 2022

Recent authorizations of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 years and up will help protect young patients from the ever-evolving SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. 

On-demand webinar provides overview of health care worker retention bonus application process

Wed, 23 Nov 2022

CMA recently cohosted a webinar with DHCS to provide physicians and physician groups with an overview of the Hospital...

New Health Laws 2023: Are you ready?

Tue, 22 Nov 2022

CMA has published a summary of the most significant new health laws of interest to physicians.

On-demand Webinar: CMS Medicare Updates 2023

Tue, 22 Nov 2022

CMA recently partnered with CMS to host a webinar to educate physicians about upcoming changes in the Medicare program for 2023.

UnitedHealthcare to issue final updated fee schedule mailing December 1

Mon, 21 Nov 2022

Notices for physicians being moved to the new fee schedule in the third phase will be mailed on December 1, 2022, to approximately 8,000 contracted providers.