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CDPH hosting two webinars this week to equip physicians to talk to patients about COVID-19 vaccines

Tue, 18 Jan 2022

CDPH is hosting two webinars this week to equip trusted medical professionals with tools and techniques

CMA president issues statement on bomb threat to Charles R. Drew medical school

Tue, 18 Jan 2022

CMA President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued a statement in response to the bomb threat at Charles R. Drew

US extends "public health emergency" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri, 14 Jan 2022

HHS has extended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for an additional 90 days. This means that the telehealth and other waivers and flexibilities that have been implemented during the PHE will remain in effect until at least April 16, 2022.

CMA sponsors legislation to protect patients and the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship

Thu, 13 Jan 2022

CMA isto sponsor bill (AB 1636) that ensures physicians and surgeons who have committed sexual misconduct 

Budget proposal positions CA to be first state to achieve universal health care access and coverage

Tue, 11 Jan 2022

On Monday, January 10, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom released his initial proposal for the 2022-23 California state budget. The Administration remains committed to access to care for all Californians, dedicating more than 22% of both the General Fund and total budgets to health expenditures.

Medicare physician fee schedule updated for 2022

Tue, 11 Jan 2022

In another last-minute effort to stave off physician payment cuts, Congress recently passed—and President Biden signed—a law that stopped all but .75% of the nearly 10% cut to Medicare physician payments that would have otherwise occurred in 2022. California's Medicare contractor, Noridian, has now posted the updated 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on its website to reflect these changes

CMA continues to fight ill-conceived HHS regulation on surprise medical bills

Mon, 10 Jan 2022

CMA has filed joint amicus curiae briefs in support of two lawsuits challenging federal regulators’ approach to dispute resolution under the No Surprises Act.

CMA issues statement on Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget

Mon, 10 Jan 2022

California Medical Association (CMA) President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed budget.

EDD will require identity verification for physicians certifying SDI claims

Wed, 05 Jan 2022

In an effort to combat disability insurance fraud, EDD will soon begin requiring medical providers to verify their identities through ID.me before certifying disability claims.

CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program to host webinars for applicants

Mon, 03 Jan 2022

The next CalHealthCares’ application cycle begins January 24, 2022. CalHealthCares provides loan repayment on educational debt for California physicians and dentists who provide care to Medi-Cal patients.