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UnitedHealthcare pauses controversial GI prior auth policy

Thu, 01 Jun 2023

Facing sharp pushback from organized medicine, UHC has paused a controversial policy requiring prior authorization for certain gastroenterology endoscopy services

Q3 resolutions open for testimony

Thu, 01 Jun 2023

As part of its policy-making process, CMA allows members to submit resolutions for debate and discussion throughout the year. Resolutions available for testimony that have been accepted as business in Q3 include:

CMA receives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion award

Wed, 31 May 2023

The National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs (NAAPPPA) recognized the California Medical Association (CMA) as one of its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champions for 2023. 

CMA and the Coalition to Protect Access to Care speak at legislative hearing to improve Medi-Cal access

Wed, 31 May 2023

CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran and leaders from a broad coalition joined together to testify on the Newsom Administration’s proposal to reinstate the MCO tax in the 2023-24 state budget.  

Did you miss CMA's sold-out Health IT conference?

Wed, 31 May 2023

The first annual CMA Health IT Conference brought together over 150 thought leaders from across the country for a very important conversation on the evolution taking place at this critical moment in the health IT landscape.

CalMedForce recipient puts funds to use training the next generation of physicians

Fri, 26 May 2023

Earlier this month, Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) and members of the media visited Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program in Madera, which receives critical funding through CalMedForce, PHC’s graduate medical education (GME) grant program.

Cigna says it will delay problematic modifier 25 policy, work to optimize the provider experience

Thu, 25 May 2023

Cigna has announced it will be re-evaluating the policy that would require the submission of medical records for all E/M claims billed with CPT 99212-99215 and modifier 25 when a minor procedure is billed.

Medi-Cal Rx phases out 46 more grandfathered historical prior auths

Wed, 24 May 2023

On June 23, 2023, Phase III, Lift 4 (P3/L4) will begin—the fourth in a series of lifts to phase out the grandfathering of these historical prior authorizations.

Superior Court upholds CMA legislation mandating reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and vaccination

Thu, 18 May 2023

In a ruling issued this week, the Los Angeles Superior Court upheld the constitutionality of a state

CMA voices concerns that United’s gastroenterology prior auth policy creates unnecessary burdens and care delays

Tue, 16 May 2023

CMA is concerned that this new policy is yet another unnecessary, administrative burden that will simply delay