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Wed, 29 Nov 2023
With an increase of xylazine in the nation’s illegal drug supply, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facilities Letter ( AFL 23-35 ) that urges health care facilities and providers to be prepared to support patients who have been exposed to xylazine.
Tue, 28 Nov 2023
CMA is calling on Congress to stop the looming Medicare physician payment cuts, which if allowed to take effect would devastate physician practices and make it even more difficult for the nation's seniors to get the care they need.
Physicians are reminded that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has contracted with five commercial managed care plans to deliver Medi-Cal services in 21 counties across the state starting in January 2024. As a result, approximately 1.2 million Medi-Cal patients will be required to transition to a new a new health plan, and in some counties Medi-Cal patients will have the ability to select from more than one plan.
Physicians are reminded that DHCS requires that all Medi-Cal managed care providers be enrolled in the Medi-Cal program through the Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment ( PAVE ) portal.
Over the past year, as we celebrated the 60th anniversary of Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) — the philanthropic arm of the California Medical Association— we focused on three themes: honoring our past, celebrating our present and inspiring the future.
Mon, 27 Nov 2023
CMA won a significant NEW expansion in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that extends eligibility to California physicians who were previously barred from participating.
CMA is pleased to announce its new CMADocs mobile app is available to download in the Google Play and Apple app stores. CMA's app lets you connect with your colleagues and access CMA’s news updates, events calendar and more.
Tue, 21 Nov 2023
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the final rule and payment policies for next year. Due to budget neutrality rules, the 2024 physician fee schedule includes a 3.4% payment cut that will take effect unless Congress acts to stop the cut.
Mon, 20 Nov 2023
In an urgent appeal to safeguard the nation’s Medicare program, the California Medical Association (CMA) is calling on Congress to stop the looming Medicare physician payment cuts, which if allowed to take effect would devastate physician practices and make it even more difficult for the nation's seniors to get the care they need.
Sun, 19 Nov 2023
With RSV season underway in California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is urging physicians to encourage prenatal vaccination with Pfizer's RSV vaccine as protection for newborns.
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