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Deadline extended for pediatric COVID-19 vaccine grant program; apply by July 15

Tue, 24 May 2022

PHC has extended the deadline for its KidsVaxGrant program – which will award grants of up to $15,000 to support Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers providing pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. Applications will now be accepted through July 15, 2022.

Gov. Newsom signs landmark MICRA modernization bill into law

Mon, 23 May 2022

Gov. Newsom today signed AB 35 into law, and in doing so put an end to a decades long political battle and ushered in a new era of stability around malpractice liability.

CMA president issues statement in response to Gov. Newsom's signing of MICRA Modernization legislation

Mon, 23 May 2022

With today’s signing of AB 35, we have achieved what few thought was possible. This historic moment happened because the two sides of the ballot measure campaign put differences aside, found common ground, and recognized

Reminder: Medi-Cal electronic claim resubmission available

Mon, 23 May 2022

Physicians are reminded that Medi-Cal provides an electronic method to resolve a claim denial or incorrect payment for 837I (Institutional) and 837P (Professional) claims.

CMA welcomes new Director of Medi-Cal Managed Care plan relations

Fri, 20 May 2022

The CMA Center for Economic Services is thrilled to welcome Kari Perry-Ailstock as the new Director of Medi-Cal Managed Care Relations. Kari will focus on providing assistance to CMA members with Medi-Cal fee-for-service or Medi-Cal managed care questions, concerns or issues, including Proposition 56 payments.

CDPH to host COVID-19 vaccine administration billing and reimbursement webinar

Fri, 20 May 2022

CDPH is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Billing and Reimbursement webinar on Wednesday May 25, 2022,

MICRA initiative that would have devastated health care delivery in CA withdrawn from ballot

Thu, 19 May 2022

As part of the landmark agreement to modernize MICRA, proponents of the so-called Fairness for Injured Patients Act today withdrew the initiative from the November ballot, precluding a costly political battle.

Gov. Newsom’s revised budget proposal continues to prioritize health care

Tue, 17 May 2022

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised budget proposal for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The $300.7 billion budget proposal prioritizes health care and demonstrates a continuing commitment to providing universal health care access and coverage for all Californians.

California legislature passes MICRA modernization legislation

Tue, 17 May 2022

AB 35 (MICRA modernization legislation) passed its final hurdle in the legislature on May 12, when it passed unanimously out of the California State Assembly.

CMA publishes June 2022 Voter Guide

Tue, 17 May 2022

View CMA's June 2022 Statewide Primary Election Physician Voter Guide, which includes endorsements for two CMA-supported physicians running for their first terms in office.