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California patients need more access to health care

Thu, 23 Mar 2023

Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) today announced unprecedented demand for CalHealthCares, a program aimed at addressing the lack of access to care for Medi-Cal patients.   

CMA opposes bill that would place unnecessary burdens on physicians treating pain

Tue, 21 Mar 2023

CMA is urging physicians to contact their legislators to ask for a no vote on a bill that would place misguided and unnecessary burdens on physicians trying to prescribe pain management.

CMA announces 2023 priority bills

Mon, 20 Mar 2023

CMA recently announced its priority bill package for 2023, which includes legislation that would reform prior authorization, expand cultural and linguistic competency, streamline provider credentialing, protect physicians providing reproductive health care and more.

Webinar: Embedding Health Equity into the Forefront of Value Based Care

Mon, 20 Mar 2023

Join us for a free, one-hour webinar on April 6, 2023, at 12:15 p.m., to learn how we can embed health equity into the forefront of value-based care.

Webinar: Bridging the generational gap in the health care workplace

Mon, 20 Mar 2023

Presented by one of CMA's experienced practice management experts, this webinar will focus on how to bridging the generational gap in the health care workplace.

DEA proposes extending COVID-19 telehealth flexibilities for prescribing controlled substances

Mon, 20 Mar 2023

DEA recently issued two proposed regulations that permanently extend many telemedicine flexibilities adopted during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Reminder: Medi-Cal Rx to reinstate grandfathered prior auth for some drugs on March 24

Fri, 17 Mar 2023

Physicians are reminded that DHCS will initiate the first of a series of Medi-Cal Rx transition policy lifts for beneficiaries 22 years of age and older starting March 24, 2023.

Feds tamp down on prescription drug price increases above inflation

Fri, 17 Mar 2023

On March 15, federal health officials released the first list of drugs that will face a penalty under  a new federal law aimed at curbing high drug costs.

UHC to require prior authorization for gastroenterology services

Fri, 17 Mar 2023

UHC recently announced it will begin requiring prior authorization for certain gastroenterology endoscopy services for commercial plan members effective June 1, 2023.  

New AMA survey finds costs and harms of prior authorization exceed alleged benefits

Fri, 17 Mar 2023

Prior authorization is leading to over-utilization of health care services, unnecessary waste and avoidable patient harm, according to a new physician survey.