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CMA News

OMSS Assembly: Your voice in CMA!

Tue, 16 Aug 2022

OMSS will hold its 2022 Annual Assembly on Friday, October 21, in Los Angeles, immediately prior to the CMA House of Delegates.

Senate passes bill that would reduce drug costs and extend ACA credits

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

The United States Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act along party lines on Sunday, and the bill now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives.

DHCS advises physicians to hold Medi-Cal claims for monkeypox tests

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

DHCS released guidance regarding a new CPT code created to streamline the reporting of orthopoxvirus (e.g., monkeypox) testing (87593).

Gov. Newsom proclaims State of Emergency to support state’s monkeypox response

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom on August 1, 2022, declared a State of Emergency to bolster the state’s response to the monkeypox outbreak.

House committee advances bill that will reform Medicare Advantage prior auth

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

The Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2022 passed out of the United States House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee with an overwhelming bipartisan vote.

Webinar to explain Medi-Cal Rx phased implementation plan

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

CMA is partnering with the California Primary Care Association and Magellan on a webinar that will help physicians understand the DHCS phased implementation plan for Medi-Cal Rx. 

Nocturnists launch new storytelling project on Post-Roe America

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

CMA's partner podcast the Nocturnists is launching a new storytelling project to document the ramifications of Roe v. Wade’s repeal on the lives and practices of health care workers.

Reform Prior Authorization: Support SB 250!

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

Please join CMA in supporting SB 250, which reduces administrative burdens in physician practices so physicians can spend more time dedicated to patient care.

UnitedHealthcare begins update of commercial fee schedule

Tue, 09 Aug 2022

UnitedHealthcare  will begin migrating some physicians to an updated commercial fee schedule beginning in October 2022. The fee schedule update, slated to occur in several phases between October 2022 and January 2023, will move physicians on older fee schedules dating back to 2008 to a new 2020 UHC commercial fee schedule based on 2020 CMS RVU values.

US Education Dept needs to hear from physicians re loan forgiveness NOW

Tue, 02 Aug 2022

CMA urgently needs all physicians, residents and medical students to send a letter to the Dept. of Education before August 12, 2022, urging them to allow qualified California and Texas physicians who provide care in private non-profit hospitals/clinics to receive federal student loan forgiveness.