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Our week 4 Trivia Tuesday winner is...

Fri, 14 Jun 2024

Congratulations to Justin Nast, M.D., this week’s winner of CMA's Trivia Tuesday challenge, successfully answering  the week 4 trivia question: How much were CMA dues when the association was founded in 1856?

CMA statement on Supreme Court’s decision maintaining mifepristone’s FDA approval

Thu, 13 Jun 2024

Tanya W. Spirtos, M.D., CMA president, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s

Six California physicians elected to AMA office at annual meeting

Wed, 12 Jun 2024

Six California physicians were elected to AMA leadership positions at its annual House of Delegates meeting this week in Chicago.

Medical board endorses CMA-sponsored bill to remove stigma around physician mental health

Tue, 11 Jun 2024

The Medical Board of California recently adopted a support position on California Medical Association-sponsored Assembly Bill 2164, which would help ensure physicians can access mental health care without fear of jeopardizing their careers.

Medical board adopts plan to develop physician health program aligned with best practices

Tue, 11 Jun 2024

The Medical Board of California will work with stakeholders to develop a physician health program that aligns with national best practices, a move advocated for by the California Medical Association to better support physicians facing mental health challenges, burnout and substance abuse.

CMA-sponsored bill addressing ER violence clears Senate Public Safety Committee

Tue, 11 Jun 2024

A bill sponsored by the California Medical Association to establish parity in the penalty for violence committed against health care workers in emergency departments has advanced out of the Senate Public Safety Committee.  

CMA publishes 2024 Mid-Year Legislative Update

Mon, 10 Jun 2024

The California Medical Association has published a Mid-Year Legislative Update, which provides an up-to-date overview of CMA’s advocacy on legislation impacting California patients, the medical profession and public health for the 2024 legislative session.

Reminder: Medi-Cal’s annual two-week checkwrite delay begins June 20

Mon, 10 Jun 2024

DHCS recently  announced  the details of its annual “checkwrite” delay. DHCS will delay certain payments for two weeks in June so that those claims are paid out of the 2024-2025 fiscal year budget. This checkwrite delay will impact providers who render services through Medi-Cal funded fee-for-service programs.

Our week 3 Trivia Tuesday winner is...

Fri, 07 Jun 2024

Congratulations to Chang Na, M.D., this week’s winner of CMA's Trivia Tuesday challenge, successfully answering the week 3 trivia question:  Who was the first female president of the California Medical Association?

TriWest begins TRICARE contracting outreach

Fri, 07 Jun 2024

TriWest has started reaching out to physicians currently contracted with the TriWest network or who have already submitted the contract request form with more information regarding TRICARE participation.