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CMA publishes guide for patients impacted by wildfires

Currently, three California counties— Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura—are under a state of emergency due to the effects of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey wildfires, which have destroyed homes and businesses, threatened critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of residents.

CMA is moving! What you need to know…

The California Medical Association will soon be moving to new offices. During the move, our offices will be closed and our phone lines will be down from Thursday, November 29 at 5:00 p.m. until Tuesday, December 4, at 9:00 a.m. Please read below for more information about the move, and how it may impact you.

Pharmacy board alert: Filling prescriptions for patients displaced by emergency relocations

The California State Board of Pharmacy reminds pharmacists and prescribers of state laws that can help in caring for patients displaced by emergency relocations. Below are requirements for furnishing prescription drugs, providing emergency refills without prescriber authorization, and operating a mobile pharmacy in a declared emergency area from California Business and Professions Code (BPC) sections 4062 and 4064:

CMS publishes 2019 Medicare payment rule; delays E/M proposal

On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, with many positive improvements over the proposed rule.

Ninety-five percent of physicians avoided a negative Medicare payment adjustment in 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released additional performance data for the 2017 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP).

On Demand Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About Supplemental Prop 56 Payments

This webinar covers eligible services, supplemental payment amounts by CPT code and how to ensure your practice receives the full amount of eligible funds.

CMA publishes Prop 56 payment monitoring worksheet

To help physician practices monitor their Prop 56 supplemental payments, the California Medical Association (CMA) has published a Prop. 56 Payment Monitoring Worksheet. The worksheet will automatically calculate the supplemental payment amount by CPT code so you can ensure that you are receiving your share of the supplemental tobacco tax money.

California Physicians Congratulate Governor-elect Newsom, Lieutenant Governor-elect Kounalakis

Today, voters chose Gavin Newsom and Eleni Kounalakis to serve as California’s next Governor and Lieutenant Governor. In response, California Medical Association (CMA) President David H. Aizuss, M.D. issued the following statement...

CMA mourns the loss of former president Jack McCleary, M.D.

Former California Medical Association (CMA) President Jack McCleary, M.D., has passed away at the age of 91. Dr. McCleary was a dermatologist who helped thousands of patients over his more than 60 years in practice serving the Sherman Oaks community and was respected and beloved by patients and peers.

SoFi doubling rate discount for CMA members

For a limited time, SoFi is offering CMA members a special double rate discount for a limited time. From now until December 20, 2018, you’ll pay 0.5 percent less in interest when you refinance at SoFi.com/CMA .