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CMA recognizes National Latino Physician Day

Gov. Newsom vetoes dangerous optometrist scope bill after hundreds of physicians speak up

Governor Newsom yesterday vetoed a dangerous bill (AB 2236) that would have allowed optometrists to perform eye surgeries that require use of a scalpel or an injection and "anterior segment lasers” if they met minimal specified education and training conditions that are far inferior to the requirements that ophthalmologists must meet. 

UnitedHealthcare revises initial fee schedule mailing

UHC recently issued a revised mailing to approximately one third of the 3,000 providers previously notified to inform them of the error, and informing them to disregard the previous notice.

Cigna will not move forward with implementation of its modifier 25 policy

Cigna has advised CMA and AMA that it does not plan to move forward with implementation of this policy at this time.

Research supports expansion of insurance-covered trauma screening nationwide

California’s expansion of screening for childhood trauma is being hailed as a model for other states, according to a brief recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Governor signs CMA bill to protect patients and the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship

Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1636 today, sponsored by the California Medical Association (CMA) and authored by Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D.

You’re Invited! Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: Policy, Practice and the State of the Science Symposium

Join health equity experts, researchers and change agents for a day of focused discussion and problem-solving around how to effectively mitigate unconscious bias in health care settings at our first Unconscious Bias in Healthcare Symposium, on October 14, 2022.

Reminder: Provider Relief Funding reports due Sept. 30

The deadline for providers to submit a Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 3 report is September 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET.

Study finds COVID-19 pandemic has driven physician burnout to an all time high

The burnout rate among physicians in the United States spiked dramatically during the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a newly published study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

CDPH and PHC launch grant to improve COVID-19 treatment in underserved communities

CDPH has launched the COVID-19 Test to Treat Equity Grant Program. COVID-19 treatment greatly reduces risk of hospitalization and death for those who have COVID-19, but many communities still are not able to access these life-saving medications.