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Santa Cruz internist and hospitalist Donaldo (Don) M. Hernandez M.D., FACP, was elected by the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates as the association’s new president elect. He will take office at the close of this year’s meeting and will serve as on the CMA Executive Committee as president-elect for one year. Dr. Hernandez will be installed as president following next year’s House of Delegates.
Modesto family physician Recto DeLeon, M.D., received CMA's most prestigious award, the Frederick K.M. Plessner Memorial Award.
The CMA Young Physicians Section named Redlands family physician Javier Sanchez, M.D., the 2021 recipient of the YPS Young at Heart Award.
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, San Diego physician Robert E. Wailes, M.D. , was installed as CMA president.
Aetna recently announced it would begin to transition to an all-electronic payment and remittance process in September 2021.
Due to the ongoing public health emergency, CMA's annual House of Delegates will convene on Saturday, October 23, 2021, as a virtual event.
California recently enacted the ACEs Equity Act to significantly expand health insurance coverage for Adverse Childhood Experiences screening.
CMA recently joined AMA and 28 other medical and specialty societies to express strong concerns over unfair business practices with respect to electronic payments in health care.
As with previous distributions, Provider Relief funds do not need to be repaid.
There continues to be a big push away from paying physicians under traditional fee-for-service models and toward payment based on providing high-value, population-based care.