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CMA working to fix security prescription legislation

CMA has heard from dozens of physicians and patients across the state about prescriptions not being filled because the pads the prescriptions were written on were not compliant with a new state law.

CMA membership reaches all time high of 44k

In 2018, CMA’s active, dues paying membership grew by 6.3 percent, with a 92.2 percent retention rate.

Federal court halts expanded religious exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate

On January 13, 2019, one day before the effective date, the federal court granted the state’s motion for a preliminary injunction, blocking the rules from going into effect the plaintiff states.

Did you know CMA’s online health law library is free to members?

The California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal information on a variety of subjects of everyday importance to practicing physicians. One

Save the Date for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 24

Register for CMA's 45th annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24, 2019, at the Sacramento Convention Center!

CMS hosting call for prescribers on new opioid policies on Feb. 14

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented  new opioid policies  for Medicare drug plans effective January 1, 2019. CMS will be hosting a call on Thursday, February 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific time, to help physicians and other prescribers understand the new policies. 

CMS completes issuance of new Medicare ID cards

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now completed the process of mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries across all states and territories.

UnitedHealthcare delays outpatient advanced radiology policy until February 1

The new UHC policy—originally scheduled for implementation on Jan. 1—requires prior authorization for advanced imaging procedures, including certain magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography imaging procedures, when performed in the outpatient hospital setting.

Newsom’s first budget puts health care access, costs front and center

The governor is following through on a key campaign promise by investing more than $1 billion in Proposition 56 tobacco tax revenue to increase access for Medi-Cal patients.

Gov. Newsom signs executive order expanding health care access

The executive order will help control health care costs and expand access to care for millions of Californians.