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Santa Cruz internist Donaldo Hernandez, M.D., named CMA president-elect

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 receives CMA’s prestigious Plessner Award

Modesto family physician Recto DeLeon, M.D., received CMA's most prestigious award, the Frederick K.M. Plessner Memorial Award.

Redland physician receives 2021 CMA Young at Heart Award

The CMA Young Physicians Section  named Redlands family physician Javier Sanchez, M.D., the 2021 recipient of the YPS Young at Heart Award.

San Diego anesthesiologist installed as CMA president

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, San Diego physician  Robert E. Wailes, M.D. , was installed as CMA president.

Aetna to halt paper checks and remittances by September 2022

Aetna recently announced it would begin to transition to an all-electronic payment and remittance process in September 2021. 

CMA House of Delegates to meet virtually this weekend

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, CMA's annual House of Delegates will convene on Saturday, October 23, 2021, as a virtual event.

New California law expands screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences

California recently enacted the ACEs Equity Act to significantly expand health insurance coverage for Adverse Childhood Experiences screening.

Physician groups urge CMS to put an end to coercive, fee-based EFT programs

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.

ALL physicians eligible for 4th and final Provider Relief Fund distribution; Apply by Oct. 26

As with previous distributions, Provider Relief funds do not need to be repaid.

Webinar: What Is Value-Based Care and What Does it Mean for My Practice?

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.