News Call Today! Urge Congress to preserve Medicaid coverage and improve access to physicians! On Thursday, March 23, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the ACA repeal and replace bill – the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The California Medical Association (CMA) has significant 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Call for nominations: CMA Mode of Practice Forum Delegations CMA is seeking applications and nominations for physicians interested in serving as delegates or alternates for their mode of practice forum delegations to the CMA 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMA Council on Legislation meets to discuss 2017 legislative priorities On March 17, 2017, the 50 physician members of the CMA Council on Legislation (COL), chaired by Valencia Walker, M.D., met to discuss and recommend positions on legislation 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMA Doc: Debra Lupeika, M.D. "It makes me feel good that I am helping to improve my patients' lives by providing access to health care. It just feels right." 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMA unveils plan to recoup Prop 56 funding to improve access to care CMA, in partnership with the California Dental Association (CDA), unveiled a budget proposal to improve access to medical and dental care for the state's 14.3 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Study confirms diabetes prevention programs reduce costs, improve patient outcomes A recent study on prediabetes and medical expenditures confirms that preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes can reduce annual health care costs by thousands of dollars per patient and generate large positive 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMS accepting 2016 meaningful use hardship exceptions The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it is now accepting hardship exceptions from the meaningful use requirements of the electronic health record (EHR) incentive payment 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Three medical societies receive CDPH awards to promote opioid safety The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has awarded 12 grants to local community organizations to fund opioid safety activities. Among the recipients were three of the California Medical Association's 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 "Digital Innovator" and physician Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., to speak at 2017 Leadership Academy in San Diego CMA along with our national presenting sponsor, The Physicians Foundation, is pleased to announce that Wendy Sue Swanson, M.D., Chief of Digital Innovation at Seattle Children's 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Urge Congress to preserve coverage and improve access to physicians! The House Republicans' ACA repeal and replace bill - the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - is headed to the House floor for a vote as early as next week. Congressional leadership is aiming 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 CMA releases 2017 annotated Model Medical Staff Bylaws CMA has released its 2017 Model Medical Staff Bylaws. These bylaws are the definitive guide for medical staffs, providing details on professional and legal structures 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 FAQ: What can I do about negative patient reviews online? Physicians may find themselves the subject of comments and reviews posted on health care-related consumer review websites. While studies have shown that most online reviews of physicians are positive, 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 American Conference on Physician Health now accepting abstracts for Sept. conference Hosted by the Stanford University School of Medicine in collaboration with the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, the American Conference on Physician Health (ACPH) will take place Sept. 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 DMHC finds significant errors in most health plans annual timely access reports Ninety percent of health plans' 2015 timely access compliance reports submitted to the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) contained one or more significant data inaccuracies, making it 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00 Congressional push for ACA 'repeal and replace' ramping up Physician leaders and staff from CMA were in Washington, D.C., three times last month aggressively advocating our priorities for health care reform. Bottom line? CMA 0001-01-01 00:00 +00:00 0001-01-01 00:00 -08:00