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Opioid Advocacy Update

​​​​​​​From the beginning of the opioid epidemic, the California Medical Association (CMA) has been one of the most engaged and determined stakeholders working to strike a balance between patient access to necessary medicine and preventing and addressing abuse.

AB 3087 Defeated

In May 2018, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced the resounding defeat of Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) – dangerous legislation that would have created a commission of unelected political appointees empowered to arbitrarily cap rates for all health care services in all clinics, hospitals and physician practices in California.

RCMA's Free Saving Private Practice Consortium 8/18/2018 Murrieta

All physicians and their practice administrators are invited to get the help they need to survive and thrive in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Free 15 minute personal one-on-one consultations will be scheduled with RCMA/CMA subject matter experts and industry experts serving the local physician community. This is a great opportunity for physicians to get their questions answered, problems solved, and explore resources that can help doctors continue caring for their patients irregardless of their mode of practice.

It's Finally Over! The Medicare SGR is Dead!

Last night the Senate approved H.R. 2: The Medicare SGR Reform and the Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act which repeals Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula, hours before double-digit payment cuts to physicians were set to take effect. The bill has been sent to the White House where President Obama is expected to sign it into law.

CMA 2013 Annual Report

Serving more than 39,000 members, CMA and its staff remain committed to our time-honored mission statement: to promote the science and art of medicine, protection of public health, and the betterment of the medical profession.

Governance Reform: CMA envisions a new future for organized medicine

Change is never easy. But oftentimes is it necessary, and even invigorating. The California Medical Association (CMA) is about to embark on a journey of change that will position our association as a nimble, proactive organization ready to lead the practice of medicine into a brave new world. In 2013, the CMA House of Delegates (HOD) approved a plan to reform the way our association is governed. Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? There is not a doubt in my mind.

CMA Launches Exchange Resource Center

In 2010, Congress passed historic sweeping health care legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which reformed the individual and small group health insurance markets and, beginning in 2014, will provide health insurance to much of the nation's uninsured. Under the ACA, two-thirds of California's uninsured may be may be eligible to purchase coverage through the health benefit exchange. The exchange's goal is to begin open enrollment on October 1, 2013 – with coverage beginning on January 1, 2014.

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