CMA News https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27984/CMA-seeking-nominations-for-mode-of-practice-forum-delegates-and-alternates CMA seeking nominations for mode of practice forum delegates and alternates Delegates and alternates will be elected for two-year terms beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:46:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-18 14:46 +00:00 2019-03-18 07:46 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27983/Parkinson-s-registry-data-submission-deadline-is-March-29 Parkinson’s registry data submission deadline is March 29 The CDPH launched a statewide population-based registry that will be used to measure the incidence and prevalence of Parkinson's disease.    Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:21:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-18 14:21 +00:00 2019-03-18 07:21 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27982/CalHealthCares-physician-loan-repayment-program-inaugural-application-cycle-begins-April-1 CalHealthCares physician loan repayment program inaugural application cycle begins April 1 CalHealthCares incentivizes physicians to provide care to Medi-Cal beneficiaries by repaying educational debt up to $300,000. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:18:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-18 14:18 +00:00 2019-03-18 07:18 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27980/Major-gun-legislation-passes-U-S-House Major gun legislation passes U.S. House Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 8 “The Bipartisan (Firearm) Background Checks Act of 2019,” (Mike Thompson, D-Napa) with a bipartisan vote of 240-190. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:20:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-18 11:20 +00:00 2019-03-18 04:20 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27979/CMA-leaders-visit-Congress-to-advocate-for-critical-health-care-issues CMA leaders visit Congress to advocate for critical health care issues CMA  physicians met CMA  physicians met with key congressional leaders to discuss strategies to make health care more affordable,key congressional leaders to discuss strategies to make health care more affordable. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:15:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-18 11:15 +00:00 2019-03-18 04:15 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27976/CMA-urges-Congress-to-adopt-New-York-surprise-coverage-law CMA urges Congress to adopt New York surprise coverage law A bipartisan group of United States Senators are working to draft legislation to protect patients from unanticipated medical bills. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:06:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-18 11:06 +00:00 2019-03-18 04:06 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27975/CMA-s-Council-on-Legislation-meets-to-set-2019-legislative-priorities CMA’s Council on Legislation meets to set 2019 legislative priorities All of the recommended positions taken by COL will be presented to the CMA Board of Trustees for finalization at their next meeting on April 25. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:55:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-18 09:55 +00:00 2019-03-18 02:55 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27974/Gov-Newsom-to-keynote-CMA-s-Legislative-Advocacy-Day Gov. Newsom to keynote CMA’s Legislative Advocacy Day This unique event, scheduled for April 24, 2019, is free of charge to all CMA members. Plan to join more than 400 physicians, medical students and resident members in educating legislative leaders as champions for patients and the practice of medicine. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 10:03:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-13 10:03 +00:00 2019-03-13 03:03 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27973/Anthem-Blue-Cross-to-deny-certain-E-amp-M-services-billed-with-modifier-25 Anthem Blue Cross to deny certain E&M services billed with modifier 25 Modifier 25 allows separate payment for a significant, separately identifiable E&M service provided on the same day as a minor procedure or other reported health care service. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:26:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-13 09:26 +00:00 2019-03-13 02:26 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27972/Security-prescription-fix-signed-by-Governor-Newsom-delays-implementation-until-2021 Security prescription fix signed by Governor Newsom; delays implementation until 2021 After intense lobbying from CMA, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Monday that will end the confusion caused by flawed implementation of the state’s new prescription pad law. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 08:07:00 Z CMADocs 2019-03-12 08:07 +00:00 2019-03-12 01:07 -07:00