Recent News https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28096/CMA-pilots-new-digital-townhall-for-2019-major-issues CMA pilots new digital townhall for 2019 major issues CMA is piloting a new digital townhall for the 2019 major issues. to allow members to voice their opinions and provide guidance to the councils and subcommittees as they research these issues heading into October’s HOD. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:16:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-21 17:16 +00:00 2019-06-21 10:16 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28095/CMA-denounces-federal-government-s-planned-weekend-immigration-raids CMA denounces federal government’s planned weekend immigration raids The physicians of the California Medical Association are committed to providing care to those who need it, regardless of immigration status. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:47:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-21 14:47 +00:00 2019-06-21 07:47 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28094/New-option-to-fulfill-pain-management-CME-took-effect-Jan-1 New option to fulfill pain management CME took effect Jan. 1 The new law creates an alternative method by which physicians can satisfy California’s pain management CME requirement. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:54:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-21 11:54 +00:00 2019-06-21 04:54 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28093/UHC-to-rollout-site-of-service-reviews-for-arthroscopic-and-foot-surgeries UHC to rollout site of service reviews for arthroscopic and foot surgeries Effective September 3, 2019, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will require prior authorization for certain musculoskeletal surgical procedures when performed in an outpatient hospital setting. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:05:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-21 10:05 +00:00 2019-06-21 03:05 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28089/Golden-Shore-Medical-Group-assigns-assets-for-liquidation Golden Shore Medical Group assigns assets for liquidation Golden Shore closed its doors on January 31, 2019, after Molina Healthcare terminated its contract with the delegated entity. Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:40:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-12 13:40 +00:00 2019-06-12 06:40 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28087/ABMS-announces-changes-to-continuing-certification-programs ABMS announces changes to continuing certification programs ABMS recently announced that its 24 member boards would be implementing changes aimed at better assisting physicians in staying up to date with advances in their fields. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:41:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-10 13:41 +00:00 2019-06-10 06:41 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28086/FAQ-When-am-I-required-to-offer-naloxone-to-patients FAQ: When am I required to offer naloxone to patients? Under the new law, physicians must offer a prescription fornaloxone or another drug approved by the FDA. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 11:15:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-10 11:15 +00:00 2019-06-10 04:15 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28085/AMA-Opioid-Task-Force-calls-on-policymakers-to-do-more-to-end-epidemic AMA Opioid Task Force calls on policymakers to do more to end epidemic The number and strength of opioids prescribed by physicians has fallen for the fifth year in a row, Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:54:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-10 10:54 +00:00 2019-06-10 03:54 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28084/New-law-requires-employers-to-provide-sexual-harassment-prevention-training-to-all-employees New law requires sexual harassment prevention training for all employees Under the new law, employers with five or more employees must provide two hours of sexual harassment training to supervisors and one hour to all other employees. Mon, 10 Jun 2019 09:44:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-10 09:44 +00:00 2019-06-10 02:44 -07:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/28083/DHCS-Webinar-What-Physicians-Need-to-Know-About-the-Value-Based-Payment-Incentives DHCS Webinar: What Physicians Need to Know About the Value-Based Payment Incentives The program is funded with $180 million in Proposition 56 funds, estimated at $360 million in total funds annually with the federal match. Fri, 07 Jun 2019 15:41:00 Z CMADocs 2019-06-07 15:41 +00:00 2019-06-07 08:41 -07:00