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Gov. Newsom’s revised budget proposal continues to prioritize health care

On Friday, May 13, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised budget proposal for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The $300.7 billion budget proposal prioritizes health care and demonstrates a continuing commitment to providing universal health care access and coverage for all Californians.

California legislature passes MICRA modernization legislation

AB 35 (MICRA modernization legislation) passed its final hurdle in the legislature on May 12, when it passed unanimously out of the California State Assembly.

CMA publishes June 2022 Voter Guide

View CMA's June 2022 Statewide Primary Election Physician Voter Guide, which includes endorsements for two CMA-supported physicians running for their first terms in office.

HHS advisor seeking physician input on NSA good faith estimate requirements

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange, an official advisor to HHS, has put together a short survey to gauge how challenging the good faith estimate mandate required under the No Surprises Act will be.

Regulator issues guidance on COVID-19 testing and vaccination reimbursement

A CMA-sponsored law that took effect on January 1, 2022, requires health plans and insurers to cover COVID-19 testing and vaccine administration with no patient cost-sharing, no prior authorization and regardless of the provider’s network status, retroactive to March 4, 2020 .

CMA president issues statement in response to shooting that took the life of OC physician John Cheng, M.D.

Today, we learned that one of our own – John Cheng, M.D. – took heroic measures to stop another act of senseless gun violence, and in the process gave his life to save others. 

CMA president issues statement in response to Gov. Newsom's May budget proposal

CMA President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's May Budget Revision:

HRSA to allow late Period 2 Provider Relief Fund reporting through May 18

The deadline for providers to request to submit a late Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Period 2 report has been extended to May 18, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET.

CMA president issues statement in response to passage of MICRA modernization legislation

CMA President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement on the California Assembly's unanimous passage of AB 35:

Webinar: How ACOs can help your primary care organization thrive

CMA is hosting a webinar with partner organization Aledade to address any issues providers may have about joining an ACO.

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