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CMA applauds new legislation to stop the 2024 Medicare physician payment cuts

CMA applauds the introduction of bipartisan legislation that will stop the entire 3.37% Medicare physician payment cut set to take effect on January 1, 2024.  

CalAIM Webinar: Improving Outcomes with Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports

The California Primary Care Association (CPCA) invites physicians to a free webinar on Tuesday, December 19 at 1 p.m. to hear from National Healthcare and Housing Advisors (NHHA) experts about the ins and outs of the CalAIM Enhanced Care Management and Community Supports, and how to work with Health Net, CalViva Health, and California Health & Wellness to ensure a smooth referral and authorization process.

CMA President’s Letter: First phase of historic Medi-Cal rate increases take effect Jan. 1

As we approach the new year, I am pleased to share a momentous update on historic legislation that will ensure that millions of Californians have greater access to affordable, high-quality, life-saving health care.

Final fee schedule for historic Medi-Cal 2024 rate increases released

On January 1, 2024, the largest Medi-Cal provider rate increases in state history will begin, which will increase access to health care for the millions of Californians with Medi-Cal coverage.

Save the Date: CMA Interim House of Delegates Is Feb. 10, 2024

After discussions with the CMA Board of Trustees, we are moving ahead with plans to conduct a virtual Interim Session to address the 2023 Major Issue reports.

CDPH provides guidance on detecting and treating xylazine (tranq) exposure

With an increase of xylazine in the nation’s illegal drug supply, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facilities Letter ( AFL 23-35 ) that urges health care facilities and providers to be prepared to support patients who have been exposed to xylazine.

CMA continues to aggressively push Congress to stop the Medicare pay cuts

CMA is calling on Congress to stop the looming Medicare physician payment cuts, which if allowed to take effect would devastate physician practices and make it even more difficult for the nation's seniors to get the care they need.

California’s new Medi-Cal managed care plan contracts take effect Jan. 1

Physicians are reminded that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has contracted  with five commercial managed care plans to deliver Medi-Cal services in 21 counties across the state starting in January 2024. As a result, approximately 1.2 million Medi-Cal patients will be required to transition to a new a new health plan, and in some counties Medi-Cal patients will have the ability to select from more than one plan.

Reminder: Medi-Cal managed care physicians must be enrolled through PAVE

Physicians are reminded that DHCS requires that all Medi-Cal managed care providers be enrolled in the Medi-Cal program through the Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment ( PAVE ) portal. 

Support 60 years of PHC’s dedication to the community on Giving Tuesday

Over the past year, as we celebrated the 60th anniversary of Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) — the philanthropic arm of the California Medical Association— we focused on three themes: honoring our past, celebrating our present and inspiring the future. 

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