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policy developments, and events
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to continued attacks on public health officers, including recent death threats against Phoung Luu, M.D., public health officer for Yuba and Sutter counties:
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new guidelines that would expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder by making it easier for physicians to prescribe buprenorphine.
Aledade is pleased to announce that preliminary results for the 2020 Medicare Shared Savings Program project $83.5 million in savings that will be distributed directly back to its partner-practices.
Today, HHS announced a new program that will cover the costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.
CMA is hosting a webinar that will help pediatricians understand the Information Blocking Rule, how to comply and how they can best interact with their patients and their families.
PHC today announced the launch of a seven-part cultural competency education series for California health care providers. The comprehensive series focuses on educating providers on how to deliver culturally competent care in diverse communities. The series will better equip providers to overcome health disparities that are driven by:
Monday, May 3, 2021
CMA is sponsoring bipartisan federal legislation to allow California and Texas physicians to participate in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
The California Medical Association (CMA) Board of Trustees, via its Committee on Nominations, is seeking recommendations for physicians who are interested in and willing to serve on its standing Councils and Subcommittees for 2021-2022.
Friday, April 30, 2021
The California Medical Association’s (CMA) wellness program (CMA Wellness) has launched free, online wellness engagement groups for health care providers that conduct patient screenings for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill supported by the California Medical Association (CMA) that would bring full conformity between California state tax code and federal law with regards to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, making forgiven PPP loans tax-deductible and delivering $6.2 billion in tax cuts for small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.
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