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policy developments, and events
Friday, May 20, 2022
The CMA Center for Economic Services is thrilled to welcome Kari Perry-Ailstock as the new Director of Medi-Cal Managed Care Relations. Kari will focus on providing assistance to CMA members with Medi-Cal fee-for-service or Medi-Cal managed care questions, concerns or issues, including Proposition 56 payments.
CDPH is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Billing and Reimbursement webinar on Wednesday May 25, 2022,
Thursday, May 19, 2022
As part of the landmark agreement to modernize MICRA, proponents of the so-called Fairness for Injured Patients Act today withdrew the initiative from the November ballot, precluding a costly political battle.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
Monday, May 16, 2022
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.
Friday, May 13, 2022
CMA President Robert E. Wailes, M.D., issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's May Budget Revision:
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