Keeping You Connected

The SCCMA keeps you up to date on the latest news,
policy developments, and events

Local News


CMA partners with UC Davis on free online CME course on preventing firearm violence

The California Medical Association (CMA) has partnered with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) BulletPoints Project on a free online course to help physicians and other health care providers reduce gun violence. The hour-long on-demand training teaches clinicians how to identify at-risk patients and how to intervene according to the type and level of risk of firearm violence. Each year, nearly 50,000 people in the United States die from firearm-related injuries, and twice as many are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal firearm injuries. In recent years, during the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Payor Contracting 101 for Private Practice Physicians

Practicing physicians encounter a wide variety of contracts for payment for their services. The American Medical Association (AMA) has published a payor contracting toolkit, which provides an overview of payors and outlines common insurance products and reimbursement structures. The health care landscape is changing rapidly, driven by payment reform, regulatory changes, technology and consumer demands, among other factors.  For physicians considering private practice and for those who are already working independently, the AMA provides resources to contribute to the success of this model of care. Current state of private practice Learn more about the current ...