Recent News https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27929/Federal-court-halts-expanded-religious-exemption-from-ACA-contraceptive-mandate Federal court halts expanded religious exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate On January 13, 2019, one day before the effective date, the federal court granted the state’s motion for a preliminary injunction, blocking the rules from going into effect the plaintiff states. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:39:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-18 14:39 +00:00 2019-01-18 06:39 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27928/Did-you-know-CMA-s-online-health-law-library-is-free-to-members-1 Did you know CMA’s online health law library is free to members? The California Medical Association (CMA) online health law library contains nearly 5,000 pages of up-to-date legal information on a variety of subjects of everyday importance to practicing physicians. One Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:39:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-18 13:39 +00:00 2019-01-18 05:39 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27927/Save-the-Date-for-CMA-Legislative-Advocacy-Day-April-24 Save the Date for CMA Legislative Advocacy Day, April 24 Register for CMA's 45th annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 24, 2019, at the Sacramento Convention Center! Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:55:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-18 09:55 +00:00 2019-01-18 01:55 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27926/CMS-hosting-call-for-prescribers-on-new-opioid-policies-on-Feb-14 CMS hosting call for prescribers on new opioid policies on Feb. 14 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented  new opioid policies  for Medicare drug plans effective January 1, 2019. CMS will be hosting a call on Thursday, February 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific time, to help physicians and other prescribers understand the new policies.  Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:36:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-18 09:36 +00:00 2019-01-18 01:36 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27925/CMS-completes-issuance-of-new-Medicare-ID-cards CMS completes issuance of new Medicare ID cards The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has now completed the process of mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries across all states and territories. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:17:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-16 16:17 +00:00 2019-01-16 08:17 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27924/UnitedHealthcare-delays-outpatient-advanced-radiology-policy-until-February-1 UnitedHealthcare delays outpatient advanced radiology policy until February 1 The new UHC policy—originally scheduled for implementation on Jan. 1—requires prior authorization for advanced imaging procedures, including certain magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography imaging procedures, when performed in the outpatient hospital setting. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:06:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-14 12:06 +00:00 2019-01-14 04:06 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27923/Newsom-s-first-budget-puts-health-care-access-costs-front-and-center Newsom’s first budget puts health care access, costs front and center The governor is following through on a key campaign promise by investing more than $1 billion in Proposition 56 tobacco tax revenue to increase access for Medi-Cal patients. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:16:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-10 13:16 +00:00 2019-01-10 05:16 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27921/Gov-Newsom-signs-executive-order-expanding-health-care-access Gov. Newsom signs executive order expanding health care access The executive order will help control health care costs and expand access to care for millions of Californians. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:18:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-07 16:18 +00:00 2019-01-07 08:18 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27919/CMA-and-AMA-urge-exemptions-from-Open-Payments-reporting CMA and AMA urge exemptions from Open Payments reporting The AMA, CMA and more than 80 other health care organizations recently submitted a join letter in response to a request from the CMS for feedback on the Open Payments Program reporting requirements. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:07:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-07 10:07 +00:00 2019-01-07 02:07 -08:00 https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/27918/2019-Q1-reports-open-for-comments 2019 Q1 reports open for comments CMA is now accepting comments on council reports for the first quarter of 2019. The reports represent recommendations from CMA's various councils—informed by testimony from CMA members—that will go before the Board of Trustees at its first quarter 2019 meeting. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:01:00 Z CMADocs 2019-01-04 17:01 +00:00 2019-01-04 09:01 -08:00