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Important Information for Medical Practices

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New Medical Laws in 2015

The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. Below are highlights of the new laws likely to impact physicians next year and beyond. For more details, see "Significant New California Laws of Interest to Physicians for 2015," in the California Medical Association's online resource library at

2015: New Medical Laws 

Tip Sheets for Surviving the Exchange

In an effort to proactively arm physician practices with important information during the first month of the exchange, CMA Center for Economic Services (CES) prepared this 2 page document, Surviving the First Month of the Exchange tip sheet. Any members who have questions on the exchange should call CES at (888) 401-5911.   

Download the monthly tip sheets:

Surviving the First  Month (Jan) of Covered CA

Surviving the Second Month (Feb) of Covered CA

Surviving the Third Month (March) of Covered CA

Surviving the Fourth Month (April) of Covered CA

Timeline for how the ACA affects employers (great layout!)

Tool for Checking Participation Status

If you attempted to look up a physician’s exchange plan participation status on the Covered California website, you know that it's not a simple process. Because it is critical that physicians know what plans they are contracted with, CMA created a quick and easy tool to look up your exchange plan participation status in just a few clicks. This tool is a members’ only benefit and a CMA website username and password is required to access.

Read all about it here

To login at the CMA website.            After you login you will find the tool here.

Kudos for the creation of this tool go to Brett Johnson in the CMA Policy Center!

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