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Legislature passes CMA bill to protect patients and the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship

| Aug 26, 2022

The California Legislature unanimously passed an important California Medical Association (CMA) sponsored bill (AB 1636) that will ensure physicians who have committed sexual misconduct with a patient or client are prohibited from acquiring or reinstating their license. The bill—authored by Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D., (D-La Mesa) and co-authored by Assemblymember Al Murasuchi...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Janice Rocco, California Medical Association

| Jul 20, 2022 | California

As the Vice President for Health Care Access and Coverage at the California Medical Association, Janice Rocco says she's primarily concerned with getting physician practices back up on their feet.     Many physician practices in the state continue to grapple with both staffing shortages and an increase in patient...[ Read More ]

HHS distributing additional $560 million in provider relief fund payments

| Mar 9, 2022 | California

On February 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it was making more than $560 million in additional Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments to more than 4,100 providers across the country. The PRF that has issued nearly $185 billion in financial support to health care providers across...[ Read More ]

CMA tells Congress that more COVID-19 relief needed to sustain physician practices

| Feb 9, 2022 | California

With more than 70% of physicians still concerned about the financial health of their practices, the California Medical Association (CMA) is urging Congress to continue to support physicians and their staff during this unrelenting pandemic. The second year of the pandemic truly tested physician stamina. Frontline physicians fought burn-out and massive health...[ Read More ]

Bipartisan legislation introduced to stop Medicare physician payment cuts

| Dec 2, 2021 | California

U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D., (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, M.D., (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation that will provide critical relief to physicians who are currently scheduled to see their Medicare payment cut by up to 9% next year. The Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 (HR 6020) would extend the 2021 Medicare physician...[ Read More ]

California Medical Association announces support of bill allowing physicians to deduct PPP expenses

| Mar 5, 2021 | California

The California Medical Association (CMA) recently announced its support of AB 80, a bill which will conform California’s state tax code with federal law related  to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for multiple sectors including health care.     This bill was introduced by Assemblymember Autumn Burke and would allow...[ Read More ]