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In 2016, the California Medical Association (CMA) led a coalition of health care advocates to take on Big Tobacco to drastically expand funding for existing health programs and research into cures for cancer and other illnesses caused by tobacco products. Under CMA’s leadership, California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 56, which imposed …

Hoping to see a rush of new patients visit your practice next year? Attract prospects to your practice with great customer service and a stand-out patient experience. Here are three key qualities patients look for in a new provider. 1. Top-notch customer service. When searching for a new provider, the …

Article originally appeared on the CMA website The California Medical Association (CMA) recently announced a new partnership with SoFi, an online personal finance company, to provide CMA members with a unique opportunity to refinance and consolidate existing student loans through the SoFi at Work program. Sofi will offer CMA members student loan …

At the California Medical Association’s 44th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18th, approximately 30 LACMA Leaders joined over 600 California physicians, residents and medical students to meet with legislators to share their voice and concern over AB 3087.  With a record turnout of physician leaders and a unified voice …

Article Originally Appeared on The Sacramento Bee The California Nurses Association claims a recent legislative package is a piecemeal approach to universal access to health care in California. (“Piecemeal bills will not fix California’s health care system,” Viewpoints, March 27). This could not be further from the truth. Care4AllCA – a …

A sweeping package of legislation was introduced in the California Legislature last week that sets a clear and realistic path forward to achieve universal access and improve affordability to health care in California. Sponsored by SEIU CA, Health Access and NextGen America, key components of the legislative package will help …

The California Medical Association (CMA) is sponsoring a bill (SB 1303) that would require counties with populations of 500,000 or more residents to replace the office of the coroner with an office of the medical examiner. Current law allows non-medically trained individuals to conduct autopsies, and SB 1303 would require …

Gearing up for the Saving Private Practice Consortium I have been talking a lot about LACMA’s signature event, the Saving Private Practice Consortium on March 3rd, which is now just over a week away. After months of planning and collaboration with LACMA’s physician leaders, we have a solid and robust agenda …

CMA will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 24 (12:15-1: 15 pm) with Arthur Lurvey, M.D., FACP, FACE, the Contractor Medical Director for Noridian Healthcare Solutions, examining changes to the Medicare program for 2018. The program will include an overview of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Targeted Probe and …

The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care—with a strong focus on health care coverage, drug prescribing, public health and workers’ compensation issues. The California Medical Association has published a summary of the most significant new health laws of interest to physicians. For more …