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News Break
November 21, 2018
The Fresno-Madera Medical Society is inviting MMCMS members to attend their Joy of Medicine Summit at the member price! And if you purchase your tickets on Black Friday the tickets (conference only) will be 50% off! For more information click here.
Holiday Party

Physicians and their spouses/significant others are invited to share in an enjoyable evening of cocktails, hors d' oeuvres and great conversation!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Please RSVP by December 5, 2018

Phone: (209) 723-2976 • Fax: (209) 723-8371
e-mail: or register at at our website
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CMA and PHC Launch Wildfire Relief Campaign to Support Impacted Physicians
The California wildfires labeled Camp, Woolsey and Hill have destroyed thousands of homes, structures and medical practices, as well as displaced thousands of Californians.
In response, the California Medical Association (CMA) and Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC) have launched a donation page to help impacted physicians and their families. More...
CMS publishes 2019 Medicare payment rule; delays E/M proposal
On Nov. 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, with many positive improvements over the proposed rule.

CMS has postponed for at least two years   its proposal to collapse  evaluation and management (E/M) code and payment levels. The California Medical Association (CMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) advocated against this proposal, as it would have substantially cut payments, with potential unintended consequences for physicians in specialties that treat the sickest patients, as well as those who provide comprehensive primary care – ultimately jeopardizing patients’ access to care. More...
CMA publishes Prop 56 payment monitoring worksheet
The California Health Care, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 (Prop. 56) created new revenues dedicated to the Medi-Cal program. Physicians receive supplemental payments in both fee-for-service and Medi-Cal managed care when providing Medi-Cal services under certain CPT codes. A total of $325 million was allocated for physician payments in the budget for 2017-18, with $488 million proposed for 2018-19. More...
CMA is moving! What you need to know…
The California Medical Association will soon be moving to new offices. During the move, our offices will be closed and our phone lines will be down from Thursday, November 29 at 5:00 p.m. until Tuesday, December 4, at 9:00 a.m. Please read below for more information about the move, and how it may impact you . More...