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HHS releases plan to lower prescription drug prices

The HHS Drug Pricing Plan presents principles for equitable drug pricing reform through competition, innovation, and transparency; describes promising legislative approaches; and summarizes actions already underway or under consideration across HHS.

Report finds sharp decreases in opioid prescribing and increases in drug-related overdose and death

Over the past decade, there has been a 44.4% decrease in opioid prescribing nationwide, according to a

CMA publishes guide for patients impacted by 2021 NorCal wildfires

Gov. Newsom declared state of emergencies in response to the wildfires across Northern California that have destroyed structures, threatened homes and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents

Physicians urged to contact lawmakers today on two important federal issues

CMA is asking physicians to reach out to their Members of Congress to ask that they cosign two high priority “Dear Colleague” letters for physicians and their patients.

Final round of CA Small Biz COVID-19 Relief Grant Program closes 9/30

Eligible small businesses and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic — including physician practices — can now apply for the final round of California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The program is administered by California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA).

National Physician Suicide Awareness Day brings recognition to the underlying barriers to mental health care for physicians

It’s time to talk – and act – so physicians’ struggles don’t become mental health emergencies.

Noridian to offer Virtual Fall 2021 Symposium: September 22-23

The Noridian Provider Outreach and Education team will be holding a complimentary two day virtual symposium September 22 – 23, 2021,  offering a variety of Medicare Part A and B education. The focus of this symposium will be “Following the Pathway to Success” by providing tools to get reimbursed correctly the first time.

A letter from the OMSS Chair

Thank you for your ongoing membership in the CMA Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS).  CMA’s robust advocacy on medical staff issues would not be possible without your support.

Free webinar on implementing adverse childhood experience screenings

ACEs Aware is hosting a free webinar to highlight its  ACE Screening How-To Guide  and implementation lessons from clinics across the state to help physicians successfully integrate ACE screening and trauma-informed care into their practices.

New resource provides California’s physician workforce trends

PHC's  GME Startup Solutions has released a new resource to develop presentations on key trends in physician counts, geographic, demographic, and specialty distribution of active patient care physicians, medical students and residents, as well as projected demand and supply for primary care and psychiatry physicians.