News Los Angeles ophthalmologist installed as 151st president of CMA The California Medical Association (CMA) installed Los Angeles ophthalmologist David Aizuss, M.D., as its 151 st president during the organization’s annual House of Delegates (HOD) meeting this weekend in Sacramento. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 16:04:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 16:04 +00:00 2018-10-14 09:04 -07:00 Fresno emergency physician receives CMA’s Compassionate Service Award Fresno emergency physician Kenny Banh, M.D., was selected as the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Association (CMA) Compassionate Service Award, which honors a CMA member physician who best illustrates the association’s commitment to community and charity care. The award was presented today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:57:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 15:57 +00:00 2018-10-14 08:57 -07:00 Urologist and transplant surgeon named CMA president elect Urologist and kidney transplant surgeon Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., was elected by the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates as the association’s new president elect. He will take office at the close of this year’s meeting and will serve as on the CMA Executive Committee as president-elect for one year. Dr. Breton will be installed as president following next year’s House of Delegates. He will be the first Filipino-American physician to serve as CMA president Sun, 14 Oct 2018 15:08:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 15:08 +00:00 2018-10-14 08:08 -07:00 San Bernardino pediatrician honored with CMA membership award Apple Valley pediatrician Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D., has been named the 2018 recipient of the California Medical Association (CMA) Dev A. GnanaDev, M.D., Membership Award, which recognizes a special or unique effort toward membership recruitment. The award was announced today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates in Sacramento Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:20:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 13:20 +00:00 2018-10-14 06:20 -07:00 OC psychiatrist receives CMA’s Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being Orange County psychiatrist Nicolaas-John Van Nieuwenhuysen, M.D., has been awarded the California Medical Association (CMA) 2018 Gary S. Nye Award for Physician Health and Well-Being. This annual award honors a CMA member who has made significant contributions toward improving physician health and wellness. The award was presented today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento. Sun, 14 Oct 2018 10:46:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-14 10:46 +00:00 2018-10-14 03:46 -07:00 Modesto family physician receives CMA’s prestigious “country doctor” award Modesto family physician Silvia Diego, M.D., was honored today with the California Medical Association’s (CMA) most prestigious award, the Frederick K.M. Plessner Memorial Award. The award, which honors the California physician who best exemplifies the ethics and practice of a rural country practitioner, was announced today at CMA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Sacramento. Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:24:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-13 16:24 +00:00 2018-10-13 09:24 -07:00 IEHP completes termination of Vantage contract; three plans extend termination dates The California Medical Association (CMA) has confirmed that Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) completed its contract termination with Vantage on August 31, 2018. Tue, 09 Oct 2018 04:42:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-09 04:42 +00:00 2018-10-08 21:42 -07:00 CURES mandate is in effect; are you ready? To help physicians understand this new mandate, CMA has prepared a document that answers the most commonly asked questions by physicians. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 09:52:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-02 09:52 +00:00 2018-10-02 02:52 -07:00 What you need to know about Blue Shield of California’s Care1st integration On January 1, 2019, Blue Shield of California will complete the integration of Care1st Health Plan into its operations, and Care1st’s name will change to Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. The newly renamed health plan will remain a separate company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Shield of California. Tue, 02 Oct 2018 02:48:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-02 02:48 +00:00 2018-10-01 19:48 -07:00 CMA urges CMS to simplify the Quality Payment Program CMA has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed changes to the Medicare Quality Payment Program for 2019. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:30:00 Z CMADocs 2018-10-01 12:30 +00:00 2018-10-01 05:30 -07:00