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RCMA Launches New Medical Resident & Early-Career Physician Loan Repayment Scholarship Program

The Riverside County Medical Association (RCMA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Medical Resident & Early-Career Physician Loan Repayment Scholarship Program. This program is organized under the Riverside County Physicians Memorial Foundation (RCPMF) and is designed to help physicians repay student loans as a result of their medical training. The goal of this Loan Repayment Scholarship Program is to encourage early career physicians to return to practice in Riverside County.

2019 California Employment Law Update

2019 California Employment Law Update

RCMA/CMA's Advocacy Secures $1 Billion+ for Medi-Cal Providers

California voters overwhelmingly approved Prop 56, which added a $2 tax on tobacco products and stipulated that funds should increase access by improving provider payments. California's 2018-2019 state budget continues to provide over $1 billion annually to improve provider payments so more Medi-Cal patients can access care when they need it most.

Opioid Advocacy Update

​​​​​​​From the beginning of the opioid epidemic, the California Medical Association (CMA) has been one of the most engaged and determined stakeholders working to strike a balance between patient access to necessary medicine and preventing and addressing abuse.

AB 3087 Defeated

In May 2018, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced the resounding defeat of Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) – dangerous legislation that would have created a commission of unelected political appointees empowered to arbitrarily cap rates for all health care services in all clinics, hospitals and physician practices in California.

RCMA's Free Saving Private Practice Consortium 8/18/2018 Murrieta

All physicians and their practice administrators are invited to get the help they need to survive and thrive in the ever-changing world of healthcare. Free 15 minute personal one-on-one consultations will be scheduled with RCMA/CMA subject matter experts and industry experts serving the local physician community. This is a great opportunity for physicians to get their questions answered, problems solved, and explore resources that can help doctors continue caring for their patients irregardless of their mode of practice.

Are You Ready to Check CURES?

Effective October 2, 2018, physicians must consult California’s prescription drug monitoring database (the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, or CURES) – prior to prescribing Schedule II, III or IV controlled substances. All individuals practicing in California who possess both a state regulatory board license authorized to prescribe, dispense, furnish or order controlled substances and a Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate must be registered to use CURES.

Resources for Physicians Affected by the IEHP/Vantage Contract Termination

As a follow up to the informational meetings RCMA convened for physicians affected by the IEHP/Vantage contract termination, RCMA has posted the following resources to help physicians understand the options available to continue seeing IEHP patients and the next steps that will need to be taken.

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