Program Overview


When our nation launched a new model for obtaining health care services in 2014, the news continually reported that Americans were struggling to select the healthcare plan that would provide them with the appropriate level of care.  The enrollment process proved to be very complicated and generated confusion and frustration among caretakers and patients alike.  This led to interruptions of many healthcare and patient services.

Our educational needs surveys have shown that many non-English speaking patients are becoming more fearful of losing access to health care services, coupled with the anxiety of potentially losing the previlege of continuing their patient and physician relationships.  Furthermore, nearly 90% of our physicians members have shown that they and their staff have limited education and resources necessary to address their patients' concerns regarding "Covered California".  In many instances, these confusions have affected patient care especially in regards to "Preventive Care" measures.  This lack of information has both directly and indirectly impacted quality of care and led to delays in treatment.

Thus, the need to address "Covered California" in an educational setting is vital in order to protect the continuity of patient care both in preventive measures and at disease state.


To improve patient care by providing information and resources about "Covered California" to physicians and their staff, in order to protect continuity of care and prevent delays in treatment.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the lecture, attendees will be able to:

1. Explain the importance and process of navigating "Covered

2. Communicate the importance of "Covered California' and refer their
    patients to the appropriate certified agencies for their healthcare
    service needs.

3. Incorporate and display educational printed materials related to
    "Covered California" in their patient-care setting.


Target Audience


California licensed physicians and members of their office staff


Educational Methods


This CME activity will consist of one (1) lecture, presented by an expert certified health educator to provide clinicians and their staff with the knowledge and resources about Covered California.  This CME activity will employ a combination of educational methods, including live didactic lecture and interactive techniques such as a question/answer/session, pre and post-activity evaluation/survey, and 2-month follow-up evaluation/survey.

In order to receive CME credit, all physicians must complete both a PRE and POST educational survey.  No Exceptions. 

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curricula in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.  

Accreditation Statement cmeThe Chinese American Medical Association of Southern California (CAMASC) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CAMASC takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. 

Credit Designation Statement

CAMASC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance is available upon request for non-physician attendees.
Commercial Support This educational activity is not funded by commercial interests, in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) standards and guidelines.  

Disclosure Statement As a CME provider accredited by IMQ/CMA, CAMASC must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  Course Director(s), Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control or deliver the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.  Detailed disclosures will be made prior to the CME presentations and on course materials. 

Attendance at this educational activity does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in the educational presentations.

This CME activity is partially funded and supported by the following educational supporters:
The California Medical Association Foundation
Pacific Alliance Medical Center
PAMC Health Foundation
Americans with Disabilities Act: CAMASC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Please contact our CME Administrator at (213) 572-0631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your special needs.

              ** CAMASC reserves the right to make changes wherever deemed necessary**