CSA News

California Surprise-Billing Law Protects Patients But Aggravates Many Doctors

More than two years after California’s surprise-billing law took effect, there’s one thing on which consumer advocates, doctors and insurers all agree: The law has been effective...

Anthem Blue Cross Gets Flagged And Fined More Than Other Insurers

One of California’s largest health insurance plans has distinguished itself, and not in a good way. The state Department of Managed Health Care hit Anthem Blue Cross with...

Signs that a reduced schedule may benefit you

After working as a clinical anesthesiologist for 29 years and as an academic anesthesiologist prior to that, Linda Hertzberg, MD, left her full-time position in private practice and switched part-time.

My Trip to Washington: Speaking Out Against Drug Shortages

On November 5, 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in a Congressional briefing related to drug shortages at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) opened the session and co-sponsored the MEDS Act with Senator Tina Smith (D-MN).

STUDY: Pregnant women should be cautious of CBD oil

A word of warning to women of childbearing years — be wary of Cannabis-based oils during pregnancy. A recent study found 30% of women in California have a positive attitude toward the use of CBD for the treatment of nausea, pain or anxiety during pregnancy or labor.