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A California Appeals Court On Friday Reinstated a Law Allowing Terminally Ill Patients to End Their Lives

The ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal allows the controversial law known as the End of Life Option Act to remain in effect, giving patients who have less than six months to live access to lethal medications from their doctors.

NEJM Study Shows Increase in Medicaid Reimbursement Improved Access to Care

New NEJM study shows that the increase in Medicaid reimbursement for primary care provider resulted in a 7.7% increase in new patient appointment availability without longer wait times. SFMS will be meeting with legislators to discuss Medi-Cal reimbursement rates and access to care issues.