COVID-19

COVID-19

Local COVID-19 Resources:

MMCMS/CMA are working to help physicians and their practices receive the most relevant and accurate information as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.

 

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Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

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Gov. Newsom relaxes state’s health care privacy and security laws to facilitate telehealth

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Governor Newsom issued an executive order that relaxes certain state privacy and security laws for health care providers, so they can provide telehealth services without the risk of being penalized.

CMA urges additional steps to mitigate the financial impact of pandemic on physician practices

Friday, April 3, 2020

CMA submitted a letter to Gov.Newsom urging him to take quick action to ensure that our financially distressed physician practices remain viable so they can continue to provide care to patients.

Small business practices can apply for forgivable loans of up to $10M

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will provide small businesses with less than 500 employees  with forgivable, zero-fee loans of up to $10 million or 2.5 times their average monthly payroll costs.

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Statewide Resources


The California Medical Association (CMA) has published a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource to answer the most common questions we receive from physicians during the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope this FAQ will serve as a resource for you during these unprecedented and trying times.

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Congress passes historic COVID-19 aid and economic relief legislation
March 26, 2020

CMA Launches Series of Webinars on Topics Such as Telehealth, Reimbursement, Employment Paractices and More
March 26 - 31, 2020

COVID-19 Telehealth Response (PDF)
March 23, 2020

President suspends HIPAA penalties to facilitate telehealth, effective immediately
March 17, 2020

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet  (CMS, 03/17/20)

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak (CMS Press Release, 03/17/20)
March 16, 2020

 

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