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    On-Demand Webinar: Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID-19 Emergency

    March 30, 2020
    This webinar will go over the waivers, guidance and directives taken by state and federal government to make it easier ...

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    On Demand Webinar: Employment and Practice Staffing Issues: COVID-19 Emergency

    March 30, 2020
    In this webinar, attorney Oscar Rivas, Partner at Landeggar Baron Law Group, discusses a range of topics to help practi...

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    Gov. Newsom temporarily relaxes scope requirements in anticipation of COVID-19 surge

    March 30, 2020
    Gov. Newsom on Monday eased the path for many health care professionals to practice in an expanded capacity during the ...

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    Newsom announces CA Health Corps  to expand health care workforce to fight COVID-19

    March 30, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced the creation of a new volunteer corps for California health care workers who want...

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    CDI says insurance co's must provide increased telehealth access during COVID-19 emergency

    March 30, 2020
    The California Department of Insurance today instructed health insurance companies to provide increased telehealth acce...

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    CMA publishes COVID-19 financial toolkit for physicians

    March 29, 2020
    CMA has published a new financial toolkit that provides an overview of financial assistance available to medical practi...

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    CMS expands accelerated payment program to help physicians with COVID-19 cash flow challenges

    March 28, 2020
    CMS on Saturday announced an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for participating Medicare provid...

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    State department to resume processing visas for medical professionals

    March 27, 2020
    The U.S. Department of State has signaled that it will resume processing of J and H visa applications for medical profe...

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    DHCS allows expedited physician enrollment during the COVID-19 emergency

    March 27, 2020
    The DHCS is suspending certain provider enrollment requirements to increase access to health care services for Medi-Cal...

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    CMA urges Congress to take additional actions to help sustain physician practices

    March 27, 2020
    CMA is urging Congress to take additional steps to sustain physician practices during this trying time so they are able...

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    New guidelines describe how to use anesthesia machines as emergency ventilators

    March 27, 2020
    This week, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation published guidance on how...

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    CMA seeks volunteers to provide remote support to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

    March 26, 2020
    CMA's Wellness Program is seeking volunteer physicians and nurses to serve as remote peer care coaches to assist physic...

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    Parkinson’s disease registry deadline extended

    March 26, 2020
    Due to impacts from the COVID-19 emergency, the California Parkinson's Disease Registry is extending the upcoming deadl...

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    CMA pediatrician publishes COVID-19 parenting guide

    March 26, 2020
    San Francisco pediatrician and Vice Chair of the CMA Board of Trustees Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D., has compiled a li...

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    Congress passes historic COVID-19 aid and economic relief legislation

    March 26, 2020
    The U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a $2 trillion bipartisan agreement to address the needs of the American people and ...

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    CMA launches COVID-19 webinar series

    March 25, 2020
    The California Medical Association (CMA) has launched a series of free webinars to guide physicians through some of the...

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    CMS approves changes to speed California’s efforts against COVID-19

    March 25, 2020
    CMS on Monday approved rule changes sought under an 1135 waiver request that will enable DHCS to more effectively and e...

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    AMA publishes telehealth coding guide

    March 24, 2020
    AMA has published new resources that provide special coding advice during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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    CMA Physician Services teams up with Amwell to offer telehealth solutions to California physicians

    March 24, 2020
    Today, CMA Physician Services, Inc. and Amwell, the nation’s leading telehealth platform,

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    AMA launches new telehealth discussion for physicians

    March 24, 2020
    AMA is offering a new virtual panel discussion to allow medical workers and technology companies to share best practice...

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    CMA compiling telehealth guidance from CA payors

    March 23, 2020
    CMA is compiling telehealth information from the major payors in the state. Physicians should be aware that each payor'...

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    Covered CA expands special enrollment; Medi-Cal seeks waivers to foster coverage

    March 23, 2020
    Covered California has extended its enrollment window through the end of June because of the widespread disruption in t...

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    CMS extends QPP reporting deadlines; will issue automatic MIPS exceptions

    March 23, 2020
    CMS announced it would be extending deadlines and granting exceptions from reporting requirements for clinicians and pr...

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    DEA clarifies that controlled substances can be prescribed via telehealth

    March 23, 2020
    For as long as the public health emergency remains in effect, DEA-registered practitioners may issue prescriptions for ...

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    The Nocturnists podcast wants you to share your stories from the front lines

    March 23, 2020
    CMA's partner podcast The Nocturnists is collecting stories about the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual e...

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    CMA urges Congress to protect the viability of physician practices during COVID-19 crisis

    March 21, 2020
    CMA is urging Congress to consider additional issues to protect the viability of physician practices as they struggle t...

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    CMA launches COVID-19 FAQ for physicians

    March 21, 2020
    CMA has published a new FAQ resource to answer the most common questions we receive from physicians during the COVID-19...

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