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    CMA President Peter N. Bretan statement in support of county and city health officials

    June 04, 2020
    CMA is deeply disturbed by the news that some local health officers, many of whom have been working tirelessly over the...

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    Will California sacrifice access to health care during a pandemic?

    June 03, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on society. As of late May, there have been over 100,000 cases in California an...

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    AMA cautions about limitations of antibody testing for COVID-19 

    May 19, 2020
    AMA has published guidance to help ensure physicians and the general public are aware of the limitations and potential ...

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    HHS allocates $10 billion to cover COVID-19 treatment for uninsured

    April 23, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a process for allocating approximately $10 billion...

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    COVID-19 testing taskforce publishes criteria for evaluating serology screening tests

    April 20, 2020
    The California COVID-19 Testing Task Force has published evaluation criteria for COVID-19 serology screening—both rapid...

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    CDPH releases crisis care guidelines for health care facilities

    April 20, 2020
    The California Department of Public Health has released crisis care guidelines to help health care facilities and count...

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    Amid growing uncertainty, CMA steps up state and federal advocacy for physician practices

    April 07, 2020
    Since the COVID-19 crisis began, CMA has been aggressively lobbying federal and state leaders to ensure physician pract...

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

    April 04, 2020
    Governor Newsom issued an executive order that relaxes certain state privacy and security laws for health care provider...

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

    April 03, 2020
    CMA submitted a letter to Gov.Newsom urging him to take quick action to ensure that our financially distressed physicia...

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    Some physician licensing requirements waived during COVID-19 response

    April 01, 2020
    The Medical Board of California is working closely with DCA to determine what licensing requirement waivers would best ...

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    CMA backs Newsom’s call for Californians to take additional action to slow coronavirus spread

    April 01, 2020
    Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to cover their noses and mouths when going out in public to help stop asymptomatic...

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    Physicians can prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder based on telephone evaluation

    April 01, 2020
    Physicians managing patients with opioid use disorder can now prescribe buprenorphine to new or existing patients based...

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    CMA COVID-19 webinar series available for download

    March 31, 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 issues sweeping new Medicare regulatory changes, including broad telehealth coverage

    March 31, 2020
    CMS on Monday took a number of steps to equip the health care system with maximum flexibility to respond to the COVID-1...

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    Small business loans available to physicians now during COVID-19 emergency

    March 31, 2020
    Interested physicians can apply NOW for a COVID-19 related Economic Injury Disaster Loan. 

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    Newsom relaxes workforce rules while protecting physician supervision model

    March 31, 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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    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 Wellness is seeking volunteer physicians and nurses to serve as remote peer care coaches to assist physicians and o...

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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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    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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