COVID-19

COVID-19 - The latest news, research and developments on the COVID-19 outbreak for physicians.

Local COVID-19 Resources:

Orange County Health Care Agency Public Health
Their website provides Orange County Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s and a phone number where COVID-19 questions can be asked.

CDC COCA (Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity) 
COCA prepares clinicians to respond to emerging health threats and public health emergencies by communicating relevant, timely information related to disease outbreaks, disasters, terrorism events, and other health alerts. There are recorded recent webinars on COVID-19, including one on pregnant women and children.

AMA (American Medical Association) COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians

AHA (American Hospital Association) Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

Medi-Cal now covering Merck's commercial COVID-19 antiviral Lagevrio

Friday, December 22, 2023

DHCS recently announced that Merck’s new commercial Lagevrio (molnupiravir) COVID-19 anti-viral drug is now a covered Medi-Cal Rx benefit.

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., elected vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., was newly elected as vice speaker of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates at the association’s annual meeting this past weekend. He will join Speaker Jack Chou, M.D. , on the dais to lead delegates as they shepherd resolutions into successful policy.

DHCS system issue caused erroneous denials of four COVID-19 vaccine admin codes

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

CMA has been made aware of a DHCS system issue that caused erroneous denials for four COVID-19 vaccine administration codes approved for use on April 18, 2023.  The system issue affected all claims submitted with these four codes. DHCS updated its system at the end of September 2023 and advised that an Erroneous Payment Correction (EPC) will be implemented to automatically reprocess the claims that erroneously denied with RAD Code 0037. CMA is waiting to hear back from DHCS on the timing o...

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