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

CoveredCA opens special enrollment period so enrollees can benefit from new stimulus subsidies

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

To help consumers benefit from these new subsidies, Covered California launched a special open enrollment period starting April 12, 2021, which will continue through the end of 2021.

Most physicians experienced little relief from prior authorization as COVID-19 cases soared

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Nearly one-third of physicians reported that prior authorization requirements have led to a serious adverse event for a patient in their care, according to the AMA survey.

State issues waivers to expand workforce available to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued a number of new waivers related to ordering and administering of COVID-19 vaccines that impact physicians, physician assistants, medical assistants and medical students.

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Statewide Resources


Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email memberservice@cmadocs.org.

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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