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

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CMA publishes COVID-19 financial toolkit for physicians

Sunday, March 29, 2020

CMA has published a new financial toolkit that provides an overview of financial assistance available to medical practices during and after this difficult time,

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

Saturday, March 28, 2020

CMS on Saturday announced an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for participating Medicare providers and suppliers.

State department to resume processing visas for medical professionals

Friday, March 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of State has signaled that it will resume processing of J and H visa applications for medical professionals seeking to enter the United States.

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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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