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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Department of Consumer Affairs extends waiver relaxing health care workforce rules

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has extended a waiver that temporarily removes the ratios for physicians supervising nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Physicians can continue to supervise the number of NPs or PAs they can competently and confidently supervise without a statutory ratio in place.

Next Virtual Grand Rounds to focus on transmission, testing and masks

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The third in our monthly Virtual Grand Rounds series – Transmission, Testing and Masks: creating a culture to curb COVID-19 – will be Tuesday, September 9, 2020, at 12 p.m. 

Blue Shield announces temporary increases to professional fee schedule

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

In an August 5, 2020, notice to providers, Blue Shield announced it would be temporarily increasing reimbursement rates for certain Evaluation and Management services to help reduce the negative impacts to practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Statewide Resources


 

Reserve Your Free Supply of Medical-Grade PPE by July 21

To determine your practice's eligibility and reserve your supply, please complete the PPE Relief form.

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