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

HHS launches new reimbursement program for COVID-19 vaccine fees not covered by insurance

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Today, HHS announced a new program that will cover the costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.

Governor signs bill that will allow physicians to deduct PPP expenses on state income taxes

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill supported by the California Medical Association (CMA) that would bring full conformity between California state tax code and federal law with regards to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, making forgiven PPP loans tax-deductible and delivering $6.2 billion in tax cuts for small businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.

CMA publishes 2020 annual report

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

To learn more about how CMA continued its fight for the practice of medicine through a comprehensive program of legislative, legal, regulatory, economic and social advocacy, download CMA’s  20 20 Annual Report .

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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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