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CMA’s 2020 Model Medical Staff Bylaws provide guidance for medical staffs during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMA would like to draw attention to two sections of the CMA Model Medical Staff Bylaws that may be particularly helpful to medical staffs:

DMHC issues new guidance on billing for telehealth services

On April 7, 2020, DMHC issued a follow-up All Plan Letter (APL) and an FAQ that provides specific guidance on billing for telehealth services.

Physician Survey: Tell us how COVID-19 is affecting your practice

CMA knows that physician practices across California are hurting. Many physicians are experiencing high levels of financial uncertainty and are making difficult choices about the future of their practices. 

Amid growing uncertainty, CMA steps up state and federal advocacy for physician practices

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, CMA has been aggressively lobbying federal and state leaders to ensure physician practices can stay afloat amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

CMA and AMA Federation urges immediate action to provide financial relief to physician practices

Today the AMA Federation sent a letter to HHS asking for immediate action to provide financial relief to physician practices to ensure a sufficient physician workforce is available in this country now and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMS releases new video that provides overview of Medicare telehealth flexibilities

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a video, “ Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services ,” which provides an overview of services that can be provided to Medicare patients via telehealth.

Health Net telehealth grant proposals due tomorrow at 12 p.m

Physicians are reminded that proposals for Health Net’s telehealth grants are due tomorrow, April 7, 2020, at 12 p.m. Pacific time. 

CMA praises Blue Shield of CA's efforts to ensure patients have access to care amid COVID-19 crisis

CMA praised an announcement by Blue Shield of California that the health plan would provide up to $200 million in direct support to physician practices and other health care providers.

Gov. Newsom relaxes state’s health care privacy and security laws to facilitate telehealth

Governor Newsom issued an executive order that relaxes certain state privacy and security laws for health care providers, so they can provide telehealth services without the risk of being penalized.

CMA urges additional steps to mitigate the financial impact of pandemic on physician practices

CMA submitted a letter to Gov.Newsom urging him to take quick action to ensure that our financially distressed physician practices remain viable so they can continue to provide care to patients.

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