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