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more than 43,000 physicians state-wide

COVID-19

Local COVID-19 Resources:

County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency

Their website provides Santa Cruz County COVID-19 Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s and a phone number where questions can be asked.

For Vaccine Information, please visit the Santa Cruz County's Vaccine Information Page.

Monterey County Health Department
Their website provides Monterey County COVID-19 Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s and a phone number where questions can be asked.

For Vaccine Information, please visit the Monterey County's Vaccine Information Page.

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response) and CDPH (California Department of Public Health)
The state website provides California COVID-19 Data as to the number of cases, FAQ’s, resources, new releases and a list of Guidance Documents for COVID-19.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Information for Healthcare Professionals

CDC COCA (Clinician Outreach and Communications 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. Information for Healthcare Professionals

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)

Other Related Resources & Tools


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

Clearinghouse corrects problem causing rejection of COVID-19 vaccine claims for children

Monday, November 22, 2021

Shortly after federal approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11, the California Medical Association (CMA) began receiving reports that clearinghouse Office Ally was rejecting the claims for 5-11 year olds with a message code stating the CPT codes were invalid.

60-day Provider Relief Fund grace period ends November 30

Friday, November 19, 2021

Providers who fail to meet this reporting deadline will be required to return their PRF payments by December 30, 2021, and will be subject to further enforcement actions such as exclusion from future PRF payments.

CMS to hold physicians harmless from 2023 MIPS penalties amid COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

CMS recently announced that it will again this year be granting automatic exceptions from reporting requirements for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs due to the ongoing disruptions the COVID-19 public health emergency is having on physician practices.

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Statewide Resources


CMA PPE Relief

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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