CMA <strong>NEWS</strong> State department to resume processing visas for medical professionals The U.S. Department of State has signaled that it will resume processing of J and H visa applications for medical professionals seeking to enter the United States. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:38:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-27 15:38 +00:00 2020-03-27 08:38 -07:00 DHCS allows expedited physician enrollment during the COVID-19 emergency The DHCS is suspending certain provider enrollment requirements to increase access to health care services for Medi-Cal enrollees. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:46:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-27 13:46 +00:00 2020-03-27 06:46 -07:00 CMA urges Congress to take additional actions to help sustain physician practices CMA is urging Congress to take additional steps to sustain physician practices during this trying time so they are able to remain on the front lines serving patients. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:48:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-27 10:48 +00:00 2020-03-27 03:48 -07:00 New guidelines describe how to use anesthesia machines as emergency ventilators This week, the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation published guidance on how and when to set up and use anesthesia machines as emergency ICU ventilators. Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:35:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-27 10:35 +00:00 2020-03-27 03:35 -07:00 CMA seeks volunteers to provide remote support to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic CMA's Wellness Program is seeking volunteer physicians and nurses to serve as remote peer care coaches to assist physicians and other health care workers serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:33:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-26 17:33 +00:00 2020-03-26 10:33 -07:00 Parkinson’s disease registry deadline extended Due to impacts from the COVID-19 emergency, the California Parkinson's Disease Registry is extending the upcoming deadline for data submission.  Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:52:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-26 16:52 +00:00 2020-03-26 09:52 -07:00 CMA pediatrician publishes COVID-19 parenting guide San Francisco pediatrician and Vice Chair of the CMA Board of Trustees Shannon Udovic-Constant, M.D., has compiled a list of tips and resources for parents to help them talk to their kids about COVID-19, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:36:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-26 15:36 +00:00 2020-03-26 08:36 -07:00 Congress passes historic COVID-19 aid and economic relief legislation The U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a $2 trillion bipartisan agreement to address the needs of the American people and health care providers confronting the coronavirus pandemic. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:32:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-26 11:32 +00:00 2020-03-26 04:32 -07:00 CMA launches COVID-19 webinar series; first webinar is Thursday, March 26 at 12:15 p.m. The California Medical Association (CMA) has launched a series of free webinars to guide physicians through some of the most pressing COVID-19 issues. Click on any of the links below to register. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 22:20:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-25 22:20 +00:00 2020-03-25 15:20 -07:00 CMS approves changes to speed California’s efforts against COVID-19 CMS on Monday approved rule changes sought under an 1135 waiver request that will enable DHCS to more effectively and efficiently deliver care to Californians covered by Medi-Cal during the COVID-19 emergency. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:59:00 Z CMADocs 2020-03-25 15:59 +00:00 2020-03-25 08:59 -07:00