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State department to resume processing visas for medical professionals

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

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.

DHCS allows expedited physician enrollment during the COVID-19 emergency

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

The DHCS is suspending certain provider enrollment requirements to increase access to health care services for Medi-Cal enrollees.

CMA urges Congress to take additional actions to help sustain physician practices

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

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.

New guidelines describe how to use anesthesia machines as emergency ventilators

Fri, 27 Mar 2020

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.

CMA seeks volunteers to provide remote support to those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

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.

Parkinson’s disease registry deadline extended

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

Due to impacts from the COVID-19 emergency, the California Parkinson's Disease Registry is extending the upcoming deadline for data submission. 

CMA pediatrician publishes COVID-19 parenting guide

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

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,

Congress passes historic COVID-19 aid and economic relief legislation

Thu, 26 Mar 2020

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.

CMA launches COVID-19 webinar series; first webinar is Thursday, March 26 at 12:15 p.m.

Wed, 25 Mar 2020

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.

CMS approves changes to speed California’s efforts against COVID-19

Wed, 25 Mar 2020

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.