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ACEs Aware to host webinar on trauma-informed networks of care

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 12 p.m. to provide evidence-based resources to help prevent, treat and heal the harmful consequences of toxic stress.

CDPH clarifies updated vaccine guidance

Thu, 14 Jan 2021

The updated guidance also includes a new recommendation for vaccine providers to use 50% of “second doses” received to provide first doses to those currently eligible for vaccination as described in the guidance.

California expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to anyone age 65 and older

Wed, 13 Jan 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced changes to vaccination eligibility guidelines that will allow counties to begin immediately vaccinating anyone over age 65.

CMA president releases statement on California's revised COVID-19 vaccination guidelines

Wed, 13 Jan 2021

California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued a statement in response to California's revised COVID-19 vaccination guidelines.

Gov. Newsom’s proposed budget protects access to care

Tue, 12 Jan 2021

CMA is pleased that Gov. Newsom has put forward a balanced budget that protects access to health care – particularly for low-income Californians.

CMS officially withdraws controversial fiscal accountability rule

Tue, 12 Jan 2021

CMS Administrator Seema Verma, M.D., on January 7, 2021, announced that she had taken official action to withdraw the proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule (MFAR), which would have cut state and federal Medicaid funding by as much as 50% in all 50 states.

New financial help available for small business physician practices

Tue, 12 Jan 2021

On December 21, 2020, the 116th Congress adopted a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, which allocates an additional $284 billion in funding for small businesses—including physician practices—through the PPP.

CMA webinar to update physicians about latest federal stimulus act

Tue, 12 Jan 2021

CMA is hosting a free webinar to update physician practices about the latest federal stimulus act. The one-hour webinar— Latest Federal Stimulus Act - What Physicians and Practice Leaders Need to Know —will cover the following:

U.S. public health emergency exended

Tue, 12 Jan 2021

HHS Secretary Alex Azar has extended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) for an additional 90 days. This means that all of the telehealth and other waivers and flexibilities that have been implemented during the PHE will remain in effect until at least April 21, 2021.

CDPH launches medical exemption registry for required childhood vaccines

Tue, 12 Jan 2021

CDPH has launched the California Immunization Registry – Medical Exemption website to request, issue, manage and track medical exemptions from required immunizations for children attending school or child care facilities.