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About the hotline: We are a confidential service dedicated to assisting physicians and dentists who may feel overwhelmed by aspects of their personal or professional lives. Our goal is to help our colleagues before their lives and practices are in jeopardy.

How it works: All calls are completely confidential. Callers are quickly connected to a physician or dentist with extensive experience in helping health professionals having problems with stress, substance abuse or mental health issues. Callers receive the support and referrals needed to better manage whatever issues with which they may be struggling.

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Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

Medi-Cal now covering Merck's commercial COVID-19 antiviral Lagevrio

Friday, December 22, 2023

DHCS recently announced that Merck’s new commercial Lagevrio (molnupiravir) COVID-19 anti-viral drug is now a covered Medi-Cal Rx benefit.

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., elected vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., was newly elected as vice speaker of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates at the association’s annual meeting this past weekend. He will join Speaker Jack Chou, M.D. , on the dais to lead delegates as they shepherd resolutions into successful policy.

DHCS system issue caused erroneous denials of four COVID-19 vaccine admin codes

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

CMA has been made aware of a DHCS system issue that caused erroneous denials for four COVID-19 vaccine administration codes approved for use on April 18, 2023.  The system issue affected all claims submitted with these four codes. DHCS updated its system at the end of September 2023 and advised that an Erroneous Payment Correction (EPC) will be implemented to automatically reprocess the claims that erroneously denied with RAD Code 0037. CMA is waiting to hear back from DHCS on the timing o...

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