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State department to resume processing visas for medical professionals

Friday, March 27, 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

Friday, March 27, 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

Friday, March 27, 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.

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Statewide Resources

The California Medical Association (CMA) has published a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource to answer the most common questions we receive from physicians during the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope this FAQ will serve as a resource for you during these unprecedented and trying times.

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Congress passes historic COVID-19 aid and economic relief legislation
March 26, 2020

CMA Launches Series of Webinars on Topics Such as Telehealth, Reimbursement, Employment Paractices and More
March 26 - 31, 2020

COVID-19 Telehealth Response (PDF)
March 23, 2020

President suspends HIPAA penalties to facilitate telehealth, effective immediately
March 17, 2020

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet  (CMS, 03/17/20)

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak (CMS Press Release, 03/17/20)
March 16, 2020


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