CMA News Federal government announces new financial assistance programs The federal government announced new measures on Thursday aimed at helping small and medium sized businesses – including physician practices – through the COVID-19 crisis. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:13:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-09 17:13 +00:00 2020-04-09 10:13 -07:00 CMS provides $51 billion to Medicare providers with the accelerated/advance payment program in one week CMS announced today it has now delivered more than $51 billion in advance payments to health care providers to ensure they have the resources they need to combat this pandemic Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:20:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-09 16:20 +00:00 2020-04-09 09:20 -07:00 CMA applauds Governor Newsom on housing for health care workers CMA applauds Gov. Newsom’s actions to address logistical burdens for physicians and health care workers across the state as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:46:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-09 15:46 +00:00 2020-04-09 08:46 -07:00 Noridian hosts webinars for physicians on Medicare advance payment requests Noridian has also scheduled a number of webinars to assist providers with the process of submitting advance payment requests. Space is limited and registration is required, so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:32:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-09 12:32 +00:00 2020-04-09 05:32 -07:00 CMA’s 2020 Model Medical Staff Bylaws provide guidance for medical staffs during COVID-19 During the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMA would like to draw attention to two sections of the CMA Model Medical Staff Bylaws that may be particularly helpful to medical staffs: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:07:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-08 15:07 +00:00 2020-04-08 08:07 -07:00 DMHC issues new guidance on billing for telehealth services On April 7, 2020, DMHC issued a follow-up All Plan Letter (APL) and an FAQ that provides specific guidance on billing for telehealth services. Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:44:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-08 13:44 +00:00 2020-04-08 06:44 -07:00 Physician Survey: Tell us how COVID-19 is affecting your practice CMA knows that physician practices across California are hurting. Many physicians are experiencing high levels of financial uncertainty and are making difficult choices about the future of their practices.  Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:28:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-07 17:28 +00:00 2020-04-07 10:28 -07:00 Amid growing uncertainty, CMA steps up state and federal advocacy for physician practices Since the COVID-19 crisis began, CMA has been aggressively lobbying federal and state leaders to ensure physician practices can stay afloat amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:49:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-07 16:49 +00:00 2020-04-07 09:49 -07:00 CMA and AMA Federation urges immediate action to provide financial relief to physician practices Today the AMA Federation sent a letter to HHS asking for immediate action to provide financial relief to physician practices to ensure a sufficient physician workforce is available in this country now and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:56:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-07 15:56 +00:00 2020-04-07 08:56 -07:00 CMS releases new video that provides overview of Medicare telehealth flexibilities The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a video, “ Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services ,” which provides an overview of services that can be provided to Medicare patients via telehealth. Mon, 06 Apr 2020 16:08:00 Z CMADocs 2020-04-06 16:08 +00:00 2020-04-06 09:08 -07:00