CMA News Telehealth Webinar: Learn how you can help bridge the digital divide and guarantee access to all vulnerable patients Although telehealth has spread rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not reached all patient populations the same. If not implemented properly, telehealth has the potential to exacerbate existing health care disparities given the underlying digital divide in the United States.  Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:10:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-28 18:10 +00:00 2020-09-28 11:10 -07:00 Tell Congress to oppose cutting Medicare payments during a pandemic As the country’s physicians continue to fight on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS is scheduled to cut Medicare payments by double digits starting January 1, 2021. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:05:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-28 17:05 +00:00 2020-09-28 10:05 -07:00 Gov. Newsom signs legislation to support small businesses Physician practices may be eligible for these tax credit and tax forgiveness provisions if they scaled employment down and up in response to COVID-19  or if they received support from the federal Paycheck Protection Program. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 10:02:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-28 10:02 +00:00 2020-09-28 03:02 -07:00 Deadline to request a 2019 MIPS targeted review is Oct. 5 If you participated in MIPS in 2019, your performance feedback and final MIPS score are now available for review on the QPP website. Fri, 25 Sep 2020 11:35:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-25 11:35 +00:00 2020-09-25 04:35 -07:00 CMA issues statement in response to Gov. Newsom's order to protect public health officials from harassment In response to Newsom’s executive order, CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., and Health Officers Association of California  Executive Director Kat DeBurgh, MPH, issued the following statement Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:26:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-24 16:26 +00:00 2020-09-24 09:26 -07:00 CMA launches new survey to assess impact of pandemic on physician practice viability Now that we are six months into the pandemic, CMA is launching a follow up survey to reevaluate practice viability. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:09:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-24 16:09 +00:00 2020-09-24 09:09 -07:00 Paid market research opportunity for independent physicians Altais, a proud partner of CMA Physician Services, is evaluating product designs to develop new tools to help independent physicians enhance their practices. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:35:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-22 10:35 +00:00 2020-09-22 03:35 -07:00 CMA Wellness expands peer coaching support to more health care workers C4CN recently expanded its mission to help more health care workers struggling with any stress-related challenge or who simply want to take action to feel more empowered. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:37:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-22 09:37 +00:00 2020-09-22 02:37 -07:00 DMHC’s emergency regulations on COVID-19 testing are less protective than federal law Rather than broadening access to COVID-19 testing like the federal law has done, CMA believes the emergency regulations create barriers that will delay medically necessary access to COVID-19 testing and adds confusion about whether the test will be a covered benefit. The emergency regulations are also less protective than federal law. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:18:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-22 09:18 +00:00 2020-09-22 02:18 -07:00 CMA publishes guide for patients impacted by recent wildfires Under law enacted in 2018, plans and insurers operating in counties affected by an official state of emergency must within 48 hours of the emergency declaration notify the California Department of Health Care Services about the actions the plan has taken or is in the process of taking to ensure that the health care needs of its enrollees are met.  Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:39:00 Z CMADocs 2020-09-18 13:39 +00:00 2020-09-18 06:39 -07:00