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Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

CDPH launches COVID-19 therapeutics “warmline” support for providers

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

California health care providers can now call (866) 268-4322 (COVID-CA) to receive free and confidential consultation on COVID-19 testing and treatment. 

CMS extends deadline to apply for hardship exception to March 3, 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the extreme and uncontrollable circumstances application deadline for the 2022 performance year.

Deadline to apply for a health care worker retention bonus is Dec. 30

Monday, December 26, 2022

Physicians and physician groups are reminded that the deadline to apply for a health care worker retention bonus is Friday, December 30, 2022. In order to apply, you must have already registered with the California Department of Health Care Services. Once you have successfully registered, you will need to submit an application.

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CMA PPE Relief

Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email memberservice@cmadocs.org.

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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