COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

State issues waivers to expand workforce available to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has issued a number of new waivers related to ordering and administering of COVID-19 vaccines that impact physicians, physician assistants, medical assistants and medical students.

CMS begins recouping accelerated and advance COVID-19 payments

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced it had begun recouping COVID-19 accelerated and advance payments on March 30, 2021.

Next Virtual Grand rounds to focus on post-acute COVID-19 syndrome

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The next installment of our COVID-19 Virtual Grand Grounds will feature physicians working clinically to monitor and care for patients with prolonged sequelae and a researcher who is investigating the epidemiology and causes of post-acute COVID symptoms.

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Statewide Resources


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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