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Small business practices can apply for forgivable loans of up to $10M starting tomorrow

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will provide small businesses with less than 500 employees  with forgivable, zero-fee loans of up to $10 million or 2.5 times their average monthly payroll costs.

Medical board warns against improper prescribing of medications related to COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020

According to the Medical Board of California, there have been reports of a few prescribers wrongfully hoarding and prescribing for themselves and family members certain medications referenced in the media relating to COVID-19.

Important new guidance on billing Medicare for professional telehealth services during the public health emergency

Thursday, April 2, 2020

When billing professional claims for non-traditional telehealth services, you should bill with the place of service equal to what it would have been in the absence of a public health emergency.

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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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