COVID-19 Resources & Links:

The SMCMA has created this resource for physicians with questions about COVID-19. We will continue to add to this as events continue to unfold. If you have a link or a resource that would be of importance to physicians in San Mateo County, please email Mike Armitage, Director of Marketing & Communications at marmitage@smcma.org


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Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

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CMS expands accelerated payment program to help physicians with COVID-19 cash flow challenges

Saturday, March 28, 2020

CMS on Saturday announced an expansion of its accelerated and advance payment program for participating Medicare providers and suppliers.

State department to resume processing visas for medical professionals

Friday, March 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of State has signaled that it will resume processing of J and H visa applications for medical professionals seeking to enter the United States.

DHCS allows expedited physician enrollment during the COVID-19 emergency

Friday, March 27, 2020

The DHCS is suspending certain provider enrollment requirements to increase access to health care services for Medi-Cal enrollees.

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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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