COVID-19

Local COVID-19 Resources:

With so much information being disseminated regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SFMMS has compiled the following resources for reliable, up-to-date information for physicians:

San Francisco Department of Public Health:

Marin Health & Human Services:

UCSF:

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San Francisco Chronicle:

KQED:


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

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CMA urges additional steps to mitigate the financial impact of pandemic on physician practices

Friday, April 3, 2020

CMA submitted a letter to Gov.Newsom urging him to take quick action to ensure that our financially distressed physician practices remain viable so they can continue to provide care to patients.

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

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.

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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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