INFORMATION FOR PHYSICIANS AND PRACTICES ON COVID-19
Health Order Amended to Promote Mental and Physical Health
PRESS RELEASE FROM MCDPH
April 17, 2020
MERCED COUNTY, CA –
In an effort to promote health and wellness, Merced County Public Health Officials have amended the current Stay-At-Home Order (Order) allowing modified recreation in parks and golf courses. The amended Order is effective immediately and supersedes the prior Order issued on April 8, 2020.More...
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Physicians can apply NOW for $200 million in financial support from Blue Shield of CA
Blue Shield of California recently announced it would be providing $200 million in direct support to physician practices and other health care providers. April 21, the payor started accepting applications for the support, which will be offered in a number of categories. More...
Congress approves additional billions for physician practices
Today the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan “Interim Economic Relief” agreement that contains $485 billion in new COVID-19 pandemic funding assistance. This bill contains an additional $75 billion specifically earmarked for physicians and hospitals, $310 billion for small businesses, as well as $25 billion for COVID-19 testing. The U.S. House of Representatives will take up the legislation on Thursday. More...
FREE CMA Webinar: Latest Updates on Financial Assistance Available to Practices Impacted by COVID-19
Please join us for a webinar to hear the latest on the financial assistance programs available to physician practices resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
CCCC makes end-of-life decision aids free to use during COVID-19
To support health care providers and consumers during the COVID-19 crisis, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is making digital copies of its end-of-life decision aids available free for a limited time. These decision aids use consumer-friendly, unbiased language to describe important treatment options related to care during serious illness. The digital copies can be emailed to patients to provide a visual aid and source of reference in conjunction with an advance care planning conversation with a health provider. More...
CDPH releases crisis care guidelines for health care facilities
The California Department of Public Health has released crisis care guidelines to help health care facilities and county health departments plan for the potential COVID-19 surge. More...
COVID-19 testing taskforce publishes criteria for evaluating serology screening tests
The California COVID-19 Testing Task Force has published evaluation criteria for COVID-19 serology screening—both rapid disposable serology tests and enzyme linked immunosorbent assays. More...
UCSF and the California Thoracic Society are co-hosting a Zoom webinar for community physicians, residents and fellows on the Clinical Management of the COVID-19 Patient on
Wednesday, April 22 from 4-5 pm PT.