The California Medical Association (CMA) has scheduled three new COVID-19 webinars. These webinars are available free to all interested parties as part of CMA’s ongoing support for physicians during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
CMS Actions in Response to COVID-19: An Update for Physicians
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Regional Chief Medical Officer Ashby Wolfe, M.D., will provide an overview of the CMS Response to COVID-19. Dr. Wolfe will review existing CMS waivers and flexibilities supporting patient care during the pandemic, with a particular focus on flexibilities that impact physicians. She will discuss 1135 waiver authority, the difference between blanket and individual provider waivers, and an overview of existing telehealth, care by phone, workforce and laboratory testing flexibilities.
May 5, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the Age of COVID-19
In this webinar, we will review how the COVID-19 public emergency has changed how we care for patients with opioid use disorder. The webinar will also review new state and federal flexibilities to help patients stay safe and access care. Presenters will share how physicians are adapting to the challenges of the epidemic in opioid treatment programs and office settings. We will also here how the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has responded to the emergency to help transform the safety-net behavioral health treatment system from one predominantly dependent on in-person group visits to one that can deliver services by telephone and telehealth.
May 8, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Update on Telehealth Reimbursement and Privacy Laws: COVID-19
This webinar will build on CMA's telehealth webinar from March 26, 2020, focusing on the updated telehealth and privacy flexibilities granted by federal and state governments over the past four weeks. Presenters will discuss recent expansions of telehealth use, state and federal privacy waivers, and updates to telehealth billing guidelines.
May 12, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm