PULSE is our electronic publication emailed weekly to keep physicians' practices up to date with time sensitive information.
July 16, 2020
Central Valley Medical Societies Partner with the CVOSC to bring you CME!
Join us for a two-lecture Virtual CME Series on Wed. July 29 and Wed. August 5. Each lecture is worth 1.5 CME.

*Registration is Required*

California health care leaders respond to new COVID-19 testing guidance
Statement from California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D; California Primary Care Association President and CEO Carmela Castellano-Garcia; and California Pharmacists Association CEO Susan Bonilla

COVID-19 cases are spiking across California, creating shortages in essential testing supplies. Though the state issued new guidance Tuesday regarding COVID-19 testing, we want to make clear that most physician practices, health centers and pharmacies simply do not have the supplies on hand to meet the current need for COVID-19 testing. Before anyone shows up to one of these facilities expecting a COVID-19 test, they should call ahead to ensure that the practice, pharmacy or health center is able to accommodate the testing request. As California Health an Human Services Secretary Ghaly said Tuesday, the new surge in COVID-19 cases has set California back, requiring health care workers to once again prioritize testing for those who are suffering symptoms, including fever, shortness of breath and fatigue. More...
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Protecting Your Patients and Practice During COVID-19
The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) is committed to helping physicians meet the challenges that continue arise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recent addition to its COVID-19 Resource Center , CAP published The Reopening Your Practice page , which includes guidance from CAP’s risk management team, the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Practitioners, and the Medical Group Management Association on how to safely welcome your patients and staff to your medical practice.

Resources Include:

  • Patient Safety Strategies
  • Checklist for Preparing Physician Offices
  • CDC Guide to Disinfecting Your Facility
  • Preparing Your Staff for Safe Return
  • Guidelines for Reopening the Healthcare System
  • Guidance on Beginning Elective Surgeries

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Upcoming Webinars
Diversifying Revenue Through Value-Based Care, a Physician's Experience

July 28, 2020 | 12:15PM - 1:15PM

Fundamentals of ACE Screening and Response in Adult Medicine

July 29, 2020 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

HHS says Provider Relief Fund payments are taxable as income
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has updated its  Provider Relief Fund FAQ  to clarify that payments from the Provider Relief Fund are taxable. According to the FAQ, such payments do qualify as disaster relief payments under section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code. More...
Anthem will not delay specialty medication policy
Anthem Blue Cross, in response to the  concerns  of the California Medical Association (CMA) and a number of specialty medical associations, has said it will not delay implementation of its new  policy  requiring specialty pharmacy medications administered in the office or outpatient hospital setting be obtained exclusively through CVS Specialty pharmacy. The new policy applies to Anthem’s commercial HMO and Medi-Cal managed care products effective with July 1, 2020, dates of service where Anthem is financially at risk for the specialty medications. More...
California health officials urge physicians to screen patients for suicide risk
Concerned about the COVID-19 epidemic’s immediate and long-term impacts on mental health, California health officials are urging physicians to screen patients to help identify those at risk of suicide. More...
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