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March 5, 2020
CMS issues COVID-19 call to action for health care providers

Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced  several actions aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 . Specifically, CMS is issuing a call to action to health care providers across the country to ensure they are implementing their infection control procedures, which they are required to maintain at all times. Additionally, CMS announced that, effective immediately and, until further notice, State Survey Agencies and Accrediting Organizations will focus their facility inspections exclusively on issues related to infection control and other serious health and safety threats, like allegations of abuse – beginning with nursing homes and hospitals. This shift in approach will allow inspectors to focus their energies on addressing the spread of COVID-19. More...

CA reports first COVID-19 death; Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency

Gov. Gavin Newsom has  declared a state of emergency  in California to help the state prepare for and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Earlier in the day, the state reported its first death related to COVID-19. More...

New CMA Resources for Coronavirus

CMA has just created a page that hosts the latest links and updates from the CA Dept of Public Health, CDC, WHO, AMA and more.  cmadocs.org/covid-19 .

WHO creates new ICD-10-CM code for COVID-19

A new ICD-10 emergency code (U07.1, 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease) has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for   interim coding guidance   from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More...

The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) has extended the application cycle for the STLRP through March 6, 2020 at 5pm.
CMA Legislative Advocacy Day
The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 46th Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on the Capitol Lawn on Tuesday, April 14. We will not be offering a standard program as in the past; instead, the day will be dedicated to our advocacy efforts. County medical societies are still encouraged to schedule and set up Capitol meetings. CMA will provide an advance webinar on priority legislation, pass out materials the day of and serve lunch to all attendees.  More...
Valley Air District is Seeking Hearing Board Members in the Northern Region
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has three Hearing Boards which hold monthly hearings and make decisions on: variance applications pertaining to air quality rules and regulations affecting business and industry in the Valley, appeals to permits, orders of abatement, and revocations of permits. There is currently ONE vacancy on the NORTHERN REGION HEARING BOARD (must reside in Merced, San Joaquin, or Stanislaus County).

For qualifications click here.

For the application click here.

To learn more about the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board go the their website: https://www.valleyair.org/Home.htm.
CMA asks DMHC to investigate Anthem’s failure to comply with provider directory law
The California Medical Association (CMA) has submitted a formal complaint to the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) asking that the agency investigate Anthem Blue Cross’ failure to comply with California’s law requiring that health plans publish and maintain accurate provider directories.  More...
Medical Board of California Appoints New Executive Director
The Medical Board of California (Board) has appointed William J. Prasifka as its new executive director. A native of California, Prasifka comes to the Board from the Medical Council of Ireland, where he has served as its chief executive officer (CEO) for the past four years. Prasifka will officially start his position with the Board in June.  More...
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