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HHS distributing additional $560 million in provider relief fund payments

| Mar 9, 2022 | California

On February 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it was making more than $560 million in additional Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments to more than 4,100 providers across the country. The PRF that has issued nearly $185 billion in financial support to health care providers across...[ Read More ]

CMA tells Congress that more COVID-19 relief needed to sustain physician practices

| Feb 9, 2022 | California

With more than 70% of physicians still concerned about the financial health of their practices, the California Medical Association (CMA) is urging Congress to continue to support physicians and their staff during this unrelenting pandemic. The second year of the pandemic truly tested physician stamina. Frontline physicians fought burn-out and massive health...[ Read More ]

Bipartisan legislation introduced to stop Medicare physician payment cuts

| Dec 2, 2021 | California

U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D., (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, M.D., (R-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation that will provide critical relief to physicians who are currently scheduled to see their Medicare payment cut by up to 9% next year. The Supporting Medicare Providers Act of 2021 (HR 6020) would extend the 2021 Medicare physician...[ Read More ]

California Medical Association announces support of bill allowing physicians to deduct PPP expenses

| Mar 5, 2021 | California

The California Medical Association (CMA) recently announced its support of AB 80, a bill which will conform California’s state tax code with federal law related  to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for multiple sectors including health care.     This bill was introduced by Assemblymember Autumn Burke and would allow...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: MFAR rule, Medi-Cal RFP timeline, Health disparities

| Sep 17, 2020 | California

This email comes out twice a month, our effort to provide you with thoughtful market and policy intelligence on California's health care system. If you know someone that might be interested in signing up, forward them this link and they can subscribe for free. Or, they can subscribe to our State of...[ Read More ]

CMA delivers over $80 million in personal protective equipment

Emily Boerger | Sep 16, 2020 | California

In an update last week, the California Medical Association (CMA) and the California Office of Emergency Services announced they had distributed over $80 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to almost 15,000 practices in California during a three-week time span. In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, PPE shortages...[ Read More ]