The SCCMA keeps you up to date on the latest news,
policy developments, and events
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
We are deeply disappointed that Gov. Newsom signed AB 890. We strongly believe that physician-based care is the model that ensures the greatest patient safety and highest quality care for all Californians, regardless of income.
CALPAC will soon enter its 2021 fiscal year on October 1; we are encouraging donors to renew their critical support early and have it count toward 2021.
Election Day is just a little over one month away. We hope that you will vote and ensure that the voice of physicians and patients are heard loud and clear at the ballot box.
To adjust to the virtual HOD format and help ensure the ongoing strength of CALPAC in an important election year, the CALPAC Board has adopted a virtual fundraising contact program
Monday, September 28, 2020
Although telehealth has spread rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has not reached all patient populations the same. If not implemented properly, telehealth has the potential to exacerbate existing health care disparities given the underlying digital divide in the United States.
As the country’s physicians continue to fight on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS is scheduled to cut Medicare payments by double digits starting January 1, 2021.
Physician practices may be eligible for these tax credit and tax forgiveness provisions if they scaled employment down and up in response to COVID-19 or if they received support from the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
Friday, September 25, 2020
If you participated in MIPS in 2019, your performance feedback and final MIPS score are now available for review on the QPP website.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
In response to Newsom’s executive order, CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., and Health Officers Association of California Executive Director Kat DeBurgh, MPH, issued the following statement
Now that we are six months into the pandemic, CMA is launching a follow up survey to reevaluate practice viability.
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