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COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

CMA COVID-19 Resources

California Medical Association COVID-19 Resource Page (most comprehensive in the state)
https://www.cmadocs.org/covid-19

California Medical Association COVID-19 Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMA_COVID19_SURVEY

California Medical Association COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Physician Practices
https://www.cmadocs.org/Portals/CMA/files/public/CMA%20COVID-19%20Vaccine%20Toolkit%20for%20Physician%20Practices.pdf

SCCMA COVID-19 Resources

A Message From SCCMA Immediate Past President, Seema Sidhu, MD

County-wide COVID-19 Testing and Plasma Donations

SCCMA COVID-19 Town Hall Recordings

COVID-19 VACCINE TOWN HALL RECORDING
December 22, 2020
COVID-19 TOWN-HALL RECORDING
May 13, 2021
Click Here For Handouts

COVID-19 Informative Webinars

How to Make Handmade Masks

Blue Wrap Mask — Medical Repurposing: How To Make a Mask From Blue Wrap With Video link
https://anest.ufl.edu/clinical-divisions/mask-alternative/

CDC — How to make a simple mask: Use of Cloth Face Coverings To Help Slow The Spread Of COVID-19
https://https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

DIY Masks: Answers To Your DIY Face Mask Questions, Including What Material You Should Use. Washington Post (April 9th, 2020)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04/07/answers-your-diy-face-mask-questions-including-what-material-you-should-use/?arc404=true

How to sew surgical masks

How to make a face shield 

Face mask instructions from Providence St. Joseph Health 

Video — How to Sew A Fabric Mask With Link to Pattern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=Xueb4VHqXQU&feature=emb_logo

Free COVID-19 Medical Journal Articles on SARS CoV-2

CDC COVID-19 Database and Journals 
https://www.cdc.gov/library/researchguides/2019novelcoronavirus/databasesjournals.html

Elsevier Databas of COVID-19 Related Articles 
https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center

JAMA Articles, COVID-19 News, Front Lines, Epidemiology, Clinical Management, Emergency Preparedness
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre
https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus?dgcid=kr_pop-up_tlcoronavirus20

New England Journal of Medicine COVID-19
https://projects.sfchronicle.com/2020/coronavirus-map/

COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Clinical Trials
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/therapeutic-options.html

COVID-19 News and Updates

San Jose Mercury News
https://www.mercurynews.com

COVID-19 Tracking


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

Anthem Blue Cross underpaying pediatric COVID-19 vaccine claims

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Anthem is reimbursing the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine for the 5–11-year-old pediatric population at unreasonably low rates—less than 20% of the CMS rate.

Clearinghouse corrects problem causing rejection of COVID-19 vaccine claims for children

Monday, November 22, 2021

Shortly after federal approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children age 5-11, the California Medical Association (CMA) began receiving reports that clearinghouse Office Ally was rejecting the claims for 5-11 year olds with a message code stating the CPT codes were invalid.

60-day Provider Relief Fund grace period ends November 30

Friday, November 19, 2021

Providers who fail to meet this reporting deadline will be required to return their PRF payments by December 30, 2021, and will be subject to further enforcement actions such as exclusion from future PRF payments.

More News »


Statewide Resources


CMA PPE Relief

Due to the PPE Relief Program's overwhelming success, CMA is extending support to practices and physicians with direct shipment of PPE supplies. As supplies become available, CMA will contact past program participants. If you have questions or would like to register your practice, please email memberservice@cmadocs.org.

The State of California made millions of medical-grade PPE pieces – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices. The California Office of Emergency Services partnered with CMA to distribute this equipment to qualifying small and medium-sized medical practices at live events in July and August. CMA is now distributing PPE Relief kits via direct shipment to practices that did not register for the first round of distribution. PPE Relief kits include up to a two-month supply (exact amount may vary by practice size, specialty and location). Questions?  See the FAQ.

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