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CMS Statement on Continued Action to Respond to the Cyberattack on Change Healthcare

Press Releases CMS Statement on Continued Action to Respond to the Cyberattack on Change Healthcare Mar 09, 2024  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is continuing to monitor and assess the impact that the cyberattack on UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary Change Healthcare has had on all provider and supplier types. Today, CMS is announcing that, in addition to considering applications for accelerated payments for Medicare Part A providers, we will also be considering applications for advance payments for Part B suppliers.  Over the last few days, we have continued to meet with health plans, ...

Kaiser looks to build a new California hospital, demolish current one

Becker's Hospital Review – Feb. 28 Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has proposed a project that would demolish its existing San Jose (Calif.) Medical Center and construct a new hospital. After demolishing the current 250,000-square-foot medical center, the health system would build a 685,000-square-foot hospital, a new central utility plant and a parking structure, according to Kaiser environmental review documents. The existing hospital would maintain function at full capacity as the new hospital is being built.  "We are prepared to make substantial investments in upgrading our facilities to support our South Bay members and the ...

Featured Member: Thad Padua, MD

Thad Padua, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who has been a member of the Santa Clara County Medical Association for 32 years. Membership helps him to connect with other physicians in our community, stay knowledgeable about the world of medicine, help advocate for independent physicians, and learn about health resources available for physicians. He and his wife, Rosemarie R. Padua, MD, also a pediatrician, share a private practice together. In addition, Dr. Padua teaches the Stanford Family Medicine Residents at O’Connor Hospital and cares for children at the Pediatric Center ...

Highlights from Annual Meeting and Ratification of 2024 Officers

On November 14, the Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) hosted the Annual Meeting and Ratification of 2024 officers over Zoom. Guest Speaker, Immediate Past President of the California Medical Association (CMA), Donaldo Hernandez, MD, presented CMA efforts to change healthcare policy this past year and the future of healthcare. SCCMA President, Anlin Xu, MD summarized programs and events organized by the Association as well as Advocacy efforts from our membership.  Marc Chow, the new CEO/Executive Director of SCCMA, made his first address to the Association Recording will be available soon!