COVID-19

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SSVMS staff are accepting PPE donations every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Sacramento Area Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Request Form

Donate to Operation ShieldsUp! to help us protect our physicians and others on the front lines.
Local hospitals are critically low on masks, but you can help! Sacramento area companies Repkord, T.Check and The Hacker Lab are manufacturing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Face Shields for SSVMS to distribute at no cost to clinics and hospitals, but donations are needed to help pay for the supplies. 

If you want to donate via check make payable to:
Community Service, Education and Research Fund of SSVMS
5380 Elvas Ave. Suite 214
Sacramento, CA 95819
EIN: 23-7003581

Operation ShieldsUp! Volunteer Form

Makers and Crafters needed to help with the surgical mask shortage!

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Guidance for Physician Offices and Clinics

HHS Removes HIPAA penalties for telehealth during COVID Pandemic

Resources for Physician Wellness


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

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Important new guidance on billing Medicare for professional telehealth services during the public health emergency

Thursday, April 2, 2020

When billing professional claims for non-traditional telehealth services, you should bill with the place of service equal to what it would have been in the absence of a public health emergency.

Some physician licensing requirements waived during COVID-19 response

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Medical Board of California is working closely with DCA to determine what licensing requirement waivers would best allow individuals to continue assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Physicians can prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder based on telephone evaluation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Physicians managing patients with opioid use disorder can now prescribe buprenorphine to new or existing patients based on a telephone visit as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Statewide Resources


The California Medical Association (CMA) has published a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) resource to answer the most common questions we receive from physicians during the COVID-19 outbreak. We hope this FAQ will serve as a resource for you during these unprecedented and trying times.

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Congress passes historic COVID-19 aid and economic relief legislation
March 26, 2020

CMA Launches Series of Webinars on Topics Such as Telehealth, Reimbursement, Employment Paractices and More
March 26 - 31, 2020

COVID-19 Telehealth Response (PDF)
March 23, 2020

President suspends HIPAA penalties to facilitate telehealth, effective immediately
March 17, 2020

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet  (CMS, 03/17/20)

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak (CMS Press Release, 03/17/20)
March 16, 2020

 

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