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CMA encourages federal gov’t to support community providers as COVID-19 vaccinators

CMA is urging the Biden Administration to take actions to support increased participation by community providers, including independent and small physician practices, in the COVID vaccine network, such as.

HHS announces new funding to increase vaccinations in rural communities

HHS recently announced the availability of nearly $1 billion for rural clinics and hospitals to strengthen COVID-19 response efforts and increase vaccinations in rural communities across the country.

FDA approves vaccine for 12+; CMA hosts webinar for those interested in administering vaccine in teens

The FDA granted the highly anticipated approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15. 

Are you interested in becoming a VA community provider?

In 2018, Congress passed a law that established the Community Care Program to ensure veterans receive timely, high-quality care by expanding their ability to receive care from providers in their communities.

CMA president statement in response to continued threats against public health officers

CMA President Peter N. Bretan, Jr., M.D., issued the following statement in response to continued attacks on public health officers, including recent death threats against Phoung Luu, M.D., public health officer for Yuba and Sutter counties:

Biden Administration eases restrictions on MAT for opioid addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released new guidelines that would expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder by making it easier for physicians to prescribe buprenorphine.

CMA partner Aledade helps physicians get over $83M in 2020 shared savings

Aledade is pleased to announce that preliminary results for the 2020 Medicare Shared Savings Program project $83.5 million in savings that will be distributed directly back to its partner-practices. 

HHS launches new reimbursement program for COVID-19 vaccine fees not covered by insurance

Today, HHS announced a new program that will cover the costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.

CMA hosting webinar on Info Blocking rule for pediatric practices

CMA is hosting a webinar that will help pediatricians understand the Information Blocking Rule, how to comply and how they can best interact with their patients and their families. 

PHC partners with Health Net on cultural competency education series

PHC today announced the launch of a seven-part cultural competency education series for California health care providers. The comprehensive series focuses on educating providers on how to deliver culturally competent care in diverse communities. The series will better equip providers to overcome health disparities that are driven by: