April 7, 2020
To help physicians navigate the COVID-19 crisis, CMA offers a daily rundown of key stories and resources that will impact California physicians and their practices. Here are today’s top items:
PHYSICIANS IN FINANCIAL CRISIS:
As physician practices continue to struggle, CMA is increasing its advocacy efforts to ensure physicians get the help they need to keep their practices afloat.
On Tuesday, CMA sent a new survey urging physicians to share their stories about how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting your practice and your operations. Your stories will help us advocate for you.
CMA also joined the American Medical Association in a letter to HHS Secretary Azar regarding the $100 billion Public Health and Social Services Emergency fund created by the CARES Act.
In California , CMA has also asked Governor Gavin Newsom to require or incentivize health plans and insurers to provide supplemental financial assistance or stabilization grants for their network physicians that are financially distressed.
For the latest information on the programs available to help your practice, you can check our financial toolkit, which will be updated as new information becomes available, or download our recent free webinar highlighting financial assistance available for physician practices.