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$55,000 Practice Support CalVaxGrant Available

Calling all small practices to participate in administering COVID-19 vaccines!

As California continues its efforts to vaccinate all eligible residents against COVID-19, the state is offering providers up to $55,000 to support vaccination efforts. Eligible providers can be reimbursed for related expenses incurred since November 2020 and through November 2021, including staffing and training (most common expenses), technology, infrastructure, supplies and equipment, and administrative overhead. The application cycle has been extended to Dec. 17, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. PT to allow CalVaxGrant applicants more time to begin and/or complete the myCAvax process. Funds are still first-come, first-served. CalVaxGrant APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED to Dec. 17, 2021! 

Small practice providers can apply to receive $10,000 for up to five vaccination sites. Funds can be used for costs and related expenses incurred since November 2020, including staffing, training, technology, infrastructure, supplies/equipment and administrative overhead. 

Local COVID-19 Resources:

The Sonoma County Medical Association closed its vaccine clinic operation on August 8, 2021. We are grateful to Santa Rosa Community Health for partnering with SCMA as our vaccine provider. A heartfelt THANK YOU to SRCH and our incredible vaccine clinic volunteers!  If you received your vaccine from the SCMA vaccine clinic and are looking for a booster, please contact your primary care provider for your booster shot.  Alternatively, you may visit this page for more info on Sonoma County vaccine providers.  

SCMA will continue to compile relevant resources to support our local medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility [11/21]                                          Covid-19 Vaccine Product Guide [11/21]

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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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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.

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Additional COVID-19 Resources

The New England Journal of Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccine Resource Center
A collection of resources on COVID-19 vaccines, including frequently asked questions, continuing medical education, published research, and commentary.