House advances legislation to tighten FDA oversight of pharma

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his Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • FREE PPE! Reserve TODAY, July 21, 2020, at org/PPE. California News
  • MOASC Sponsors survey due Friday MOASC News
  • House advances legislation to tighten FDA oversight of pharma. National News

No later than TODAY, July 21, 2020, physicians MUST reserve their FREE PPE at cmadocs.org/PPE. The State of California is making millions of pieces of medical-grade PPE – including N95 masks, surgical masks, shields, gowns, and gloves – available FREE to physician practices, with 50 or fewer health care providers, regardless of CMA membership. To read more click here and go to California News.

A House of Representatives panel last week advanced legislation that would tighten FDA oversight of orphan drugs, pharmaceutical manufacturing, generic drug labeling and imported medical devices. To read more click here and go to National News.

As a second wave of states quarantine, CMS continues to host varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions and share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. To read more click here and go to CMS News.

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July 21, 2020

This Weekly’s Hot Topics

  • Noridian has information and guidance related to COVID-19. Noridian News
  • Coronavirus in California now at highest level since the pandemic began. MOASC News
  • Medicare Part B Advanced Payment, Repayment and Recoupment Process. CMS News

The CMA and the California Health and Human Services Agency in partnership with CAPA and OPSC is hosting monthly virtual grand rounds on COVID-19. CME are available. Are you a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant likely to encounter COVID-19 in your medical practice? For more information click here and go to California News.

Lenovo has launched its Virtual Care service to help doctors manage chronically ill patients through home kits that include biometric devices to measure blood pressure and glucose levels and a Lenovo tablet programmed with “Rosie,” a smart assistant that guides patients through their customized health plans. For more information click here and go to National News.

COVID-19 Medicare Part B Advanced Payment, Repayment and Recoupment Process: If you requested and received accelerated or advanced payments from Medicare due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, this learning session is for you. CMS expanded the accelerated and advance payment program for financial hardship relief during the COVID-19 public health emergency. For more information click here and go to CMS News.

Being informed keeps patients in charge of their journey. Ensure your patients gain knowledge about issues that matter to them. Invite your patients to join you on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 for the Community Oncology Advocacy Summit: Cancer Care in a COVID-19 World.  For more information click here and go to Affiliate Association News.

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July 9, 2020