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Local Ventura COVID-19 Resources:

The physicians of VCMA are spearheading activities to Stop the Surge and Save Lives

The mission:  To stop the pandemic in Ventura County by utilizing SQ Regen Cov at the earliest opportunity for Covid-19 infected individuals and their household contacts. (In conjunction with vaccine and public health measures)

End of the COVID-19 Emergency: What Physicians Need to Know

Monoclonal Antibodies

Monoclonal Antibodies are laboratory made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful antigens, such as viruses. The Monoclonal antibodies in Regen Cov are specifically directed against the spike protein of the SARS-COV-2 virus (COVID-19) and block the viral attachment and entry into human cells. VCMA is coordinating a Countywide effort to establish sites offering SQ therapy to eligible (based on criteria) patients.  FDA-EUA; NEJM-8.10.21

Click here for more information on Monoclonal Antibody Treatment:

https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-information/


Ordering Monoclonal Antibodies -  For Medical Practices establishing a pathway to treat COVID-19 positive patients with Anti-COVID Therapy. The ordering process is streamlined to help save lives. This link allows medical practices to fill out the application, it takes a few days to be processed.

Patient Criteria

Physician Referral Instructions  There are now multiple resources providing COVID Monoclonal Antibody MAb therapy (subQ), in Ventura County through physician referral or patient (after positive test) self-referral.

Primary Medical Group, - if you are interested in scheduling treatment, email  at: covidresponse@primarymedical.net or call: 805-702-8339

1st Stop Urgent Care is also offering the treatment. They are located at 2275 Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA 93010. Website: 1ststopurgentcare.com. Phone: 805-388-3732.

Mobile Wellness Clinic, 818-232-5788; Dr. Mohammed Rezai will administer MAb in homes throughout Ventura County More information: https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/monoclonal-antibody-treatment-information/


Volunteers - Physician volunteers will be needed to screen patients (by phone) that do not have a PCP for referral.  To volunteer (a few hours a day or week) - send an email with your contact information and availability to: venturacma21@gmail.com


Ventura County COVID Stats, Vaccine and Testing Site Resources: www.venturacountyrecovers.org 

Employee Masking Mandate: CMA Q&A

Inappropriate Medical Exemptions

Combatting Vaccine Hesitancy:  Message from VCMA President    Educational Poster

Additional mRNA Dose

For more information, or if you are interested in scheduling treatment, email Primary Medical Group at: covidresponse@primarymedical.net or call: 805-702-8339


Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

Medi-Cal now covering Merck's commercial COVID-19 antiviral Lagevrio

Friday, December 22, 2023

DHCS recently announced that Merck’s new commercial Lagevrio (molnupiravir) COVID-19 anti-viral drug is now a covered Medi-Cal Rx benefit.

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., elected vice speaker of the CMA House of Delegates

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., was newly elected as vice speaker of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates at the association’s annual meeting this past weekend. He will join Speaker Jack Chou, M.D. , on the dais to lead delegates as they shepherd resolutions into successful policy.

DHCS system issue caused erroneous denials of four COVID-19 vaccine admin codes

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

CMA has been made aware of a DHCS system issue that caused erroneous denials for four COVID-19 vaccine administration codes approved for use on April 18, 2023.  The system issue affected all claims submitted with these four codes. DHCS updated its system at the end of September 2023 and advised that an Erroneous Payment Correction (EPC) will be implemented to automatically reprocess the claims that erroneously denied with RAD Code 0037. CMA is waiting to hear back from DHCS on the timing o...

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