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Member Center: Practicing Under COVID-19

The CDC offers the “Healthcare Professional Preparedness Checklist for Transport and Arrival of Patients with Confirmed or Possible COVID-19” at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/hcp-personnel-checklist.html

For CDC Guidelines on Office Building and Disinfecting, CLICK DISINFECT

CLICK "Guidance on COVID-19 for Health Care Providers in Pennsylvania"  that was issued by the Department of Health on May 9, 2020.

 

In case you missed the APMA COVID-19 Legislation/Resources Webinar from April 7, Click APMA COVID-19 Webinar April 7 for the PowerPoint.

FOR VIDEO CLICK: Steps to Doing a Telemedicine Visit to view. Presented by Jeff Dunkerley, DPM.
 
FOR VIDEO CLICK: Message from PPMA President Sabrina Minhas, DPM, During this Challenging Time to view. Presented by PPMA President Sabrina Minhas, DPM.

Medicare Advanced Payment Program Expanded The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of its accelerated and advanced payment program for Medicare participating healthcare providers and suppliers, to ensure they have the resources needed to combat the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). READ MORE

Approval of Federal Section 1135 Waiver Requests/CMS Response: March 27, 2020 Temporarily suspends Medicaid fee-for-service prior authorization requirements. Section 1135(b)(1)(C) allows for a waiver or modification of pre-approval requirements, including prior authorization processes required u r the State Plan for particular benefits. Click for entire article:Waivers on Medicaid Practices

Mediare's New Accelerated Payment Option for Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis. Go to https://www.cms.gov/files/document/Accelerated-and-Advanced-Payments-Fact-Sheet.pdf.

Recent Telemedicine Services Guidance for Licensed Health Care Practitioners (Podiatry Included) During Coronavirus Emergency New Telemedicine Services guidance recently issued applies to PODIATRY as well as other specialty boards.

Plan to Take the Following Actions if COVID-19 is Spreading in your Community (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)

1. Work with local and state public health organizations, healthcare coalitions, and other local partners to understand the impact and spread of the outbreak in your area.

2. Designate staff who will be responsible for caring for suspected or known COVID-19 patients. Ensure they are trained on the infection prevention and control recommendations for COVID-19 and proper use of personal protective equipment.

Governor Wolf Lifted Restrictions for Number of Online CE Contact Hours Attainedhttps://www.dos.pa.gov/Documents/2020-03-22-Continuing-Education-Suspensions.pdf (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)