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Thursday, April 2nd, 2:00 PM – The Upside of Down Time – Margaret Acker, ComplianceOne – Call in information the Upside of Downtime
Wednesday, April 1st, 2:00 PM
COVID-19- Malpractice and Business Insurance Updates – Dean Schink, President, Specialized Insurance Services – information will be posted on this webinar 4/2/20
Dean Schink, CIC, LIC – President, Specialized Insurance Services Agency, Inc.
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An Employer’s Guide to the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Paid Leave and Expanded FMLA Requirements 3/25/2020
Butzel Long – Families First Act Webinar – 20200325 (click for presentation)
Executive Orders on COVID-19: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
Butzel Long – Families First Act Webinar – 20200325 Butzel Long – Executive Orders on COVID 19 – What Healthcare Providers Need to Know – Final (click for presentation)
State of Michigan
Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services
GOVERNOR WHITMER EXECUTIVE ORDERS COVID
Updated: April 6, 2020 This checklist, developed by ASCA, is designed to help ASCs identify the basic elements they need to consider before providing expanded services under the temporary rules and waivers the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced during the national emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The checklist does not cover every circumstance that might warrant consideration and does not represent official ASCA policy or constitute legal advice. ASCs should consult with legal counsel, their financial advisers and clinical experts before proceeding with any expansion of services. Download Checklist
Information from ASCA (click this link to ASCA COVID PAGE)
H.R. 748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Small Business Loans-3.27.20-CARES ASC FINAL
Resources for States
Last Updated: March 20, 2020Learn more about which states have received 1135 waivers.
Last Updated: March 23, 2020Learn more about how states are providing guidance to ASCs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Kaiser Family Foundation provides information on state policy actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The National Governors Association provides information on state policy actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Federal/Accrediting Organization Announcements
CMS provides recommendations on adult elective surgery and procedures.
All the ASC accrediting bodies are postponing surveys. Find out if your ASC is affected.
Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters
General Overview of COVID-19
The American College of Surgeons provides triage guidance and an elective surgery acuity scale with recommendations on the locations where patients can get the care they need.
Basic one-pager from the CDC that answers questions such as “What is coronavirus disease 2019?” and “How does COVID-19 spread?”
This interim guidance outlines goals and strategies for all US healthcare facilities to prepare for and respond to community spread of COVID-19.
The Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics or other public health emergencies including their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
This webpage provides HR information regarding COVID-19 on “Steps to Take if an Employee has Tested Positive for COVID-19,” “ADA Guidance on Coronavirus,” “Healthcare Employers FAQ,” “Wage and Payroll Practices” and “the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.”
Offers a calm approach to a prepared response for employers. Communication and alleviating stress and anxiety are emphasized.
Due to the current state of affairs surrounding COVID-19, employers are facing challenges not typically encountered in their day-to-day roles. This is a compilation of FAQs regarding this particularly difficult, ever-changing situation.
Last Updated: March 15, 2020Fisher Phillips assembled a cross-disciplinary taskforce of attorneys across the country to address the many employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus—especially since the World Health Organization declared the outbreak to be a pandemic. The COVID-19 Taskforce created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which has been continually updated since it was first published on March 3 and will continue to be updated as events warrant.Sections of the document are dedicated to workplace safety and healthcare/HIPAA issues
This website provides information for healthcare professionals regarding “Persons Under Investigation,” “Clinical Care,” “Infection Control” and “Supply of Personal Protective Equipment.”
This interim guidance from OSHA aims to help prevent worker exposure to COVID-19. A dropdown menu provides information targeted to different occupations that have higher exposure risk, including healthcare workers and employers.
This website offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of PPE in healthcare settings when there is limited supply.
This interim guidance has been updated based on currently available information about COVID-19 and the current situation which includes reports of cases of community transmission, infections identified in healthcare personnel (HCP), and shortages of facemasks, N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) (commonly known as N95 respirators), and gown.
Color-coded map sorted by country transmission level.
This frequently updated webpage offers a breakdown of cases and recovered cases.
CDC Recorded Webinars
During this COCA Call, presenters focus on current information about COVID-19 and provide clinicians with updated information on implementing infection prevention and control measures, assessing risks for exposures, and optimizing the use of personal protective equipment supplies.The webinar is recorded (lasting just under an hour) and includes visuals.
During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn what they can do to prepare for COVID-19 including identifying persons under investigation, applying infection prevention and control measures, assessing risks for exposures, optimizing the use of personal protective equipment supplies, and managing and caring for patients (inpatient and at home).The webinar is recorded (lasting just over an hour) and includes visuals.