A VIDEO MESSAGE FROM MASA 5.14.20

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WEBINARS

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 2:00 PM – MASA Town Hall #2 “Re-Opening Your Center”to view Town Hall (you have to forward video once in)

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DOCUMENTS FROM TOWN HALL 5/7/20

For those that accepted HHS money here is the contact information of an attorney we used to draft our HHS Fund Policy.  The work is reasonably priced  and we think her work will assist us with any potential  future HHS audit.  Amanda Waesch (alwaesch@bmdllc.com)

Protection of the anesthesia machines and patients, to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Sample Checklist-Reopening-Ambulatory-Practices Coverys
Covid Medical Necessity FORM
SD Post-COVID Recovery – OR Manager Webinar

Certain Filtering Facepiece Respirators from China May Not Provide Adequate Respiratory Protection – Letter to Health Care Providers

The link to the FDA’s EUA page

https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-legal-regulatory-and-policy-framework/emergency-use-authorization#covidppe

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fhealthcare-facilities%2Fhcp-return-work.html

 

Thursday, April 30th, 2:00 PM – MASA Town Hall “Re-Opening Your Center” – CLICK HERE TO VIEW TOWNHALL RECORDING (USE PASSWORD:    7z#?Q67!)

DOCUMENTS FROM TOWN HALL 4/30/20
Chat Log (MASA TOWN HALL CHAT+QUESTIONS 4.30.20)
ComplianceOne – Keep your employees safe from COVID-19 FREE tool
BASC Open Checklist Final
References for cleaning masks
ASCA – COVID Scoring System
MI Chamber of Commerce – AVAILABLE PPE List of Suppliers
Sample Surgery and Anesthesia Consent Form (Texas)
Special Consent Form for Elective Surgery (Arete Surgery Center)
OASC Reopening Checklist
Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic (American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, American Hospital Association)

Tools – Keyes Life Safety Compliance

Download the following forms which will help you comply with inspection, testing, and maintenance activities.

www.keyeslifesafety.com – https://www.keyeslifesafety.com/tools/

 

Emergency Preparedness Resources – Compliance One Group

About Carrie Kotecki Director of Emergency Preparedness. As the retired Director of Emergency Services for Bronson Healthcare Group in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Carrie has more than 38 years of experience providing 24-hour oversight of a Level One trauma center with an annual census of 98,000 visits, a 20-bed admission unit, 24/7 admission transfer center, and the overall responsibility of … https://www.complianceonegroup.com/covid19/

www.complianceonegroup.com

 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 11:30 AM – CARES ACT PROVIDER RELIEF PAYMENTS:  ARE THERE STRINGS ATTACHED TO “NO STRINGS ATTACHED” MONEY? – presented by Butzel Long.  CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLES AND WEBINAR

PAST Webinars

The Upside of Down Time – Margaret Acker, ComplianceOneCall in information the Upside of Downtime

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.  P: 248-889-8578  C: 248-390-8040   dean@sisagency.com

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

GOVERNOR WHITMER EXECUTIVE ORDERS COVID

MDHHS Guidance on EO 2020-17

BCBS CPT/billing codes COVID 19

NOTICE AUTOMATIC EXTENSION OF STATE AND INCOME TAX FILING DEADLINES

EXECUTIVE ORDER
No. 2020-30
Temporary relief from certain restrictions and requirements governing the provision of medical services

PPE Prep Form

Urgent Surgery Form

Guide to MI Unemployment

Michigan Department Community Health COVID 19

Resources for Workers and Employers Affected by COVID-19 MICHIGAN (click here for memo)

Updated ASA, APSF, AAAA and AANA Joint Statement on PPE Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 3/25/20

N95 Mask Alternatives
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirators-strategy/crisis-alternate-strategies.html

Small hospitals, surgery centers struggle to stay viable in face of coronavirus CRAINS

Federal:

Center for Disease Control

COVID-19 Emergency Response Service Expansion Checklist

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

 

SBA Issues Interim Final Rule on Paycheck Protection Program

CMS Q&A Sheet – Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease (COVID19) in Outpatient Settings: FAQs and Considerations 3/30/20

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

CMS Expands ASCs’ Ability to Assist with COVID-19 Response

Updated: March 30, 2020

COVID-19: American Academy of Ophthalmology List of Urgent/Emergent Ophthalmology Procedures

Updated: March 30, 2020

Surge Capacity

Updated: March 25, 2020

Developed by ASCA to share with federal leaders, this document outlines scenarios in which ASCs could be activated to help handle surgical overflow from hospitals that are at treatment capacity due to COVID-19.

ASCA Tool Helps ASCs Support Community-Wide COVID-19 Response

Updated: March 23, 2020

COVID-19: American Society of Anesthesiologists Recommendations for Anesthesia Management

Updated: March 23, 2020

COVID-19: A Message to ASCs

Updated: March 20, 2020

ASC Focus Digital Debut: ASCs Implement COVID-19 Safety Measures

Published: March 19, 2020

Webinar Recording: COVID-19 Updates for ASCs

Updated: March 19, 2020This webinar outlines the latest updates on the federal regulatory and clinical concerns ASCs are facing.

COVID-19: Guidance for ASCs on Necessary Surgeries

Updated: March 19, 2020

COVID-19: An Interview with ASCA CEO Bill Prentice

Updated: March 19, 2020

ASC Locations, Specialties and Available ORs

Updated: March 19, 2020

Statement from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Regarding Elective Surgery and COVID-19

Updated: March 16, 2020Learn more about the ASCs throughout the country, the specialties they serve and the number of ORs they maintain. Need more information? Contact Kara Newbury at knewbury@ascassociation.org.

ASCA 2020 and COVID-19

Updated: March 12, 2020

Resources for States

1135 Waivers

Last Updated: March 20, 2020Learn more about which states have received 1135 waivers.

State Guidance on Elective Surgeries

Last Updated: March 23, 2020Learn more about how states are providing guidance to ASCs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kaiser Family Foundation: State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus

The Kaiser Family Foundation provides information on state policy actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

National Governors Association: State Responses

The National Governors Association provides information on state policy actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Federal/Accrediting Organization Announcements

CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations

CMS provides recommendations on adult elective surgery and procedures.

Accrediting Organizations Announce Survey Suspensions

All the ASC accrediting bodies are postponing surveys. Find out if your ASC is affected.

The Joint CommissionAmerican Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)HFAP

US Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters


General Overview of COVID-19

American College of Surgeons: COVID-19 Guidance for Triage of Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures

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.

CDC: Coronavirus disease 2019 and you

Basic one-pager from the CDC that answers questions such as “What is coronavirus disease 2019?” and “How does COVID-19 spread?”

Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States

This interim guidance outlines goals and strategies for all US healthcare facilities to prepare for and respond to community spread of COVID-19.


Human Resources

Information from the US Department of Labor

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.

Waller Law Resource Guide

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.”

Harvard Business Review: What are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus?

Offers a calm approach to a prepared response for employers. Communication and alleviating stress and anxiety are emphasized.

Client Alert: COVID-19 Labor & Employment FAQs – You’ve Asked, We’ve Answered

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.

Fisher Phillips: Comprehensive and Updated FAQs for Employers on the COVID-19 Coronavirus

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


Infection Prevention

CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals

This website provides information for healthcare professionals regarding “Persons Under Investigation,” “Clinical Care,” “Infection Control” and “Supply of Personal Protective Equipment.”

OSHA COVID-19 Control and Prevention

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.

CDC: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE

This website offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of PPE in healthcare settings when there is limited supply.

CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings

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.


Visual Resources

CDC: COVID-19 Risk Assessment by Country

Color-coded map sorted by country transmission level.

JHU Coronavirus Resource Center, Interactive Trackers

This frequently updated webpage offers a breakdown of cases and recovered cases.


CDC Recorded Webinars

Friday, March 13, 2020: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Update and Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations

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.

Friday, March 5: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Update – What Clinicians Need to Know to Prepare for COVID-19 in the United States

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.


Myth BustingWorld Health OrganizationWHO has created effective infographics debunking myths and providing quick answers to commonly asked questions, e.g. “Does taking a hot bath prevent the new coronavirus disease?”