ACCELERATED PAYMENT PROGRAM FOR MEDICARE PROVIDERS AND SUPPLIERS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

April 3, 2020
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MLMIC: TELEHEALTH IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

April 1, 2020

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BORROWING UNDER THE CARES ACT

March 27, 2020

BORROWING UNDER THE CARES ACT

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CMS is expanding Medicare’s telehealth benefits

March 27, 2020

CMS is expanding Medicare’s telehealth benefits under the 1135 waiver authority and the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

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World Health Organization – on COVID-19 Myths

March 22, 2020

There is much misinformation about the virus and many questions regarding novel ways to fight it. The World Health Organization addresses many of the myths Here. Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus? Covid in areas with hot and humid climates Can hot baths prevent the new coronavirus disease Can regularly rinsing…

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SCMS Making a Difference: Dr. Dowling and Dr. Choi – Reducing Risks for Physicians and Patients

March 20, 2020

While in-office evaluations are ideal, the pros/cons tips the scale towards telehealth for many. This maybe most important for patient care at this time CMS expansion of telehealth and the relaxation of HIPAA enforcement during this pandemic crisis are so critical to our strategies to minimize cases and deaths. Our physicians reached out to key…

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Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) II

March 20, 2020

What is this: (From the DOH website) “The FY 2021 Budget reconstitutes the MRT, bringing stakeholders who bring experience as health care providers back to the table to find solutions that will once again contain spending growth so that this critical program that provides health care to more than 6 million New Yorkers remains financially…

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Update from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

March 19, 2020

For Immediate Release March 17, 2020 Contact: Press.Office@Suffolkcountyny.gov SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE URGES RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP FOR SMART911 TO ASSIST CORONAVIRUS AWARENESS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS New Capability Will Empower Individuals to Share Critical Medical Information for More Informed Emergency Response  County Executive Announces Suffolk Residents Can Now Text COVIDSUFFOLK to 67283 to Receive Latest Developments…

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Telehealth use in Covid-19 Health Emergency

March 18, 2020

For any Medicare beneficiary that can be seen through video, telehealth AND the OCR (Office of Civil Rights) has announced that they will relax enforcement on HIPAA for professionals using cell phone apps such as FaceTime, Skype, to see patients if they act in good faith, during this pandemic crisis.  See the links below. Limitations…

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SCMS President update

March 18, 2020

Hi, this is Dr Schoor again, President of the Suffolk County Medical Society.  I just wanted to give an update as best I can. The President of the United States along with CMS director Seem Verma gave a press conference yesterday afternoon.  CMS is streamlining the process for telemedicine and for reimbursement for that service. …

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