COVID-19 Resources

Click on “+” next to each header to access more information you and your practice can use about COVID-19.

NEWS ON RHEUMATOLOGY MATTERS – COVID 19 ISSUE

To access the News on Rheumatology Matter – COVID 19 issue – click here

CLINIC

Tips for Top Notch Documentation of your PPP Loan and HHS Provider Relief Program – webinar  handout

Paycheck Protection Program Loans – article

ACR – Guiding Principles on Urgent vs Non-Urgent Services – handout

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund – website

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal – website

Track Your Employee Each Day – handout

CDC Get Your Clinic Ready – handout

Hart Heath Strategies Resources for Small Businesses – handout

Hart Health Strategies Federal Relief Information – article

CMS Announces Relief for MIPS and other Programs – article

CMS announces expansion of Accelerated and Advance Payment Program for Medicare providers and suppliers – handout

Small Business Administrations’s 7(a) loan program – article

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) document prepared by congressional staff on the Phase III coronavirus legislation – the CARES Act – handout

Physician Provisions in CARES Act – article

Tax provisions in CARES Act – article

Small Business Paycheck Protection – Summary – article

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program FAQ resource page – article

State Resources Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic – handout

PATIENT RESOURCES

AbbVie

The Complete programs are always available to support new and continuing patients with product education and access support. AbbVie’s Complete resources are full operational. By contacting the product’s complete program you can also learn about the new MyAbbVie Assist Interim Assistance program. This resource will provide medication at no charge for people who have recently lost their job and no longer have commercial insurance coverage.

HUMIRA Complete: 1-800-4HUMIRA (1-800-448-6472)
RINVOQ Complete: 1-800-2RINVOQ (1-800-274-6867)

Additional information may also be found on these website: HUMIRA Complete          RINVOQ Complete

BMS

BMS expanded their patient support program to provide free medication to those that have lost their job or are from another country and are unable to return home to access their medications.

For additional information click here.

COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program funded by the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.

For additional information click here.

Horizon

Horizon Therapeutics update.

Myriad

Patient Assistance information.

UCB

ucbCARES stands ready to help anyone impacted by COVID-19 find answers to their questions and ensuring they receive the respect and care they deserve during this concerning time. Our team is able to provide information related to UCB products as well as our expanded patient assistance programs for those impacted by COVID-19.

Contact ucbCARES at +1-844-599-CARE (2273), via email at UCBCares@ucb.com, or visit: https://ucb-usa.com/Patients/Patients

Additional information on UCB’s response, including on our supply chain and clinical trials is available here: https://ucb-usa.com/stories-media/UCB-U-S-News/detail/article/UCB-Statement-on-COVID-19-Outbreak

Janssen

As a reminder, Janssen CarePath continues to offer programs supporting patients with different needs:  For eligible commercially insured patients starting or continuing on certain Janssen medicines, programs that help patients lower their out-of-pocket costs; For patients who have lost their jobs and insurance coverage, Janssen CarePath can provide a referral to independent foundations that offer free medicines; and for new patients starting on most Janssen medicines, free trial product programs

TOWN HALL

Coronavirus Town Hall hosted by NORM on March 18, 2020.

Recording: (available 3/18 afternoon) ~ link

Slides available here

YOUR STAFF

Understanding the Families Coronavirus Response Act Q&A Webinar – Webinar

Scott Warwick, JD, MLHR, CEQC, SHRM-SCP website for Coronavirus information include two current files on Healthcare Workers and Responders the Families Response Act and Providers with less than 50 employees and the Families Response Act – Website

Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill with Paid-Leave Mandate – article

Family Medical Leave Act – https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

Sequence for Putting On Personal Protective Equipment handout

Personal Protective Equipment- handout

Interim Infection and Disease Control – handout

Return to Work Criteria – article

Health Care Workers on the Front Lines – handout

LETTERS FROM PHARMA

Genentech letter

UCB letter

Janssen letter

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE CARES ACT and OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Panel Discussion: The CARES Act and Other Financial Assistance For Your Practice

Tuesday, April 21 from 2pm – 4pm EDT

Join us as a panel of experts in healthcare business consulting discuss the benefits and risks of various financial and tax assistance programs, most of which are provided through the recently passes CARES.

Panelists:

Toby D. Clary, CPA, CVA
Shareholder, Soukup, Bush & Associates

Amanda L. Waesch, JD
Executive Committee, BMD LLC

Sean M. Weiss, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CMPE, CPC
Partner & Vice President of Compliance, Doctors Management

David J. Zetter, PHR, SHRM-CP, CHCC, CPCO, CPC, COC, PCS, FCS, CHBC, CMUP, PESC, CMAP, CMAPA, CMMP
Founder, Zetter Healthcare Management Consultants
President-Elect, National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants

Host:

Jay Salliotte
President, National Organization of Rheumatology Managers

Moderator:

Michelle Owen
Board Member, National Organization of Rheumatology Managers

To view the Panel Discussion Recording click here.

To view the panel discussion slide deck click here.

Handouts provided:

AMA physician practice financial relief guide 4-8-2020

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund HHS.gov-4.20.2020

HHS relief fund payment terms and conditions 04132020

Tax Provisions in the CARES Act

CODING

CDC Official Guidelines for Coding – article

Aetna Interim Coding Information – article

COVID19 and UCD10 Diagnosis Coding – article

Cigna’s Interim Billing Guidelines – article

Cigna’s resources for Medicare Providers – article

TELEHEALTH

NORM Telehealth Webinar presented by Jean Acevedo – website
This website also contains handouts used in then Webinar.
Remember that the data included in this webinar was accurate as of the time webinar.

Telemedicine, Virtual Visits & Digital E/M Services Update Webinar Attendee Q&A Summary – handout

TeleHealth (MDM and Time) Clearing Up The Confusion, by Sean Weiss DoctorsManagement – article

There is a Pandemic (DoctorsManagement) – article

Hart Health Telehealth payments in Response to COVID19 Pandemic – article

Hart Health Strategies Telehealth Information (Summary of CMS changes) – article

CMS – Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions – handout

CMS – Medicare TeleMedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet – article

AMA applauds Medicare telemedicine change – article

AMA Quick Guide to telemedicine – article

Medicare Coverage and Payment Related COVID – handout

Vendor Options – article

ACR Fact Sheet – article

United Healthcare Extends Temporary Telehealth Expansion and Reimbursement Through
Sept. 30, 2020 – article

OTHER RESOURCES

American Rheumatology Network- resources

DoctorsManagement Resource Center – article

NICA Toolkit – https://infusioncenter.org/covid-19/

Responding to COVID19 – Cardinal Health – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6322219754055508494

Respond to COVID19 – Cardinal Health – Slides

CDC COVID19 Resources – website

National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialist COVID19 resource site – website

NC Department of Health & Human Services – Interim Guide for Discontinuation of Home Isolation – Instructions

NC Department of Health & Human Services – Outpatient Triage Assessment Guidelines – handout

MetroMedical Letter regarding distribution – handout

Message from RxVantage – handout and video

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