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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Healthcare Professionals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus that was initially detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019.

The CDC now expects the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to begin spreading within the U.S. and is urging the public and the healthcare community to prepare.

24-Hour Public Hotline

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Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free.

Financial Assistance & Support:

NEW Paycheck Protection Program Assistance (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), provides cash-flow assistance to employers who maintain their payroll during the coronavirus emergency. If employer maintains their payroll, up to eight weeks of loans would be forgiven.

Some Requirements:

  • Funds will be used to retain workers and maintain payroll or make mortgage, lease, and utility payments; excludes: individual employee compensation above $100,000 per year, prorated for the covered period
  • The applicant does not have any other application pending under this program for the same purpose; and
  • Available from February 15, 2020 until December 31, 2020
  • Application is 2 pages requires Tax Forms and Financial Documents
  • Interest Rate is 4%
  • Read more - US Chambers of Commerce Checklist

Eligible businesses may apply now. The loan form is found at:

https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/serv_da_all_loanapp_2_0_0_3.pdf

Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance

To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Other loan resources.

Department of Labor Resources

The New Jersey Department of Health has resources available on their websiteregarding employee benefits. Please view this charton COVID-19 scenarios and benefits available to employees. 

MSNJ Daily News Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19:

Telemedicine Resources:

MSNJ has identified several video conferencing platforms members can access to continue to see patients during the crisis:

New CMS Toolkits on Telehealth

Other Telehealth Guidance

Medical Malpractice Update

Click the button below to find your carrier and the information they are providing to help physicians during COVID-19. Please note: This link will be constantly updated, so please keep checking back.

CDC Clinical Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19):

For a comprehensive roundup of health care professional information and resources, visit the CDC's dedicated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpages

NJ Department of Health (COVID-19) Resources:

The NJ Department of Health’s website on coronavirus has helpful information for patients and physicians in New Jersey. 

AMA (COVID-19) Resources:

The American Medical Association offers a useful roundup of professional resources on their website, including CME opportunities. 

CMS (COVID-19) Resources:

Payer Guidance:

    Aetna

    Horizon BCBSNJ

    UnitedHealthcare

    Cigna

    Other (COVID-19) Articles/Guidance:

    (COVID-19) Education:

    Rockpointe and the Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME), in collaboration with MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, developed an online course to help physicians identify, diagnose, and act on potential cases of COVID-19. This free, hour-long webcourse has now been archived and is available to all clinicians:

    Webinar Recordings