NJAASC has curated authoritative information and a list of resources for our Membership’s reference. We will continue to update this as more information becomes available.
PAST COVID E-BLAST HAVE BEEN ARCHIVED DUE TO SPACE RESTRAINTS AND TO KEEP THINGS CURRENT.
LABS STUGGLE WITH DELAYED TEST RESULTS – 7/13/20
Not like we did not know this already, but here is an article regarding testing problems.
We are still awaiting an official response from the Department to the letter sent last week, regarding pre-op COVID testing for ASCs.
WE NEED TO MONITOR THIS FOR IMPLICATIONS -7/13/20
As everyone is certainly aware, the state is in a terrible financial situation.
The Governor wants to borrow an unprecedented amount of money to cover the budget deficit. A temporary budget was approved that runs into September, after that is anybody’s guess.
So ASCs need to be aware that this borrowing will obviously be followed by taxes-increases. Specifically we have to monitor any attempt to increase or expand the Ambulatory Assessment.
As part of the larger healthcare coalition, we will be asking legislative leadership to outline any revenue raisers that will affect the health care community.
We will keep you informed.
State leaders reach a deal on borrowing bill, sources say
The Murphy administration and lawmakers have struck a deal on a bill authorizing borrowing of billions of dollars to close a budget deficit caused by the pandemic, two sources confirmed to POLITICO.
The governor is expected to give the details on the proposal at his 1 p.m. press conference Friday in Trenton. Senate President Steve Sweeney had raised issues with the bill, citing concerns over the amount the administration wanted to borrow and the length of time it would take to repay. He indicated recently that a deal could be forthcoming.
For months Murphy has threatened dramatic cuts to state services if he isn’t given the authority to drum up money through a newly established Federal Reserve program to purchase state and municipal debt. Thursday he was demanding his cabinet members cut 15 percent of their department budgets to accommodate revenue shortfalls and growing expenditures.
The bill is a controversial one and Republicans have vowed to sue if the borrowing plan becomes law. Republican 2021 gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli threatened a lawsuit in May and Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick and state Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt — also potential Republican candidates for governor— vowed to sue in June.
ONE ROOM CENTERS, PLEASE READ – 7/13/20
While COVID is still of tremendous concern, we must get back to the business of business.
As stated earlier, the Department has started (June) surveys of RSPs for licensure.
This is still not progressing as it should- and it has been three years since the law was enacted, and we still have a lot of centers not licensed.
I have a conference call with the Assistant Commissioner for CN&L on Wednesday.
If you have any questions or concerns, please get them to me so I can raise them with the Commissioner.
STERILE PROCESSING COURSE- 7/13/20