265 Church Street, 14th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-687-4422
Fax: 475-202-6844
PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW
June 12, 2020
 

Re:        COVID-19 Update
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Dear CMG Providers,


Essential updates for today:

  • Please see today's summary from the CDC and DPH here. 

  • To help guide our practices, we have created a recovery toolkit. Please click here to view. If you have any trouble viewing, you can also access the toolkit on our COVID-19 website page under 'Helpful Links.'


  • YNHH has update their PPE policies. Click here to view the revised PPE and please click here for an FAQ sheet on the new guidelines. They are also posted on our website.

  • Click here to view Updated COVIDÔÇÉ19 Guidance for Healthcare Providers (Physicians, APRNs, PAs, & RNs) from the DPH.

  • New Financial Relief Available for Pediatricians. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgeons will finally be able to access financial relief from the Provider Relief Fund. HHS announced today that they are making approximately $15 billion available to Medicaid and CHIP providers who have been left out of previous waves of financial relief. Please click here for more information from the AAP and here for a link to the CMS website.

  • Perks and Freebies for COVID-19 Healthcare Workers: An extensive list of discounts and freebies available to healthcare workers, last updated on 6/8/2020. Deals include $10 off your first $50+ Walmart grocery order and 10% off any orders at Panda Express and Outback Steakhouse.

  • The rest of our COVID-19 resources can be found on our website.

  • We have received many questions regarding approaches to asymptomatic screening of healthcare workers and staff for Coronavirus as part of the recovery process. There is not a clear consensus yet on the best approach to this issue. We are exploring numerous options and reviewing guidelines and recommendations. We do not have a specific recommendation at this time, but will provide more information when we are able.

  • I hope you all have a well deserved restful and relaxing weekend, enjoying the nice weather and sharing time with family and friends in a safe and enjoyable manner.

Stay safe. Be well. God bless.

Best,


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD
President, Community Medical Group