COVID-19 UPDATE FROM MEDCHI
July 22, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

I hope your week is going well and you're finding relief from the heat. Here's what we want to share with you today:

UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS


  • The Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins are presenting "Love in the Time of Covid" to highlight CDC recommendations for providing sexual health services during the pandemic. The seminar will be held twice; at 12:15 pm on July 29 and again at 8:15 am on August 6.

YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED



  • The AMA has shared a collaborative telehealth impact survey to identify the challenges, barriers and benefits of telehealth implementation for physicians.

THE LATEST NEWS, INFORMATION, AND RESOURCES 

  • HHS extended the deadline for eligible Medicaid and CHIP physicians and organizations to submit information and apply for funding from the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund from July 20 until August 3, 2020. HHS has created a fact sheet explaining the application process and answering frequently asked questions. 


  • Here is this week's MedChi News, which includes COVID-19 news and other information.




MEDCHI IS YOUR ADVOCATE AND YOUR RESOURCE

  • We are aware of several services for physicians and other health care providers who would be interested in stress relief services during the time of the pandemic. The Physician Support Line was launched on March 30 to provide free counseling to doctors facing challenges during the pandemic. Its website describes it as a “national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.” More information is available at the website. The support line can be reached at 1-888-409-0141. Physicians in Maryland are reminded that stress or other issues can also be addressed by appointment through the Maryland Physicians Health Program, 410-962-5580 or 800-992-7010.
We are your advocate and your resource, and we're here for anything you need . Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO
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