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MSNJ Member COVID-19 Update
April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Physicians Needed as Early as TONIGHT for COVID Field Hospital in Edison
All American Healthcare is currently staffing the COVID-19 Field Hospital at the NJ Convention & Expo Center in Edision. They need physicians as early as TONIGHT. They are paying $110/hour with 12 hour shifts (7am-7pm OR 7pm-7am). If interested, please contact All American Healthcare at (609) 838-9476 or email with the following information:
  • Your availability in APRIL: Which days in April are you available to work?
  • Your availability for MAY and JUNE if possible.
  • Days, Nights or Flexible?: Do you prefer the day shift (7am-7pm) or night shift (7pm-7am), and can you be flexible with regard to the hospital's evolving needs?
  • A copy of your resume
  • A copy of your Professional License
PPE will be provided on site. All American Healthcare is also currently staffing the Secaucus field hospital, and will soon be staffing the Atlantic City field hospital (later this month). If interested in either of those facilities, please contact them ASAP.
Emergency Fund Disbursements – Attestation Portal
The first $30 million of the emergency fund created under the CARES Act to physicians and other providers are being disbursed via direct payment. HHS has opened the  CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal . Physicians who have been allocated a payment from the initial $30 billion general distribution must sign an attestation confirming receipt of the funds and agree to the terms and conditions within 30 days of payment. Read the terms and conditions .

HHS partnered with UnitedHealth Group (UHG) to deliver the stimulus payments. Contact UHG at 866-569-3522 about eligibility, whether a payment has been issued, and where it was sent. Note, if a physician or practice did not already set up direct deposit through CMS or UHG’s Optum Pay, they will receive a check at a later date. If a physician or practice would like to set up direct deposit now they can call the UHG Provider Relations number.
Former President of MSNJ, Dr. Rick Scott, is serving as Chief Medical Officer at the Atlantic City Convention Center field hospital.  Read more .
Need hand sanitizer? Fill out the Interboro Hand Sanitizer Interest Form here
NIH says researchers have confirmed there are ways to decontaminate N95 masks so they can be reused. Read more .
Saliva test gets FDA approval. Read more .
PHYSICIAN SURVEY: COVID-19 Impact on your Practice – Present your Needs to the Government
MSNJ along with Rockpointe and other state medical societies are conducting a short survey to determine the impact of COVID-19 on physician practices. Answer survey questions regarding the impact of COVID-19 on staff reductions, the need for PPE, education, and telemedicine issues so it can be brought up with legislators and government administrators and used to help us get medical practices reopened. MSNJ urges you to complete this survey!
PRACTICE MANAGER SURVEY: COVID-19 Impact on the Healthcare Workplace
In addition to the physician survey as mentioned above, we are asking practice managers to provide input on the impact of COVID-19 from the practice administrator perspective . This will help governors and policy makers determine the specific needs of practices in your states. Please pass along.
MSNJ Medical Student Section Update - COVID-19
Neil Jain, Immediate-Past Chair of the MSNJ Medical Student Section (MSS), started a Medical Student Coalition to collect medical supplies such as N95/99 masks, face shields, sterile gloves, latex gloves, protective eye wear, as well as other necessary supplies for NJ hospitals state wide. They have partnered with MSNJ and MSNJ-MSS on this initiative. We applaud them on their outstanding efforts! Check out their website for more information and to donate. Watch their video below:
MSNJ Member News
The Medical Society of New Jersey has launched our new MSNJ Supports Our Docs campaign in order to share some positive news during the #COVID19 crisis. We want to hear the extraordinary stories of acts of kindness, compassionate care and service above and beyond the call of duty from our members and followers.

To contribute , e-mail your stories to or post your stories on your social media channels with the unique hashtag #MSNJSupportsDocs . We will then share these stories of hope and inspiration on our social media channels as appropriate. We thank you in advance for your participation!
Retired Medical Doctors and Medical Students Urged to Volunteer
The State of New Jersey is requesting help of retired Medical Doctors and Medical Students to volunteer to supplement the health care capacity on a temporary basis in regards to COVID-19. If you are healthy and able to provide medical care, you can sign-up using MSNJ's form , below:
The AMA issued new guidance for retired physicians who are being recruited to help healthcare systems overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 Education
MSNJ Member Discount: Endocannabinoid Educational Learning System
Medical Cannabis Deemed “Essential” and “Life-Sustaining”
In the current COVID-19 environment, state governments recognize medical cannabis as essential and life sustaining for many different qualifying medical conditions reinforcing the need for essential ECS knowledge. MSNJ has partnered with Havas ECS to give MSNJ members a 10% discount on their Educational Learning System which offers a 12 CME Credit Certification in Endocannabinoid Medicine.

When purchasing these modules, please register using the email address that MSNJ has on file.
Quality Institute Webinar: Using Telehealth to Maintain Primary Care for Patients
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Essential Healthcare Worker Support Group, Sponsored by Harmony Bay Wellness
  • Every Tuesday at 9:00am
  • Every Thursday at 8:00pm
  • Join Zoom Meeting 
  • Meeting ID: 707 535 492              
  • Password: 707535492
  • To access this meeting by phone without video, dial 646-558-8656.
Harvard Medical School COVID-19 CME Video Series
Recorded Videos:
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