Your Daily COVID-19 News & Updates
MSNJ Member COVID-19 Update
April 21, 2020
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Guidance on Reopening Elective Surgery
The American College of Surgeons released a new guidance document to help health care facilities best prepare for resuming elective surgery. Read the guidance .

Read a joint statement from the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Association of perioperative Registered Nurses, and the American Hospital Association on: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic .
Governor Murphy Tours the New Field Medical Station at the Atlantic City Convention Center. See the tour , which features former President of MSNJ, Dr. Rick Scott.
New Jersey issuing temporary emergency licenses to international doctors to bolster workforce. Read more .
New COVID-19 Congressional Relief Calls for $500B in Federal Bailouts to States
U.S. senators, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) unveiled the rough outline for a $500 billion federal bailout to help states suffering with state and local tax revenues due to COVID-19. Read more .
S core MIPS Credit by Reporting COVID-19 Clinical Data
CMS announced that physicians participating in the Quality Payment Program can now earn MIPS credit for reporting data on clinical trials. To receive MIPS credit, physicians and others must attest that they participate in a COVID-19 clinical trial and report their findings through a clinical data repository or clinical data registry for the duration of their study. 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:
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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