Your Daily COVID-19 News & Updates
MSNJ Member COVID-19 Update
April 24, 2020
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
House Passes COVID-19 Legislation
The House of Representatives passed the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancements Act,” the supplemental COVID-19 bill that passed the Senate earlier this week. Read a summary of the legislation . A CARES 2.0/COVID 4.0 bill remains under development for consideration in early May. Stay tuned. 
Telemedicine Guidance During COVID-19: PIP Coverage
The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance issued a bulletin providing telemedicine guidance to all automobile insurers that provide medical expense benefits under Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage during COVID-19. Telemedicine will be paid at the same level as in person. Read the bulletin .
Read this JAMA research article on "Presenting Characteristics, Comorbidities, and Outcomes Among 5700 Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 in the New York City Area."
Quest Diagnostics begins COVID-19 antibody testing. Read more .
State Deploys COVID-19 Saliva Test at Centers for Developmentally Disabled, Some Nursing Homes. 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
On Monday, the Medical Student Coalition dropped off 750 face shields to Holy Name Medical Center. We are so proud of our students! Please continue to support them -- Donate and get involved. More information below:

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.
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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