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MSNJ Member COVID-19 Update
April 29, 2020
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
Reporting Positive and Negative COVID-19 Test Results
All providers, laboratories, and facilities performing testing for COVID-19 must electronically report all positive and negative test results to public health authorities through the Communicable Disease Reporting and Surveillance System (CDRSS). See instructions on how to request access to CDRSS to report COVID-19 laboratory test results. Read more .
General Allocation Fund
Last week, HHS announced it will begin distributing the second wave of funds from the $100 billion in funds to hospitals and other healthcare providers impacted by the pandemic. The funding will be used to support healthcare related expenses or lost revenue attributed to COVID-19. HHS announced that $50 billion of the Provider Relief Fund is allocated for general distribution to facilities and providers which billed Medicare in 2019, and are impacted by COVID-19, based on providers' 2018 net patient revenue. Of this $50 billion, the initial $30 billion was distributed between April 10 and April 17, and payments to providers from that $30 billion were calculated based on providers’ portion of Medicare fee-for-service revenue. Starting on April 24, a portion of providers will automatically be sent an advance payment, based off the revenue data they submit in CMS cost reports. Providers without adequate cost report data on file will need to submit their revenue information to the General Distribution Portal for additional general distribution funds. Anyone who has a Billing TIN (including a pediatric or obstetric practice) who lost revenue in March and/or can estimate lost revenue in April due to the COVID-19 crisis, should be filling out this portal. Read AMA’s guidance and a fact sheet .
Read Governor Murphy’s 6 key principles to reopen New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. See the members of the Governor’s Restart Program here .  
NJBIA Recovery Survey
MSNJ is a member of NJ Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) and they have invited MSNJ’s members to participate in their new Recovery Survey . The goal of this survey is to have businesses/nonprofits share the economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 response, and to shed light on what it will take to bring them back online when the state reopens. NJBIA will use this data to help inform our policymakers as they contemplate a reopening, as well as to advocate for appropriate policies and actions on behalf of their collective members. Please fill out the survey here . I t is only available for a limited time.
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.
American Meditation Institute's "First-Aid Kit for Burnout"
Harvard Medical School COVID-19 CME Video Series
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