Your Daily COVID-19 News & Updates
MSNJ Member COVID-19 Update
May 11, 2020
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
MSNJ President Appointed to the Economic Recovery Healthcare Committee
Governor Phil Murphy has appointed MSNJ's President, Dr. Marc J. Levine, to the Economic Recovery Healthcare Committee under the Governor's Economic Restart and Recovery Advisory Council. The purpose of the Council is to bring together leaders from diverse industry groups and community organizations throughout New Jersey to advise state leadership on economic matters impacted by COVID-19. Congratulations, Dr. Levine! See the other committee and subcommittee members here . Read more .
CARES 2.0 House Proposal
The House Democrats may unveil their CARES 2.0 relief legislation in the coming days, with a vote possibly late this week. Currently, the House package is expected to top $1 trillion, with much of that spending driven by a $500 billion fund for state and local relief. Read more .
Other Coronavirus Legislative Proposals
Dr. Jubril Oyeyemi, Founder of the Cherry Hill Free Clinic, has written an op-ed on what they are seeing at the clinic for the uninsured and the projections based on those findings. Read more .
CMS Releases Additional Waivers for Hospitals and Other Facilities. Read more .
Updated CMS Telehealth Video: Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services
Maternal and Infant Health Updates
The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute recently released its Recommendations of the New Jersey Perinatal Care During COVID-19 Work Group ” document. The recommendations provide specific and clear guidance aimed at ensuring all pregnant individuals obtain safe and equitable care during COVID-19. The work group consisted of neonatologists, obstetricians, doulas, midwives, members of DOH and the Office of the First Lady, and more.

The DOH has developed two fact sheets regarding changes to their Family Health Services programs and WIC during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
HHS Provider Payments Survey
MSNJ would like to hear about your overall experience with the HHS provider portal to receive payments. Please take our short survey .
MSNJ Medical Student Section Update - COVID-19
MSNJ is proud to support the COVID-19 New Jersey Medical Student Coalition and their efforts to bring together medical students from across the state to provide aid to hospitals and healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the coalition has donated more than 6,000 pieces of PPE  (face masks, shields and straps) to New Jersey hospitals and long-term care facilities and expects to donate another 8,000 pieces PPE by the end of this week! Read more about the Coalition's extraordinary efforts.
Please continue to support the NJ COVID-19 Medical Student Coalition.
Donate and get involved! More information on the Coalition is listed below below.
Neil Jain (left), 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.
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.
NJ Spotlight Virtual Roundtable: Medical Ethics During COVID-19
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Massachusetts Medical Society CME: Burnout Podcast Series
AMA Physician Burnout & Wellness CME Course
Harvard Medical School COVID-19 CME Video Series

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