Your Daily COVID-19 News & Updates
MSNJ Member COVID-19 Update
May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
MSNJ COVID-19 Impact Survey
MSNJ is conducting a 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. Please note: this survey was previously fielded by Rockpointe in partnership with MSNJ. If you have already responded to this survey, there is no need to respond again.
House Democrats Introduce The Heroes Act
Today, House Democrats introduced “The Heroes Act,” a bold and comprehensive coronavirus response bill that will meet the challenge this pandemic poses to our nation. This legislation of more than $3 trillion, protects the lives and livelihoods of the American people. Read:
KN95 Masks
MSNJ has compiled some resources for purchasing KN95 masks.
Please note: The following companies and its manufacturers have not been vetted by MSNJ. These are simply resources available. Please use your own judgment when placing an order.
 
US Ophthalmic
KN95 Masks: Packs of 10
1-30: $29.50
31-100: $27.00
101-500: $25.00
501-1000: $24.00
1001+: $22.00
This item comes China. US Ophthalmic will have availability in 2 weeks. See specs sheet . View more PPE products .

AdvoWaste Medical Services
KN95 Masks:
$195 per box 50 masks/box
2 box min per order
Full line of PPE gear in stock and ready to ship.
Click here to see the available PPE products and order form.
CMS Medicare Inpatient Hospital Proposed Rule FY 2021
CMS released a proposed rule to update Medicare payments in FY 2021 for hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System (PPS). CMS emphasized that the Administration ““has provided extensive flexibility to help hospitals meet the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” adding that the proposed rule “focuses on what matters most to help hospitals conduct their business and receive stable and consistent payment.” Read CMS’ press release and fact sheet .
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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