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MSNJ Member COVID-19 Update
May 6, 2020
COVID-19 Updates & Resources
KN95 Masks Available for Physician Practices
The MSNJ Foundation is in the process of fulfilling orders of KN95 masks purchased by members.

The MSNJ Foundation is sourcing KN95 masks and can make them available to members at a discounted price. Minimum of 1,000 masks (1 case). If you have interest in this, please reply with your contact information here You will receive a separate email with pricing information and a link to purchase. If you have already submitted your contact information, an email was sent out early this afternoon with the pricing instructions. There is a limited supply. First come first serve.
Bill to Address Insurance Audits & Claims Payment for Health Care Providers During COVID-19
This week, the NJ Legislature introduced a bill to address insurance audits & claims payment for health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has posed several challenges to physicians throughout New Jersey, as they have needed to adjust their practices and operations accordingly to provide the highest quality of care while battling on the frontlines of this crisis. Bill A-4005/S-2431, sponsored by Senator Gopal and Assemblywoman Jimenez, alleviates some of the burdens placed on physicians during this public health emergency by requiring health insurance carriers to suspend all administrative and technical denials of claims, including denials based on physician credentialing requirements, while also suspending all preauthorization and concurrent review for outpatient services. Furthermore, the bill will also require health insurance carriers to process payments for services rendered in a timely manner during New Jersey’s state of emergency declaration. During these uncertain times, having measures like this in place will ensure that New Jersey physicians, whether employed by hospitals or operating their own practice, may keep their focus solely on providing the most timely, optimal care to their patients. Read more .
Additional Funding Related to Treatment of the Uninsured
A portion of the $100 billion Provider Relief Fund will be used to reimburse healthcare providers, at Medicare rates, for COVID-related treatment of the uninsured. Physicians are eligible for this funding. Every health care provider who has provided treatment for uninsured COVID-19 patients on or after February 4, 2020, can request claims reimbursement through the program and will be reimbursed at Medicare rates, subject to available funding. Steps will involve: enrolling as a provider participant, checking patient eligibility and benefits, submitting patient information, submitting claims, and receiving payment via direct deposit. Providers can register for the program starting April 27, 2020, and can begin submitting claims starting today, May 6, 2020 . See timeline below:
  • April 27 – Sign up period begins for the program
  • April 29 – On Demand training starts
  • May 6 – Begin submitting claims electronically
  • May 18 – Begin receiving reimbursement
Governor Murphy extends New Jersey’s coronavirus public-health emergency for 30 days. Read more .
Testing Ramps Up in Advance of New Jersey Reopening. Read more .
Read more about the seven medications to watch in global race to discover COVID-19 treatment.
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 .
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.
Harvard Medical School COVID-19 CME Video Series: Clinical Management Through COVID-19
May 7, 2020 at 1:00pm
CMS Call: Lessons from the Front Lines Calls
Friday, May 8, 2020 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Conference lines are limited, so we encourage you to join via audio webcast, either on your computer or smartphone web browser
  • Or, call 877-251-0301; Access Code: 9146779
Massachusetts Medical Society CME: Burnout Podcast Series
AMA Physician Burnout & Wellness CME Course
American Meditation Institute's "First-Aid Kit for Burnout"
Harvard Medical School COVID-19 CME Video Series
Recorded Videos:
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