April 24, 2020
Weekly E-Newsletter
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Update from Dr. Robert Falcone with Dr. Andrew Thomas | April 21, 2020
This week, Dr. Andrew Thomas, CCO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, joins Dr. Falcone to discuss COVID-19 from the ground level, how prisons and nursing homes are being impacted, who we're testing, and so much more.

Dr. Nick Kman | COVID-19 Update and Other Emergencies
Emergency Department physician, Dr. Kman, is back with another update about COVID-19. This week he covers emergency department volumes and the various other emergencies related to COVID-19 that aren't always seen.

Dr. Anita Somani Dispatch Opinion Article | Patients’ concerns grow along with COVID-19
Dr. Anita Somani​, an OB/GYN, CMA's Past-President and longtime leader, shares her thoughts about concerns from her patients.

ODH: COVID-19 Information on Non-Essential Procedures Responding to COVID-19 
Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and Governor Mike DeWine announced revisions to the existing order related to essential and nonessential services, as well as new levels of testing priorities as Ohio continues to expand testing capabilities.
CARES Act: Physician Relief Fund Update - Additional $20 Billion
Federal Cares Act Update Provided by HHS:

$50 billion of the Provider Relief Fund was allocated for general distribution to Medicare facilities and providers impacted by COVID-19, based on eligible providers' 2018 net patient revenue.

The initial $30 billion was distributed beginning on April 10, and the remaining $20 billion is being distributed beginning  Friday, April 24 .

For the updated information click here .
Employers Resource Association (ERA) offers CMA Member Practices Free 1-time Call
The CMA's Practice Manager Luncheons often cover topics related to HR, with Employers Resource Association (ERA) often providing expert speakers. Due to COVID restrictions on meetings, CMA Practice Manager Luncheons have been postponed. In the meantime, ERA has shared their webinar in March on the  Families First Coronavirus Response Act  with the CMA.

ERA has offered  CMA member practices  an opportunity for a one-time call with a pressing HR question for no charge. If you have a question regarding your practice's current situation, you can contact  Monique Kahkonen , SCP, SPHR - Vice President, HR Advisory Services. Her direct line is 513/679-4129.
RSVP Today for the Virtual PLA Information Session
The Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA) trains physicians to be resilient in times of stress. Combining wellness with leadership the Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA) has now successfully empowered nearly 100 central Ohio physicians. Through the PLA’s sessions, physicians learn to think, relate, and interact with others like never before – from globally recognized, field-expert faculty – alongside a cohort of twenty local peer physicians.

Learn how the Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA) helps shape resilient leaders by registering for the virtual informational session being held Wednesday, May 6th 5:30-6:30 p.m . RSVP to Diane May, PLA Administrative Co-Director at dmay@physiciansleadershipacademy.org . Applications are now being accepted for the 7 th PLA class that begins this fall.

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