UPDATE: As the pace of information slows down, we have transitioned to sending out weekly updates. You can find all updated COVID- 19 Clinical Guidelines, Telemedicine Policies, Helpful Links, and more on our COVID-19 web page .

  • Please see today's summary from the CDC and DPH here. 

  • SAVE THE DATE. CMG will host a zoom call with Dr. Joseph Quaranta to discuss an update on COVID-19 Testing. Click here for more information and call details.

  • As we embrace our new 'normal' we have put together a COVID-19 recovery survey that will be going out soon. This survey will help CMG gather information to assist our members moving forward. We ask each practice to complete the survey.

  • REMINDER: New Financial Relief Available for Pediatricians. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgeons will finally be able to access financial relief from the Provider Relief Fund. HHS announced that they are making approximately $15 billion available to Medicaid and CHIP providers who have been left out of previous waves of financial relief. Please click here for more information from the AAP and here for a link to the CMS website.

  • Perks and Freebies for COVID-19 Healthcare Workers: An extensive list of discounts and freebies available to healthcare workers, last updated on 6/17/2020. New offerings include free Vosges Haut-Chocolat care packages for COVID-19 heroes and free frames up to $100 & 20% off at Eyemart Express (deal ends on 6/20).

  • Click here for a link to the University of Oxford website with information on the RECOVERY (Randomized Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial, which identified that treatment with dexamethasone reduced patient mortality.

  • Click here for a link to the University of Oxford RECOVERY clinical trial protocol.

  • An update from NGS on COVID-19 Diagnostic Laboratory Tests: Billing for Clinician Services:
Stay safe. Be well. God bless.

Best,


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD
President, Community Medical Group