Policy and Administrative Resources

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PPE

Tips for Physicians to Protect Themselves and Their Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • Tips for protecting yourself and family from spreading COVID-19 both before, during and after work

COVID-19: Considerations for Optimum Surgeon Protection

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  • Tips for PPE use and how to protect surgeons from COVID-19 at all steps of surgical care

Reimbursement

Quality Payment Program COVID-19 Response

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  • Provides guidance to MIPS during COVID-19

Fact Sheet, Expansion of Accelerated and Advanced Payment Programs

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  • Fact sheet on eligibility, process, and where to apply for accelerated or advanced payments 

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet

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  • Discusses the change in regulations and payment requirements put into action by CMS

Financial Relief for Medicare Providers

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  • CMS is accepting accelerated or advanced payment requests
  • Qualifications for accelerated or advanced payment requests

CMS Regulatory Changes to Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

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  • Changes in rules and waivers for hospitals and health systems

CMS Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Serivces

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  • Provides answers to commonly asked questions about telehealth reimbursement and coverage

Resource Allocation

Blueprint for Restructuring a Department of Surgery in Concert with the Health Care System During a Pandemic

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  • Provides a framework for deploying the workforce needed to deliver all necessary urgent health care and critical care to patients 

The Toughest Triage - Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic

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  • Discusses the development of rationing protocols for ventilators

CDC PPE Burn Rate Calculator

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  • Template for calculating utilization rate of PPE
  • Allows for resource allocation planning

COVID-19 Staffing Project

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  • Tools for projecting frontline workforce needs, redeploying clinical staff and protecting the health of staff

State and Federal Guidance

Wisconsin DHS COVID-19 Resources

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  • Wisconsin-specific information and resources

COVID-19 and Surgery

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  • Resources for the surgical community from the American College of Surgeons

CDC COVID-19 Resources

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  • COVID-19 resources for healthcare professionals

Coronavirus Resource Center

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  • Resources to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public and brief policymakers

State Data and Policy Recommendations to Address Coronavirus

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  • Informative graphics on policy actions different states are taking to address Coronavirus

JAMA Network COVID-19 Resources

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  • Collection of articles, journals, maps and Q&As on COVID-19

A Physician's Guide to COVID-19

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  • Tips for Physicians on caring for patients with COVID-19

NRHA COVID-19 Resources

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  • Compiled list of resources provided by the CDC, WHO and other reputable organizations

ACS COVID-19 Telehealth Resources

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  • Resources to help surgeons navigate and integrate virtual services into their practices

CORH COVID-19 ECHO Office Hours: Grants & Resources for Rural Hospitals

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  • Monthly Project ECHO sessions to help rural hospitals identify relief act federal funding opportunities