COVID-19

COVID-19

Administration Launches New Toolkit to Help States Navigate COVID-19 Health Workforce Challenges

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) released a new toolkit to help state and local healthcare decision makers maximize workforce flexibilities when confronting 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in their communities. 

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New HHS Website on Telehealth for Providers and Patients

HHS has created a new website on telehealth for both patients and providers. 

This comprehensive resource includes guidance and tips for patients on how to effectively access healthcare via telehealth. 

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Paycheck Protection Program to Receive an Additional Influx of Cash

Democrats and Republicans struck a deal with the Administration for “Phase 3.5” of the coronavirus response that will provide additional funding for the depleted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as Emergency Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Grants. 

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COVID-19: Considerations for Treatments Using Quinine Derivatives and Other Ototoxic Compounds

Hydroxychloroquine was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use to treat adults and adolescents with COVID-19.

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Managing Stress and Anxiety in an Uncertain Time

How are you feeling since the COVID-19 outbreak? Really…how are you coping in this time of uncertainty? If you are losing sleep, feeling stressed and anxious, and having difficulty concentrating, you are not alone

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Caring for and Comforting Our Patients Through Infection Control

Depending on your setting you may already be seeing patients on a reduced or emergency-based schedule. Some are venturing into tele-health practices to handle day-to-day issues focused on patient education, troubleshooting, and perhaps even aural rehabilitation.

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The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Begins Disbursements

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began distributing the initial $30 billion in COVID-19 relief funding to providers as part of the distribution of the $100 billion fund provided as part of the CARES Act. This initial distribution of funds will go to hospitals and providers currently enrolled in Medicare and take effect immediately

Academy and AAA Foundation Boards: We Are Here for You…We Hear You

The Boards of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology Foundation recognize that our membership is dealing with myriad challenges as a result of the coronavirus.

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CCHP Creates "COVID-19 Related State Actions" Resource

The Center for Connected Health Policy has created a resource which provides links to all state-related actions on telehealth that have been issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis.