"Update of MICNP" Webinar 

If you missed the MICNP webinar on March 30, we will have it available for viewing soon.  Thank you! 
 

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources:


MDHHS Resources 

View the COVID-19 Situation Dashboard

COVID-19 Policy and Practice Updates 

CDC Guidance

What COVID-19 Needs are you Seeing in your Community?  Share with AANP!

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-16: Expanding child care access during the COVID-19 emergency

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-17 Temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures

Governor Whitmer Signs "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order.

State of Michigan Executive Orders and Directives 

FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

COVID-19 Resource Guide 

MDHHS Issues Emergency Order Regarding COVID-19 Testing and Resource Reporting.

ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - Supplement Coding encounters related to COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

BPL Clarification: Exemption of Michigan Licensure Time of Disaster/State of Emergency

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-25 Temporary enhancements to operational capacity, flexibility, and efficiency of pharmacies

FDA takes action to help increase U.S. supply of ventilators and respirators for protection of health care workers and patients.

CARES Act Becomes Law

MICHIGAN LAUNCHES COVID-19 VOLUNTEER WEBSITE

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Scope of Practice Laws, Allowing Qualified Physician Assistants, Nurses to Treat COVID-19 patients

LARA information regarding temporary nursing licenses 

LARA/BPL Communication for Michigan Higher Education Nursing School Programs 

FDA Guidance 

Volunteers needed for COVID-19 Mobile Screening Event!

The WSU University Physician Group and Wayne State University are seeking volunteers to assist with their COVID-19 Response Task Force at their drive-through screening events.  For more information and to sign up, click HERE.

 

Telehealth Services During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency:

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a telehealth Notice during this COVID-19 public health emergency. During the current public health emergency OCR will exercise its enforcement discretion and will not impose penalties for noncompliance with HIPAA Rules if healthcare providers provide telehealth services through remote communication technologies. It should be clear that the relaxation of enforcement is only during this public health emergency. Healthcare providers should monitor the situation to determine when such public health emergency is no longer in effect.

Click HERE for more information from The Health Law Center.

 

Telehealth Liability Concerns for Nurses during Coronavirus Outbreak: 

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, nurses are increasingly caring for patients via telehealth services. Remote care can be convenient, efficient, and safe, especially in these unprecedented times.
As nurses navigating this care option, the team of risk management experts from Nurses Service Organization can provide insight into their most common questions regarding telehealth liability risks, including:

  • Licensing concerns, especially if care if being delivered over state lines
  • Special “Consent to Treat” forms
  • How to abide by HIPAA regulations
  • Protecting patients’ privacy and confidentiality
  • Tips for delivering quality care remotely
  • Documentation concerns

 Click HERE for more information.  

 

Public Comment Review of Proposed Medicaid Policy (Project #2021-Telemedicine)

Current telemedicine policy requires both audio and visual service delivery. When all possibilities to provide services using both audio and visual have been deemed not possible, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is expanding telemedicine policy.

For 30 days following the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency Order, all codes on the telemedicine database (which encompass primary care, behavioral health, etc.) will be allowed for the service delivery method telephonic (audio) only.

 

MICNP Telehealth Archived Webinar Handouts