LIMITED PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE) AVAILABLE  

*Regional Healthcare Coalition                                                                                                   (updated 5/13/20)  

     Emergency Equipment/Supplies Request Form

*​MiHIA / THRIVE 

*MSMS Launches Website to Get PPE for Physician Practices - NEW 5/13/20                                 


​​​​​​​​​Saginaw County Health Department (updated 5/13/20)

Click HERE for Daily Updates on COVID-19 Cases in Saginaw County

Letter from Dr. Delicia Pruitt, Medical Director 3/12/20

​Letter from Dr. Delicia Pruitt, Medical Director 3/24/20

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ORDER 20-02 IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC - PROCEDURES

  FOR BUSINESS/ENTITIES REMAINING OPEN UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-21 -NEW 4/3/20

Update for Saginaw County Officials - NEW 4/3/20
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ORDER SCHD 20-01 IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  REQUIRED REPORTING OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES DONATED

  TO PUBLIC AND NON-PROFIT AGENCIES IN SAGINAW COUNTY - NEW 4/6/20

*COVID-19 Testing Algorithm
*COVID-19 Test Tracking Log
*Healthcare Provider Case Notification
​*COVID-19 Product List
*
Local Health Department Phone Numbers
*
Michigan Interim 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Person Under Investigation (PUI)/Case Report Form
*
Quest Lab-developed test for COVID-19


LETTER FROM DR. DELICIA PRUITT, MEDICAL DIRECTOR - NEW 4/15/20

​   *Guidance for Ambulatory Care Clinics - NEW 4/15/20

​   *Ascension St. Mary's/Ascension Medical Group Respiratory Care Clinic - NEW 4/15/20

   *MDHHS Test Priority Criteria - NEW 4/15/20

​   *Great Lakes Bay Health Centers - Hotlines for All Sites - NEW 4/15/20

​   *SCHD COVID-19 Death Report Form - NEW 4/15/20

   *FEMA Reimbursement Instructions - NEW 4/15/20

   *Covenant COVID-19 Hotline (989) 583-3135


LETTER FROM DR. DELICIA PRUITT, MEDICAL DIRECTOR - NEW 5/13/20

  *Phase 2 Guidance for Ambulatory Medical Command and Control - NEW 5/13/20

  *Ascension St. Mary's/Ascension Medical Group Respiratory Care Clinic Now Offers COVID-19 Specimen

   Collection - NEW 5/13/20


CONTACT US


SAGINAW COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY           

350 St. Andrews Road, Suite 242                      

Saginaw, MI 48638-5988                                     

(989) 790-3590 office

(989) 790-3640 fax


OFFICE HOURS:                                                  

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday                

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   


Joan M. Cramer, Executive Director

jmcramer@sbcglobal.net


Keri Benkert, Administrative Assistant

keri.benkert@sbcglobal.net                        


     

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                                               SAGINAW COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY                                           (989) 790-3590​

                                     118 Years of Serving the Residents of Saginaw County






COVID-19 RESOURCES

WORKING REMOTELY DURING COVID-19

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES (updated 4/30/20)

*Taking Care of Yourself During COVID-19 Uncertainty - NEW 4/7/20

*Supporting Emotional Health of the Health Care Workforce - NEW 4/14/20

*Online Suicide Awareness Training Now Available -UPDATED 4/30/20

   A limited supply of FREE online trainings is available courtesy of the Barb Smith SR&RN.  Contact Barb Smith at

   barb.smith@suicideresourceandresponse.net to request the free link while supplies last.

*Child & Family Services - Mental Health Telehealth Services Available -NEW 4/15/20

*Saginaw County Community Mental Heath (SCCMH) myStrength - NEW 4/16/20

*MDHHS Announces Peer-run Warmline to Aid Persons with Mental Health Needs During COVID-19

  Pandemic - NEW 4/16/20

*PHYSICIAN SUPPORT LINE 1-888-409-0141 - NEW 4/16/20

*Michigan Awarded Two Federal Grants to Strengthen Behavioral Health Services During COVID-19 Crisis -

​  New 4/23/20

*​Meeting Mental Health Needs During COVID-19NEW 4/28/20

*SAMHSA COVID-19 Resources and Information - NEW 4/28/20

*Resources from Mental Health First Aid - NEW 4/28/20

  *How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing - NEW 4/28/20

  *How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression? - NEW 4/28/20

  *How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19 - NEW 4/28/20

  *How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19 - NEW 4/28/20

*Headspace - Meditation and Mindfulness for Michiganders - NEW 4/28/20

*Mental Health America - COVID-19 Resources - NEW 4/28/20

*Michigan Psychiatry Resources for COVID-19 - NEW 4/28/20

*MDHHS Warmline - NEW 4/28/20 (also referenced above)

*Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan - NEW 4/28/20

*Supporting Emotional Health of the Behavioral Health Workforce - NEW 4/28/20

*Supporting Emotional Health of the Health Care Workforce - NEW 4/28/20

*NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide - NEW 4/28/20


MSMS COVID-19 information (updated 5/15/20)

*COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians and Patients

*Medical Practice Compliance with Exec. Orders (3/27/20)

*MDHHS Update COVID-19 Prioritization Criteria (3/27/20)

*COVID-19:  Billing and Coding Resources

*ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines - Supplement Coding encounters related to COVID-19 Outbreak (Eff.

 2/20/20)​

*New ICD-10-CM code for COVID-19, April 1, 2020 (Eff. 3/18/20)

*Telemedicine in Michigan:  What Physicians Need to Know

*Medicaid Relaxes Face-to-Face Requirements (3/18/20)

*HAP Expanded Coverage & Reimbursement for Virtual Visits and Telehealth

*MDHHS Guidance About Collection and Testing of Specimens for COVID-19

​*CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in       

  Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

*COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief FAQs 

*Submitting Medicaid Prior Authorizations through CHAMPS

*LARA Responsible Prescribing and Dispensing Reminders - NEW 3/27/20

*CMS Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers:  Accelerated and Advance Payments Fact Sheet

  NEW 3/30/20

*AMA - CPT Reporting for COVID-19 Testing - NEW 3/30/20​​

*MSMS Press Release re EO 20-30 and Scope of Practice - NEW 3/30/20

*Earn CME Credit for COVID-19 - NEW 4/2/20

*MSMS, Physicians Support Public Wearing Cloth Masks During COVID-19 Pandemic - NEW 4/3/20

​*Medicare - Requesting Advance Payment Due to COVID-19 Pandemic - NEW FORM 4/6/20

*Financial Assistance for Physician Medical Practices - NEW 4/9/20

*Physician Practice Financial Relief Guide - NEW 4/14/20

​​*Michigan's Health Insurers Agree to Provide Coronavirus Treatment at No Cost to Patients - NEW 4/14/20

*CME - Clinician Learning from COVID-19 - hours eligible extended through 6/9/20  - UPDATED 5/13/20

*COVID-19 SURVEY on the business impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their practicesNEW 4/17/20

​*COVID-19 Malpractice Coverage FAQs - NEW 4/17/20

*WPS COVID-19 Hotline - NEW 4/20/20

*OPINION:  Michigan Physicians Face Financial Crisis by Julie Novak, MSMS CEO - NEW 4/23/20

*Meeting Mental Health Needs During COVID-19 - NEW 4/28/20

​*ABIM Increases Flexibility to Maintain Certification - NEW 4/28/20

*Payer Policy SpreadsheetNEW 4/29/20

*MSMS Launches Website to Get PPE for Physician Practices - NEW 5/13/20

*CONTACT YOUR LAWMAKERS NOW!  SB 899 Ensures Physicians and Other Health Care Providers are

  Provided Immunity Regarding Medical Liability Due to COVID-19 - NEW 5/15/20

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MSMS COVID-19 ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

FREE Educational Opportunities for MSMS/SCMS Members & Staff

*CARES Act Impact

*Telemedicine and Other Technology Codes in a COVID-19 Environment

*What Physicians Need to Know as Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

EARN CME CREDIT FOR COVID-19 - DEADLINE EXTENDED

(extended through June 9, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.)

____________________________________________________________________________________________

COVID-19 CMS ADVOCACY TALKING POINTS

Please Contact Your Lawmakers Now!

New 4/29/20

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TELE-TOWN HALLS FOR PHYSICIANS (updated 5/13/20)

​PRIOR TELE-TOWN HALLS AVAILABLE TO VIEW/LISTEN:

*U.S. Rep. Fred Upton recorded April 15, 2020

*Q&A with CPAs recorded April 23, 2020

*AMA Advocacy and Physician Resources recorded May 7, 2020

*Safe and Innovative Office Procedures for Seeing Patients recorded May 14, 2020

*COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall for Physicians with Governor Whitmer recorded May 15, 2020


UPCOMING TELE-TOWN HALLS

Questions can be submitted during the Town Hall or in advance to rblake@msms.org.  MSMS will continue to host these weekly Town Halls for the next few months.  Send ideas for future topics to belliott@msms.org.


*New Waivers and Billing Changes for Telemedicine from the April 30, 2020, CMS Release (Interim Rule

  5531) - Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 12-12:45 p.m. - CLICK TO REGISTER

     Speaker:  Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC


*New Employment Policies for Practices - Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 12-12:45 p.m. - CLICK TO

  REGISTER

     Speaker:  Jodi Schafer, SPHR, SHRM-SC, HRM Services


*Race Inequalities: Contagion, Severity and Social Systems - Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 12-12:45 p.m. -

  CLICK TO REGISTER

     Speaker:  Jason Adam Wasserman, PhD, Associate Professor

​                      Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine