COVID-19 / Coronavirus Information Hub

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COVID-19 General Information

Johns Hopkins interactive confirmed cases dashboard


Practice Management

Advisory Board COVID-19 resources 
- April 2020 
Through LUGPA’s affiliation with the Advisory Board, we are making their resources on COVID-19 available to LUGPA members.  While many of the Advisory Board’s resources are written for hospitals, the concepts in them are adaptable for independent urology groups. LUGPA also features relevant Advisory Board practice management information in the monthly NewsStream email.  

LUGPA President Richard Harris, MD, is quoted in a recent ABC news article, "From house calls to drive-thru visits, independent physicians adapt amid COVID-19 crisis," regarding the COVID-19 challenges facing independent physicians.  

Reopening the Urology Office
Guide to Reopening Your Practice During COVID-19 
US Chamber of Commerce's State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance

Four Key Steps to Restarting Physician Practices
State Health Department Directory
Local Health Department Directory

CMS Recommendations for Re-opening Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I
AMA's COVID-19 - A physician practice guide to reopening 
Best Practices for Reopening a Medical Practice
Reopening Your Practice During COVID-19 Resource Center
Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator

Telehealth Business Growth and Profitability - May 7, 2020 
How to Obtain Consent for Telehealth
 May 3, 2020 
CMS announces increased reimbursement for audio only serviceApril 30, 2020 
Emergency Grants and Loans
HHS General Distribution Portal FAQs May 29, 2020 / Updated Regularly
Paycheck Protection Program Loans FAQs - May 27, 2020 / Updated Regularly
Fund DistributionMay 20, 2020
Expert advice on how to use Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans - April 24, 2020
How to calculate the maximum PPP loan amount based upon business type  - April 24, 2020
PPP Loan Accounting: Tips to Do It Right - April 9, 2020 
PPP Loan Forgiveness Toolkit & Calculator (Registration required) April 24, 2020  
Before Taking a PPP Loan, First Consider the Employee Retention CreditApril 16, 2020 
HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund - April 23, 2020 
Fact sheet on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program - April 24, 2020
$30 Billion HHS Relief Grant - Fact Sheet - April 10, 2020
$30 Billion HHS Relief Grant - Terms and Conditions - April 10, 2020
PPP FAQs from the SBA and Department of Treasury April 7, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application Information
  April 3, 2020
US Chamber of Commerce: Small Business Guide for COVID-19 Emergency Loans
 - April 1, 2020 
Key COVID-19 Legal Updates for Urology Groups April 1, 2020 

Managing Staff
Providing Non-Essential Care

COVID-19 Clinical Information

ECRI: Temperature Screening to Prevent COVID-19 Transmission: Creating False Security - April 27, 2020 
ECRI COVID-19 Lab Webcast: Testing for COVID-19—Myth-Busting the NewsApril 23, 2020
U.S. CDC: Information for Healthcare Professionals  - updated regularly    
CDC Resource Center   - updated regularly 
CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Facilities in the U.S.  - March 7, 2020 
World Health Organization (WHO): COVID-19 Technical Guidance  - updated regularly   
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Management of COVID-19 Cases in OR - March 6, 2020 
NEJM: Podcast 256-Anthony Fauci: Talking with patients about COVID-19   - March 10, 2020 
Siemens educational resources   - updated regularly 

Cancer Resources

ASCO  FAQs during COVID  updated regularly 
BCAN Bladder Cancer Resources - March 25, 2020 
New Cxbladder® Patient In-Home Sampling Program in response to the Coronavirus  - March 17, 2020 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies 

CDC: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE updated regularly 
ECRI Coronavirus Support Product Equivalents Spreadsheet - April 27, 2020 
ECRI Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Equivalents Spreadsheet - April 27, 2020 


LUGPA Announcements: 

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR: April 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Reporting: Essential Analytics to Support LUGPA Practices and PDF handout.  

Webinar: Apr 9, 2020 - How COVID-19 is Affecting your LUGPA Group – Part II 

Recorded Apr. 2, 2020 -  How COVID-19 is Affecting your LUGPA Group

On Demand Webinar -  "Tap into Telehealth: Expand Your Practice Capacity Today"  Recorded Thursday, March 26, 2020, this webinar covers recent federal and state regulation changes regarding telemedicine.  

Teleconference: Update on CARES Act and Assistance for Physician Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis - Recorded March 26, 2020  

UroToday Webinar  
LUGPA Focus on Telemedicine an Update on the CARES Act and Assistance for Physician Practices - Neal Shore - Recorded March 26, 2020   

UroToday Webinar 
LUGPA on CARES Act and Assistance for Physician Practices During the COVID-19 Crisis - Views from the Political Consultants - Neal Shore -  Recorded March 27, 2020  

Grand Rounds in Urology Webinar  
The Effect of COVID-19 on Large Urology Groups: The LUGPA Perspective   April 1, 2020 

CMS announces increased reimbursement for audio only service - April 30, 2020 

LUGPA Contacts ABU Seeking Recertification Relief During CrisisMarch 20, 2020  

LUGPA's Actions During the COVID-19 Crisis - Protecting Independent Urology Practice - March 20, 2020 
It is critical that we hear about the magnitude of issues you are facing now with regard to the Coronavirus, so that we can communicate this growing list to the members of Congress. It’s imperative they understand exactly what is at stake. 

Telehealth Medicare Restrictions Relaxed Due to Coronavirus - March 19, 2020 

LUGPA Postpones Events through April due to Coronavirus - March 2020