COVID-19 Update May 28, 2020

. Gov. Cuomo’s Daily Press Conference Highlights -Total hospitalizations and intubations is down – 163 new COVD cases as of yesterday – 74 lives lost yesterday (52 in hospitals, 22 in nursing homes) Governor’s Opinion: – I understand what states and Governors must do, but what is Washington going to do? – Analysis from May 4 shows that NYS only

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MSSNY COVID-19 Update – May 28, 2020 (Latest Alerts, SBA Loans, Health & Safety)

Physicians are required to report suspect cases to their local department of health. Jump to: Alerts; Health; Finance; Volunteering and Donations; Testing; Telehealth; Patient Information; Statistics; Webinars; Fraud; Research; Additional Information; MSSNY Helpline for Physicians Experiencing COVID-19 Related Stress 518-292-0140 Alerts and Notifications Please join the NYS Department of Health  Thursday May 28th at 1-2PM for a  COVID-19 update for healthcare providers.

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COVID-19 Update May 27, 2020

Please Join NYSDOH Update for Physicians Tomorrow 1-2 PM  For audio only, please dial in: 844-512-2950 Please share with your healthcare provider members-  Please join the NYS Department of Health  Thursday May 28th at 1-2PM for a COVID-19 update for healthcare providers. To accommodate the large number of participants, find our webinar streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYSDOH

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COVID-19 Update May 20, 2020

. Please Join NYS DOH’s Webinar Update on COVID-19 Tomorrow! Please join the NYS Department of Health Thursday May 21st at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM for a COVID-19 update for healthcare providers. To accommodate the large number of participants, find our webinar streaming via YouTube Live (and available for viewing immediately thereafter) on the NYSDOH COVID website for providers: For audio only,

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COVID-19 Update May 19, 2020

. PPE SOURCE FOR MSSNY MEMBERS ONLY! MSSNY is now able to provide members with access to a PPE supply chain, in a collaborative effort with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Items available range from N95 masks and face shields to hand sanitizer and alcohol wipes. New items are consistently being added and restocked.  Shipment times may vary from

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COVID-19 Update May 18, 2020

. From the Governor’s Office Today  Westchester and Suffolk Counties are Now Eligible to Resume Elective Surgeries and Ambulatory Care including in ambulatory care settings such as ASCs and Office based surgery locations. Confirms 2,419 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 348,232; New Cases in 52 Counties Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass Coronavirus

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COVID-19 Update May 15, 2020

. Got PPE? As physicians we like order and consistency but much in our current reality has been chaotic. Particularly frustrating has been the shortage of essential medical supplies that has plagued us from nearly the first day following the WHO pandemic declaration.  As an organization and a profession, we spoke out early and often about the lack of adequate

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COVID-19 Update May 14, 2020

. Notes from Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Briefing Data: – Hospitalizations and intubations are down – New COVID Cases 420 as of yesterday – 157 deaths (121 in hospitals, 36 in nursing homes) Reopening: – Not a matter of if we reopen, but when and how – Check the data on a daily basis; Transparency is key – NYS will post

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COVID-19 Update May 13, 2020

. Notes from Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Briefing Data: – Hospitalizations and intubations are down – New COVID Cases is 416 as of yesterday, up from 401 May 11 – 166 deaths (122 in hospitals, 44 in nursing homes) – “We’re just about where we are when we started this painful situation.” Testing for Essential Workers: – Antibody Test Results for

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COVID-19 Update May 12, 2020

. Notes from Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Briefing Data: – Hospitalizations and intubations are down – Deaths 195 (142 in hospitals, 53 in nursing home) Emerging Issue Among Youth: – NYS DOH is investigating 100 cases of what may be COVID related illness in children with symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome – Illness has taken lives of

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COVID-19 Update May 11, 2020

. Gov. Cuomo’s Press Conference Today, May 11 Data: – Total hospitalizations 7,226 as of yesterday – Net intubations is down – Lives lost 161 (112 in hospitals, 49 in nursing homes) – New hospitalizations 488 as of yesterday Reopening: – Regions can reopen when numbers show decline in accordance with CDC guidelines and there is testing/tracing plan in place –

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COVID-19 Update May 8, 2020

. Colleagues: After literal and figurative March and April showers, we are ready for those May flowers! We have been living in what should be the realm of science fiction. This global pandemic has hit our house of medicine hard physically, emotionally, and financially. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I wish those that are sick a

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COVID-19 Update May 7, 2020

Do You Have a Story To Tell or a Photo To Share With Your MSSNY Colleagues? Send to Csouthard@MSSNY.org or Call 516-488-6100 Ext. 355! COVID-19 Map – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center Gov. Cuomo’s Press Conference Thursday, May 7 GENERAL: – Total hospitalizations down to ~8,600. Net change also down. – Intubations are down. – Number of new cases relatively

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COVID-19 Update May 6, 2020

Colleagues: It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. And then came Coronavirus. The year began great. My issue as an OB-GYN is Maternal Mortality. Not long after my inauguration, the legislature passed the law enabling Confidential Maternal Mortality Reviews. I should have quit then. The rest of year, I sallied forth on such issues as

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COVID-19 Update May 5, 2020

INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM & BEST PRACTICES FOR REOPENING FROM COVID-19 AT WWW.MSSNY.ORG COVID-19 Map – Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center   CMS Announces Pay Parity for Audio-Only Telephone Visits The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will bump up payments for audio-only telephone consultations to match payments made for office and outpatients visits.

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COVID-19 Update May 4, 2020

INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM & BEST PRACTICES FOR REOPENING FROM COVID-19 New York State COVID-19 Stats NYSDOH COVID-19 Tracker – NY.gov Highlights: Gov. Cuomo’s Press Conference Today GENERAL: – Total hospitalizations down (9,647). Net change in hospitalizations also down; et change in intubations down; Number of new cases daily down (717). Gov says to “take this

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Contact Tracing Opportunities in NYS

Contact Tracing Opportunities in NYS The aim of this initiative will be to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, establish all contacts of this person, and proceed to call and maintain ongoing communication with every contact. In addition, the team will support the isolation and quarantine of individuals, as appropriate in cooperation with the Local Health Department. This includes virtual

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Interim Guidance for Reopening the Health Care System & Best Practices for Reopening from COVID-19

We thank MLMIC and the California Medical Association for their valuable contribution to the following guidelines. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the world, New York and the United States took steps to limit the transmission and impact of the virus by implementing shelter in place orders. However, due to travelers coming in from Europe, New York became the hotbed

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COVID-19 Update May 1, 2020

MSSNY Legislative Podcast New York State COVID-19 Stats NYSDOH COVID-19 Tracker – NY.gov Highlights: Gov. Cuomo’s Press Conference Today New York reported 289 deaths related to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The rate of hospitalizations and net change of hospitalizations continue to trend downward, while the number of new COVID-19 patients remains flat. Overall hospitalizations in the state have

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COVID-19 Update April 30, 2019

New York State COVID-19 Stats NYSDOH COVID-19 Tracker – NY.gov Notes from Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Briefing: Hospitalizations and new cases are down.-306 new deaths yesterday – 287 in hospitals / 19 in nursing homes. DATA:– Gov stressed two points about reopening:- Closely monitor the rate of transmission, keep it below 1.1.- Maintain 30% or more available hospital capacity.- The state

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COVID-19 Update April 29, 2020

New York State COVID-19 Stats NYSDOH COVID-19 Tracker – NY.gov Deaths: Individual NYS Nursing Homes Gov. Cuomo Press Conference: What You Need to Know LAST UPDATED: APRIL 29, 2020 AT 2:45PM Schools and nonessential businesses will stay closed through May 15th. Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking

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COVID-19 Update April 28, 2020

MSSNY to Develop Recommendations for Re-opening of Physicians Practices Today, MSSNY President Arthur Fougner, MD and President-Elect, Bonnie Litvack, MD announced that the Medical Society of the State of New York announced that the Committee on Infectious Disease and the Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster/Terrorism Response will work collaboratively to develop recommendations for re-opening office-based practices during the time

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COVID-19 Update April 27, 2020

Physicians across the state share Governor Cuomo’s goal to significantly increase New York’s COVID-19 testing capacity and applaud his unceasing efforts to confront this pandemic. However, we are very concerned about the Executive Order 202.24 provision to enable pharmacists to become collection sites for these tests without any clear details for how these test collections and results will be coordinated

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COVID-19 Update April 22, 2020

COVID-19 April 22 Statistics By the numbers: * New York reported 15,302 statewide deaths as of Wednesday, including 474 more fatalities in the past day of New Yorkers who have tested positive for COVID-19. * As of Wednesday, the state reported 10,977 deaths of city residents, or 15,842 deaths if you include “probable” and not just “confirmed” cases. * As

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COVID-19 Update April 21, 2020

COVID-19 April 21 Statistics Notes from Governor Cuomo’s COVID-19 Briefing: – Total hospitalizations is “basically flat” and overall curve is decreasing – Net change in intubations and net hospitalizations is decreasing – New COVID hospitalizations 1,308 as of yesterday – Total hospitalizations by region – 64% in NYC, 21% in Long Island, 8% in Westchester and Rockland County – 125

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COVID-19 Update April 20, 2020

COVID-19 April 20 Statistics New York reported 14,347 statewide deaths as of Monday, including 478 more fatalities in the past day of New Yorkers who have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Saturday, New York City reported 13,240 deaths of city residents, including “probable” and not just “confirmed” cases. As of Monday, 16,103 New Yorkers were hospitalized with the coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Update April 17, 2019

I hear empty trains a’comin They’re rollin round the bend And I ain’t seen a steakhouse Since I don’t know when. I’m stuck in COVID prison And time keeps draggin’ on But the news scroll keeps a rollin’ On and on and on. (Apologies to Johnny Cash) John Donne famously wrote “No man is an island unto himself.” Mr. Donne

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COVID-19 Update – April 16, 2020

. April 16, 2020 Latest COVID-19 Statistics By the numbers: New York reported 12,192 statewide deaths as of Thursday morning, including 606 more fatalities in the past day of people who have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Thursday, the state reported 8,893 deaths of New York City residents. As of Thursday, 17,035 New Yorkers were hospitalized with the coronavirus. For

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COVID-19 Update – April 14, 2020

. April 14, 2020 Latest COVID-19 Statistics By the Numbers: · New York reported 10,834 statewide deaths as of Tuesday morning, including 778 more fatalities in the past day. As of Tuesday, New York reported 202,208 confirmed cases, including 110,465 cases in New York City alone. As of Tuesday, the state reported 7,905 deaths of New York City residents. As

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COVID-19 Update April 15, 2020

. April 15, 2020 Latest COVID-19 Statistics 10,834 – The number of people who have died of coronavirus in New York state, as of the morning of April 14. 11,568 statewide deaths as of Wednesday morning, including 752 more fatalities in the past day. Statewide and county-by-county totals haven’t yet been updated, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested had to do with new reporting

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COVID-19 Update – April 13, 2020

. April 13, 2020 Latest COVID-19 Statistics New York reported 10,056 statewide deaths as of Monday morning, including 671 more fatalities in the past day. As of Monday, New York reported 195,031 confirmed cases, including 106,763 cases in New York City alone. As of Monday, the state reported 7,349 deaths of New York City residents. As of Monday, 18,825 New

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COVID-19 Update April 9, 2020

. April 9, 2020 Latest COVID-19 Statistics • 799 – The number of deaths from the coronavirus in New York on April 8 – the highest daily total yet. • 63% – The percentage of victims statewide who are 70 years old or older. • 159,937 – People who have tested positive for the coronavirus in New York, as of

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COVID-19 Update – April 8, 2020

Health Care Workers Needed to Volunteer in NYC! NY Statistics for COVID-19 New York State accounts for 36% of the country’s 337,971 COVID-19 cases, according to data as of Monday morning from Johns Hopkins University. About three-quarters of New York State residents are concerned the coronavirus crisis will cause them serious financial problems, according to a new poll released Monday.

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COVID-19 Update April 7, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Statistics NYS Health COVID-19 Tracker https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/views/NYS-COVID19-Tracker/NYSDOHCOVID-19Tracker-Map?%3Aembed=yes&%3Atoolbar=no&%3Atabs=n Dr. Fauci: “Good Signs from New York” While Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was quick to caution that the U.S. still has much work to do amid this public health emergency, he pointed to “good signs” from New York, citing data saying the numbers of

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COVID Update April 6, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Statistics The state reported 130,689 confirmed cases and 4,758 deaths as of Monday morning, including 72,181 cases in New York City, 15,616 in Nassau County, 14,294 in Westchester County, 13,487 in Suffolk County, 5,703 in Rockland County, 3,397 in Orange County, 1,189 in Dutchess County, 1,023 in Erie County, 574 in Monroe County and 372 in Ulster County.

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COVID-19 Update – April 2, 2020

New York State Statistics April 2 By the numbers: The state reported 92,381 confirmed cases and 2,373 deaths as of Thursday morning, including 51,809 cases in New York City,  11,567 in Westchester County, 10,587 in Nassau County, 8,746 in Suffolk County, 3,751 in Rockland County, 1,993 in Orange County, 667 in Dutchess County, 617 in Erie County, 420 in Monroe

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COVID-19 Update April 1, 2020

. As New York physicians continue to fight on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, our first priority is–and always has been–the health and well-being of our patients. But we can’t be thrown into this war zone without adequate tools. It is imperative that we are provided with the best available defense, including Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and workplace

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COVID-19 Update – March 31

MSSNY Urges NY State Legislature to Reject Problematic Proposals Advanced by the Medicaid Redesign Team Statement attributable to: Art Fougner, MD President, Medical Society of the State of New York “As the Legislature and Governor work to finalize a State Budget in the next 2 days amid the extraordinary crisis we are facing in our health care system right now

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COVID-19 Economics

Emergency SBA Financing: CARES Act With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, SBA and Treasury Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds Social Security Benefits Will be Paid on Time and Other Updates Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic Stimulus Package Passed by Congress Provided Several Programs to Aid Physicians Through this Crisis As reported in an AMA

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COVID-19 Update March 30, 2020

. March 30 is National Doctors Day: We Salute Our Physicians Today and Everyday Today, National Doctors Day, we take a moment to salute our physician heroes for their tireless commitment to the health of all New Yorkers. We are especially proud of our physicians during this time of national crisis, but heroes–our physicians–need support. From what we are hearing

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COVID-19 Update March 26, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE The state reports 37,258 confirmed cases and 385 deaths statewide, as of Thursday morning, including 21,393 cases in New York City, 5,944 in Westchester County, 3,914 in Nassau County, 2,735 in Suffolk County, 1,197 in Rockland County, 751 in Orange County, 190 in Dutchess County, 171 in Albany County, 139 in Monroe County, and 134 in Erie County.

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COVID-19 eNews March 25, 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The state reports 30,811 confirmed cases, and 285 deaths statewide, as of Wednesday morning, including 17,856 cases in New York City; 4,691 in Westchester County; 3,285 in Nassau County; 2,260 in Suffolk County; 968 in Rockland County; 638 in Orange County; 153 in Dutchess County; 152 in Albany County; 122 in Erie County; and 118 in Monroe County.

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COVID-19 eNews – March 24, 2020 5:30 PM

A List of all New York State resources for Physicians Has Been Compiled by MSSNY and is Available Here. Gov. Cuomo Demands Supplies from President Gov. Andrew Cuomo voiced alarm and frustration with the Trump administration’s response to the growing coronavirus crisis Tuesday, estimating that New York is just two weeks away from hitting the apex of its outbreak.  “The

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COVID-19 eNews – March 24, 2020

Podcast: Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 Webinar: “Psychosocial Dimensions of Infectious Outbreaks” April 1st @ 7:30am REGISTRATION NOW OPEN HERE  MSSNY’s has expedited the presentation of the next Medical Matters webinar “Psychosocial Dimensions of Infectious Outbreaks” on Wednesday April 1st at 7:30am.  This program is a companion piece to the March 18th coronavirus webinar.  This program provides physicians with vital information to care for patients, staff, family

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COVID-19 eNews Update – March 18

As of March 18 Statistics: New York State: 1374 confirmed cases, NYC: 12 deaths.   In light of the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is exercising its enforcement discretion and, effective immediately, will not impose penalties on physicians using telehealth in the event of noncompliance with the regulatory requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  For example, a physician using their professional

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COVID-19 Update March 22, 2020

How to Set Up Telehealth for Free Dr. Tom Madejski and Dr. Danial Choi have easy to follow directions on how to set up telemedicine in your office. Since HIPAA has removed its requirement that all telehealth programs be HIPAA qualified, this do-it-yourself system is free. All you need is your cellphone or tablet. Please see this video for more

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COVID-19 eNews March 19, 2020

• Summary of Medicare Telemedicine Services https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet Wednesday in New York: 2382 COVID-19 Cases; 23% Hospitalization Rate New York state reported 2,382 cases Wednesday morning, with a 23 percent hospitalization rate — its highest yet. It is likely that New York City will experience a similar or higher rate as more people begin experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that require hospitalization, though

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