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Public Health Emergency Extended

Jan 17, 2023 8:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, public health emergency

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On January 11, 2023, US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the determination that a public health emergency exists due to COVID - 19. Officials have promised a 60 day notice if they do not plan to renew the emergency, so this news was expected. 
 
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Highlighted Resource: Trends in Clinician Burnout During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 10, 2023 2:15:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, burnout

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What are the most important factors that have increased or decreased burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic? A recent JAMA study and corresponding Advisory Board article discuss this question, reporting on survey results that clinicians shared regarding factors such as chaos, work control, EHRs, feeling valued, and others.

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Highlighted Resource: Telemedicine Rollbacks

Jan 3, 2023 1:30:50 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, telehealth

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Why Providing Care Across State Lines Is No Longer as Simple as It Was Early in the Pandemic

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It's that time again! Reporting portal open for HRSA Provider Relief Fund Payment Reporting in 2023

Dec 28, 2022 4:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, hrsa, practice management

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Providers who received one or more General and/or Targeted PRF payment(s), and/or American Rescue Plan Rural payments exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 must report on their use of funds in RP4.

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2023 Physician Fee Schedule Update: On-Demand Webinar Now Available

Dec 28, 2022 1:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, telehealth, behavioral health, rural health, practice management

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The global COVID 19 pandemic brought with it many flexibilities in rules surrounding delivery of telehealth services and behavioral health services. Subject matter experts from the Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group presented on these updates in a recent webinar with the Rural Health Information Hub. RHI Hub has made recordings of that webinar along with slides and a transcript available to all.
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Free COVID tests kits available again!

Dec 28, 2022 8:52:33 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care

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Every U.S. household can order one set of 4 free COVID test kits once again!

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Highlighted Resource: Long COVID Symptom Clusters Persisting After Symptomatic COVID-19

Nov 3, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19

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How many people infected by COVID-19 go on to experience symptoms of Long COVID after 3 months or more?

COVID virus (2)A recent study in JAMA pools results from 54 studies of people worldwide who had symptomatic COVID, investigating those who experienced Long COVID for symptoms and duration.

To learn more, check out the ADL's October 15 Highlighted Resource:
Estimated Global Proportions of Individuals With Persistent Fatigue, Cognitive, and Respiratory Symptom Clusters Following Symptomatic COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021

You can also read a news item about the study in MedPageToday, summarizing the information and including commentary from the study's main author:
Long COVID Persists in People With Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection

 

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Highlighted Resource: Helping Young Children and Parents Transition Back to School

Sep 7, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, adolescent, resource

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As a new school year starts, mental health for children and adolescents becomes a more important concern.

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CDC Releases New Guidance for Minimizing Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals, Communities, and Health Systems

Aug 17, 2022 4:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, Primary Care

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What is already known about this topic?

High levels of immunity and availability of effective COVID-19 prevention and management tools have reduced the risk for medically significant illness and death.

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It's that time again! Reporting portal open for HRSA Provider Relief Fund Payment Reporting

Jul 13, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Practice Support Team posted in COVID-19, hrsa, practice management

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Providers who received one or more General and/or Targeted PRF payment(s) exceeding $10,000, in the aggregate, from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 must report on their use of funds in RP3.

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