COVID-19

OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for Healthcare on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The ETS is meant to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present. Is My Practice…

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Regional Update: Interstate Telemedicine Waivers During COVID-19

As MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society noted in their recent Monday Message titled “Telemedicine: Legal and Licensure Implications“, generally, you are required to be licensed where the patient is located at the time of a telemedicine visit. Due to the pandemic, you may not need licensure if a public health emergency (PHE) order in…

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Financial Relief Check-Up

There are numerous local and national programs for businesses in need of emergency support, but understanding which options are relevant for your medical practice can be a challenge. Find Out What Aid Applies to You in 3 Minutes or Less The Maryland Business Relief Wizard is a tool that helps connect businesses with the resources…

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Pausing Use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Updates as of April 23, 2021: Effective April 23, 2021, CDC and FDA recommend that use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine resume in the United States. However, women younger than 50 years old should be made aware of a rare risk of blood clots with low platelets following vaccination and the availability of…

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Smoking Cessation during COVID-19: Use Trends and Opportunities

Tobacco cessation has long been a key public health aim. It can only be considered more critical now during the pandemic, as smoking has long been known to hamper immune system responses, especially with regards to pulmonary diseases and infections. With calls to quitlines down 27% in 2020, we must ask: How has COVID-19 impacted rates…

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Provider Relief Fund Reporting Registration & Requirements FAQ

MCMS recommends visiting HHS’s reporting page for the most up-to-date information, though every effort is made to keep resource articles like this one current. The information provided in this article was sourced directly from the HHS materials linked below under “Further Reading”. Who needs to register? Recipients of Provider Relief Fund payments exceeding $10,000 in…

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Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccination Update for Community HCPs

Last Updated: January 8, 2021 Pictured above, MCMS Physician Members receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine: MCMS President Annette Pham, M.D., Joseph Green, M.D., MBA, FACS, Roji Menon, M.D., MedChi President Shannon Pryor, M.D., Montgomery County Health Officer Travis Gayles, M.D., PhD, Jane Chretien, M.D., MCMS Immunization Task Force Member Joe Hsu, M.D. Please Note: Montgomery County Medical Society…

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Community Physicians & Practice Staff Can Receive COVID-19 Vaccines Starting Tomorrow

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is working with partner agencies to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations. The following is just-released information from Montgomery County DHHS; the first clinics for community-based health care personnel begin tomorrow at 8 AM. Sign-up details are below. More clinics, in addition to those listed below, will be announced next…

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