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COVID-19 Resources

April 1, 2020

1. SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by the numbers 3/30/2020 - https://www.asdin.org/resource/resmgr/covid_19/elife-57309-v11.pdf

2.  Rob Blaser, RPA, twitter analysis of CMS out of cycle rulemaking on outstanding telehealth issues during PHEhttps://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1244786724603146240.html

 

March 30, 2020

1.  CMS Expands Role of ASCs - Hospitals without Walls - https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-makes-sweeping-regulatory-changes-help-us-healthcare-system-address-covid-19

 

March 24, 2020

1.  Joint Position Statement from ASDIN and VASA - Maintaining Lifelines for ESKD Patients- http://www.asdin.org/COVID19Statement

 

2. COVID-19 Information for Patients - https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.asdin.org/resource/resmgr/covid_19/What_is_COVID_--_for_patient.pdf

 


March 20, 2020

1. Ambulatory Surgery Center Association COVID-19 Guidance:

https://info.ascassociation.org/acton/rif/15200/s-08e9-2003/-/l-0a4b:3ea3/q-0a52/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:L9wPgDlEI


March 17, 2020  - March 19, 2020

1. Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (ASN):  https://www.asn-online.org/ntds/

 

2. CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html


3. CROI 2020: https://special.croi.capitalreach.com/

Highly informative session on COVID-19 –state-of-the-art talks on what is known about the 2019-novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its causative pathogen, SARS-CoV-2  

Speakers:

Zunyou Wu, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
John T. Brooks, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ralph S. Baric, University of North Carolina
Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

 

4. LiveScience: Flatten the Curve https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-flatten-the-curve.html  

 

5. Fresenius Medical Care Updates: https://medicaloffice.fmcna.com/coronavirus-covid-19-updates

 

6. ISN:  https://www.theisn.org/881#recommendations-for-the-novel-coronavirus-2019-epidemic

 

7.  Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center: 
What the COVID-19 Means for Kidney Patients

Presented by Shannon Novosad, MD with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Alan Kliger, MD, with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Presentation Recording
Access the Slides

 

8.  Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-updates-criteria-states-requesting-disaster-assistance-loans-small-businesses-impacted 
The SBA is sponsoring loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19.  Rates are said to be lowered shortly but currently 3.25% 30 year loans.

This is possible relief for centers who may NOT have the cash flow to survive. The President has said he would waive rates, but that is not guaranteed.    Up to $2 million per small business available.

 

9.  Renal Physicians Association Coding Guidance:  https://www.asdin.org/resource/resmgr/covid_19/RPA_Guidance_on_Billing_and.docx


Please feel free to send additional resources to: info@asdin.org.