COVID-19 and Healthcare Providers – Relief, Business and Employment Concerns

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Continuing Medical Education Information

Course Description:

This module will provide a comprehensive explanation of the provisions of the CARES Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and how these two new laws and guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Labor affect healthcare organizations as businesses, employers, and providers of healthcare and emergency response.

Statement of Need:

COVID-19 has affected the US and the world in several ways, including, but not limited to, the creation of a significant financial strain on physicians and their practices, health systems and other allied healthcare professionals.  Recently passed legislation allows for physicians to apply for various types of loans and financial assistance.  Physicians are not aware of the law, how it can positively impact their financial considerations, deadlines for applying and requirements for repayment, etc. 

Objectives:

At the end of this module physicians will be able to:

       Describe relief available to businesses under the CARES Act through expanded loan programs

       Discuss the Accelerated and Advance Medicare payments through CARES Act expansion

       Describe paid sick leave provisions and FMLA expansion exclusions for healthcare providers and emergency responders

       Explain how to apply for assistance and where to locate additional information

Disclosure:  All individuals involved in the planning and delivery of materials disclose they have nothing to disclose.

Commercial Support:  There is no commercial support associated with this activity.

Accreditation and Designation: 

The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Kentucky Medical Association designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience:  Physicians in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Estimated Time to Complete:  This module will take approximately 1.0 hours to complete

Method of Participation Used:  Participants will view and listen to a recorded lecture while simultaneously viewing slides. 

Hardware/Software Requirements:  High speed internet connection

Faculty:  Anne-Tyler Morgan, Cindy Effinger

Meeting Planner:  Miranda Mosley and Brian Powers

Provider Contact Information:  Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association  

Copyright:  There is no copyright associated with this activity

Release Date:  April 2020

Termination Date:  December 2020