COVID-19 Support

 
The following resources have been compiled to support you during the COVID-19 outbreak and answer questions about liability. We are continually updating these resources as needed.
Additional COVID-19 resources, alongside additional risk management topics, can be found in our Resource Library located in the risk management area of our website.
This page last updated 9/16/20 with:
  • COVID-19 resources from Health and Human Services (HHS). 
  • an updated Stateside Government Relations 2020 State and Local Government Report. See RESOURCES AND NEWS / Govt Relations.

 

Dear Member,

This is an unprecedented time of challenge in healthcare. And while there are currently more questions than answers out there—and more needs than resources to meet them—one thing you can count on is:

Physicians Insurance has your back!

We are here to support and protect you as you support and protect the health of our communities. Our policy form has always been broad, covering a wide range of circumstances and situations. And our website is filled with tools and resources to help you make decisions for your practice, and guidance on how to engage with and care for your patients.

Please continue to exercise good clinical judgment and prioritize patient health and safety above other concerns, regardless of the modality in which you deliver care. And count on Physicians Insurance to be in your corner with coverage and information to help you deliver safe care to your patients and community. Should liability arise in the future, Physicians Insurance will work with defense counsel to ensure that any and all defenses (good Samaritan laws, etc.) are made. If you have questions about specific coverage areas, please call your underwriter. Know that Physicians Insurance, and our panel of expert defense attorneys and claim professionals, are here to make sure you’re defended and protected.

In times like these, one benefit of being part of a mutual company is more apparent than ever: we are in this together, and we will stand by you.

We remain fully operational and accessible. Please feel free to call us at (800) 962-1399 or explore this website for resources. 

 

money signDuring this time of unprecedented challenge and crisis, Physicians Insurance is extending its premium payment terms to 90-days past due. No policy will be cancelled for non-payment of premium until further notice. The extension of the grace period does not eliminate the obligation to pay the premium, but limits policy cancellation for late payment. Please contact us at underwriting@phyins.com to establish alternative payment plans.

money signEffective 4/13/20, Physicians Insurance is waiving the 2.5% service fee on monthly installment billing plans for the remainder of the year. This applies to all policyholders in all states. We are also allowing policyholders to transition from a quarterly installment plan to a monthly plan in order to provide them with cash flow relief; arrangements for this type of transition should be made directly with the underwriting department. (Note: Invoices printed April 13th do not include service fees.)

icon_formDuring the pandemic, providers may be working fewer hours or groups may be called to work in a different setting and end up working at, or near typical, weekly hours. Once the ban on elective care was lifted, providers may have picked up extra hours to make up for lost time, making the average hours what they would have been if they had worked their regular schedule the whole year through.  Please evaluate your individual situation.  

If you would like to request a part time change to your policy, please complete the COVID-19PT form  along with a roster to let us know which physicians had reduced hours, their reduced hours per week, the requested effective date and return to pre-COVID-19 hours date if less than 90 days.  Otherwise, 90 days from the requested effective date will be the return hours date. Please return the form to COVID19@phyins.com
 

How does my policy respond to COVID-19? 

Your professional liability policy with Physicians Insurance provides coverage for damages arising out of direct patient treatment  rendered by an insured in the practice of the insured’s profession and on behalf of the named insured, or because of the insured’s vicarious liability, provided that such damages are a result of an injury  arising out of a medical incident.  

Under these broad definitions, liability resulting from clinical and administrative decisions related to the testing, screening, treatment and triage of COVID-19 patients, including decisions regarding when and how to best provide care to non-COVID-19 patients during this time, will be covered under your Physicians Insurance policy, subject to all other applicable policy conditions e.g. reporting within the policy period; etc. 

Does my policy cover telemedicine?

Yes. Telemedicine is covered under the definitions above, and your policy does not contain any additional exclusions on telemedicine. 

Does my policy cover any volunteer services I choose to provide? 

Yes. Volunteer patient treatment is covered under the definitions above, and your policy does not contain any additional exclusions on volunteer patient treatment. 

Does my policy cover privacy violations? 

Your professional liability coverage will cover allegations of violations of the right of patient privacy. If the Declarations Page of your policy indicates you have purchased HIPAA Defense Coverage, you have coverage for defense of HIPAA regulatory actions up to the limit indicated. Similarly, if your Declarations Page indicates you have purchased the Cyber Liability Endorsement, you have coverage for defense of privacy breaches up to the limit indicated.  

Is there anything we can do to reduce our liability and regulatory exposure? 

Please continue to consult Risk Management resources available here (phyins.com/resources and phyins.com/COVID19), exercise good clinical judgment and prioritize patient health and safety above other concerns. Should liability arise in the future, please know that Physicians Insurance, and our panel of expert lawyers and Claim professionals, are here to make sure you’re defended and protected. 

For specific risk management questions contact our Risk Management Department: riskmanagement@phyins.com

 


[1] Direct patient treatment is defined as: “any direct treatment, consultation, diagnostic tests or procedures, therapeutic procedures, pathological analyses, reports, or any other associated health care services. Direct patient treatment includes, but is not limited to, the furnishing of food and beverages in connection with providing patient treatment; dispensing of drugs, medical or dental supplies and appliances; and performing post-mortem procedures, including autopsies or harvesting of organs.”

[2] Professional Liability Injury means damages for the following injuries and offenses provided that such injuries or offenses arise, in whole or in part, out of a medical incident:

  1. bodily injury;
  2. physical injury to or destruction of tangible property;
  3. violation of the right of privacy of a patient of an insured; or
  4. defamation of a patient of an insured.

[3] Medical Incident means an act or omission or a series of related acts or omissions occurring in the course of direct patient treatment, regardless of the number of persons claiming damages arising out of such acts or omissions.

How does my policy respond to COVID-19? 

Your professional liability policy with Physicians Insurance provides coverage for damages arising out of direct patient treatment  rendered by an insured in the practice of the insured’s profession and on behalf of the named insured, or because of the insured’s vicarious liability, provided that such damages are a result of an injury  arising out of a medical incident.  

Under these broad definitions, liability resulting from clinical and administrative decisions related to the testing, screening, treatment and triage of COVID-19 patients, including decisions regarding when and how to best provide care to non-COVID-19 patients during this time, will be covered under your Physicians Insurance policy, subject to all other applicable policy conditions e.g. reporting within the policy period; etc. 

Does my policy cover telemedicine?

Yes. Telemedicine is covered under the definitions above, and your policy does not contain any additional exclusions on telemedicine. 

Does my policy cover any volunteer services I choose to provide? 

Yes. Volunteer patient treatment is covered under the definitions above, and your policy does not contain any additional exclusions on volunteer patient treatment. 

Does my policy cover privacy violations? 

Your professional liability coverage will cover allegations of violations of the right of patient privacy. If the Declarations Page of your policy indicates you have purchased HIPAA Defense Coverage, you have coverage for defense of HIPAA regulatory actions up to the limit indicated. Similarly, if your Declarations Page indicates you have purchased the Cyber Liability Endorsement, you have coverage for defense of privacy breaches up to the limit indicated.  

Is there anything we can do to reduce our liability and regulatory exposure? 

Please continue to consult Risk Management resources available here (phyins.com/resources and phyins.com/COVID19), exercise good clinical judgment and prioritize patient health and safety above other concerns. Should liability arise in the future, please know that Physicians Insurance, and our panel of expert lawyers and Claim professionals, are here to make sure you’re defended and protected. 

For specific risk management questions contact our Risk Management Department: riskmanagement@phyins.com.

 


[1] Direct patient treatment is defined as: “any direct treatment, consultation, diagnostic tests or procedures, therapeutic procedures, pathological analyses, reports, or any other associated health care services.”

[2] Injury means:

a. physical injury, sickness, disease, mental injury, or mental anguish sustained by a person, including death resulting from any of these at any time;

b. invasion of privacy of a patient arising out of direct patient treatment;

c. defamation of a patient arising out of direct patient treatment; or

d. property damage.

[3] Medical Incident means an act or omission or a series of related acts or omissions occurring in the course of direct patient treatment rendered by one or more insureds in the course and scope of their duties to the named insuredregardless of the number of persons claiming damages arising out of such acts or omissions.

How does my policy respond to COVID-19? 

Your professional liability policy with Physicians Insurance provides coverage for damages arising out of direct patient treatment  rendered by an insured in the practice of the insured’s profession and on behalf of the named insured, or because of the insured’s vicarious liability, provided that such damages are a result of an injury  arising out of a medical incident.  

Under these broad definitions, liability resulting from clinical and administrative decisions related to the testing, screening, treatment and triage of COVID-19 patients, including decisions regarding when and how to best provide care to non-COVID-19 patients during this time, will be covered under your Physicians Insurance policy, subject to all other applicable policy conditions e.g. reporting within the policy period; etc. 

Does my policy cover telemedicine?

Yes. Telemedicine is covered under the definitions above, and your policy does not contain any additional exclusions on telemedicine. 

Does my policy cover volunteer work performed by my providers? 

If you have a healthcare facility policy, any providers who are volunteering healthcare services at the direction or on behalf of the named insured (the group or clinic), are covered as “insureds” under the policy. 

If you have a corporate/partnership professional liability policy, any paramedical employees or non-physician staff who are volunteering healthcare services at the direction or on behalf of the named insured (the group or clinic) are covered as “insureds” under the policy. Your physicians and surgeons are covered for any volunteer services they choose to provide under the terms of their own individual policy. 

Does my policy cover privacy violations? 

Your professional liability coverage will cover allegations of violations of the right of patient privacy. If the Declarations Page of your policy indicates you have purchased HIPAA Defense Coverage, you have coverage for defense of HIPAA regulatory actions up to the limit indicated. Similarly, if your Declarations Page indicates you have purchased the Cyber Liability Endorsement, you have coverage for defense of privacy breaches up to the limit indicated.  

Is there anything we can do to reduce our liability and regulatory exposure? 

Please continue to consult Risk Management resources available here (phyins.com/resources and phyins.com/COVID19), exercise good clinical judgment and prioritize patient health and safety above other concerns. Should liability arise in the future arise in, please know that Physicians Insurance, and our panel of expert lawyers and Claim professionals, are here to make sure you’re defended and protected. 

For specific risk management questions contact our Risk Management Department: riskmanagement@phyins.com.

 


[1] Direct patient treatment is defined as: “any direct treatment, consultation, diagnostic tests or procedures, therapeutic procedures, pathological analyses, reports, or any other associated health care services.”

[2] Injury means:

a. physical injury, sickness, disease, mental injury, or mental anguish sustained by a person, including death resulting from any of these at any time;

b. invasion of privacy of a patient arising out of direct patient treatment;

c. defamation of a patient arising out of direct patient treatment; or

d. property damage.

[3] Medical Incident means an act or omission or a series of related acts or omissions occurring in the course of direct patient treatment rendered by one or more insureds in the course and scope of their duties to the named insuredregardless of the number of persons claiming damages arising out of such acts or omissions.

If you need a Certificate of Insurance, you can search our website at https://www.phyins.com/COI

NATIONAL

American Medical Association (AMA) 

American Hospital Association (AHA) 

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

ECRI

  • ECRI COVID-19 Resource Center, includes free and sharable resources that include:
    • A wide range of guidance on various issues such as clinical guidance for critical care, pediatrics, and special populations, lab services, long term care, and risk management.
    • Updates to Safety of Extended Use and Reuse of N95 Respirators
    • Coronavirus Support Product Equivalents and PPE Supply Equivalents
    • High-Flow Oxygen Therapy Units - Product Comparison 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ASPR TRACIE:


STATE - Medical Associations

      Idaho Medical Association

      Oregon Medical Association (OMA)

      Washington State Medical Association (WSMA)

      Wyoming Medical Society


      STATE - Hospital Associations

      Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA)

      Idaho Hospital Association (IHA)

      Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS)

      Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA)

       

      PROGRAMS

      Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - A part of the federal stimulus package (a.k.a. CARES Act), the Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The U.S. Small Business Administration will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. (April 2, 2020)

      Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL) - This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to small businesses (under 500 employees) that are currently experiencing temporary loss of revenue. (April 2, 2020)


      DOWNLOADS

       

      COVID-19 Relief Funding, Loan Sources, And Obligations Breakdown
      Source: PYA
      Date:  May 29, 2020

      Stark Law Blanket Waiver Checklist
      Stark Law waivers under COVID-19 allow greater flexibility in financial arrangements with physicians who may be negatively impacted by the pandemic. This checklist from PYA addresses key considerations. 
      Source: PYA
      Date: April 2, 2020


      ARTICLES

      Telemedicine True-Up: Provider Pricing Post-Pandemic
      Source: PYA Insights
      Date: May 22, 2020

      Accounting for Medicare Advance Payments and Relief Fund Payments
      Source: PYA Insights
      Date: April 14, 2020

      Relief Fund Payments Arriving in Provider Bank Accounts – with Strings Attached
      Source: PYA Insights
      Date: April 10, 2020

      Ensuring Provider Cash Flow During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Medicare Advance Payments
      Source:
      PYA Insights
      Date: March 30, 2020

      Take These Actions NOW in Preparing to Quickly Apply for a CARES Act “Small” Business Paycheck Protection Loan
      Source:
      PYA Insights
      Date: March 30, 2020

      $100 Billion-Plus in CARES Act for Healthcare: 3 Ways to Get It
      Source: HealthLeadersMedia.com
      Date: March 29, 2020

      Trump Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers
      Source: CMS.gov
      Date: March 28, 2020

      5 Practical Revenue Cycle Initiatives During COVID-19
      Source:
      PYA Insights
      Date: March 27, 2020

      Developed by the WA State Medical Association (WSMA) and the WA State Hospital Association (WSHA), the following videos are appropriate to share with your patients as necessary; you can place them on your own website by using the “embed codes" noted below, or e-mailing the links directly.


      What your doctor wants you to know: How to wear a mask safely (July 9, 2020)

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/436165430

       
      What your doctor wants you to know: It’s safe to see your doctor (May 29, 2020)

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/424169072


      What your doctor wants you to know: Seek care when you need it (April 28, 2020)

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/410792380

       

      What your doctor wants you to know: Staying well mentally & physically 

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/403124576


      What your doctor wants you to know about your COVID-19 RISK

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/397827700

       


      5 things your doctor wants you to know about coronavirus

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/396099615


      What your doctor wants you to know about COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/397543932


      Your doctor wants you to BLOCK THE DROPS

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/397575696


      What your doctor wants you to know: Is it a cold or COVID-19?

      Embed code: https://vimeo.com/398379562

       

       

      ALASKA

      (AK) Infection Control Protocols for Non-compliant Patients
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: July 14, 2020 

      (AK) Expedited Licensure and Telemedicine Options During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: May 14, 2020

       

      IDAHO

      (ID) Infection Control Protocols for Non-compliant Patients
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: July 10, 2020 

       

      OREGON

      (OR) Infection Control Protocols for Non-compliant Patients
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: July 23, 2020 (updated from July 7 and June 26, 2020)

      (FED-WA-OR) EMTALA Implications for COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: April 16, 2020

      (OR) Privacy Implications for COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: April 15, 2020 (Updated from March 30)

      (OR) Childcare for Healthcare Providers During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: April 23, 2020 (Updated from April 17 and March 23)

      (OR) Retired Physicians and Other Limited Licensure Status During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: April 23, 2020 (Updated from March 23, 2020)

      (OR) Medical Volunteers and Medical Stations in Oregon During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: March 27, 2020

      (OR) Expedited Licensure and Telemedicine Options During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: March 25, 2020

       

      WASHINGTON

      (WA) Infection Control Protocols for Non-compliant Patients
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: July 7, 2020 (updated from June 24, 2020)

      (FED-WA-OR) EMTALA Implications for COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: April 16, 2020

      (WA) Childcare for Healthcare Providers During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: April 7, 2020 (Updated from March 19, 2020)

      (WA) Retired Physicians and Other Limited Licensure Status During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: March 30, 2020 (Updated from March 24)

      (WA) Privacy Implications for COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: March 24, 2020

      (WA) Expedited Licensure and Telemedicine Options During COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: March 19, 2020

      Employers' Guide to COVID-19
      Source: HR Hero / BLR
      Date: June 12, 2020

      Documentation for Risk Mitigation During a Healthcare Crisis
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: June 17, 2020

      COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: May 14, 2020

      EMTALA Implications for COVID-19
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: April 16, 2020

      Telehealth Modifying Requirements in Response to COVID-19
      Source: Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
      Date: September 1, 2020

      Best Practices in Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health Guide
      Source: American Psychiatric Association and American Telemedicine Association
      Date: April 2018

      AMA Telehealth Implementation Playbook
      Source: AMA
      Date: Posted June 26, 2020

      Telehealth Informed Consent Onsite Visit with Second Provider
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: May 2020

      Telehealth Informed Consent for Patient at Home
      Source: Physicians Insurance
      Date: May 2020

      Telemedicine Risk Management Considerations
      Source: ASHRM
      Date: 2018

       

      FROM STATE ASSOCIATIONS OR GOVTS 

           
          ALASKA

          Office of the Governor:

          Health Mandate number 015 (June 17, 2020; updated from April 21, 2020)

           

          IDAHO

          Idaho Rebounds:

          Stages of Reopening (April 23, 2020)

           

          OREGON

          Oregon Health Authority:

          GUIDANCE

          Guidance on Resumption of Non-Emergent and Elective Procedures at Hospitals (May 29, 2020; updated from April 30, 2020) 

          Hospital Attestation to Resume Non-Emergent or Elective Procedures  (May 29, 2020; updated from April 30, 2020) 

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          Guidance on Resumption of Non-Emergent and Elective Procedures at Ambulatory Surgical Centers  (April 29, 2020)

          Ambulatory Surgical Center Attestation to Resume Non-Emergent or Elective Procedures (April 29, 2020)

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          Guidance on Resumption of Non-Emergent and Elective Procedures in Medical and Dental Offices, and Other Health Care Settings  (April 29, 2020)

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          Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Guidance for Resumption of Non-Emergent and Elective Procedures (May 6, 2020)

           

          FRAMEWORK

          Framework for Restarting Non-emergent and Elective Procedures in Hospitals and ASCs  (April 23, 2020)

          Framework for Restarting Non-emergent and Elective Procedures in Medical and Dental Offices  (April 23, 2020)

           

          WASHINGTON

          Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA):

          Reducing Restrictions on, and Safe Expansion of, Non-Urgent Medical and Dental Procedures – Proclamation by the Governor 20-24.1  (May 18, 2020)

          Governor Inslee: COVID-19 Reopening Guidance for Businesses and Workers

          https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-reopening-guidance-businesses-and-workers  (posted June 26, 2020)

           
          WYOMING

          Wyoming Department of Health:

          COVID-19: Guidance from the Wyoming Department of Health on Resuming Elective and Non-emergency Procedures (April 24, 2020)

           

          FROM PHYSICIANS INSURANCE

          Documentation for Risk Mitigation During a Healthcare Crisis
          Source: Physicians Insurance
          Date: June 17, 2020

          Consent to Treat During COVID-19 Pandemic
          Source: Physicians Insurance
          Date: June 17, 2020 (updated from May 12, 2020)

           


          FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS 

           

          American Medical Association (AMA):

          Physician Practice Guide to Reopening (Updated May 28, 2020)

           

          American Hospital Association (AHA):

          Re-entry Guidance for Health Care Facilities and Medical Device Representatives (released May 19, 2020)

          Roadmap from AHA, Others for Safely Resuming Elective Surgery as COVID-19 Curve Flattens (posted April 29, 2020)

           

          Medical Group Management Association (MGMA): 

          COVID-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist (posted May 8, 2020)

          RECORDED WEBINARS (open to the public)

          COVID-19: Training for Healthcare Workers
          Date: August 2020
          Source: Stanford School of Medicine / Coursera
          (Fee waived until 2021. Requires log in setup.)

          Modular, self-paced course, covering symptoms and signs in patients with COVID-19, early stabilization, preventing the need for intubation, and ventilator management. Best evidence and guidelines are summarized with accompanying handouts and links to online resources. Simple infographics are available for viewers to use and promote optimal care across the institution.

          COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources 
          This complimentary course is presented in four modular units and requires users to create a login in to access. Learners are immersed in real-world ICU scenarios, while interactive elements encourage the development of safe and effective practices. This course also includes key procedures from the ‘AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive and Critical Care’ for free, courtesy of Elsevier.
          Date: Posted April 2020

          Source: American Association of Critical Care Nursing (AACN)

          Treatment Options for COVID-19 - Presentation slides
          Speaker: Ellie Sukerman, MD
          Date: June 3, 2020
          Source: Oregon Health and Science University

          Protecting Mothers and Babies: COVID-19 and the OB Patient
          Date: April 10, 2020
          Source: Relias 

          COVID-19 Compliance Today and Tomorrow
          Date: April 13, 2020
          Source: PYA

          Psychological Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
          Date: August 7, 2020
          Resource: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

          Peer Support: Fostering Connection and Destigmatizing Mental Health for Caregivers
          Date: July 24, 2020
          Resource: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

          Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience 
          Date: July 10, 2020
          Resource: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

          Addressing the Collective Mental Health Burden Imposed by COVID-19
          Date: June 15, 2020
          Resource: American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

           

          ONLINE EDUCATION from Physicians Insurance (complimentary for members)

          Clinical Assessment Via Telehealth Applications (1.50)

          Ethical and Legal Guidelines for Telehealth (1.00)

          Telehealth in Clinical Practice (1.50)

           


          RECORDED WEBINAR (open to the public)

          Telehealth Primer: The Right Care at the Right Place at the Right Time - Presentation slides
          Speakers: Anthony Cheng, MD, Miles Ellenby, MD, Gianou Knox, MPH
          Date: June 10, 2020
          Source: Oregon Health and Science University

          Getting Online with Telehealth: Practical Guidance for Physician Practices 
          During this webinar, PYA’s panel of heavy-hitting experts provided guidance physician practices can use to rollout, or further tap into, the telehealth opportunity.
          Date: March 26, 2020
          Source: PYA

           

          ONLINE EDUCATION from Physicians Insurance (complimentary for members)

          Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (1.00)

          Pandemic Flu (0.50)

          RECORDED WEBINARS (open to the public)

          So You Have A PPP Loan. Now What? — A New PYA Webinar
          Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 
          Source: PYA

          Provider Relief Fund Payments – What We Know, What We Don’t Know, What To Do Now

          The federal government is now making CARES Act Relief Fund payments to Medicare providers. These payments are not loans—they do not have to be repaid or forgiven. However, this money comes with strings attached.

          Date: Friday, April 17, 2020 
          Source: PYA

          Hospitals, Capital, and Cashflow, under COVID-19

          Hospitals and providers need to think creatively, strategically, and long-term about capital and cashflow under the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this complimentary webinar hosted by PYA, we will discuss the current state of capital markets for non-profit healthcare systems, and considerations for capital management, including the role of real estate assets.

          Date: April 09, 2020 
          Source: PYA

          The CARES Act: Your Piece of the $2 Trillion Pie 

          The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—the CARES Act—includes billions of dollars in relief for healthcare providers. In this complimentary webinar, PYA experts explained the complicated legislative language to help you understand the help that’s on the way.

          Date: March 26, 2020 
          Source: PYA

          Public Service Announcements

          Developed by the WA State Medical Association (WSMA) and the WA State Hospital Association (WSHA), the following video is the latest in a series of public information videos. All are appropriate to share with your patients as necessary; you can place them on your own website by using the “embed codes" noted below, or e-mailing the links directly. Check out our "Resources and News" on the left for PSA Videos for the entire set of patient information videos (and codes for embedding).


          What your doctor wants you to know about antibody testing (NEW: June 12, 2020)

          Embed code: https://vimeo.com/425976216