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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

April 30, 2020

  • Guidelines for Healthcare Re-Start

  • Re-Cap of Federal Assistance

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

April 27, 2020

  • Elective Procedures to Resume May 1

  • Funds Available for Telehealth Services

  • CARES Act Questions-and-Answers

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

April 23, 2020

  • Ohio Takes Step Toward Re-Allowing Elective Surgeries/Procedures

  • Private Labs to Again Handle COVID-19 Testing

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

April 16, 2020

  • Planning a Return to Elective Procedures

  • Update on Emergency Federal Funds

  • CNS: COVID-19 Billing and Coding Help

  • Revised MOC Requirements

  • Pharmacy Board Updates Prescribing Rules

  • AMA Urges More Financial Help for Physicians

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

April 13, 2020

  • Federal Relief Funds Disbursed

  • New: AANS COVID-19 Webinar Series

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

April 7, 2020

  • Emergency Funds Sought for Providers

  • Hospital Overflow Sites Identified for Ohio

  • Pandemic Spawns Fraud Alert

  • Office of Small Business Relief

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

April 3, 2020

  • Loan Forgiveness for Keeping Staff

  • Mental Health Help for Doctors

  • Stay-At-Home Order Extended

  • State Seeking Faster Test Results

  • Weekly Ventilator Reports Required

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

March 31, 2020

  • Accelerated Medicare Payments

  • DEA Allows Prescribing Via Telehealth

  • New CMS Policies Aid Healthcare

  • Update on State Orders

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

March 27, 2020

  • Ohio: Governor Signs Relief Bill

  • Federal: President Gets Stimulus Package

  • Use of Ventilators

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Your Neurosurgical COVID-19 Update

March 24, 2020

  • How to Use Telehealth

  • Stay Home Order

  • Pharmacy Board: Chloroquine/Hydroxychloroquine

  • Financial Relief for Medical Practices

Without question, Ohio’s efforts to quell the spread of COVID-19 relies on two things: a willingness to adhere to the social distancing orders and the incredible work of physicians and other healthcare professionals. As of Tuesday afternoon, Ohio has 564 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 91 healthcare professionals. Thank you for all you do and please remember to keep yourself safe.

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COVID-19 Updates

March 20, 2020

  • Testing

  • Financial Support for Medical Practices

  • Revised Telemedicine Rules

  • Prescribing & Licensing Rules Relaxed
     

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to usher in new mandates and changes that are leveling a rapid and significant impact on Ohio’s healthcare system. State officials expect for the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio to continue to rise.

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Elective Surgeries Postponed

March 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led Ohio’s leaders to implement extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of all Ohioans. I wanted to provide you with an update on measures impacting our healthcare system and physicians.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, has ordered hospitals and outpatient surgical centers to postpone all elective, non-essential surgeries and procedures indefinitely.

The order, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will
become effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5 p.m.

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Only scheduled surgeries and procedures that meet one or more of the following criteria as it relates to the patient’s medical condition will be allowed:

  • There is a threat to the patient’s life if the surgery or procedure is not performed;

  • There is a threat of permanent dysfunction of an extremity or organ;

  • There is a risk of metastasis or progression of staging;

  • Risk of rapidly worsening to severe symptoms (time sensitivity).

 

If the surgery or procedure does not meet one of the above criteria, then it must be canceled, Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Acton announced. Medical facilities – whether public, private or non-profit – must establish internal operating guidelines to adhere to this order.

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February 5-6, 2021  Acacia Premier Hotel, Kisumu, Kenya

The Kisumu Neuroscience Initiative is led by OHSNS member and OhioHealth neurosurgeon Dr. Victor Awuor. Dr. Awuor and a colleague will lead a team to the city of Kisumu in the east African nation of Kenya to treat patients who have traumatic brain injuries, tumors and other neurosurgical conditions. For more information contact cme@ohiohealth.com

Strong Ohio Representation in the Council of State Neurosurgical Society fellows - Northwest Quadrant

This year, all three 2019-2020 Northwest Quadrant Socioeconomic Fellows coming from Ohio. They are:

Kristin Huntoon, DO, PhD (Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)

William Jeong, MD (University of Cincinnati)

James Wright, MD (Case Western Reserve University)

Congratulations to our rising future leaders in Neurosurgery!

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