COVID-19 Updates


Announcements:
 

♦MSHA is pleased to announce that per Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan / Blue Care Network, speech-language pathology services are reimbursable when delivered via telemedicine. BCBSM/BCN’s current Telemedicine policy is available through the Provider Portal on their website. While SLPs are not explicitly listed, we have been assured, verbally and in writing, our services are included under this policy.

We pleased to announce Speech-Language Pathologists are now approved as providers for Medicare for telemedicine!

Letters to You from MSHA:

Letter to the Membership (March 27, 2020)
♦Letter to Membership
Petitions and Advocacy:
♦Nationwide Petition for PPE
♦Enhance Older Adult Access to Telehealth Services
Provide Financial Relief for Small Business Owners and Independent Contractors in COVID-19 Response Legislation
Students: Tell Congress to expand access to telehealth services in Medicare by cosponsoring (H.R. 4932/S. 2741) the CONNECT for Health Act of 2019
Michigan-Specific: 
♦COVID-19 Updates
ASHA COVID-19 Updates
♦Executive Order from Gov. Whitmer
♦MDHHS Interim Recommendations   
Executive Order No 2020-21, Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or prolong life 
♦Executive Order No 2020-5, Temporary prohibition on large assemblages... (March 13, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-07, Temporary restrictions on entry health care facilities... (March 16, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-13. Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities (March 21, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-16, Expanding child care access.... (March 21, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-17, Temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures (March 21, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-20, Temporary restrictions on the use of place of public accommodation  (March 22,2020)
♦Compliance Requirements for IDEA and MARSE during a Public Health Emergency
Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During a COVID-19 Outbreak
♦MDHHS COVID-19: Relaxing Face to Face Contact
♦State of Michigan & Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
Nationwide: 
♦BCBS Telemedicine Services
♦Payment and Coverage Considerations for Telepracttice Services During COVID-19 
♦Telepractice Services and COVID-19
♦Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
♦Medicare Telehealth frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
♦Telepractice Guidelines    
♦Telepractice Services and COVID-19
♦Medicare Telehealth
♦CMS.gov Press Release  (March 31, 2020)
Resources:
♦Remote Digital Learning With Everyday Speech During COVID-19
♦Educational Resources
♦Telepractice Resources During COVID-19
♦Center for Disease Control (CDC) 
♦World Health Organization (WHO)
♦U.S. Department of State
Teletherapy materials & resources to increase patient outcomes during COVID19