COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19's Reminder: We Must Save Our Profession -- Here's How

June 4, 2020

As the novel coronavirus spread and began to overwhelm our emergency rooms and intensive care units, I felt a growing sense of impending doom for my physician colleagues on the frontlines.

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Lawmaker wants to limit insurance reimbursements to healthcare workers

May 9, 2020

A powerful lawmaker with deep ties to the insurance industry is trying to kill billions in reimbursements for frontline healthcare workers, doctors say.

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New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance Offers Guidelines for Resuming Certain Medical Procedures

May 7, 2020

Public Health Watch Dog Group Provides Plan to Allow for Needed Medical Procedures as State Moves Forward in its Recovery from COVID 19 Pandemic.

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COVID-19 Video Conference Telehealth Regulations 

April 23, 2020

During the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis, experts from the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety-Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Banking and Insurance, New Jersey Department of Human Services – NJ Medicaid are hosting a video conference on telehealth regulations during COVID-19 to provide up-to-date information on the temporary telehealth waivers, insurance coverage and reimbursement, and Medicaid.

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Webinar: Using Telehealth to Maintain Primary Care for Patients

April 20, 2020

Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd from 12:00pm EST – 1:00pm EST for this online Quality Institute event, where you will learn about Using Telehealth to Maintain Primary Care for Patients.

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The last thing we need during a pandemic are surprise medical bills | Opinion

April 15, 2020

When Gov. Phil Murphy announced the Garden State would waive fees for COVID-19 testing for nearly 2 million residents with certain health care plans, it offered both financial and emotional relief for many.

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'Terrified' doctors risking their health fighting coronavirus dealt another blow -- pay cuts

April 13, 2020

Already overwhelmed by the scarcity of protective gear and the dangers of treating a highly contagious virus, many American doctors on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been dealt another punch in the gut.

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350 Additional Doctors Join Senator Pennacchio’s Call for New Jersey to Allow Doctors to Treat Patients with Hydroxychloroquine

April 10, 2020

The New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance, a non-profit association of 350 doctors has lent their voices to New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio’s call for the Administration to immediately rescind its draconian restrictions on doctors and allow them to prescribe hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to their patients.

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Nurses and Doctors Speaking Out on Safety Now Risk Their Job

April 10, 2020

Hospitals have warned, disciplined and even fired staff members who went public with workplace concerns about coronavirus precautions.

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Senate Dems call for 'hazard pay' fund in 4th round of coronavirus spending

April 7, 2020

Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled plans to create a giant new fund to boost the pay of health care staff, first responders and essential workers -- and made clear they'll demand their hazard pay proposal in any fourth round of coronavirus spending.

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In Memoriam: Healthcare Workers Who Have Died of COVID-19

April 6, 2020

As front-line healthcare workers care for patients with COVID-19, they commit themselves to difficult, draining work and also put themselves at risk of infection. Hundreds throughout the world have died. Medscape wants to make sure they are not forgotten, and we will update this list as — sadly — needed.

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Coronavirus Update: Experts Offer Tips On Best Way To Sanitize Clothes, Surfaces

April 3, 2020

When you come home from being outside, what should you do with your shoes, your jacket, in order to stay healthy?

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Millions of masks, gloves and more are on the way. Here's how NJ decides who gets them

April 3, 2020

A pipe fitter had 200 spare masks and wanted to know how to donate them to the state's response to coronavirus. His call went to the governor's office, then landed with state police Col. Patrick Callahan — the boss when it comes to emergency management in the Garden State.

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Drone company changes production line to make N95 masks

April 2, 2020

Dr. Stavros Christoudias says, after appearing on Meet the Press Daily, a drone company changed its production line to produce N95 masks.

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New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance / Mercury Strategic Affairs Webinar: CARES Act Explained

April 2, 2020

The financial health of clinical practices as they react to COVID-19 pandemic is a critical concern of many New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance members.

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Murphy grants health workers legal immunity as the coronavirus swamps N.J. hospitals

April 1, 2020

Health care workers treating the exploding number of New Jerseyans in the hospital with the coronavirus are arguably the living definition of “acting in good faith.”

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Masks explained

April 1, 2020

One of the most common questions I get asked is on the different types of masks and the different purposes for the different types.

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Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out About Lack of Gear

March 31, 2020

Hospitals are threatening to fire health-care workers who publicize their working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic -- and have in some cases followed through.

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Trump announces 30-day extension of coronavirus guidelines

March 29, 2020

President Trump announced on Sunday that his administration will extend its "15 Days to Slow the Spread" guidelines until April 30 in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus, which has now infected more than 130,000 Americans and killed nearly 2,500.

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NJ physician: Health workers' attempts to be conservative with masks 'won't be enough'

March 27, 2020

NJ Dr. Stavros Christoudias says health workers are trying to be conservative with masks. He said, "We're hearing about stockpiles and millions of masks coming out — I haven't seen any of that. We're down here at ground zero."

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Communicable Disease Service. New Jersey COVID-19 Dashboard.

March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Cases by County. Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

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Proposed COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for Your Medical Office

March 23, 2020

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is currently sweeping across New Jersey, and it is threatening, at least in the short-term, our ability to safely care for our patients.

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N.J. has the nation’s 3rd oldest doctor workforce. Here’s why health care experts are concerned during coronavirus pandemic.

March 26, 2020

Dr. James Pruden was the first. But he will hardly be the last. The director of emergency preparedness at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson was hospitalized March 6 with upper respiratory and cold-like symptoms and tested positive a week later for the coronavirus.

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4 'Pop-Up' Hospitals Coming To NJ To Battle Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

FEMA will be in the Garden State on Wednesday to begin setting up, officials said.

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The Dirty Truth About Hand Dryers

March 25, 2020

One sure-fire way to keep flu and other viruses at bay is to wash your hands often and well. But, if you can, avoid high-speed jet air dryers in public restrooms.

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Quality Institute Webinar: COVID-19 Best Practices for Your Medical Office - Video

March 24, 2020

Learn about COVID-19 best practices for your medical office from Quality Institute member, New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance (NJDPA). We are honored to have Stavros Christoudias, MD, FACS, NJDPA, Board Chair, as the expert speaker for this webinar.

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Nurses and doctors say they are in desperate need of protective gear

March 24, 2020

President Trump has said that private companies are stepping up voluntarily to manufacture much-needed protective gear, but nurses and doctors on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis are saying they are in desperate need of masks and gowns.

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‘It looks like a war zone’: 2 docs say hospitals are under siege, supplies running low

March 24, 2020

The doctor’s voice was filled with distress.
Dr. Suraj Saggar didn’t have much time to talk. At times, he even sounded almost out of breath.

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Quality Institute Webinar

March 23, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, March 24th from 12:00pm EST - 1:00pm EST for this online Quality Institute event, where you will learn about COVID-19 best practices for your medical office from Quality Institute member, New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance (NJDPA). We are honored to have Stavros Christoudias, MD, FACS, NJDPA, Board Chair, as the expert speaker for this webinar.

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I have never been so scared of walking into work.’ N.J. health care workers demand more protection amid coronavirus outbreak.

March 23, 2020

On Friday, a doctor in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Bergen County rapidly filling with coronavirus patients said an administrator called her “an alarmist” for wearing a protective mask and “scaring everyone” when she was outside of a patient’s room.

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About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

March 20, 2020

There is an ongoing investigation to determine more about this outbreak. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19). Symptoms

March 20, 2020

Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

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Keyfacts

March 20, 2020

Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.

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Q&A on Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

This Q&A will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide.

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Daily COVID-19 Situation Reports

March 20, 2020

Here you will find the latest situation updates and data regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

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