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Tune in here daily for COVID-19 Updates from PCCN

Visit here daily for COVID-19 updates from the PCCN team. If you have any questions for our team, please don’t hesistate to email us at PCCN@phoenixchildrens.com.

  • None of the information presented and posted on this page should be taken as the standard of care by which you must adhere.
  • Any approach outlined as a standard set by Phoenix Children’s was created with, to the best of PCH’s ability, adherence to the most recent CDC and ADHS guidelines.
  • As the situation unfolds, so does Phoenix Children’s approach, sometimes multiple times in a single day.

April 10, 2020 – PCCN Presents a Hall Render Webinar: Finance and Tax Programs for Small Business

April 6, 2020 – Governor Ducy’s Executive Order: Prohibiting Small Business Evictions

April 6, 2020 – US Chamber of Commerce: The Federal CARES Act

April 3, 2020 – American Academy of Pediatrics: Small Business Guidance for Pediatric Practices

March 31, 2020 – CMS Offers Financial Relief to Healthcare Providers

March 30, 2020 – U.S. Chamber Creates Coronavirus Loan Guide to Help Small Businesses

March 30, 2020 – Governor Ducy: Announcement of New Steps to Protect Families and Small Businesses From Foreclosure

March 26, 2020 – US Department of Labor: Employee Rights Under the Families First Corona Virus Response Act

March 26, 2020 – The Clear Group: The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Overview

March 26, 2020 – The Clear Group: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Coronavirus Guidance

March 26, 2020 – Business Template – Families First Corona Virus Response Act, Amendment to FMLA

March 20, 2020 – IRS: Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers for small and midsize businesses

#GilbertTogether Business Recovery Program

American Academy of Pediatrics – CARES Act Provider Relief Fund: Phase 3

Arizona Together – For families and businesses: Access to state resources (ie DES, Arizona@work, Childcare, Virtual Learning, etc)

AZ Medicaid Program Advances $41M in Provider Payments to Address COVID-19

CARES ACT Funding

Chandler PPE Reimbursement Grants for Small Business: Qualifying Chandler Businesses Can Apply for a “Choose Chandler” Grant between $100 and $500

Free PPE Kits for Qualifying Chandler Businesses – $240 Value!

Guide for Completing the CARES Provider Relief Fund Application for Pediatric Practices

How is your practice comeback going?

Maricopa County is Offering Grants up to $25,000 to Small Businesses and Non-profits Experiencing Financial Hardship Due to COVID-19

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Queen Creek offers small businesses $12,500 to offset increased costs due to COVID-19

Requirements for Businesses – Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-40 Containing the Spread of COVID-19

Small Business Administration – Paycheck Protection Program Application

Tips for Keeping Your Practice in Business During COVID-19

Treasury Issues New PPP Interim Final Rule, and Revised Long Form and New Short Form EZ Forgiveness Application and Instructions

Trump signs new law relaxing PPP rules: What you need to know

US Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace

Why and How Pediatric Practices Should Launch a Recall Initiative Today

 

May 12, 2020 – A Message from the AAP President

April 30, 2020 – Phoenix Children’s Sports Medicine: Free Virtual Educational Lecture regarding Initial Management of Minor Fractures Presenting In-Office, Acute and Chronic Knee Pain in the Athlete, and Update on Pediatric Pain Management for MSK Injuries

April 29, 2020 – Telemedicine for COVID-19 Care Delivery

April 23, 2020 – Arizona Medical Board, Accessing the Paycheck Protection Program Zoom Webinar (2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AZ Time)

April 23, 2020 – AZ Department of Health Services: Expanding Testing of COVID-19 in Arizona

April 23, 2020 – Telehealth Message Regarding Pool Safety

April 22, 2020 – Arizona Complete Health and Care1st Health Plan: Provider Support Program Webinar

April 22, 2020 – Requesting Exemption From Executive Order 2020-10 — Elective Surgeries 

April 21, 2020 –  The American Board of Pediatrics: The ABP provides updates regarding MOC cycles during COVID-19

April 16, 2020 – ASU and the PPE Response Network

April 13, 2020 – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: COVID-19 Projections

April 13, 2020 – AZAAP: 4/14 Webinar: Revving Up Your Telemedicine Practice in the time of COVID

April 13, 2020 – AHCCCS: Medicaid Program Changes Address Community Needs

April 6, 2020 – AHCCCS Webinar: FFS COVID-19 Prior Authorization and Concurrent Review Updates

April 1, 2020 – A letter from Humana: Getting Patients the Care they need, eliminating administrative requirements, and easing the impact of disruption

March 30, 2020: US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, National Center for PTSD – Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

March 27, 2020: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Policy: Reuse Protocol for Goggles and N95 Masks

March 26, 2020: Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics: COVID-19 Patient Screen for Sick Visits Diagram

March 26, 2020: Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics: COVID-19 Caregiver Screen for Sick Visits Diagram

March 26, 2020: Phoenix Children’s Pediatrics: COVID-19 Newborn Patient Well Visit Diagram

March 25, 2020 – Governor Ducey: Executive Order 2020-15, Expansion of Telemedicine

March 25, 2020 – Arizona Department of Health Services: COVID-19 Infection Control and PPE Guidance for Arizona

March 25, 2020 – Health Current (Arizona’s Health Information Exchange): COVID-19 Alerts Now Available from Health Current

March 24, 2020 – Maricopa County Department of Public Health – Maricopa County’s Allocation of PPE to Acute Care Hospital Systems

March 12, 2020: Magellan Health – Addressing Anxiety about the Coronavirus

AAP Pediatric Journal COVID-19: Overview and Evaluation

AAP Updates Guidance on Newborns Whose Mothers Have Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

ACGME AWARE: Online curriculum specific to Well-Being in the time of COVID-19 for Health Care Providers

ADHD Management Webinar Presented by Dr. John Zaharopoulos – Recorded on June 3, 2020

ADHS, DEMA, and HHS Announce Details on COVID-19 Testing Strike Force

ADHS Provides Staffing Support for Arizona Hospitals

AHCCCS – Proposed Rates for Reimbursement Increase for Flu Vaccine Admin

AHCCCS FFS COVID-19 Prior Authorization Training on May 8, 2020

American Academy of Pediatrics- #CallYourPediatrician Social Media Campaign

American Academy of Pediatrics – A message from the AAP CEO/ Executive Vice President

American Academy of Pediatrics – A Message from AAP President Sally Goza, MD, FAAP

American Academy of Pediatrics- CARES Act New Provider Relief Funding: Your Questions Answered

American Academy of Pediatrics – Caring for Children with Acute Illness in the Ambulatory Care Setting During the Public Health Emergency

American Academy of Pediatrics – COVID-19 Advocacy Report

Amercian Academy of Pediatrics – COVID-19 Clinical Guidance Q&A

American Academy of Pediatrics – Deadline Extended for Pediatricians to Apply for Financial Relief

American Academy of Pediatrics – Guidance on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Pediatric Care in Ambulatory Care Settings During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic

American Academy of Pediatrics – New Financial Relief Available for Pediatricians: Message from the AAP President

American Academy of Pediatrics – Position on School Reentry

American Academy of Pediatrics – Reminder: Pandemic Provider Onboarding

American Academy of Pediatrics – School Reopening Guidance: A Message from the AAP President

American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association – Children and COVID-19: State Data Report 7/30/2020

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Latest Interim Guidance on Cloth Face Coverings, Testing Protocols, PPE

American Academy of Pediatrics Provides Guidance on Diagnosing, Treating MIS-C

American Academy of Pediatrics updates interim guidance on SARS-CoV-2 testing, PPE

American Medical Association: COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians

Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics: New Arizona Pediatric COVID-19 Training Center and Provider Toolkit

Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Stresses the Importance of Safe Return to School

Arizona Clinics to Take Part in Moderna’s COVID Vaccine Final Phase

Arizona Department of Health Services – All Counties Now Meet Benchmarks for Safe Reopening of Certain Businesses

Arizona Department of Health Services – Attention Arizona Immunization Providers: Promote Your Public Flu Clinics on Vaccine Finder

Arizona Department of Health Services – Business Compliance Essential to Safely Resuming Operations

Arizona Department of Health Services – Considerations for Curbside or Drive-Thru Immunizations Services for Children and Adults

Arizona Department of Health Services – Data Dashboard

Arizona Department of Health Services – For Providers, Facilities, Partners

Arizona Department of Health Services – Get Kids Back on Track with Vaccinations

Arizona Department of Health Services- Important Guidance for Immunization Providers

Arizona Department of Health Services – Important Guidance for Immunization Providers: COVID-Infected/Suspected/Quarantined Persons Should Temporarily Forego Scheduled Vaccinations

Arizona Department of Health Services – Pandemic Provider Onboarding

Arizona Department of Health Services – Update on COVID-19 Cases

Arizona Department of Health Services – Where to Find the COVID-19 Testing Sites

Arizona Department of Health Services and ASU Announce Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Testing in Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services Enhances COVID-19 Reporting for Schools, Child Care, and Shelters

Arizona Department of Health Services Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Arizona Department of Health Services Releases School Benchmarks

Arizona Department of Health Services Provides Updates on COVID-19 Cases and Hospital Capacity

Arizona Hospitals Told to Activate Emergency Plans

Arizona Public Health Association – Live Webinar: Returning to K-12 Education on August 12th 2PM – 3:30pm PST

Arizona Vaccine News August 20, 2020

ArMA Offers Free PPE Including N95 Masks to Medical Practices Throughout AZ

ASU Biodesign Institute

ASU Luminosity Lab Update: The Ability to Produce Face Shields and Connect Community Practices with PPE Supplies

ASU Now – Low-cost Sterilization Units Combat N95 Shortage, Help Businesses

ASU PPE Response Network – A Unified, Community-Driven Response Effort to Produce & Deliver Medical Supplies for Combating COVID-19

AZ American Academy of Pediatrics – Arizona VFC Program Allows Flu Borrowing for Flu Season 2020-2021

AZ American Academy of Pediatrics – Thank You School Re-Entry Learning Session Attendees and Panelists

AZ Department of Health Services – Menu of Health Tips for Safer Holiday Gatherings

AZ Department of Health Services Announces Pending Arrival of Battelle CCDS for Respirator Decontamination for COVID-19

AZ Department of Health Services Phased Reopening Plan for Paused Industries

AzAAP Launches “Back to the Office” Campaign for Members

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal

CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity – Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control Spread of SARS-CoV-2

CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity – Two MMWR Updates: Pregnant Women and COVID-19

CDC COCA Call: COVID-19 & Telehealth Implementation: Stories from the Field on August 4th at 11am PST

CDC COCA Call – Live Webinar on September 15, 2020 at 11:00am – 12:00pm (PST) Telehealth & Health Equity: Considerations for Addressing Health Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC COCA Call – Live Webinar on September 17, 2020 at 11am – 12:00pm (PST) Testing and Treatment of 2020-2021 Seasonal Influenza During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CDC COCA Call on July 16th, 2020 at 2pm EST: Clinical Management of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with Coronavirus

CDC COCA Call – Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children

CDC Recorded Webinar – Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19

CDC Updates COVID-19 Transmission Webpage to Clarify Information about Types of Spread

CDC Updates Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Centers for Disease Control and Prention – COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Infection Prevention & Control Recommendations for Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 cases

City of Chandler Launches Initiative to Support Chandler Businesses in Industries most Impacted by COVID-19

COCA Call – 2020/2021 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Clinical Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COCA Now: COVID-19 Counseling Reimbursement

COCA Now – COVID-19 Laboratory Reporting Requirements

COCA Webinar – 2020-2021 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations and Clinical Guidance during the COVID-19 Pandemic Presentation

COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 United Healthcare in-network telehealth visits: Expansion of telehealth access is extended through Dec 31, 2020

COVID-19 in Children and Adolescents in Europe: A Multinational, Multicenter Cohort Study

COVID-19 Re-Emergence – What Parents Want From Practices

Epidemiology, Clinical Features, and Disease Severity in Patients with COVID-19 in a Children’s Hospital in New York, NY

Flu License Letter 2020

Flu Webinar presented by Dr. Jeanne Marconi

Flu Webinar Questions

Help the AAP advocate for extra payment to cover the high costs of PPE for pediatric practices

How to Conduct a Physical Exam Via Telemedicine

Influenza Drive-Thru Clinic

Influenza Drive-Thru Clinic Guidebook Patient Outreach Communications

Influenza Walk-Thru Clinic

Influenza Walk-Thru Clinic Guidebook Patient Outreach Communications

Join a panel of Columbia University pediatric specialists for an informational webinar on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), the new pediatric syndrome associated with COVID-19

Live Webinar – Join Us for a Webinar on COVID-19: Race for a Vaccine on July 30th at 3pm PST

Live Webinar – Planning and Implementing a Drive-thru Flu Clinic Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic on August 6th at 9am PST

Live Webinar on July 16th at 12PM EST – Preparing for Flu Season During Times of Social Distancing

Maricopa County – COVID-19 Healthcare Provider Guidance

Maricopa County Medical Society – Legal Implications of COVID-19: All You Can Drink in Sixty Minutes

Maricopa County Medical Society – More Free PPE to Private Practices

Maricopa County Medical Society Distributes Free PPE to Physicians in Private Practice

Maricopa County Medical Society Offering Free PPE

Maricopa Department of Public Health – New Guidance for Schools Regarding Children, Teachers, and Staff with Viral Symptoms

Mayo Clinic Live Webinar on June 16th at 9am: COVID-19 and Pediatric Patients

MICA – Preparing Your Practice for Post COVID-19 Patient Care – Notifying Patients of Plan to Reopen Practice or Reinstate In-Office Appointments

MMWR on Arizona Trends in COVID-19 Incidence

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

New Virtual Program for Arizona Physicians – Virtual Doctors’ Lounge brought to you by the Arizona Medical Association and developed by Corporate Counseling Associates

Patients Who Refuse to Wear a Mask: Responses That Won’t Get You Sued

PCH Goggle Cleaning Guidelines

PCH Outpatient Eye Protection Rollout Plan

PCH Positive Employee Workflow

PCH Stop the Spread Flyer

Phase 3 Provider Relief Funding

Phoenix Children’s COVID-19 Ambulatory Playbook

Phoenix Children’s COVID-19 Opening of Clinics Guidance

Phoenix Children’s Update on COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2) Testing and Pre-Procedural Testing for Patients Requiring Anesthesia

Pima County – COVID-19 Homepage and Hotline

Please Join the PCH Psychiatry Team on June 3rd from 12:30pm – 1:30pm for a Live Webinar – The Webinar Will Cover ADHD Medication Management

Providers Can Be Reimbursed for COVID-19 Testing and Treatment of Uninsured Arizonans Through Federal HRSA Web Portal

SARS-CoV-2 in Vitro Diagnostics Overview

Telehealth Webinar on Thursday, July 23rd at 12pm – Virtual Care to Support Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Immune System of Children: The Key to Understanding SARS-COV-2 Susceptibility?

The Phoenix Children’s Cardiology Team and COVID-19 Command Center have updated guidance for a return to competitive sports following COVID-19 infection in pediatric patients

UnitedHealthcare Extends COVID-19 Temporary Telehealth Expansion and Cost Share Waivers

UnitedHealthCare is extending their June 18th date to July 24th for Telemed coverage

Vaccine Clinic Checklist

May 12, 2020 –  Gov. Ducey issues executive order ending the statewide stay at home order beginning Friday, May 15th

AHCCCS Loss of Coverage Enrollment Information – Resources for Patients Impacted by COVID-19 Loss of Health Insurance Coverage

American Academy of Pediatrics – Guidance for Families and Pediatricians on Camp Attendance During COVID-19 Pandemic

American Academy of Pediatrics – PPE Access for AAP Members

Arizona Blood Banks Testing All Donations for COVID-19 Antibodies

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence – Family Resources and Child Care Options

Arizona Department of Housing: COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program (Available March 30, 2020)

Arizona Food Bank Network

Arizona Food Bank Network: Parents and caregivers may text FOOD, or COMIDA to 877-877 to find the nearest sites providing meals during school closures

Arizona Has Been Approved to Operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Administered Through the Department of Economic Security

Arizona Together – For families and businesses: Access to state resources (ie DES, Arizona@work, Childcare, Virtual Learning, etc)

Arizona Working with Healthcare and Federal Partners to Expand COVID-19 Testing

AZ Department of Economic Security Announces Availability of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation

AZ Department of Health Approves PCH to Continue Elective Surgery

AZ Department of Health Services is Providing 5 Free Reusable Cloth Masks

Emergency Essential Workers Care – Child Care at Hamilton High School and Chandler High School

CDC – Serious Adverse Health Events Associated with Methanol-based Hand Sanitizers

Centers for Disease Control – FAQs around pets and COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Site Information

Department of Economic Security – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Diaper Bank of Arizona – Points of Contact for Emergency Diaper Needs

Fans Across America

Findhelp.org – A resource for Families Needing Assistance

Governor Doug Ducey: Arizona To Provide Nearly 600,000 Children With Pandemic School Meal Replacement Benefits

Governor Ducey Announces Enhanced COVID-19 Action Plan

Governor Ducey Executive Order – 5/4/2020

Governor Ducey Extends Stay at Home Order

Local pediatrician on pivoting, protecting patients and parenting during a pandemic

One Darn Cool School Guide for Parents At Home Learning

Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Phoenix Children’s: Educational Resources for Children K-12

Phoenix Children’s Anticipatory Guide for COVID-19 Re-Entry

Phoenix Children’s Emily Center – How to Care for Your Child with Coronavirus Disease (Spanish)

Phoenix Children’s Emily Center – How to Care for Your Child with Coronavirus Disease (English)

Phoenix Children’s Emily Center – How to Care for Your Child who may have Coronavirus Disease (Spanish)

Phoenix Children’s Emily Center – How to Care for Your Child who may have Coronavirus Disease (English)

Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s present Mindful me

Phoenix Children’s – Celebrating the holidays without inviting COVID-19 home

Phoenix Children’s: A list of educational resources K-12, sorted by grade level

Phoenix Children’s: Guide for Parents At Home Learning

Phoenix Sky Harbor Mandates Face Masks for Everyone

Raising Special Kids COVID-19 Education Resources

If you have questions, please email us at PCCN@phoenixchildrens.com. We will provide a response to your questions and post it here within 2 business days.

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