COVID-19 Updates: Updated ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit, Medicaid Provider Relief Fund Distribution Portal now open, request PPE from your local health jurisdiction and more.
Updated ADA Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit
ADA has updated their Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit. The following new information is included in the updated toolkit:
- Patient Mask-Wearing Notifications
- Steps to Take If a Patient Reports COVID-19 Exposure After Treatment
- COVID-19 Hazard Assessment Tool
- ADA Webinar: The Role of Aerosol on the Transmission of Coronavirus and the Impact in Dentistry
Please note: Until further evidence demonstrates a clear answer, the ADA is not making a recommendation on waiting for a specific time period to begin cleaning the operatory.
Medicaid Provider Relief Fund Distribution Portal Now Open
With Tuesday’s announcement from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers can apply to the Medicaid Targeted Distribution portion of the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund, we wanted to let you know that the Enhanced Provider Portal is now accepting applications. To apply, please access the portal here. Also, be sure to read the Medicaid Provider Distribution Instructions and download the Medicaid Provider Distribution Application Form. The deadline for submissions is July 20, 2020.
For more information and eligibility requirements, click here.
Looking for More PPE? Request PPE From Your Local Health Jurisdiction
The Northwest Healthcare Response Network (NWHRN) can help you secure PPE from your local health jurisdiction. Visit nwhrn.org to download the request form and be sure to pay special attention to the instructions for your county.
Live ADA Webinar: SBA Loans Programs: An Update for Dental Practices
Friday, June 12 at Noon PT | Register
An on-demand recording will be available within two business days.
ADA staff and representatives of the Academy of Dental Certified Public Accountants will provide ADA members with a current overview of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs.
Dr. Dennis Bradshaw