COVID-19 Updates: Two opportunities to secure PPE, June 30 PPP application deadline, Medicaid Provider Relief Fund application & more.
This week, actively practicing WSDA members have been offered two new opportunities to secure masks. If you have not yet taken advantage of this benefit, please see details below.
N95 & Surgical Mask Kit from WSDA
One free PPE kit is available to each actively practicing licensed Washington dentist. The kit contains:
Mask orders will be fulfilled and shipped directly to dentists by TDSC. The masks themselves are being offered at no cost, but there will be a $10 shipping and handling cost.
Order Your PPE Kit
3M-Made KN95 Masks from ADA
The ADA has received a shipment of KN95 masks from FEMA for distribution. The ADA is NOT charging dentists for the masks themselves as they were provided by FEMA at no cost, but there will be a $26.50 fee to cover processing, shipping, handling, and credit card fees.
All actively practicing WSDA members should have received an email directly from the ADA with directions on how to order your masks.
If you didn’t receive the email, please contact the ADA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the ADA
PPP Deadline is June 30
The application deadline for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is June 30, 2020. The SBA has launched a Lender Match tool to connect borrowers with lenders within two days. “The SBA is focused on assisting eligible borrowers in underserved and disadvantaged communities and connecting them with forgivable PPP loans, especially before the June 30, 2020 application deadline,” SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza said in a statement.
Medicaid Provider Relief Fund
On June 9, HHS announced a targeted Medicaid distribution where eligible Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) dental providers may apply for relief fund payments. The payment to each provider will be at least 2% of reported gross revenue from patient care and the final amount each provider receives will be determined after the data is submitted, including information about the number of Medicaid patients the provider serves.
Before applying to receive funding, HHS recommends providers first:
For additional resources or support, visit cares.linkhealth.com and look under the “Resources and Support” tab. There is also an FAQ for providers.
ADA COVID-19 Resources
Dr. Dennis Bradshaw