State and Federal Resources for the Coronavirus

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

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State Resources

  • Telehealth:
    • The Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services, in their Medicaid Newsletter providing temporary telehealth guidelines for all providers effective March 21, 2020 and for the duration of the public health emergency.
    • Key Considerations for Adopting/Expanding Telehealth
    • Tips for telehealth/video chatting if the provider or the client are experiencing technical issues from Hilary Krosney-Rediker, LPC, LCADC,Director of Addiction Services, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Monmouth County
    • HHS Office of Civil Rights has issued a "Notification of Enforcement Discretion" for telehealth remote communications during the public health emergency.
    • Medicare has expanded telehealth coverage that enables beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. More detailed information on Medicare changes can be accessed here.
    • MCOs, Medicaid/NJ Family Care, and the Children's System of Care announced that they will reimburse providers for telehealth services in the same manner as face-to-face services. They have also waived site of service requirements for telehealth, thus allowing NJ-licensed clinicians to provide telehealth from any location.

  • Healthcare:
    • The Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services released information about the emergency funding process.
      • Letter from Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner, DMHAS, explaining the emergency payment process and the following documents:
        • Action Required by March 31st with explanations of general criteria; specifics for cost-based mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) contracted providers; specifics for all fee-for-service providers; attestation; and monitoring
        • Attestation Form
  • Employers:
    • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, and Davis LLP have provided guidance in regard to the COVID-19 Employment Law Update which includes CDC and OSHA guidance as well as Employers' ADA Rights and Responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more.
    • The Employers Association of New Jersey (EANJ) website has a page dedicated to the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and Mandatory Sick Leave policy that were part of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law on March 18, 2020. EANJ also provides additional workplace resources.
    • The organization UST has assembled a list of the essential COVID-19 resources for nonprofit employers to help navigate the impact of the pandemic on both organizations and their employees. Click here to access the employer's toolkit
    • New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)'s website has information for New Jersey businesses.
      • Information on NJ Businesses on the COVID-19 outbreak
      • Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program - A $10 million program that will provide working capital loans of up to $100,000 to businesses with less than $5 million in revenues. Loans made through the program will have ten-year terms with zero percent for the first five years, then resetting to the EDA's prevailing floor rate (capped at 3.00%) for the remaining five years. Click here for more.
    • New Jersey Business Action Center: COVID-19/ Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses
    • Emergency Help for New Jersey Small Businesses:
      • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named New Jersey a 'declared disaster state' in the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The declaration will allow New Jersey small business owners impacted by COVID-19 to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) to help support their businesses.
      • EIDLs are working capital loans to help small businesses, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of a disaster, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. These loans are intended to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue through the disaster recovery period.
        • To apply for an SBA loan, click here
        • For guidance on SBA loans, click here.
        • Click here for "5 Considerations to Help Prepare for a Potential Business Interruption and Extra Expense Claim."
    • Mercadien has created a summary resource for businesses that explain the special federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to COVID-19. Click here for a summary.
  • New Jersey's State Psychiatric Hospitals:
  • COVID-19 Relief Funds:
  • Legislation:
    • As of Tuesday, March 26, a series of bills have been passed related to COVID-19. Click here to see the legislation that has passed (compiled by BioNJ).
    • On Wednesday, March 25, Governor Murphy signed Senate No.2304 into law. This piece of legislation expands the scope of temporary disability insurance (TDI). Click here for more information.
    • Governor Murphy signed legislation (A3860) which authorizes any health care practitioners to provide telemedicine and telehealth services for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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