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COVID-19 Resources in NJ

Tuesday, August 18, 2020   (4 Comments)
Posted by: APTANJ
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Updated Friday, August 18, 2020


NJ Division of Consumer Affairs: Telehealth Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute:  Quality Institute Guide to Telehealth in New Jersey

APTANJ: Ask the Payor Relations Specialist (Member Benefit)

NJ Division of Consumer Affairs: Healthcare Services in Office Practices

APTANJ: Guidance for School Based Physical Therapists Regarding the Reopening of Schools Under Covid-19




CDC: Manage Anxiety & Stress

NJ Mental Health Cares Helpline: For Individuals Experiencing Anxiety and Worry Related to the Coronavirus Pandemic: 1-866-202-HELP (4357)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

HoursTV Stress Management Apps: Here Are the Top Stress Management Apps During Time of Coronavirus

Headspace: Free Headspace Plus account for US healthcare professionals through 2020

The Penny Hoarder: 13 Free and Effective Ways to Manage Your Coronavirus-Related Stress

YMCA: On-Demand Health & Fitness Videos


NJ.Gov:  One Jersey Pledge

A Message from APTANJ President, Brian Mason

NJ.Gov: Governor Murphy Announces Departmental Actions to Expand Access to Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health Services in Response to COVID-19

NJ.Gov: COVID-19 Information Hub

NJ.Gov: COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses

NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness: Rumor Control and Disinformation Updates

NJ Department of Education: Providing Special Education and Related Services to Students with Disabilities During Extended School Closures as a Result of COVID-19

NJ Department of Education: “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education”

NJ Business & Industry Association: Coronavirus Resource Connection

NJ Treasury, Division of Taxation: COVID-19 Extension and Related Information (Taxes)

May 26, 9:30 AM: NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: Online Meeting

STATE OF NEW JERSEY: Division of Consumer Affairs Administrative Order No. 2020-07 

NJEDA: Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program - Phase 2 application

NJ Economic Development Authority: Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program - additional $15 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding


Insurer Information

PT in Motion: Charts from APTA Track Payer, Government PT Telehealth Policies

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):  COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):  Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 

Horizon BCBSNJHorizon Eliminates Cost-sharing Related to COVID-19 Testing and Evaluation

Horizon Health News: Helping Furloughed Employees Maintain Health Coverage

Horizon BCBSNJ: Horizon Telemedicine Reimbursement Policy Addenda

PT in Motion: Aetna Now Covers Telehealth Delivered by PTs

AmeriHealthAmeriHealth New Jersey expands telemedicine coverage

AmeriHealth NJ: Telemedicine and Telehealth Services for AmeriHealth New Jersey Members

CIGNA: Cigna's response to COVID-19

CIGNA/American Specialty Health: Virtual Physical and Occupational Services Billing Guidance for Cigna patients

Cigna: Cigna issues Therapy Services Cognitive Rehabilitation

United Healthcare:Extending Temporary Telehealth Expansion and Reimbursement Through Sept. 30, 2020 Summary of COVID-19 Dates by Program

United Healthcare: COVID-19 Prior Authorization and Ongoing Patient Care Updates

United Healthcare: COVID-19 Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Telehealth

Independence Blue Cross (PA): Medicare Advantage policy 4-14-20 to now include PT telehealth

COVID-19 FAQs for State Medicaid and CHIP agencies: Click here to access the link

Business Resources

New Jersey Economic Development Authority: NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

NJBiz: Federal, NJ grants and aid: How to get them (updated)

New Jersey Economic Development Authority:  How do I apply to the NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan? (Application open April 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.)

U.S. Small Business Administration: COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application

U.S. Small Business Administration: Low Interest Disaster Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

U.S. Small Business Administration: Paycheck Protection Program: PPP Resumes April 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor: Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements

NJ.Gov: Emergency Assistance Eligibility Wizard (for businesses and non-profits)

Buttaci, Leardi & Werner, Attorneys at Law:  COVID-19: States Provide Immunity For Healthcare Providers During Covid-19 Pandemic

Buttaci, Leardi & Werner, Attorneys at Law: COVID-19-Related Stimulus Options For Healthcare Providers

Buttaci, Leardi & Werner, Attorneys at Law: COVID-19 And Telemedicine

Buttaci, Leardi & Werner, Attorneys at Law:COVID-19 And The New Jersey Workplace Government response resources and short-term community resources

NJBIA: SBA Eases Criteria for Small Business Disaster Assistance Loans

New Jersey Economic Development Authority: Information for NJ Businesses on the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development & COVID-19What Employers & Businesses Should Know

New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development & COVID-19: What Employees Should Know

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Guide for New Jersey Businesses

New Jersey Business & Industry Association: Recommendations

U.S. Small Business Administration: Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Private Practice Section, APTA: Tips and Tricks to Start Telehealth Tomorrow

APTANJ: A June Message from APTANJ President, Brian Mason, PT, DPT

Healthcare Resources

Telehealth Inquiries for PTs: The NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners is referring all inquiries related to telehealth at this time to the Uniform Enforcement Act, Page 54 - 60

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard

NJ Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services: Temporary Telehealth Guidelines

COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals: Click here to access the page

COVID-19: Information for Public Health Professionals: The NJ Department of Health has developed a resource pages including “guidance for travelers, resources for healthcare providers, and informational materials in multiple languages.” Click here to access the page

NJ State Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research Guide

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General: COVID-19 Healthcare Fraud Scams


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Renewal of Determination That A Public Health Emergency Exists


Internal Revenue Service: Frequently Asked Questions about Taxation of Provider Relief Payments


TELEHEALTH.HHS.GOV: Telehealth: Health care from the safety of our homes


Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy: COVID-19 Updates


Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy: Possible Roles for PTs and PTAs during the COVID-19 Pandemic


PT in Motion: Furnishing and Billing E-Visits: Addressing Your Questions


PT in Motion: Telehealth in Physical Therapy in Light of COVID-19

APTA: Commercial Payer Telehealth & E-Visits Coverage (Updated)

APTA: Impact of COVID-19 on the Physical Therapy Profession

APTA Cardiopulmonary Section:  Post-Acute Covid-19 Exercise & Research (PACER) Project  video series

APTA: Telehealth Modalities That PTs and PTAs Can Use During the Public Health Emergency

APTA: Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist

APTA COVID-19 and Telehealth Resources for Members: These are updated frequently so be on the lookout for alerts:

APTA Patient Action Center: Contact Your Legislators on COVID-19 Policy Proposals

APTA Letter to Congress: Regarding Increasing access to rehabilitation telehealth services and financial relief to community-based private rehabilitation clinics

NJ Congressional Representatives: Members of Congress

Section on Health Policy and Administration of the APTA (HPA-The Catalyst)
Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy (AACPT): 
Webinar: Leveraging New Models in Addressing Hospital Deconditioning and Physical Impairment to Establish a COVID-19 Hospital Throughput Framework



Barbara L. Kutch says...
Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Does anyone know the protocol for working with a minor/pediatric patient with telemedicine from an outpatient PT office? Does the parent/guardian have to be visibly present throughout the session or is verbal parental/guardian consent good enough?
Nancy R. Kirsch says...
Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Excellent job on this comprehensive list of resources. I would suggest adding Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for updates on changes to PT and PTA exams and licensing changes. Thank you again for a great job. Nancy Kirsch
Jeffrey J. Snyder says...
Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Well done Dan & Debbie! Very comprehensive list of resources to help all PTs & PTAs, as well as our NJ consumers. Thank you for helping us fast-track our way through this. Maybe our forced experiences with some of these new approaches to managing patients and daily tasks will end up a silver lining toward creating a more efficient new norm in healthcare. Stay well.
Paul G. Vidal says...
Posted Friday, March 20, 2020
Excellent Job Dan and Debbie for compiling such a comprehensive list of resources! Times are difficult for everyone right now, but it makes it a little easier when you know APTANJ is helping it's members navigate solutions. Wishing all APTANJ members well and be safe!

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