Covid-19 information

BACB Updates
Telehealth

HHS Guidelines on Telehealth during coronavirus pandemic
https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

Comprehensive Training and FREE Webinars from Zoom focused on using their platform to work remotely and deliver telehealth services 
https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/covid19.html

 

Council of Autism Service Providers FREE GUIDELINES 

https://casproviders.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CASP_ALS_Booklet_v1_1.3.20.pdf

 

ABA Billing Codes Commission

https://www.ababillingcodes.com/resources/important-covid-19-update-use-of-telehealth/?fbclid=IwAR1MBhFo5Tjnckkba7fK2tqu0kh5Lylg8S3hxriGomRyyvJmTAHRJPyfrKs

State and Federal

Multiple Resources for Oregon Residents 

https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/coronavirus2020.aspx

 

Link to OR Governor’s Office Press Releases

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/Agency.aspx?page=0&pageSize=10&agency=GOV


90-day delay for Federal Tax Payments
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/politics/irs-extends-tax-payment-deadline-coronavirus/index.html

Families First Act 

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201

Free Webinar (CalABA hosted)– Register here: bit.ly/FamiliesFirstABA


This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. 

 

Most relevant to providers…. the bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency temporary standard that requires certain employers to develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect health care workers. The bill also includes provisions that:

  • establish a federal emergency paid leave benefits program to provide payments to employees taking unpaid leave due to the coronavirus outbreak,
  • expand unemployment benefits and provide grants to states for processing and paying claims,
  • require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees,
  • establish requirements for providing coronavirus diagnostic testing at no cost to consumers,
  • treat personal respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures that are eligible for certain liability protections, and
  • temporarily increase the Medicaid federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP).