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Member News Alert – April 9

Physician Resource: Accelerated and Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers   In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will provide accelerated payments to requesting providers and advance payments to requesting suppliers, including physicians and non-physician practitioners, who submit a request to the appropriate Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).  

KMA has compiled an informational resource, available here, regarding what physicians need to know about this process. KMA expresses no opinion as to the feasibility, applicability, or impact to your particular practice.  

Medical Student Volunteers to Deploy as Part of COVID-19 Relief Efforts   A team of four third-year medical students who registered to serve as volunteers for COVID-19 efforts are being deployed to Kentucky Dam Village in Gilbertsville today.  

The volunteers will be housed at the state park and will be helping to treat COVID-19 patients in the surrounding community.

  Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack, M.D. made the announcement during yesterday’s address from Gov. Beshear. KMA assisted Dr. Stack with the solicitation of medical student volunteers late last month. More than half of the state’s 600 medical students registered to serve as volunteers during the outbreak.

Kentucky Medical Association / www.kyma.org