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Corona Virus Resources for Substance Use Disorder Providers

CCAPP has gathered bulletins, guidelines, and news releases to help our members navigate through the COVID-19 emergency. We will update this page as necessary. Stay safe and practice all necessary precautions

Telehealth Considerations for Behavioral Healthcare Providers: Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Harry Nelson presented a webinar outlining the concerns Behavioral Healthcare Providers may have when entering the world of telehealth. Amidst the growing concern of the Coronavirus Pandemic, healthcare providers are turning to new means to reach their patients.

Website: https://www.nelsonhardiman.com

 

 

Impact of COVID-19 on Behavioral Health Industry: News and Views You Can Use

This webinar will present a panel discussion from experts across their practice areas on the impact of COVID-19, how response efforts affect all industries, and practical considerations affecting the behavioral health industry.

Presenters: Walter Boone, Balch & Bingham Pepper Crutcher, Balch & Bingham Bea Tolsdorf, Balch & Bingham Steven Corhern, Balch & Bingham Jeremy Retherford, Balch & Bingham Conrad Anderson, Balch & Bingham

Recorded: March 26, 2020

www.bhap.us

COVID-19 Relief Package and its Impact on Behavioral Health

The most recent legislation aimed at relief for the American economy due to the impact of COVID 19 was a complex piece of legislation that will allocate $2.2 trillion to individuals, corporations, and government agencies. This webinar will examine the impact on behavioral health services, the mechanisms for relief, and whether future legislation will be developed.

Presenter: Andrew Kessler, Slingshot Solutions

Recorded: April 1, 2020

www.bhap.us

Department of Health Care Services Information Notices and Guidance:

DHCS BHIN 20-009 COVID-19 Behavioral Health Guidance and FAQs Updated 4-23-2020

https://www.ccapp.us/application/files/2615/8776/6534/BHIN_20-009_COVID-19_Behavioral_Health_Guidance_and_FAQs_update_042320.pdf

DHCS COVID-19 Response In collaboration with State and federal officials

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/DHCS-COVID%E2%80%9119-Response.aspx

Behavioral Health FAQs Frequently Asked Questions for Behavioral Health Providers

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/IN-20-009-Guidance-on-COVID-19-for-Behavioral-Health.pdf

IN 20-009: Guidance for behavioral health programs regarding ensuring access to health and safety during the COVID-19 public emergency

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/IN-20-009-Guidance-on-COVID-19-for-Behavioral-Health.pdf

Telehealth Guidelines: Medi-Cal Payment for Telehealth and Virtual/Telephonic Communications Relative to the 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/Telehealth_Other_Virtual_Telephonic_Communications_V3.0.pdf

Telehealth Guidelines: Medi-Cal Payment Reimbursement Match Guarantee

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/APL19-009-Supplement-Telehealth-031820.pdf

Essential Workers Declaration that SUD workforce is Essential

https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf

Federal Waiver Communications:

Waiver Request March 16th Request to Ease Waiver Requirements

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/CA-1135-Waiver-COVID-19-031620.pdf

Waiver Request March 19th Clarification to Request to Ease Waiver Requirements

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/CA-1135-Waiver-Request-2-031920.pdf

CMS Preliminary Response March 23rd Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Response

https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Documents/COVID-19/CA-1135-Flexibilities-Approval-Letter-Rev-032320.pdf

HIPPA Good Faith Waiver for Confidentiality

https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

Client and Staff Safety Guidelines and Tips:

CalOSHA The California Workplace Guide to Aerosol Transmissible Diseases

https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/ATD-Guide.pdf

SAMHSA Training & Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/training-and-technical-assistance-covid19.pdf

CalFresh Response to COVID-19

https://ucanr.edu/sites/drecBETA/files/323445.pdf

Berkeley Public Health COVID-19 Screening and Triage Tool

www.ccapp.us/index.php/download_file/view/129

County Resources For Personal Protective Devices 

https://emsa.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/71/2020/02/MHOAC-Contact-List-02112020-Public.pdf

California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Health Care System Mitigation Playbook

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/CDPH%20Document%20Library/AFL-20-23-Mitigation-Playbook.pdf

California COVID-19 Response Stay at Home Exceptions for Essential Needs

https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/

LA County Guidance for Non-Residential Substance Use Treatment Settings

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/GuidanceNonResSubstanceUse.pdf

LA County Coronavirus/COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

https://dmh.lacounty.gov/covid-19-information/

Home Isolation Instructions for Managing Clients who are Symptomatic

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/docs/COVHomeIsolation.pdf

CDC Centers for Disease Control Guidance for Employers

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

CDC Centers for Disease Control Guidance for Health Workers Exposed to COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-risk-assesment-hcp.html

CDC Centers for Disease Control Mental Health and Coping with Stress

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Fmanaging-stress-anxiety.html

Each Mind Matters Finding Support During Trying Times

https://www.eachmindmatters.org/action-items/covid19update/

Business Support and Information:

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

https://www.ccapp.us/index.php/download_file/147/0

National Council of Nonprofits Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Act (Pub. L. 116-136)

https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/trends-policy-issues/initial-analysis-of-the-coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-cares

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development FAQ for Small Businesses

https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Bkusiness Guide and Checklist

https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf

Paychek Protection Program Forgivable Loans

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

California Disaster Loan Assistance Information

https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/

Recovery Residence Resources:

NARR Guide for Coronavirus

drive.google.com/file/d/1E4uLjz1hRX0I1y2-8S-dD3rt5LIgtywc/view

Hope for Helpers:  CCAPP is here for you!

Dear Colleagues,

Social distancing is particularly difficult for people who dedicate themselves to helping others. This message is to let you know that CCAPP is here for you during this stressful time and to inform you of our procedures during this emergency. If there is anything we can do to brighten your day, reduce your stress, or assist you so that you can refuel for the upcoming downturn in the economy and eventual surge in clients seeking care, we are here.

As vital, life-saving professionals we know that your services are absolutely necessary at this time. Because CCAPP certifies and registers the majority of the SUD counseling workforce, we will remain open and operational during the statewide shelter-in-place order so that all of our counselors can keep providing services.

In light of the new statewide shelter in place order from the governor to help slow the spread of COVID-19, CCAPP is protecting it’s workers with social distancing requirements while in the office. Unfortunately, this means we must also limit public exposure to the virus. As such, we are adjusting our services  in the following ways:

1.     We no long will have walk in options for in-person services at either the Sacramento or Long Beach offices.

2.     We will still be available by email Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

 

For education, please email [email protected]

For membership, [email protected]

For accounting, [email protected]

For credentialing, recovery residence, and general   questions, [email protected]

 

3.     We have adjusted our phone times to Tuesday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy and well.

Sincerely,

Pete Nielsen, CEO