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New stage reached in Ohio coronavirus fight
Ohio is entering a new phase in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday.
Using medically-trained Ohio National Guard members, testing for coronavirus will increase at nursing homes in the state, he said in his televised briefing and on Twitter.
"All staff in all Ohio nursing facilities will be tested," DeWine said. "This will help nursing home administrators understand the status of the virus in their facilities and will help isolate the virus and help keep it from infecting their community."
In addition, medically-trained members of the Ohio National Guard will be at Ohio's eight developmental centers this week to test residents and their staff, DeWine announced.
"By getting a clear picture of the COVID-19 situation on these facilities, we can help prevent the spread," he said.
DeWine encouraged Ohioans to wear masks, saying it is not a political issue such as liberal versus conservative but about about protecting each other.
"It's as old as scripture," DeWine said. "It's love your neighbor."
The Ohio Department of Health updated its coronavirus data on Tuesday showing 33,006 total cases, 2,002 deaths and 5,511 hospitalizations.
In all, 15 cases and no deaths have been reported in Shelby since March 31.
Three deaths are reported overall in Richland County.
May 1, 2020 Governor DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan
The plan calls for some efforts to begin May 1 and others be added throughout the month.
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- Medicaid telehealth billing codes for provider type 84s and 95s available HERE Published March 24, 2020
- HB 580 – Requires that during a state of emergency, a health plan issuer must cover any health care service that is provided via telemedicine, if certain criteria are met. (Status: 3/23 Introduced in House)
- COVID-19 and Opioid Treatment; MHAS released guidance on 3/23/2020
- Telehealth during a state of emergency rule 5160-1-21 - Emergency Rule Expanding Telehealth for medical and behavioral health services DATE: 03/20/2020
- Appendix to Rule 5160-1-21 – Telehealth During a State of Emergency Services/reimbursed through Telehealth during a state of emergency - Appendix with new telehealth eligible Procedure Codes DATE: 03/20/2020
- Ohio Department of Medicaid Telehealth Rules Dated 3/20/20: Frequently Asked Questions
- The State Medical Board took steps to relax regulations requiring first in-person visits and posted a Telemedicine Guidance Update on 3/18/2020.
- Telemedicine Guidance Updated 3/18/20 - Updated Telemedicine Guidance
ASPPB - State Psych Boards and licensing changes due to COVID-19. direct link to the document from their website is here: Ohio is on page 12- Released on April 1, 2020
The Ohio Council Insight Newsletter Released 3/30/20 - Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers COVID-19 SPECIAL EDITION - March 2020 Due to the current pandemic crisis and the overwhelming amount of information, the March 2020 Ohio Council Insight has been developed to be a one-stop resource for all COVID-19 related information as of the end of March. COVID-19 State Orders and Guidance
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