5 Minute Crisis Response

Will I be covered if I give this virus to one of my patients?

We cannot give a coverage opinion or a coverage determination unless and until an actual claim comes about. Will a claim come about? Highly unlikely. As you would guess, you’re all doctors and you probably know by now it will be nearly impossible for somebody to actually point this back to you if they wind up getting a positive test result for the virus. So the likelihood and the liability in my opinion are very low there. What’s higher in liability is the act of negligence and that’s kind of what I want to touch on in a little bit more detail today. Being negligent is one of the components that attorneys go after when filing a malpractice lawsuit. Negligence means a lot of different things and in this type of pandemic, what that means to me is going directly against recommendations and guidelines given by the CDC, the state health department, your city ordinances, et cetera. Watch the 5-minute video below for the complete answer.

Are you an essential healthcare provider?

I want to touch on the fact that we believe that you absolutely are essential healthcare providers, and here’s why. We believe that chiropractors serve an incredibly important social and public utility, that right now in this crisis and this pandemic, chiropractors are keeping patients away from the emergency room and away from urgent care centers. When a patient has an acute or emergency issue, if they’re in pain, they’re going to go to one of two places, either your office as a chiropractor or one of those emergency care facilities.

So to keep those on the lighter end and reserve those resources for the people that actually need them, we believe that chiropractors are essential in doing so. So that being said, even though we believe that you all are essential healthcare providers, that doesn’t necessarily mean every city, every state or the country as a whole believes the same thing. So one of the things that I recommend to all of you is you need to make sure you’re following your city or your state’s guidelines and ordinances that come out, and they come out every day it seems like. This is a fluid situation, so things continue to change, and if you’re not sure about what you’re reading or how to decipher it, you should also contact either your state board or state association. Watch the 5-minute video below for the complete answer.

What if one of your patients tests positive for COVID-19?

Today we’re reviewing the topic of what to do if one of your patients lets you know that they tested positive for COVID-19. This is a topic of mass discussion right now, and we’ve been getting this quite a bit in our office via email, via phone calls, so we thought it would be a good one to review at the beginning of the week to prepare you all should this sort of thing happen with the confirmed cases ramping up right now. First and foremost, it’s our understanding that in accordance with the CDC guidelines, you should simply close your doors if a patient confirms with you that they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.  Watch the below video for the complete response to this question.

The Malpractice Side of Telemedicine in the Age of Covid-19

Today what we’re going to review is how to work with telemedicine in the age of COVID-19. A common question we’ve been getting over the last couple of weeks as doctor’s offices are shifting, getting creative and modifying their structure to not only survive but to thrive is how does telemedicine work? Will we be covered? What are some of these things that we need to be made aware of? Watch the video below for the complete show.

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COVID-19 Crisis Response Unanswered Questions for Week of March 30th 20202

Hello everybody. We are back again with your five-minute crisis response for chiropractors. As always, this is Eric Hoffman, executive director at Chiro Secure and today, we are actually going to review some of the questions that you all have been asking in the Facebook comments and some additional questions we’ve been getting just across the board that we wanted to help clarify, go through, and make sure you are all taken care of.

Is there an online screening tool that patients can use for COVID-19?

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Apple today released a new screening tool and set of resources to help people stay informed and take the proper steps to protect their health during the spread of COVID-19, based on the latest CDC guidance. The new COVID-19 website (https://www.apple.com/covid19/), and COVID-19 app (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1504132184) available on the App Store, were created in partnership with the CDC,1the White House Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA to make it easy for people across the country to get trusted information and guidance at a time when the US is feeling the heavy burden of COVID-19.

Resources to use

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATIONWHO

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROLCDC

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOROSHA

SBA  DISASTER  LOAN ASSISTANCESBA Disaster Loan Assistance

SMALL BUSINESS LOAN GUIDANCESmall Business Loan Guidance

STIMULUS PAYMENT CALCULATORStimulus Calculator

THE CHIROPRACTIC IMMUNE UPDATEICA Immune nad & Chiropractic

YOUR STATE & LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTSState & Local Health Departments

JOHNS  HOPKINS RESOURCE CENTERJohns Hopkins Resource Center

POSTER  FOR  YOUR  OFFICE  STAFFGet Your Clinic Ready

POSTER  FOR  YOUR  CLINIC  ENTRANCEClinic Entrance Poster

POSTER  FOR  PATIENT  SYMPTOMS  WARNING