OSAA SPA Comment on reimbursement
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Your OSAA Staff: Amanda, Sabrina and Shelley
NEW: OR-OSHA Temporary Rules
There are new OR-OSHA COVID Temporary Rules that impact ALL workplaces. The rules are effective Monday, November 16th with some requirements assigned extended effective dates. A reminder that these rules include additional requirements for those in a health care setting.
You can view the Temporary Rules* here: https://osha.oregon.gov/OSHARules/div1/437-001-0744.pdf. *Note appendix A-17), that addresses fire/EMS industry-specific guidance superseding portions of the rule that are applied to other workplaces
View workplace chart for application here: https://osha.oregon.gov/rules/advisory/infectiousdisease/Documents/Overview-Table-for-Oregon-OSHA-COVID-19-Temporary-Rule.pdf
We recently partnered with the legal experts at Tonkon Torp to provide a free webinar on these rules. A recording of the webinar will be available here: https://tonkon.com/events/2020-11-03/how-to-implement-or-oshas-covid-19-rule.html
Other COVID-19 executive orders not directly related to healthcare can be found here: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19
The Oregon Health Authority has released new guidance regarding increased reimbursement for “Treat and Release” calls for public payers. Retroactive to March 18, the reimbursement for procedure code A0998 (Aid call) will be increased from $54, to $420 (ALS1) for FFS and CCO patients for the duration of this emergency. Read more here.
Emergency rules from the Oregon Medical Board regarding EMS scope flexibility
Oregon Health Authority
Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Centers for Disease Control: COVID-19 Webpage
CMS: Current emergencies webpage/updates
President’s Executive Orders
Small Business Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
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