COVID-19 Updates & Resources

National and International Resources

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 
12/16/20: Coronavirus Vaccination Resources
5/11/20: Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators
4/29/20: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Burn Rate Calculator
4/7/20: CDC to provide $186 million in funding to public health officials to aid with COVID-19
3/25/20: PUI Report Form


What Healthcare Providers Should Know


Guidelines for Collecting/Handling Clinical Specimens


Clinical Care Guidance


Healthcare Infection Control


Frequently Asked Questions for Providers


Other Provider Resources


Overview


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
11/13/20: COVID-19 Vaccine Codes and PC-ACE Software Update
7/6/20: Providers can apply for HHS relief fund 
7/6/20: Guidance on Allowance of Telehealth Encounters in eCQMs Now Available 
5/29/20: New COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare Fee-for-Service Billing
5/11/20: CMS Telehealth Video : Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services
4/30/20: Trump Administration Issues Second Round of Sweeping Changes to Support U.S. Healthcare System During COVID019 Pandemic
4/30/20: Now Available: Updated 2020 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for New COVID-19 Clinical Trials Improvement Activity
4/27/20: CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program
4/21/20: CMS Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activit
4/8/20: CMS Issues Recommendations on Non-Emergent, Elective Medical Services and Treatment
4/8/20: CMS Posts Letter to Clinicians to Summarize Actions CMS Has Taken to Ensure Clinicians Have Maximum Flexibility to Reduce Unnecessary Barriers to Providing Patient Care
3/24/20: REVISED Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3/22/20: Relief for Clinicians, Providers Participating in Quality Reporting Programs

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
7/23/20: Public health emergency (PHE) extended for 90 days
7/6/20: Providers can apply for HHS relief fund
5/8/20: HHS Extends Deadline for Attestation, Acceptance of Terms and Conditions for Provider Relief Fund Payments to 45 Days
4/24/20: Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
4/22/20: CARES Act Funding Attestation Portal Now Open
4/10/20: First payments issued for COVID-19 financial relief

American Medical Association (AMA)
12/16/20: COVID-19 & Vaccine Development Resources
4/22/20: AMA Offers Guidance for Health Care Systems
4/13/20: Summary of Medical and Prescription Drug Plan Prior Authorization Policy Changes for COVID-19
4/13/20: Updated Coding Guidance from the AMA
3/30/20: What the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill means for doctors
3/25/20: AMA/OSMA Endorsed Letter to Congress Supporting Physician Practices in Stimulus Package
3/25/20: FDA to Allow Physicians to Use Plasma Donated by Coronavirus Survivors
3/25/20: AMA Releases Special Coding Advice Related to COVID-19
3/24/20: AMA, AHA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to #StayHome to Confront COVID-19
3/24/20: 6 Ways to Address Physician Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic
3/24/20: Many Physicians Facing Questions About Coronavirus That Lie Outside Their Area of Expertise
AMA COVID-19 Resource Center 
Physician's Guide to COVID-19

World Health Organization (WHO)
3/24/20: WHO Director-General Says "Pandemic is Accelerating" With More Than 350,000 Cases Worldwide