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|Covid-19 Resources for Treating Physicians|
If you are a healthcare professional evaluating a patient for suspected COVID-19, please contact your local health department immediately.
Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline (launched March 13, 2020)
Option 4: In-state Physician
BonSecoursMercy Richmond Health System Launches FREE COVID_19 Video Visits (March 21, 2020)
Bon Secours is now offering free video visits to those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and those who may have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19. Visit bonsecours247.com or download the Bon Secours 24/7 app for free from the app store. Use the Coupon Code CARE2020 for your free COVID-19 visit.
Mid Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center Offers training and resources for practices looking to expand telehealth services.
Responding to COVID-19: Resources for Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring from the Nixon Law Group CLICK HERE (Posted March 18, 2020, updated frequently)
AMA: Medicare Policy Change on Telemedicine Enhances Nation’s Digital Health Care Capacity
“The AMA offers the Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice, a new resource to help mobilize remote care with implementation tips, as well as a reference to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes for reporting telemedicine and remote care services. The AMA also offers an education module in the AMA’s STEPS Forward™ that can help physicians use telemedicine in practice, and the Digital Health Implementation Playbook with a 12-steps process for adopting remote monitoring of patients outside the traditional clinical environment.”
HHS Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency
We are empowering medical providers to serve patients wherever they are during this national public health emergency
. We are especially concerned about reaching those most at risk, including older persons and persons with disabilities. (March 19, 2020)
Taking Care of Yourself:
Managing Mental Health During COVID-19 From the AMA (Updated April 3, 2020)
Hospital and Practice Scope of Service During COVID-19:
Gov. Ralph Northam has signed an executive order for hospitals to suspend elective surgeries. View Order. (March 25, 2020)
CDC Public Health Reminder
Healthcare facilities and clinicians should prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now and for the coming several weeks. The following actions can preserve staff, personal protective equipment, and patient care supplies; ensure staff and patient safety; and expand available hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic:
CMS Recommendations on Elective Surgery and Procedures: Provides a tiered framework to inform health systems to consider in determining if procedures should be scheduler or postponed. (March 15, 2020)
Interim Guidance for Health Care Facilities. From CDC (Updated regularly)
Statement on Elective Procedures during outbreak by Virginia Healthcare Emergency Management Program (March 18, 2020)
Lab Testing Information and Resources
BetterMed Urgent Care is providing Curbside COVID-19 Testing in Greater Richmond.
Anyone wishing to be tested must first make an appointment reservation online. Once your reservation is made and you arrive at a
curbside testing location, please call the phone number and press "0"
to speak with an administrator who will provide further instructions. Check out their FAQ here.
Site includes supplies needed for collection, sample requirements, collections cautions https://www.genetworx.com/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-testing (updated regularly)
COVID-19 Testing at LabCorp: https://www.labcorp.com/information-labcorp-about-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 (updated regularly)
Latest Test Menu information: https://www.labcorp.com/tests/139900/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-na a
COVID-19 Testing at Quest Diagnostics: https://www.questdiagnostics.com/home/Covid-19/ (updated regularly)
Other Resources for Treating Clinicians :
Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19 CDC - Learn More. (Updated April 1, 2020)
Information for Clinicians on Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Patients CDC (Updated April 7, 2020)
CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) 2020 Calls/Webinars
Letter from Dr. M. Norman Oliver, Virginia State Health Commissioner (March 24, 2020)
Guidance for Diagnosis and Treatment f rom the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA): Guidance for diagnosis and treatment, updated on a rolling basis.
Coronavirus info from Virginia Department of Health for treating physicians (click on the gray tab for healthcare professionals):