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Videos (Provider Focused) COVID-19 Resources

(Nursing Facility) COVID-19 makes it more important than ever that we talk with residents and families about goals and treatment preferences. “Advance Care Planning During a Crisis” is a FREE 12-minute webinar that addresses issues specific to COVID-19. This video was developed by experts at Indiana University to support nursing facility staff in advance care planning. Additional resources include a resident and family handout, a discussion guide, and links to other helpful websites. There are also slides and recommendations about “Symptom Management in the Nursing Home During COVID-19” to help support residents with possible or confirmed COVID-19 who are treated in the facility. For more information, go to Updated: April 17, 2020

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program to Support Healthcare Providers
This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a $200 million program, called the COVID-19 Telehealth Program that will assist eligible providers to purchase telecommunications services, information services and devices necessary to provide connected care services, both for the treatment of coronavirus as well as other conditions that occur over the course of the pandemic. The program will only fund monitoring device that are already connected and able to automatically share data, rather than unconnected devices that patients use at home and then share results with their medical professional remotely.  Funding for the program will come directly from the CARES Act.   The FCC began accepting applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth program on April 13.  The PDF application and instructions are via their website.

CMS- (Video) Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services: CMS released a video providing answers to common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit. CMS is expanding this benefit on a temporary and emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Video April 3, 2020

(PDF) AMA- Special coding advice during COVID-19 public health emergency Updated April 3, 2020

Video - Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services April 3, 2020 via CMSHHSgov This video will provide you with answers to common questions about the Medicare TeleHealth services benefit.

Telehealth Best Practices by Hawaii State Department of Health Genomics SectionThis video will highlight some of the best practices for healthcare providers when using telehealth to provide services. More information can be found at 4/2/2020

VIDEO: DEA & Telehealth - DEA updates on the use of telehealth and telephone to prescribe controlled substances. View the slides for this presentation hereApril 2, 2020

DEA decision tree that they have for controlled substances (PDF) sheet This chart only addresses prescribing controlled substances and does not ... Part I: Evaluating the Patient ... This decision tree merely summarizes the policies for quick reference and ... details are on DEA's COVID-19 websitePrescribing via telehealth  Mar 31, 2020 

UMTRC Webinar: Starting a Telemedicine Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 3/27/2020 UMTRC webinar recording and slides are now live here:

Updated Slides 3/30/2020

CMS ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit PDF (3/20/20) 

University of Arizona Environment, Exposure Science & Risk Assessment Center: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infectious Agents Exposure Reduction Training for First Responders Video with An exposure mitigation checklist was also developed to accompany the training:

Exposure Mitigation Plan [PDF] March 2020 

Special coding advice during COVID-19 public health emergency: (Slideshow) Information provided by the American Medical Association does not dictate payer reimbursement policy and does not substitute for the professional judgement of the practitioner performing a procedure, who remains responsible for correct coding. March 2020 

“Quick Start Guides” – This section is on the: State of Hawaii Department of Health Genomics Section and Western States Regional Genetics Network (UH7MC30774-01-00).

Quick Start Guides

Telehealth Best Practices (for Providers) This video will highlight some of the best practices in providing telehealth services.



Specialty Care – COVID-19 Protocols

Mental Health

SMI Adviser Resources: SMI Adviser compiled a list of resources on COVID-19 and serious mental illness. 

Opioid Use Disorder

Providers Clinical Support System – FAQs Sheet  Treating Opioid Use Disorder via Telehealth Tips for Primary Care Providers


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