The recent outbreaks and now pandemic of novel Coronavirus have many providers looking for most up-to-date information to care for patients and families concerned about how to care for and keep their children safe. The NE Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the resources below.
For all, the CDC website provides comprehensive information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The CDC funds state-level programs to detect, prevent, respond to, and contain HAI and AR pathogens.
Updated COVID-19 Clinician Resources Webpage Now Live
At LearnToVaccinate.org, clinicians will find a searchable database of accredited CE activities and links to key articles and other relevant, timely materials.
The AAP COVID-19 resources home page
The AAP clinical guidance for pediatricians: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/#ClinicalGuidance
Coverage and Reimbursement
CMS Fact Sheet [cms.gov] on Medicare telehealth
CMS FAQs [lnks.gd] on Medicare telehealth
CMS chart [cms.gov] on Medicare telehealth
CMS guidance [medicaid.gov] on Medicaid telehealth
CMS state guidance [medicaid.gov] on Medicaid telehealth
AAP guidance for telehealth coding updated in March
AMA Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice [ama-assn.org]
AMA Guidance [ama-assn.org]for Ethical Practice in Telemedicine
American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines [americantelemed.org]
American Health Information Management Association Telemedicine Toolkit [healthsectorcouncil.org]
Telemedicine Quick Set-up Guide in Response to COVID-19 National Emergency [ama-assn.org] developed by Drs. Sylvia Romm, Adam Maghrabi, Tisha Rowe, Aditi Joshi
Providing Preventative Care via Telehealth (Code like a surgeon)
The AAP guidance for families: https://www.healthychildren.org/english/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx
National AAP Advocacy Initiatives:
Nebraska DHHS Statewide Case Map (includes hospital capacity data):