Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
- What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Click here.
- Steps Healthcare Facilities Can Take Now to Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Click here
- Clinical Screening Tool for Identifying Persons Under Investigation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Click here (March 15, 2020)
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - FDOH
The COVID-19 Call Center is available 24/7 | 1 (866) 779-6121 | COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org
- For the latest from the Florida Department of Health, Click here.
- Diagnostic Specimen Collection, Packaging and Shipping Guidance for Laboratories and County Health Departments (Mar. 2, 2020) Click here
- Updated COVID-19 testing algorithm Click here (March 11, 2020)
- COVID -19 reporting document Click here (March 11, 2020)
- Florida's COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard Click here
- Return to Work Criteria for Essential Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Click here for a summary of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which can be found here. (April 10, 2020)
American Medical Association
AMA COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians
AMA releases special coding advice related to COVID-19
New guidance from the AMA provides special coding advice during the COVID-19 public health emergency. One resource outlines coding scenarios designed to help health care professionals apply best coding practices. The scenarios include telehealth services for all patients.
Examples specifically related to COVID-19 testing include coding for when a patient: comes to the office for E/M visit, and is tested for COVID-19 during the visit; receives a telehealth visit re: COVID-19 and is directed to come to physician office or physician’s group practice site for testing; receives a virtual check-in/online visit re: COVID-19 (not related to E/M visit), and is directed to come to physician office for testing; and more.
There is also a quick-reference flowchart that outlines CPT reporting for COVID-19 testing. A new web page on the AMA site also outlines CMS payment policies and regulatory flexibilities related to COVID-19.
Check the AMA COVID-19 resource center to stay up to date and for additional resources.
Florida Medical Association
FMA Resources Page
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Florida Governors Office
COVID-19 Executive Orders
COVID-19 Emergency Lending Resources
Click here for a list of Central Florida banks with programs and information from the Small Business Administration.
DOH Permits Use Of Telehealth For Prescribing Controlled Substance For Existing Patients During Emergency Declaration
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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings
Latest optimization strategies for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the CDC.
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks
Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings
Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Eye Protection
Who Needs PPE? Health Care Supply of PPE
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor ("DOL") released a Workplace Poster for employers regarding COVID-19 and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ("FFCRA" or "the Act"). Pursuant to the FFCRA, employers must post a notice to current employees informing them of their rights under the Act. All covered employers are required to post a notice of the FFCRA requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises where it is visible to all current employees. If employees are teleworking, an employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to all of its current employees or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website. Employers are not required to post this notice in multiple languages.
The poster can be found online at: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf
Department of Homeland Security
Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Situation reports, travel advice, and technical guidance, among other information. Click here
A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website (corona-virus-map[dot]com).
Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social
engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.
Please make sure to exercise caution when opening emails from outside organizations even if those organizations
may seem reputable. The attachment to this email provides additional information on this threat. Information on how to identify e-mail phishing and ransomware attacks can be found at this website .