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COVID-19 Crisis Resources


We are posting information in chronological order so you can access recent news quickly: 


I.   EDPMA Advocacy Letters on COVID-19:
4/27/20 EDPMA Letter (provider relief fo emergency physicians)
4/24/20 EDPMA Letter (thank you for meeting)
4/23/20 EDPMA Letter (PRF terms and conditions)
4/17/20 EDPMA Letter (Congress 3.5/4.0)
4/8/20 EDPMA Letter (PRF tranche 2)
4/7/20 EDPMA Letter (small business PPP)
4/3/20 EDPMA Letter (PRF tranche 1 – emergency medicine formula)
3/30/20 EDPMA Letter (expedited relief for emergency medicine physicians)
3/24/20 EDPMA Letter (Congress 3.0: physician relief – not just hospitals)
3/20/20 EDPMA Letter (emergency medicine regulatory relief and waivers)


II.  Provider Relief Fund:
4/27/20 EDPMA Letter (provider relief fo emergency physicians)
4/24/20 EDPMA Letter (thank you for meeting)

4/23/20 EDPMA Letter (PRF terms and conditions)
4/24/20 EDPMA News Alert: Provider Relief Fund FAQ's Available
4/23/20 EDPMA News Alert: EDPMA Asks for Clarifications of Terms and Conditions of COVID-19 Provider Relief
4/23/20 EDPMA News Alert: HHS Announces Additional Distributions from the COVID-19 Provider Relief Fund
4/21/20 EDPMA News Alert: Senate Passes Interim Funding Bill for Coronavirus Relief
4/20/20 Relief Fund Payment Terms and Conditions
4/17/20 EDPMA Letter (Congress 3.5/4.0)
4/17/19 News Alert: EDPMA Urges Congress to Provide More Relief for Emergency Medicine
4/17/20 EDPMA Action Alert: Urge Congress Not to Cut Reimbursement for Emergency Care during the COVID-19 Crisis

4/16/20 EDPMA News Alert: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payment Attestation Portal Opens

4/15/20 Key Physician Provisions in Phase III

4/8/20 EDPMA Letter (PRF tranche 2)
4/6/30 Timeline for Implementation
4/3/20 EDPMA Letter (PRF tranche 1 – emergency medicine formula)
4/3/20 EDPMA News Alert: EDPMA Requests Immediate COVID-19 Payments to Emergency Physician Groups Based on Streamlined Process and Formula
4/3/20 COVID-19 Testing
4/3/20 Physician Provisions
4/3/20 Federal Relief Overview
4/3/20 Tax Provisions
4/3/20 EDPMA News Alert: EDPMA Requests Immediate COVID-19 Payments to Emergency Physician Groups Based on Streamlined Process and Formula
3/30/20 EDPMA Letter (expedited relief for emergency medicine physicians)
3/30/20 EDPMA News Alert: EDPMA Urges HHS to Distribute Funds to Emergency Physician Groups
3/27/19 Cares Act/Phase III signed into law: language, summary, physician provision summary
3/26/20 EDPMA News Alert: U.S. Senate Passes Phase III COVID-19 Response Bill
3/24/20 EDPMA COVID-19 Letter to Congress
3/24/20 EDPMA Letter (Congress 3.0: physician relief – not just hospitals)
3/18/20 EDPMA Summary of Coronavirus 2 Legislative Package
3/18/20 Memo on Federal Relief Packages 1 & 2
3/13/20 EDPMA COVID-19 Article
3/6/20 Coronavirus 1 Legislative Package
3/6/20 Coronavirus 1 Summary

 III. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
4/7/20 EDPMA Letter (small business PPP)
4/3/20 EDPMA News Alert: Small Business COVID-19 Loans Applications Accepted Today
4/3/20 Small Business - Paycheck Protection Program
4/3/20 Small Business – PPP FAQ
4/3/20 EDPMA News Alert: Small Business COVID-19 Loans Applications Accepted Today
4/3/20 EDPMA News Alert: EDPMA Requests Immediate COVID-19 Payments to Emergency Physician Groups Based on Streamlined Process and Formula
4/3/20 EDPMA News Alert: Small Business COVID-19 Loans Applications Accepted Today
4/3/20 Small Business - Paycheck Protection Program
4/3/20 Small Business – PPP FAQ
4/3/20 Tax Provisions
3/31/20 Small Business Resources
3/25/20 Article Explaining Business Loan Program in Phase III

IV.  Medicare Relief:
4/27/20: EDPMA News Alert: CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program
4/22/20 EDPMA News Alert: CMS to Pay Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement to Some Independent Freestanding Emergency Departments During the Pandemic
3/28/19 CMS expands accelerated Medicare payments
3/26/20 COVID-19 Medicare Provider FAQs
3/23/20 CMS Provider Enrollment FAQ's
3/22/20 CMS Provides MIPS Reporting Relief

V.  Coding:
4/24/20 FAQ on CS Modifier
4/1/20 CDC ICD-10-CM Guidelines on COVID-19
3/25/20 AMA CPT Guidance on COVID-19
3/13/20 AMA New CPT Code for COVID 19 Testing
3/6/20 CMS Coronavirus Lab Test Codes

VI.  Telehealth:
4/1/20 Telehealth Overview
3/31/20 EDPMA News Alert: CMS Releases Rule To Address to Address Telehealth
3/25/20 AHIP Blog Listing Plans Coverage for Testing and Telemedicine Policies
3/20/20 EDPMA COVID-19 Letter to Pence on Regulatory Relief
3/19/20 CMS Approved Telehealth Services
3/17/20 EDPMA Update: Telehealth, HIPAA, Coding
3/17/20 CMS expands Telehealth for Medicare

VII.  Waivers:
3/24/20 CMS Approvals of State Waiver Requests
3/23/20 CMS 1135 Waivers
3/20/20 EDPMA Letter (emergency medicine regulatory relief and waivers)
3/17/20 CMS 1335 Medicaid Waiver Approval

VIII.  State Resources
4/20/20 State Governor Orders
4/19/20 State Insurance Commissioner Bulletins
4/2/20 State Resources
3/22/20 CMS COVID-19 Checklists and Tools for State Medicaid & CHIP Programs
3/19/20 STATESIDE - COVID-19 2020 State Government Overview Report

VIIII.  Other COVID-19 Resources:
4/5/20 Health Care Workers on the Front Lines
4/5/20 Personal Protective Equipment
4/1/20 CDC ICD-10-CM Guidelines on COVID-19
3/31/20 Ways and Means Committee – COVID-19 Resources
3/23/20 Disaster Primer
3/19/20 CMS Approves Washington State’s Request for 1135 Medicaid Waivers
3/18/20 CMS Announcement on Delay in Adult Elective Procedures
3/12/20 CMS Add’l Guidance to Providers
3/10/20 CMS Guidance: here, here, and here
3/4/20 CMS Guidance on infection Control
CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Virus Information
WHO COVID 19 Guidance

 

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