Telemedicine COVID-19 Resources

FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Resources for Starting or Expanding Your Telehealth Practice:

 

General Telehealth & COVID-19 Resources:

NCTRC COVID-19 Toolkit (National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers - NCTRC)

COVID-19 Epidemic Telehealth Toolkit March 2020 (Northeast Telehealth Resource Center)

 

Medicare Payment Policies & Regulatory Flexibilities During the Public Health Emergency:

Medicare Coding & Billing During the PHE

AMA Special Coding advice during COVID-19 public health emergency (American Medical Association - AMA)

CCHP Telehealth Billing Guide (Center for Connected Health Policy - CCHP)

 

CMS Policy Changes During the PHE

CMS "Telehealth Services" booklet 2020 (March 2020)

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

CMS Fact Sheet on Blanket Waivers for Healthcare Providers Through 4/9/2020

 

CMS Changes for FQHCs and RHCs During the PHE

4/17/2020:  New and Expanded Flexibilities for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) (CMS)

Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) - April 29, 2020 (CMS)

Updated FQHC & RHC Fact Sheet - April 30 (Center for Connected Health Policy)

 

CMS Interim Final Rules & FAQs

CMS Updated COVID-19 Interim Final Rule FAQs (4/9/2020)

 

CMS Toolkits/Resources by Provider Type

CMS flexibilities to fight COVID-19:

Toolkits:

End-Stage Renal Disease Providers Toolkit

Telehealth Toolkit for General Practitioners


Legal & Regulatory Changes Affecting Telehealth During the PHE

HHS FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency (Health & Human Services)

HHS OIG Policy Statement on Practitioners That Reduce, Waive Beneficiary Copays During COVID-19 (Health & Human Services)

 

Information on Private Payer Policies During the PHE:

 

Information on Available Grant Funding for Telehealth:

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program (Federal Communications Commission)

FCC Unveils COVID-19 Telehealth Program, Updates Connected Care Pilot

USDA Distance Learning & Telehealth Grants (US Dept. of Agriculture)

HRSA Funding Opportunities (Health Resources & Services Administration)

Federal Funding Opportunities for Tribes

University of Arizona Grand Rounds:

 

STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

State Telehealth Regulatory Changes & Licensure Expansion During the PHE

ASHA COVID-19 Tracking of State Laws and Regulations for Telepractice and Licensure Policy (4/27/2020) (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - ASHA)

 

State Medicaid & CHIP Changes

CMS State Medicaid & CHIP Toolkit (4/23/20) (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - CMS)

For State Medicaid & CHIP Programs: CMS Gives States Additional Flexibility to Address Coronavirus Pandemic - CMS has approved over 175 requests for state relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including recent approvals for Alabama, Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. These approvals help to ensure that states have the tools they need to combat COVID-19 through a wide variety of waivers, amendments, and Medicaid state plan flexibilities, including support for programs that care for the elderly and people with disabilities. CMS developed a toolkit to expedite the application and review of each request and has approved these requests in record time. 

 

Resources for State Leaders

 

Southwestern State-specific Information

Arizona:

Colorado:

Nevada

New Mexico

Utah

 

 

CONSUMER RESOURCES

Telehealth-Specific Resources

Broadband & Equipment Resources

COVID-19 Information for Consumers

Finding a Healthcare Provider

For Teachers & Trainers