COVID-19 GUIDES AND LATEST NEWS
January 4, 2022: A new public, drive-through testing site is opening January 5th. Click here for all the information.
Updated CPT code information from AMA: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/cpt/cpt-releases-new-coronavirus-covid-19-code-description-testing
GUIDES AND DOCUMENTS
Below are downloadable documents for our members and their patients, including a Stop the Spread of Germs poster and two letters that clinics can customize to communicate with their physicians and their patients.
GUIDANCE FOR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENT
For physicians and other healthcare providers
The best resource for providers remains the CDC website. Here is a link to their providers page, which lists a helpful flowchart for clinics: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/identify-assess-flowchart.html
Other resources include:
Room cleaning and recommended disinfection procedures: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/infection-control.html
Here is a link from JAMA that has even more clinical resources, including in Chinese: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert
Archive articles for the public
An article published on February 29, 2021, quoting the Surgeon General, World Health Organization officials, and Center for Disease Control officials.
“There is no role for these masks (N95) in the community,” he said. “These masks need to be prioritized for health care professionals that as part of their job are taking care of individuals.”
Here is an article to put current situation into perspective by MMS member and Church Health CEO Dr. Scott Morris –
UTHSC held a press conference to share local relevant information: you can view that here: https://dailymemphian.com/section/businesshealthcare/article/11003/covid-19-coronavirus-memphis-uthsc-cdc
From State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey: https://youtu.be/XQjeJqg72cI
You can also view the latest information from Shelby County Health Department here: http://www.shelbytnhealth.com/