COVID-19 GUIDES AND LATEST NEWS

 

TESTING

January 4, 2022: A new public, drive-through testing site is opening January 5th. Click here for all the information.


CODING

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



ARCHIVED ARTICLES

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:

PUI form: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/pui-form.pdf

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.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/health/coronavirus-n95-face-masks.html

Here is an article to put current situation into perspective by MMS member and Church Health CEO Dr. Scott Morris –

https://dailymemphian.com/section/opinion/article/11060/coronavirus-memphis-scott-morris-church-health


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/