Coronavirus and MDPCP​ Practices

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​As MDPCP practices, you play a critical role in the health and safety of Marylanders. Below you will find updates, information, and resources on COVID-19The Project Management Office (PMO) is also sending weekly Primary Care Covid Update emails that include information and updates on vaccines, therapeutics, and testing. If you are interested in receiving these emails, please fill out this form.

Quick Links

  • The ​​Governor’s latest orders on COVID-19 can be found here

  • The latest ​emergency use authorization information from the FDA can be found here (Last updated April 2022)

  • Further information can be found at the Maryland Coronavirus Page

MDPCP COVID-19 Update Webin​​​ars

At this time, the MDPCP has no upcoming MDPCP COVID-19 Update Webinars scheduled. For previous webinar recordings and slides, please visit our Archive pageFor the most common questions, please view the Primary Care COVID-19 FAQs​.​​

A highlight of the impact of the MDPCP COVID-19 Update Webinars is captured in this flyer including comments s​hared by audience members.

COVID-19 Action Steps: The Tri​​​ple Play

Vaccines

  • Outreach to patients who are unvaccinated or due for boosters and schedule a vaccine appointment at your practice or any vaccination site.​

Testing

  • ​Test patients at your practice as needed, order free POC tests​ from MDH, or refer patients for testing when appropriate.​​

Therapeutics

  • Refer patients to monoclonal antibody treatment and prescribe oral antivirals if eligible and as early as possible.

Refer to the MDPCP COVID-19 Triple Play Strategy Guide for additional details. Further details on each play can be found below. ​​​

Vaccines​​

MDPCP providers can assist patients by providing COVID-19 vaccinations in their practices or referring patients to get vaccinated at a local pharmacy​.​

Providing Vaccinations in Your Practice

There are three steps to setting up ImmuNet to be able to be a COVID-19 vaccine administrator:

  1. Enrolling in ImmuNet (your practice may already be enrolled)​​​​
  2. Setting up EHR Reporting to ImmuNet
  3. Registering in ImmuNet to be a COVID-19 vaccine administrator​

Refer Your Patients to Get Vaccinated​​

​​If you do not offer COVID-19 vaccine in your practice​​, you can ​refer patients ​​to ​covidvax.maryland.gov ​​to find a vaccination site ​and sign up for a vaccination appointment. ​

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources​

General ​COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 ​Vaccine Communication Guides​ and Resources

COVID-19 ​Vaccinator Training Resources

COVID-19 ​Vaccine Billing and Resources​​​​

​​​Testing

​As a primary care provider, you can request free point-of-care tests for your office in order to be able to test your patients quickly for COVID-19. You must have an active Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) Certificate of Waiver to obtain these tests. You can also provide or refer patients for PCR testing when appropriate.​​

​COVID-19 Testing Resources​​​

COVID-19 ​Guidance on Testing

COVID-19 ​Point-of-Care Testing Information and Resources

MDH Testing Adoption Project

  • Team of MDH staff aimed at assisting health care providers with implementing PCR testing

  • More information can be found in this slide deck 

  • Questions can be sent to mdh.tat@maryland.gov     ​​​

​Therapeutics

Primary care providers play an integral role in diagnosing patients with COVID-19 and then referring them for appropriate therapeutics. You can join this effort by referring patients with COVID-19 for monoclonal antibody treatment or prescribing an oral antiviral. Read the latest Provider Updates from the MDH COVID-19 Therapeutics Team here​ for additional information and resources. ​​

COVID-19 Therapeutics Resources

COVID-19 General Therapeutics Information and Guidance

COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Treatment Information and Guidance

COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Information and Guidance

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​General Guidance & Resources

​​PPE

  • Purchase PPE supplies through the Maryland Manufacturing Network Supplier Portal

  • MDH has available and free PPE​

    • ​Request free PPE for your practice by filling out pages 3 and 4 of this document​ and then submit this to your Local Health Department contact as indicated on pages 1 and 2.

​​​​​​Telehealth​​​

Providing Telehealth

Telehealth Coding and Billing Information

​Resources for 65+ Patients and Community Members


​​Providers ​Vaccinating Youth Aged 12-17

​​Administering COVID-19 Vaccine

Registering and Reporting in ImmuNet

Providers should onboard to ImmuNet now as a necessary prerequisite for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The first two links will lead you to the site. After onboarding with ImmuNet, providers should consult the ​Quick Reference Guide ​to establish a Vaccines for Children or Non-Vaccines for Children profile

  • ImmuNet COVID-19 Registration Instructions

  • Reporting to ImmuNet - As of October 2019, all vaccinations administered in the State of Maryland are required to be reported to ImmuNet, regardless of patient opt-out status in ImmuNet. Exceptions apply for nursing facilities and similar facilities; please see website for details.

Talking with Patients and Families about COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Information for Parents

Vaccine Policy Statements and Recommendations


​Archived Resources:

​For more information, please visit MDH’s Coronavirus page​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​