Coronavirus and MDPCP​ Practices

As MDPCP practices, you play an important role in the health and safety of Marylanders.  In light of the continued increase in positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland, the Program Management Office will be providing guidance and updates here specific to primary care practices. The Coronavirus outbreak continues to be a rapidly developing situation in regard to cases, transmission and testing. Thank you for your partnership, and please keep checking here for frequent updates.


General Guidance & Resources

CDC information for public and providers including guidance on testing

Maryland Department of Health - Coronavirus page 

HHS Relief Funding

HHS is beginning the delivery of initial relief funding to providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 as part of the recent CARES Act. The disbursements are calculated in direct proportion to health care providers’ total amount of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) spending in 2019.  These funds are grants that do not have to be repaid. Within 30 days of receiving the payment, providers must sign an attestation confirming receipt of the funds and agreeing to the terms and conditions of payment. The portal for signing the attestation will be open the week of April 13, 2020 and will be linked from hhs.gov/providerrelief.

HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program

HRSA has launched the COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal where health care providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment to uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis on or after February 4, 2020 can request claims for reimbursement. To learn more about the program, including the registration and claim submission process, go to COVIDUninsuredClaim.HRSA.gov, or see this video overview​ of the program.

Clinician Guidance - Clinician Letters & Other Resources​

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Primary Care Collaborative (PCC)/Larry A. Green Center COVID Survey

  • The coronavirus is rapidly impacting the U.S. health care system—including primary care. To track its impact and what’s needed to respond, the Primary Care Collaborative has partnered with the Larry A. Green Center, which is conducting a weekly survey of primary care practices on their response to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal of this effort is to regularly assess primary care’s ability to evaluate and manage patients in the midst of COVID-19 and to consider policy implications going forward. 
  • Weekly COVID-19 Survey - new surveys posted weekly on the right-hand side
  • Survey Results

Coronavirus Practice Resources


Weekly Updates from the PMO (PDF updated 8/4/20​)

     

    ​​Call for Additional COVID-19 Personnel


       

       ​Frequently Asked Questions


         

         ​Testing Sites

        Patients require a provider order for referral to the testing sites listed. Providers should reach out to their local hospital or consult the link to testing sites below. These sites are subject to host locations restrictions and availability.  Also, the State is piloting drive-through testing at several Vehicle Emissions Inspections Program (VEIP) locations – FAQs available here​.


        For more information on testing sites, including a list of sites available throughout the state, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov and click on the "Testing​" tab."

         


         

         ​Telehealth Guidance


           

           ​​Webinars

          The MDPCP PMO will be hosting regular webinars for all Primary Care Providers to review current guidance, provide additional information on important activities primary care offices should be taking for the health and safety of Marylanders and answer additional questions. Registration links and materials are posted below.


          Upcoming - Register Now!​


           Previous Sessions

          Each presentation provides general COVID-19 updates, includes links to webpages, and provides a list of online resources.  Some additional special focus topics covered in each session are highlighted in the description below.  For webinar recordings and slides prior to 07/01/20, please visit our Archive page​

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

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