Coronavirus and MDPCP​ Practices

​​​​​​​​​As MDPCP practices, you play an important role in the health and safety of Marylanders. In light of the continued occurrence 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.

Quick Links

External Quick Links

  • Governor’s latest orders on COVID-19 can be found here.
  • The latest emergency use authorization information from the FDA can be found here.
  • Immunet website links for enrollment andreporting. Quick Reference Guide - COVID-19 Vaccine Registration & Ordering
    • 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
  • How COVID-19 has affected primary care providers and how primary care providers have responded to COVID-19 - video from the Primary Care Collaborative

MDPCP Quick Links

  • ​Weekly Update from the PMO (PDF updated 07/14/2021)
    • This update provides an overview of events from the PMO, including any COVID-19 updates from the MDPCP practices.
  • MDPCP Roadmap to Recovery Part II – COVID Testing
    • This Roadmap provides guidance on COVID-19 testing for MDPCP participants, including who should be tested, office-based testing protocols, reimbursements, and results reporting.
  • Viewing COVID-19 Alerts in CRISP
    • This overview provides information about how to view COVID-19 alerts in CRISP, and how to create custom views to do so more efficiently.
  • MDPCP Roadmap to Recovery
    • This roadmap provides an overview of how to set up your office and processes to minimize exposure risks for both staff and patients when Maryland is in stages 1 or 2 of COVID-19 response
  • Five Things to Do Now to Prevent a Surge
    • This document provides guidance for both steps providers can take and information providers should communicate to patients to prevent COVID-19 surges.
  • Managing Health Care Workers Exposed to COVID-19
    • This overview provides primary care practices guidance for what procedures to follow when one of their healthcare workers has been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Office/email informational flyer (English/Spanish)
    • This flyer provides basic information about COVID-19 for patients and can be hung in primary care practices to inform patients.

Other Frequently Asked Questions from Providers COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Primary Care Providers (updated 11/10/20)


MDPCP COVID-19 Webinars

Between March 2020 and June 2021, the MDPCP PMO hosted 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. The June 23 COVID-19 webinar was the final regular COVID-19 webinar for now, but these webinars will return ad hoc as needed. For webinar recordings and slides, please visit our Archive page

General Guidance & Resources

Latest Policies and guidance on social distancing protocols

Testing

Treatment

Immunizations

Equipment

Telehealth


Grants and Assistance for Providers

Resources for Providers to Share with Patients

 

 



Immunization

MDPCP providers can prepare to administer vaccines by: referring eligible patients to schedule vaccination appointments, onboarding with ImmuNet to prepare for vaccine administration, and keeping up to date on vaccine information to communicate to patients.


Refer your Patients to Get Vaccinated

If your patients are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, refer them to covidvax.maryland.gov to sign up for a vaccination appointment.


ImmuNet Enrollment, Reporting​, and Registration

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

  1. Enrolling in ImmuNet

  2. Setting up EHR Reporting to ImmuNet

  3. Registering in ImmuNet to be a COVID-19 vaccine administrator


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Communication

​​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

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Archived Resources:


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

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