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    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 

    • Further information can be found at the Maryland Coronavirus Page​​

    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

    ​​​

    ​Long Covid​

    ​According to the CDC, long COVID is the term used to describe the long-term effects patients may be experiencing after being infected with COVID-19. The duration of these effects varies and may not affect all those previously or currently diagnosed with COVID-19. Below you will find resources on what to screen for in patients, long COVID symptoms, provider and patient enrichment.

    Resources for Providers:

    What is Long COVID?

    Provider Burnout Associated with Long COVID
    Current Research into Long COVID

    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 Children

    ​​Administering COVID-19 Vaccine

    Talking with Patients and Families about COVID-19 Vaccine

    Vaccine Information for Parents


    ​Archived Resources:

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