Helping Your Practice Navigate COVID-19 Economics
The COVID-19 public health crisis is multi-faceted for our members. While saving lives is the most important priority, the ability for your practice to remain open to help you continuing serve your patients is also vital. This page is dedicated to business practices that can help your health facility survive and thrive during this public health crisis.
MSDC Partners with DrFirst to Provide Telemedicine Help to Physicians
Practice Management Toolkit
The Texas Medical Association has created a comprehensive kit to help physician practices survive during the COVID-19 outbreak. While some resources are specific to Texas (and can be supplemented with information below) much of it can be adopted to your local practice
Download the toolkit here
In addition, the Tennessee Medical Association is updating a list of financial resources and loans available to physician practices. You can view those resources here.
Click a link below to navigate to the information
Guides to reopening physician practices from various medical associations
MSDC partner ProAssurance has issued extensive guidance to its insured on things to think through during COVID-19 including telemedicine guidance, information on practice closure, and postponing elective procedures. Read their guidance here.
Learn more about the DC Health regulations for telemedicine during the COVID-19 emergency here.
The American Medical Association created a quick tips for telemedicine guide for physicians.
Download and edit this sample telemedicine consent form when you set up appointments with your patients.
The DC Department of Health Care Finance now has a composite page of all actions and guidance related to COVID-19 - see the page here.
CMS is recording all calls and webinars with providers outlining changes during COVID-19. You can access those recordings here.
The Drug Enforcement Agency announced it would be relaxing restrictions on certain types of prescribing - read more here.
MSDC President Dr. Desiree Pineda created a diagnostic cheat sheet for COVID-19 - see here.
The American Medical Association has created a comprehensive coding guide for various COVID-19 related situations - see here.
The AMA has also created a flowchart for the various codes for COVID-19 testing - see here.
The ACP has created a billing and coding toolkit for COVID-19 testing and treatment - see here.
MedChi (the Maryland Medical Society) has a helpful guide to telemedicine in The Old Line State - see here
Childcare through the District government is available to healthcare workers. Read more here.
MSDC held a webinar with the G2Z Law Firm on business implications for physician practices during COVID-19. Here is a recording of that webinar.
Reza Ghafoorian, MD, JD, offer his firm's analysis on what employers - including practices - need to know about the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act - see it here.