Helpful COVID-19 Resources

Resuming In-Person Psychological Services

APA Article on Resuming In-Persons Services
Sample Informed Consent Form - this can be modified for your practice and to use your letterhead. This is a companion document to the guidance article above.
Returning to Healthy Business Operations in the Age of COVID-19: Advance Planning Checklist and Considerations


 

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Expanded Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.

To read the Fact Sheet on this announcement visithttps://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet

To read the Frequently Asked Questions on this announcement visit: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/medicare-telehealth-frequently-asked-questions-faqs-31720.pdf

CMS GUIDANCE:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. CMS has released a Virtual Toolkit to help you stay up-to-date on CMS materials available on COVID-19. 

CMS Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During COVID-19 Emergency

For more information on COVID-19 visit:

This guidance, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here Coronavirus.gov.  For information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website


TELEMEDICINE

Code of Virginia - Telemedicine Citation

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services - Provider Flexibilities Related to COVID-10 Memo 3/19/2020

PROVISIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS/GUIDANCE FOR TELENEUROPSYCHOLOGY - COVID-19

The latest Medicare updates related to COVID-19

Teleneuropsychology: New resources for your practice

Telephone psychotherapy: Ensuring patients have access to effective care

Four pieces of ethical advice for practitioners during COVID-19

Connecting with children and adolescents via telehealth during COVID-19

How to do psychological testing via telehealth

Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing During COVID-19

Humana's Coverage of Testing Codes for Telehealth

UPDATES FROM INSURANCE COMPANIES

How Virginia's Insurance Industry is Responding to COVID-19

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