COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR NJ PHYSICIANS & PATIENTS
ALERT: Amended COVID Administrative Order on Masking and Physician Practice Operations
With the new AO in place these very dated requirements are NO LONGER IN EFFECT in physician practices:
- Utilize telemedicine to the greatest extent possible
- Allow only one companion
- Stagger staff schedules and space appointments to minimize number of people in the office
- Install barriers between staff
- Clean high touch areas after each use
- Masks for staff in breakrooms
YOUR PATIENTS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!
You are the most trusted resource for your patients in making health decisions.
Your strong recommendation to get a COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important factors in your patients’ decision to accept vaccination.
Click below to access tools and tips developed by the CDC to help you communicate with patients about the COVID-19 Vaccine.
Information and Next Steps for Patients
Check out these “information and next steps” documents for patients who test positive and patients who test negative. Note that the quarantine period has been extended from 7 to 10 days because the virus sheds longer than originally thought. Use the links below or click here to find these documents.
Join our NJ Physician's Forum
Please join our NJ Physician's Forum, a secure place for New Jersey physicians to discuss, share and network as we face this rapidly evolving crisis.
It is our hope that this is a place where NJ physicians can share questions, problems, solutions, and ideas with one another to assist the primary care community in being unified in its response.
Feel free to start threads as you see fit – including sharing info on telehealth issues.
COVID-19 Maternal & Infant Outcomes Project
The Department of Health is working to reach out to healthcare providers that provide prenatal care in order to identify cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy in order to track maternal and infant outcomes. You can help.
Review the letter from NJDOH - CLICK HERE.
Complete the data collection form - CLICK HERE.
OFFICIAL NJ COVID-19 INFORMATION HUB
Updated Resources from Trusted Sources
American Academy of Family Physicians
Telehealth and Virtual Care Resources
AAFP's COVID-19 Member Community
Physician Office Preparedness Checklist
COVID-19 Rapid Response Member Exchange
Getting Paid: Coronavirus (COVID-19): new telehealth rules and procedure codes for testing
American Medical Association
AMA Resource Center for Physicians
Latest Vaccine Updates from AMA
STATE OF NJ
State of New Jersey
Official State of New Jersey COVID-19 Info Hub
Office of the Governor | NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
CALL FOR HEALTHCARE VOLUNTEERS
NJ Information for Healthcare Providers
Guidance for Outpatient Providers Evaluating Patients for COVID-19
Healthcare Personnel (HCP) Exposure to Confirmed COVID-19 Case Risk Algorithm
NJ Department of Banking and Insurance Update on Use of Telemedicine
NJ Expands Access to Telehealth and Tele-Mental Health services
COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus Information for New Jersey Businesses
NJ Business & Industry Association COVID-19 Resource Page
American College of Physicians
COVID-19 Information for Internists
ACP Physician's Guide (Learning Activity)
How Should U.S. Hospitals Prepare for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
ACP COVID-19 member forum Requires ACP login
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
COVID-19 Emergency Information
ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines related to COVID019 Outbreak
FAQ on EHB related to COVID-19
CMS Fact Sheet on Medicare telehealth
CMS FAQs on Medicare telehealth
CMS chart on Medicare telehealth
CMS guidance on Medicaid telehealth