Covid-19 Information and Resources

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UW Medicine COVID-19 Resource Site: Policies and protocols in response to the COVID-19 outbreak from the UW.

Covid-19 Real-time Tracking Map: Johns Hopkins real-time tracking map of Covid-19 cases globally.

CDC Information for Healthcare Professionals: Clinical care guidance, infection control, supply of personal protective equipment, and home care.

King County Public Health Website: For Healthcare Providers with concerns, contact the Coronavirus Call Center: 206-477-3977 or try WADOH Hotline at 1-800-525-0127

NEJM COVID-19 Center: The scientific community is coming together to share information openly with no restrictions on access to COVID-19 articles. 

ACP Physicians Guide: The ACP has released a physician’s guide on the novel coronavirus.

WAFP Advice for Family Physicians: Resources and links from the WAFP webpage regarding CDC guidance, AAFP information, and COVID-19 updates.

Regence BlueShield Coronavirus Update and Resources: Ensuring the latest information about the virus.

Seattle & King County’s News and Blog: For updates and new recommendations to reduce risk of spread of COVID-19.

American Medical Association Resource Center for Physicians: The AMA and CDC are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19

WHO Occupational Health: Resources for the protection of health workers and emergency responders, including the rights, roles, and responsibilities.

AHIP: Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus: Steps insurance providers are taking to provide high-quality healthcare in response to COVID-19.

Health Insurance and COVID-19 Information from the OIC: Information from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

DHHS Bulletin: HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus: HIPAA Privacy Rule during the COVID-19 outbreak and other outbreaks.

COVID-19 Testing Information for Healthcare Providers: Updated testing information from the Washington State Department of Health. 

COVID-19 advice for the public: Myth busters: Updated information from the WHO addressing and dispelling common myths about COVID-19.

MedPro Group Latest News: MedPro Group Insurance’s recently updated FAQs for the developing COVID-19 situation.

Providence Federal Credit Union: Providence Federal Credit Union offers a zero percent interest hardship loan option to caregivers who qualify.

Society of Critical Care Medicine: The SCCM has a variety of resources including a series of COVID-19 Webcasts.

Special Coding Advice from the AMA: American Medical Association coding advice and scenarios during the Covid-19 public health emergency.

Caregiver Well-Being Resources: Find information on available support, including financial assistance and mental health resources.

Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety: Expert Tips: Five ways individuals and families can manage corona virus-related anxiety.

Senior Guide to Mental Health During Coronavirus: Tips for how seniors can stay healthy and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAP Critical Updates on Covid-19: The American Academy of Pediatrics updates on guidance and resources.

PSA: What your doctor wants you to know: Why wear a mask?: WSMA President Bill Hirota, MD, explains how wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Telehealth Resources

WSHA Telehealth Resources: Telehealth organizations, funding agencies, and other tools from the WDHS for physicians looking to adopt telehealth.

Regence BlueShield Virtual Care Policy: There is no Prior Authorization required for COVID-19 testing.

AAP Telehealth Care and After Hours Care: American Academy of Pediatrics guidance related to pediatric telehealthcare.

Governor Inslee Signs Proclamation for Telemedicine Payment Parity

AAP News: The American Academy of Pediatrics urges insurers to extend telehealth payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.