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NARA is providing the following resources for providers to reference as we address the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  In addition to the below, we encourage you to check with your State Health Departments for local updates. (Last updated 4/7/2020 8:45am EST).

Some resources are updated previously published documents, guidelines and announcements as this pandemic is changing almost hourly.  Please be sure you are looking at the most recent updates.  NARA is providing "Last Update" time and date to this page as well as date of information published.  We will remove any links that our outdated to ensure you are accessing the most current data/information.   

Recommendations from the White House (3/16/2020)

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center - this site offers an up to the minute update of the outbreak geographically

CDC Resources

CMS Resources

WHO Resources

OSHA Resources

Telehealth & eVisit Resources

Other Templates and Resources

CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resource Webpage

CDC Resources and Updates

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 CMS Resources and Updates

Secretary Azar used his authority in the Public Health Service Act to declare a public health emergency (PHE) in the entire United States on January 31, 2020 giving us the flexibility to support our beneficiaries, effective January 27, 2020.

*NARA cautions that rehab is currently not an approved 

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WHO Resources and Updates

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OSHA Resources

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Telehealth eVisits Resources

The clinician would want to document the skilled intervention and amount of time of the intervention per usual.  In addition, they would add the following:

  • Documentation of consent of a virtual treatment
    • Note:  Some states and some payers require written consent and not just documented verbal consent
  • Documentation that the mode of treatment occurred via telehealth
  • Therapy billing of telehealth (for other payers who reimburse for it) typically uses the same CPT codes as in-person treatment.  There would be modifiers to identify the treatment as delivered virtually and include a location code

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Other Resources

LeadingAge California - COVID Communications Positive Test (4/6/2020)

Rehabilitation Documentation Guidance for COVID-19 PHE Provided by Proactive Medical Review (4/3/2020) 

COVID-19: Therapy Treatment Strategies and Finding Control Throughout the Unknown (4/1/2020) provided by Independence Rehab

Rebate Checks - IR-2020-61: Economic Impact Payments: What you need to know (3/31/2020)

US Chamber of Commerce CARES Act (3/29/2020)

SBA Guidance (3/29/2020)

Paycheck Protection Program (3/29/2020)

Payroll Provisions CARES Act (3/29/2020)

US Library of Medicine (3/25/2020)

Joint Commission Resources (3/25/2020)

Click here for a telehealth platform matrix developed by the APTA Health Policy and Administration Technology Special Interest Group. (3/24/2020)

Utilizing Skype for Interviews - Instructions on how to download and use (3/24/2020)

AAAASF - Donate Medical Equipment and Supplies (White House Asks for Help to Meet National Needs with COVID-19) (3/24/2020)

Acute Care Physical Therapy and COVID-19: How Can We Add the Greatest Value? (3/23/2020) Slides, Recording, Other Resources

Identifying Critical Infrastructure during COVID-19 (3/20/2020)

Comprehensive FAQs for Employers on COVID-19 (3/20/2020)

3-Day Waiver and Spell of Illness FAQs (3/20/2020) 

FEMA Eligible Emergency Protective Measures (3/20/2020)

Coronavirus: SBA Loans and Litigation Updates (3/19/2020

Proactive Medical Blog:  National Emergency Declaration: Quick Summary of Medicare Impact (3/19/2020)

Washington State Society for Post Acute & LTC Medicine (3/19/2020)

Linda's Favorite Activity Kits for Residents (3/16/2020)

Treatment in Room and Activity Ideas (3/16/2020)

The Emergency Coronavirus Bill: Families First HR 6201 (3/14/2020)

AHCA/NCAL Memo on CMS Waiver for 3 Day Stay and Spell of Illness (3/14/2020)

AHCA/NCAL Memo on National Emergency, SNF Visitor Restrictions and House Relief Package (3/14/2020)

CPT Releases New Coronavirus Code & Description for Testing (3/13/2020)

National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Resource Page for COVID-19

NAHC Checklist for Providers

Memo to AAAASF Surveyors (3/12/2020)

Sample Management Plan

Letter to Residents, Staff and Family (3/13/2020)

COVID-19 Toolkit (3/13/2020)

Social Distancing Algorithm (3/13/2020)

Emergency Management Decision Guide (3/13/2020)

Emergency Management Workforce Operations Policy (3/13/2020)

COVID-19 Exposure Pay Guidance (3/13/2020)

Redeployment Guidance (3/13/2020)

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