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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 9/25/2022 3:35pm 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  We will remove any links that our outdated to ensure you are accessing the most current data/information.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)

White House Mandate for Vaccines for Nursing Home Employees (8/20/2021)

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

What Now for Rehabilitation Specialists? Coronavirus Disease 2019 Questions and Answers

CMS COVID-19 Waivers Document (updated 10/13/2022)

ACHA/NCAL Resources for Delta Variant & Vaccines

COVID Testing Unit Comparison Chart (8/19/2021)

NARA COVID Specific Webinars

Vaccine Mandate Resources (CMS & OSHA)

COVID19 Vaccine

CDC Resources

CMS Resources

WHO Resources

OSHA Resources

Telehealth & eVisit Resources

Net Health Telehealth vs In-Person Outcomes Graphic (10/2/2020)

Employee Wellness Resources

Other Templates and Resources

CCI Edits Information - Effective 10/1/2020

Vaccine Mandate Information (added 1/6/2022)

Vaccine Information

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CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019/2020 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.  The PHE was extended effective July 25, 2020.

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WHO Resources and Updates

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OSHA Resources

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Telehealth eVisits Resources 
UHC Resource Page (4/27/2020)

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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Employee Wellness Resources


Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19 (3/24/2020)

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Other Resources

Rehabilitative Care Alliance - Collection of Reahb Specific COVID Resources (8/25/2021) 

Hospital Discharge to Home/Other Settings: Avalere   ATI Advisory

Unavoidable injury? COVID-19 skin discolorations may mimic pressure wounds, panel warns - McKnights (7/11/2020)

Keeping Family Together During COVID-19: A Checklist (6/25/2020)

Should I Take My Loved One Home During the COVID-19 Crisis? (6/25/2020)

CVS COVID-19 Testing (6/19/2020)

AOTA Decision Guides (6/12/2020)

AHCA/NCAL Keeping People Connected: Innovative Methods Infection Control (6/5/2020)

APTA Report Impact Of COVID-19 On The Physical Therapy Profession (6/5/2020)

COVID-19 PHE Regulatory Timeline & Documentation for Risk Management (Proactive Medical Review) (5/28/2020)

AOTA Ethics Advisory (5/8/2020)

CDC Reopening Guidance For Cleaning & Disinfecting (5/1/2020)

Gallagher Resources for COVID-19 (4/24/2020)

Gallagher Bassett COVID-19 Legal Updates  (4/24/2020)

Aegis & HealthPro Heritage Webinar:  What Therapists Need to Know from 4/17/2020 (4/24/2020)

AAAASF Guidance for Re-Opening Your AAAASF Accreditied Facility (4/24/2020)

Coronavirus Relief Fund - US Treasury - (4/24/2020)

JAMA Communications about Serious Illnesses (4/16/2020)

Vital Talk Communication Playbook (4/16/2020)

Ariadne Crucial Conversations COVID (4/16/2020)

ODG Viral Pandemic Management Guidelines (4/16/2020)

AOTA Coronavirus Resource Page (4/15/2020)

APTA Coronavirus Resource Page (4/15/2020)

APTA Learning Center Catalog (4/15/2020)

AEI Roadmap to Recovery (4/14/2020)

AAAASF COVID Resource Page (4/9/2020)

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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