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COVID-19 Practice Management Resources
These resources are intended to help practices manage the non-clinical aspects of the pandemic. Any new clinical guidance for physicians will be posted on ACP’s COVID-19 resource page.
- The American Rescue Plan has allocated additional funding for the Provider Relief Fund for rural Medicaid, CHIP, or Medicare providers who can document revenue loss and added expenses due to the pandemic. The time period will be based on July 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Funds will be distributed based on Medicaid/CHIP and Medicare claims data and will provide higher rates to smaller practices, rural practices, and practices that serve higher Medicaid, CHIP, and Medicare patients. Payments will be based on Medicare rates (not Medicaid/CHIP rates). For more information about eligibility, documents and information needed to apply, and the application process for PRF Phase 4 and ARP Rural payments, go here.
- HHS also announced a final 60-day grace period to help providers come into compliance with PRF Reporting requirements if they fail to meet the first reporting deadline of September 30, 2021. While the deadlines to use funds and the Reporting Time Period do not change, HHS will not initiate collection activities or enforcement actions during this grace period.
- The public health emergency has been extended another 90 days to October 18, 2021.
- For information for physician practices as employers and information to help your patients learn more about vaccination, go here.
COVID-19 Coding & Billing
COVID-specific codes for diagnosis, testing, vaccines, PPE, and cost-sharing.
Telehealth Guidance & Resources
How to code and bill for telehealth during the COVID-19 emergency, including video visits, remote monitoring, telephone calls, workflow modifications, CPT and ICD10 codes, modifiers, allowed technologies, and testing.
State and Private Payer Policies
Keep up with payer and state-specific policy updates and flexibilities, including testing, cost sharing, prescriptions, and “provider” enrollment.
Practice Management Issues
Managing supplies, testing, personnel, medico-legal concerns, and looking toward re-opening.
Practice Financial Assistance
Information about how to access financial assistance, including new payroll assistance, loans, and grants; manage personnel shortages; and access supplies and testing.
COVID-19 Recovery: Team-Based Care Toolkit
This ACP-developed toolkit features team-based resources to help physicians, their teams, and their patients optimize team-based care during and after a pandemic. Topic areas include steps to optimal team-based care, effectiveness of team-based care in a pandemic, using telehealth to manage high-risk chronic conditions, informing patients about changes in practice, and sustaining teams and positive changes.