Resources

ED volumes/other related to COVID-19.
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Frequently Used Links

Local/National & International Resources

Public Health Alerts

Past Updates

*** Information changes rapidly. The updates provided below is accurate as of the day it was shared. ***

4/22/20
COVID-19 Information on Non-Essential Procedures Responding to COVID-19

3/30/20
Columbus Public Health Advisory Update: CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) OUTBREAK

3/28/20

Columbus convention center to be used as surge site by hospitals during coronavirus response - In collaboration with Columbus Public Health, Franklin County Public Health, the Central Ohio Hospital Council, and the Central Ohio Trauma System

3/27/20

Emergency Pharmacy Rule for Dispensing Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

3/23/20

Columbus and Franklin County Public Health Advisory Update: CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) OUTBREAK

3/21/20
ODH - HEALTH ALERT Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Updated Guidance for Testing and Resource Management
3/18/2020
Mayor Andrew Ginther - State of Emergency for the City of Columbus

3/17/2020

ODH - RE: Director's Order for the Management of Non-essential Surgeries and Procedures throughout Ohio
Ohio Hospital Association - From the desk of Mike Abrams —Non-Essential Procedures Update

3/16/2020
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) OUTBREAK       

3/14/2020
ODH - Updated Guidance for Resource Management

3/13/2020
Community Spread - Ohio Department of Health (PowerPoint)
CONSERVATION OF PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT - Ohio Department of Health/Ohio Hospital Association
New England Journal of Medicine - A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

3/12/2020
Director's Order - In re: To Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio

CMS Sends More Detailed Guidance to Providers about COVID-19

CMS took action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers in the wake of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This includes clear, actionable information on the screening, treatment, and transfer procedures to follow when interacting with patients. CMS:


3/11/2020

Guidance for Outpatient Providers from Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
COVID-19 AND TELEMEDICINE GUIDANCE from State Medical Board of Ohio
3/9/2020
Columbus Public Health/Franklin County Public Health Coronavirus Update
Governor Dewine Declares State of Emergency - What it means for Ohio (Columbus Dispatch)
3/8/2020
Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC) 
3/3/2020
Columbus Public Health/Franklin County Public Health Coronavirus Outbreak

Practice Resources

Resources

*** Information changes rapidly. The updates provided below is accurate as of the day it was shared. ***

Business Resources
OSMA Business Support

Telemedicine


3/21/20

COVID-19 Payor Information (source: Mount Carmel Health System)

FAQs that specify what resources are being made available by each health plan to accommodate diagnosing and testing for COVID-19.

3/18/20
State Medical Board of Ohio - 
Telemedicine, continuing education & CE changes

3/17/20
CMS Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Testing

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Public Health Laboratory Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing Procedures