Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians

Public Awareness


Mississippi’s Coronavirus Hotline is now active 24 hours a day. Call 1-877-978-6453.

From CHAMP – The Child Access to Mental Health and Psychiatry  (CHAMP) phone consultation line is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Call 601-984-2080 for a free, non-emergent provider-to-provider educational consultation with a UMMC clinician regarding the mental health needs of your pediatric patients. The information that the CHAMP team will offer you will be designed to assist you in treating your patients with regard to issues such as medication management, behavioral interventions, and mental health resources and referrals.

Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi State Department of Health Coronavirus Page

March 26 Alert: Postponement of Elective Procedures, Clinical Judgement of Physicians

March 23 Alert: Priority Patients, Guidance for Testing Sites, and More

March 20 Alert: Health Care Worker Exposure to Virus, Alternative Transport Media

March 19 Alert: Postpone Elective Medical Procedures

March 17 Alert: Testing Priorities & Submission of Samples

February 29 Alert: Updated Guidance
State of Mississippi
Mississippi's Coronavirus Page

List of MEMA's County EMA Agents

Governor Reeves' Executive Order March 31 on Shelter-In-Place Lauderdale

MAFP Summary of Gov. Reeves' Executive Orders

Governor Reeves' Executive Order March 24

MSBML Revised Proclamation on Telemedicine

Blue Cross Blue Shield Expands Telemedicine Coverage - revised March 20

MS Division of Medicaid Emergency Telehealth Policy - March 19

MS Division of Medicaid 1135 Waiver Request - March 19

MS Division of Medicaid Codes for Treatment

MS Division of Medicaid Guidance on Diagnostic Test Coding - March 16

Mississippi Insurance Department Bulletin on Insurance Coverage - March 16

MS Emergency Management Association - Small Business Impact Report

MS Department of Education Guidelines

Governor Reeves' Executive Orders - March 16
CMS Resources
CMS Announces 'Unprecedented Temporary Relaxation in Regulation' - March 31

CMS Announces Blanket Waivers - March 31

CMS Expands Accelerated and Advance Payment Program - March 30

CMS Face Sheet on Accelerated and Advance Payment Program - March 30

CMS Summary of Recent Orders and Links to FAQs - March 26

CMS Announces Mississippi and Other States Approved for Section 1135 Waivers - March 24

CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians Re Quality Reporting Programs - March 22

CMS Frequently-Asked Questions on Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits - March 17

Telemedicine Fact Sheet - March 17

Medicare Telehealth FAQs - March 17

Guidance on Medicaid Telehealth - March 17
CDC Resources
CDC's Coronavirus Update Page

CDC Priorities for Testing Patients With Suspected COVID-19 Infection - March 24

CDC Conference Calls Available on COCA Facebook Page
American Academy of Family Physicians
AAFP's Coronavirus Update Page

AAFP's Telehealth Reference Page

AAFP Private Payer FAQs

AAFP Private Payer Telehealth Policies

AAFP Financial Relief Page

AAFP Letter to CMS  on Telephone-Only Visits - March 26

AAFP Letter to HHS and CMS About Advanced Payments for Services - March 27

ABFM Statement on Certification March 20

AAFP COVID-19 Rapid Response Member Exchange
ABFM Information on Certification
AAFP Statement March 17, 2020 at 1 pm Central
AAFP COVID-19 Talking Points March 6, 2020
MAFP’s COVID-19 Communications
Link to the MAFP Members-Only Facebook Group

MAFP Sends Letter to Governor - April 1

CMS Sweeping Changes, SBA Info and More - March 31

CMS Advance Payments, SBA Loan Forgiveness - March 30

Small Business Disaster Assistance, Executive Orders - March 27

Statement from MACM and More - March 26

New Info from MSDH, State Board of Medical and More - March 24

Revised BCBS, Testing Sites, CMS and More - March 23

Latest From MSDH, Coding Cheat Sheets - March 20

Blue Cross Blue Shield Expands Telehealth - March 20

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance - March 19

Blue Cross Blue Shield Telehealth Policy - March 19

Medicaid Emergency Telehealth Policies - March 19

Mississippi Medicaid Announces Temporary Changes - March 19

Telemedicine and HHS Authorizing FaceTime and Other Apps - March 18

MAFP Newsletter - Telemedicine Not Only Allowed, But Encouraged - March 17
MAFP & MSMA Joint Statement - March 17
Financial Resources
Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance

Mississippi Small Business Development Center Disaster Assistance

US Chamber of Commerce Guideline and Checklist for SBA Paycheck Protection Loan Program  - March 30
Additional News, Information and Resources
Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi Risk Management Practices in Telemedicine

Health & Human Services Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth - March 17

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America: 15 Days to Slow the Spread - issued March 16

Coronavirus Safety Piece - To Share With Patients

World Health Organization - Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19

Phelps Dunbar Health Law Alert

Coronavirus Coding from FPM

Six Ways to Prepare Your Practice for Coronavirus

A Checklist for Starting Virtual Visits Programs in Your Practice

COVID-19 Hattiesburg Clinic Protocol Memorandum - March 5

COVID-19 Immediate Care Protocol - March 6
Johns Hopkins CSSE COVID-19 Dashboard

Science Compilation on Covid-19 - Peer Reviewed & Updated Daily

Nextstrain.org - real-time pathogen tracking