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 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'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
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