Novel Coronavirus

A Message from the CMA Board of Directors

BOD-GroupShot-Straight_Tie.jpgThe Columbus Medical Association is working with state medical leaders and the Ohio Department of Health to aid in the response to Covid-19 in central Ohio. In particular our affiliate organization, Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS), has been activated to work with the 15 counties and 27 hospitals in the central Ohio healthcare coalition and 16 counties and 21 hospitals in the Southeast/Southeast Central Region.

We will continue to share important updates and information via our partnership with Columbus Public Health/Franklin County Public Health and the Ohio Department of Health as it comes available. 
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Important Updates for Physicians

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

Below you'll find videos from our panel of experts, Dr. Robert Falcone, Dr. Nick Kman, and Jodi Keller, RN (Published 3/20/20)
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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

Past Updates

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 for Physicians

*** 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