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The ADAM’s Leadership Team is monitoring the Covid- 19 pandemic developments, assessing the impact on your dermatology practices and working on providing resources to our members to assist in answering your most important issues and questions during this difficult time.

ADAM has collected resources on how to prepare your office for COVID-19. The CDC has created posters and fact sheets on symptoms of COVID-19, what to do if you are feeling ill and best practices for stopping the spread. The American Medical Association has guidance on private practices and non-essential care and how to keep your practice in business during the pandemic.

We will be sharing resources and information on this page as we receive it. Check back for updates.

 

** Opening up your Practice ** UPDATES

See the New PDF Document below under:  Opening Your Practice and Providing Care

 


Medicare/Medicaid Telemedicine

In response to calls to improve healthcare access during the COVID-19 Crisis, audio-only telephone visits, according to CMS, are now able to be reimbursed at the same rate as office and outpatient visits.  This new policy is retroactive to March 1, 2020 https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-issues-second-round-sweeping-changes-support-us-healthcare-system-during-covid .  


 

Educational Resources and Webinars:

The Free Webinars are offered complimentary to ADAM members!
*To register for the webinars please log into your member account here

 
ON-DEMAND

WEBINARS     
  • Phasing-In – Reopening Your Medical Practice (Presented May 7): Brad Adatto, JD, and Michael Byrd, JD, partners with ByrdAdatto - View Recording

  • Changes in Employee Status During COVID-19 and What It Means For Your Dermatology Practice (Presented May 1): Renee Coover, JD, partner with ByrdAdatto - View Recording
  • Now What? How To Get Patients Flowing Again (Presented April 21); Ty Allen, CEO of SocialClimb - View Recording
  • Keep Compliant Through COVID-19 – Ask the HR Expert (Presented April 14); Katie Stewart, M.A., PHR, CLRL, SHRM-CP of Tandem HR - View Recording
  • How to Get Started with Teledermatology, (Presented April 10); Jen Bell, Karen Zupko & Associates and Michael Sacopulos, Medical Risk Institute.  - View Recording



Complimentary from the American Society for Dermatolgic Surgery (ASDS)

ON-DEMAND

WEBINARS     
  • Coding & Reimbursement in Times of COVID-19 (Presented April 20): panelists: Alex Miller, MD,  and Mark Kaufmann, MD,  - View Recording
  • Tactical Information You Need Right Now, Throughout and As You Emerge From COVID-19, a three-part series. Presented by: Risa Goldman Luksa is Founder and President of Goldman Marketing Group (GMG).
    • Part 1:  Marketing Tactical Information You Need RIGHT NOW (Presented April 2)  - View Recording
    • Part 2:  Marketing Tactical Information You Need TO SUSTAIN  (Presented April 9) - View Recording
    • Part 3:  Keep Compliant Through COVID-19 – Ask the HR Expert (Presented April 16) - View Recording
  • IT Insights Presented by: Mark Greene, co-founder of Stryker Networks 
    • Privacy and Security Concerns in Telehealth (Presented April 9) View Recording
    • Navigating Through Working From Home (Presented April 16) View Recording
    • HIPAA Compliance Today Versus Yesterday
    • Cyber Security on the Rise and How to Protect Yourself (Presented April 30) View Recording

 

 

Opening Your Practice and Providing Care:

A Path to Resume Aesthetic Care: Executive Summary of Project AesCert Guidance Supplement—Practical Considerations for Aesthetic Medicine Professionals Supporting Clinic Preparedness in Response to the SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak. (PDF) ** UPDATE  ** 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance on how facilities can provide care for patients needing non-emergent, non-COVID-19 health care (including surgeries and procedures). This only applies if states have met the criteria set forth in the Guidelines for Opening Up America Again.Update

Additionally, the American Academy of Dermatology Association’s COVID-19 resource center includes information on reopening dermatology practices.

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) has also provided the following resources on telemedicine, medical practices and elective procedures:

  • ASDSA Compendium of Telemedicine Statutes and Regulations for Medical Practices (PDF)
  • ASDSA Compendium of State-Issued Guidances for Reopening Medical Practices and PPE (PDF) ** UPDATE **



Funding Opportunities for Practices
Federal relief for small businesses is available through the CARES Act.

 

For billing staff, CMS has a list of telehealth services and flexibilities on medical services provided virtually. Information on how and when to submit data for the Quality Payment Program is available.