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|COVID-19 Resources & Guidelines for NDs|
As the coronavirus spreads and efforts to contain it escalate, Naturopathic Physicians need to be aware of the latest advisories from public health authorities in order to advise patients accordingly.
March 23, 2020 - Governor Kate Brown issues Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible
and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The order is effective immediately, and remains in effect until ended by the Governor.
April 30, 2020 - Review OANP Guidance for Oregon Naturopathic Physicians regarding COVID-19 Clinical Protocols in accordance with the Governor's public health framework for resuming non-emergent and elective procedures requiring personal protective equipment (PPE).
Current information and guidance available on OBNM COVID-19 Information page
Clinical Presentation: Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, myalgia, and shortness of breath. Less common symptoms include sore throat, headache, and diarrhea.
March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Office Protocol Help Sheet; includes front desk triaging protocols, and provider and hygiene information for clinics and offices
March 23, 2020 - OHA Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Elective and Non-Urgent Health Care Procedures. OHA has released guidance on which providers and facilities are covered, which procedures are exempt, wellness visits, PPE equipment and other FAQs.
Updated May 9, 2020: - OHA Provisional Guidance Report; review the current clinical presentation, risk factors, clinical management, and treatments for COVID-19 infection.
Updated April 20, 2020 - OHA Guidance for providers regarding COVID-19 testing: This report provides guidance for evaluating which patient groups should
be tested and where testing can be performed around the state.
To protect our community, here at the OANP, we believe it is important to ask yourself the following questions before providing in-person patient care during the current pandemic:
Effective April 1, 2020 - Access information regarding the CDC's New ICD-10-CM code: U07.1 COVID-19 for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) and the Helfgott Research Institute are requesting contributions of de-identified data from patients/clients who have been supported in your practice for COVID-19 exposure or prevention.
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Telemedicine involves the use of electronic communications to enable health care providers at different locations to share individual patient medical information for the purpose of improving patient care. Providers may include primary care practitioners, specialists, and/or subspecialists. The information may be used for diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and/or education.
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April 6, 2020 - OHA Telemedicine/Telehealth Billing Guidance for Oregon Health Plan Fee for Service Providers To ensure members of the Oregon Health Plan have continued access to appropriate physical, behavioral and oral health services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has expanded coverage for the delivery of services using telemedicine/telehealth platforms, effective January 1, 2020.
Updated April 7, 2020 - The MTSL Group has developed the following telemedicine fact sheets for practitioners in Washington and Oregon:
DCBS Telemedicine Guidelines For the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, or until otherwise directed by the directors of the Department of Consumer and Business Services and the Oregon Health Authority, the state expects health plans of all types to provide increased access to health care services through telehealth delivery platforms and to encourage patients to use telehealth delivery options to limit the amount of in-person health care services they seek. This includes commercial health plans regulated by DCBS and Medicaid health plans regulated by OHA.
HERC COVID-19 billing guidance Updates include new codes for serological COVID-19 antibody tests, COVID-19 related diagnoses and telemedicine codes.
CMS Telemedicine Guidelines Updates include new rules on telehealth and a variety of other codes.
Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (L4GG) announced the launch of its Small Business Remote Legal Clinic, offering pro bono legal consultations for small business owners to help them understand and act upon the options available under the
COVID-19 stimulus package and other grant and loan programs that may be available to them.
OANP created a help sheet for NDs to quickly navigate information on small business loans
OANP has compiled a list of Corporate Partner Resources for NDs to help your practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. OANP corporate partners regularly support Oregon NDs through partnership with OANP. During the COVID 19 pandemic our corporate partners are working even harder to create resources and gather information to support you. Thank you to all of our corporate partners!
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