COVID-19/Coronavirus

The KMA is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19, more commonly referred to as Coronavirus, as new details emerge. Physicians are urged to follow guidance from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Steven Stack, M.D. has prepared the following special video message for KMA members regarding the virus.

Physicians Asked by Commissioner Stack to Send Suggestions, Information to KMA

At this time, Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Stack has asked for physicians to contact the KMA with any suggestions or information that may be helpful as we work to mitigate the outbreak of cases. Members may email Lindy Lady at lady@kyma.org


Lee Dossett, M.D.

William Thornbury, M.D.

Suzanne McGee, M.D.

Emily Miller, M.D., MS, FAAP

Mark Schroer, M.D.

Neal Moser, M.D.

Mark Brockman Jr., M.D. Norton Children’s Medical Group-Iroquois and Molly Maggard Brockman, M.D. Norton Medical Group-Shepherdsville 

Monalisa Tailor, M.D.

Leslie Schwindel, M.D.

Charles Papp, M.D.

Toni Ganzel, M.D.

Wayne Tuckson, M.D., FASCRS, FACS

James Borders, M.D.

Casey Lewis, M.D.


November 9, 2020: BREAKING: COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Boasts 90% Effectiveness Rate
October 2, 2020: HHS Announces New Round of Provider Relief Funding
September 23, 2020: KMA, MagMutual to Present “Medical Liability Considerations for Physicians” Webinar Tomorrow
August 21, 2020: KMA, KFMC, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Anthem Launch “Raise Your Guard, KY” Campaign
August 11, 2020: HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution Now Accepting Additional Applicants
July 31, 2020: KMA, KFMC, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Release Face Mask PSAs: “Wear It For Me”
July 21, 2020: Register Today for KMA’s Virtual Annual Meeting
July 20, 2020: Kentucky COVID Cases See Largest Single-Day Increase
June 19, 2020: Provider Relief Fund Update
June 11, 2020: HHS Announces Enhanced Provider Portal, Relief Fund Payments for Safety Net Hospitals, Medicaid & CHIP Providers
June 9, 2020: Please Complete: 2020 KMA Annual Meeting Member Survey
June 5, 2020: A Message from KMA President Brent Wright, M.D.: Medicine for Humanity
June 1, 2020: Updated KDPH Guidance for Release from Isolation
May 26, 2020: Healthcare Phase IV Begins Tomorrow
May 21, 2020: Guidance Released for Allocation of Remdesivir to Hospitals
May 18, 2020: Hospital and Healthcare Facility Visitor Restrictions Modified
May 15, 2020: Clarification Regarding Preoperative COVID-19 Testing
May 14, 2020: Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19
May 13, 2020: Healthcare Phase III Begins Today
May 12, 2020: Executive Order Signed for Healthcare Reopening Phases III and IV
May 8, 2020: Additional COVID-19 Data Available from CHFS
May 7, 2020: Gov. Beshear Signs Executive Order Regarding Phase II Healthcare Reopening
May 6, 2020: KMA, Kentucky Hospital Association Release Joint Public Service Announcement on Healthcare Reopening
May 5, 2020: Healthcare Phase II Begins Wednesday
May 1, 2020: KDPH Announces Arrival of Battelle CCDS
April 30, 2020: KMA President Brent Wright, M.D. to Appear on KET’s “CORONAVIRUS: A Kentucky Update”
April 29, 2020 (2): Kentucky-Based Laboratories Available to Run COVID-19 Tests
April 29, 2020: KDPH Releases New Guidance on Requesting PPE
April 28, 2020: KMA COVID-19 Physician Survey Results
April 27, 2020: President’s Message: The New Normal
April 24, 2020: Reminder: Guidelines for Reopening Healthcare Services; Services Can Begin Monday, April 27
April 23, 2020: Administration Releases Guidelines for Reopening Healthcare Services
April 22, 2020: Gov. Beshear Announces Medical Offices, Some Healthcare Services to Reopen Monday
April 22, 2020: Healthy at Work: Submit Proposals for Reopening Businesses
April 21, 2020: KDPH Clinician Webinar
April 20, 2020: COVID-19 Physician Survey
April 17, 2020: Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act’s Main Street Lending Program
April 16, 2020: Employee Retention Credit
April 15, 2020: Economic Injury Disaster Loan & Emergency Advance
April 14, 2020: Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program
April 13, 2020: Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
April 10, 2020: Requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Through the State Emergency Operations Center
April 8, 2020: KMA Signs on to Letter Urging Relief for Physicians Through CARES Act
April 7, 2020: Kentucky Department for Public Health COVID-19 Resources
April 6, 2020: COVID-19 and Healthcare Providers: Relief, Business and Employment Concerns Online Enduring CME Activity
April 3, 2020: Revisions: Medicare Telehealth Services During COVID-19
April 2, 2020: Volunteers Requested for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
April 1, 2020: DEA Removes Barrier for Treating Opioid Use Disorder During COVID-19
March 31, 2020: CMS Announces New Temporary Telehealth Waivers, Flexible Rules in Response to COVID-19
March 30, 2020: Doctor’s Day 2020: A Moment to Honor & Reflect
March 27, 2020: Cigna to Allow Providers to Bill Standard Face-to-Face Visit for Telehealth, Including Telephone-Only
March 26, 2020: Humana Encouraging Use of Telehealth; Temporarily Updates Policy to Include Phone Service
March 25, 2020: KMA, Foundation for Healthy Kentucky Release COVID-19 PSAs
March 24, 2020: Anthem Expands Coverage to Include Telephone-only Services
March 23, 2020: KMA Signs on to Letter Requesting Congressional Support for Physicians
March 20, 2020: Medicaid Rules for Telehealth Services
March 20, 2020: New Medicare Rules for Telehealth Services
March 19, 2020: A Message from Dr. Stack
March 19, 2020: Physician Responses to Practice Changes Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
March 18, 2020: Order Regarding Office Visits/Outpatient Procedures; Telehealth and HIPPA
March 17, 2020: URGENT: HHS Office for Civil Rights Will Not Impose Penalties on Physicians Using Telehealth in Event of Noncompliance Under HIPAA
March 17, 2020: A Message from KMA President Brent Wright, M.D.
March 16, 2020: Update for Physicians
March 14, 2020: Gov. Beshear Requesting Hospitals Cease All Elective Procedures by EOB March 18
March 12, 2020: AMA Coronavirus Resource Page for Physicians and downloadable guide
March 11, 2020: Fake Online Coronavirus Map Delivers Well-known Malware

 

Wear it for me Mask PSA 1

Wear it for me Mask PSA 2

KMA and KHA PSA: The New Normal

COVID-19 PSA Video: Stay Home

COVID-19 PSA Video: Mental Health

COVID-19 PSA Video: Call First

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Accelerated and Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers

HHS Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund

Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program

Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Emergency Advance

Employee Retention Credit

Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act's Main Street Lending Program

Trump Administration Drives Telehealth Services in Medicaid and Medicare

Medicare Rules for Telehealth Services

Medicaid Rules for Telehealth Services

Anthem Expands Coverage to Include Telephone-only Services

Aetna Expands Telehealth Coverage for 90 Days

Humana Telehealth Temporarily Includes Phone Service

CIGNA Broadens Coverage for Virtual Care Allowing for Phone-only Services

UnitedHealthcare Expands Access to Telehealth Including Audio-only Services

Kentucky Department of Insurance: Telehealth Remote Communications

CMS: Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

HHS / OCR: Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

Office for Civil Rights FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

SAMHSA: DEA Information on Prescribing for Controlled Substance by Telemedicine

SAMHSA COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance

Telehealth and Other Virtual Care Documentation Reminders During COVID-19

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing

CMS and CDC announce provider reimbursement available for counseling patients to self-isolate at time of COVID-19 testing

HHS Issues New Report Highlighting Dramatic Trends in Medicare Beneficiary Telehealth Utilization amid COVID-19

AMA – AMA Physician's Guide to COVID-19
CDC – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
KCHFS – COVID-19 Healthcare Providers and Laboratory Services
NEJM – Coronavirus (Covid-19) collection of articles and other resources

Smoking/Vaping May Increase Complications of COVID-19

Kentucky Department for Public Health Emergency Dept. Flow Chart for COVID-19 Testing

Clinician Education Resources

UPDATED KDPH Guidance for Release from Isolation


Anthem Announces Waiver for Coronavirus Testing

Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Guidance

Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Department of Public Health Directive on Elective Medical Procedures

Kentucky Registration for Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Practitioners

Advisory on Patient Refills during Declaration of Emergency

Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services (DMS) Provider Guidance on COVID-19

HHS/CMS COVID-19 Emergency Declarations and Waivers

HHS Waiver or Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act

CMS COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Guidance on Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

DEA Guidance: Exemption Allowing Alternate Delivery Methods for OTPs

SAMHSA Opioid Treatment (OTP) Guidance

Perioperative COVID Testing Guidance

American College of Surgeons

Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery After COVID-19 Pandemic

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American Academy of Ophthalmology

KHSAA COVID-19 Return To Play Form

KMA Committee on Sports Medicine COVID-19 Medical Evaluation and Return-to Activity Guidance for Middle and High School Student-Athletes

Cardiopulmonary Considerations for High School Student-Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic: NFHS-AMSSM Guidance Statement

Cardiac Considerations for Student-Athletes during the COVID-19 Pandemic

ACC-AHA Cardiac Eligibility and Disqualification for Athletes 2015

BJSM Infographic – Return to play in athletes with COVID

Resurgence of sport in the wake of COVID-19: cardiac considerations in competitive athletes BJSM

European Society of Cardiology return to sports after COVID-19 infection

JAMA Cardiology return to play game plan after COVID

NFHS AMSSM Cardiac guidance statement final July 2020

Return to Sports After COVID-19 Dutch Sports Cardiology Position Paper 2020