CMA Telehealth Resource Center

Development funded by the California Health Care Foundation

The CMA Telehealth Resource Center is a compilation of the best available resources to help physicians implement and utilize telehealth in their practices. These resources have been thoroughly vetted by CMA to present only the most relevant resources.

The resources listed ican be sorted by category, topic, type and source to help physicians find the tools that address the specific issues they are facing. New resources will be added to this center regularly, so please check back often for updates.

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Guidance to providers on how to provide care during the pandemic. Framework from the CDC for provision of non-COVID-19 health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, by potential for patient harm and degree of community transmission

| Categories: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Webpage, Asthma and Multiple Chronic Conditions | Tags:

This resource includes a list of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth.

| Categories: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Other Tools, Coding and Reimbursement | Tags: Telehealth services, CMS

This brief includes Medi-Cal's telehealth policy which outlines billing guidance for providers under the pandemic status.

| Categories: California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), News and Information, Coding and Reimbursement | Tags: Reimbursement

This webinar series will cover all aspects of implementing telehealth in a medical practice – selecting a platform, reimbursement rules and patient interactions. The webinar series will have an emphasis on the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal.

| Categories: California Medical Association (CMA), Education and Training, Coding and Reimbursement | Tags: Patient Engagement, Solo and Small Group Practice, Medium-Sized Practice, Webinar

This information page contains links to various policy changes and resources specific to changes in the drug administering guidelines due to COVID-19.

| Categories: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), News and Information, Controlled Substance Prescribing | Tags: DEA, controlled substances, prescribing

This workflow document includes guidance summarizing the adopted policies of the DEA which allow for DEA-registered practitioners to prescribe controlled substances without in-person interaction with patients as of March 31,2020 until the duration of the public health emergency of COVID-19.

| Categories: U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Other Tools, Controlled Substance Prescribing | Tags: DEA, controlled substances, prescribing

This brief includes a list of liability protections for health care professional that are currently in effect, as well as other activities underway due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

| Categories: American Medical Association (AMA), News and Information, COVID-19 Liability Protections | Tags: liability

This guide outlines specific techniques that will enable providers to deliver empathic telehealth visits.

| Categories: nrc Health, Guides, Toolkits and Whitepapers, Empathy and Telehealth | Tags: Empathy, Telehealth visits

This telehealth toolkit with special focus on COVID-19 includes guidance on policy issues, vendors offering reduced or free platforms, and additional training resources.

| Categories: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC), Guides, Toolkits and Whitepapers, Implementing Telehealth, COVID-19 | Tags: reimbursement, privacy and security, implementation

This brief outlines goals and strategies for U.S. healthcare facilities to operate effectively and safely during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides links to CDC guidance on providing care in different settings and situations.

| Categories: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Webpage, Implementing Telehealth, COVID-19 | Tags: Practice operations
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