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Support - Coping

The following resources have been made available by members of NASPOG to help provide support during this unprecedented time. If you have helpful resources to share, please email info@naspog.org. Thank you! 

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry
Coping in the Face of Uncertainty 

University of Michigan School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry
Zero to Thrive 

Government Resources

CMS Rules for Telehealth

Beginning with March 6, 2020 as the date of service, CMS has relaxed restrictions on the use of telemedicine providing greater flexibility for the Medicare providers during this uncertain viral season. AUGS members are frequently caring for the most vulnerable patients and the opportunity to avoid possibly unnecessary viral exposure through technology use is a viable option for providers who wish to give their patients choices in care during this uncertain time.
  • In ALL areas, not just designated "rural" areas, Medicare patients in their homes may have reimbursable office visits with their physicians through communication technology including telephone conversations. Also "virtual Check-ins" may occur with established patients when the communication is not related to a medical visit that occurred within the prior 7 days or not lead to an office visit in the next 24 hours. The patient must verbally consent to the virtual visit and must be counseled that the virtual visit would be billed as an actual visit in terms of deductibles and copays.

    Medicare telehealth visits are different and require audio and visual capabilities in real-time. For full explanation and further instruction, please refer to:

    Fact Sheet on this announcement. 
    Frequently Asked Questions on this announcement. 

  • AMA Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice




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