COVID-19 Resources & Information
Updated April 3, 2020
WEDI is providing the following links to resources related to COVID-19 (aka “coronavirus”). We recognize that the information on COVID-19 is changing rapidly and hope these links can provide you with up-to-date information on privacy and security, telehealth, and other data exchange topics.
Announcements and FAQs by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Information about COVID-19 and resources are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The National Governor’s Association webpage with updates related to each of the states
The National Governor’s Association members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. Members come to the association from across the political spectrum, and the organization is bipartisan. The NGA has worked quickly to provide a centralized resource of actions taken related to COVID-19 by the various states, including declarations of emergency, national guard activations, and various other topics (including telemedicine) being addressed by the state governors.
For questions about ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding, see the CDC’s guidance
- Quick reference flow chart for CPT reporting for COVID-19 testing
- Coding scenarios and how to apply best coding practices
AHIMA and AHA FAQ on ICD-10-CM Coding for COVID-19
OCR Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency: click here
Notification of Enforcement Discretion under HIPAA to Allow Uses and Disclosures of Protected Health Information by Business Associates for Public Health and Health Oversight Activities in Response to COVID-19: click here
COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin
Limited Waiver of HIPAA Sanctions and Penalties During a Nationwide Public Health Emergency
Civil Rights and the Coronavirus
A reminder from HHS/OCR regarding ensuring access for the disabled, limited-English speaking indiviudals and others during emergencies.
NIST Guidance for Telework: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a Bulletin for Telework and Bring Your Own Device to Work Guide that provides information on securing enterprise telework, remote access, and bring your own device (BYOD) solutions.
The National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) has announced billing guidance for COVID-19 related institutional claims. https://www.nubc.org/nubc-announcement-covid-19-claims
The National Uniform Claim Committee has announced the use of Condition Code DR on the professional claim and a new Health Care Provider Characteristics code to identify providers offering testing for COVID-19. https://www.nucc.org/