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The ADAM’s Leadership Team is monitoring the Covid- 19 pandemic developments, assessing the impact on your dermatology practices and working on providing resources to our members to assist in answering your most important issues and questions during this difficult time.

We will be sharing resources and information on this page as we receive it. Check back for updates.



Medicare/Medicaid Telemedicine

In response to calls to improve healthcare access during the COVID-19 Crisis, audio-only telephone visits, according to CMS, are now able to be reimbursed at the same rate as office and outpatient visits.  This new policy is retroactive to March 1, 2020. View the CMS press release.

CARES Act Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal (for Medicaid and CHIP providers or physicians who did not receive a payment under the General Distribution fund; deadline to attest has been extended to Aug. 3, 2020

NEW:  Provider Relief Fund: Medicaid and CHIP Provider Distribution Fact Sheet 


If you did NOT receive a CARES Act payment (courtesy of the American Medical Association):

The AMA has heard from physicians who billed Medicare fee for service in 2019 and should have been eligible for a general distribution payment from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund yet have not received a payment to date. In its updated Frequently Asked Questions document, HHS outlines a couple of explanations, including:

  • If the physician's tax identification number (TIN) identifies both a social security number of an individual Medicare provider and another Medicare provider's employer identification number, or
  • If there was incomplete banking information and/or personal contact information

HHS also clarified that physicians who billed Medicare fee-for-service in 2019 were ineligible for provider relief funding include if they were:

  • Terminated from participation in Medicare or precluded from receiving payment through Medicare Advantage or Part D
  • Currently excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs
  • Currently have Medicare billing privileges revoked as determined by either CMS or the HHS Office of Inspector General

 
Educational Resources and Webinars:

The Webinars are offered complimentary to ADAM members!
*To view the webinars please log into your member account here 

ON-DEMAND

WEBINARS     
  • PPC Advertising on Social Media Webinar: Jennifer Kilkenny with Total Social Solutions - View Recording
  • Phasing-In – Reopening Your Medical Practice (Presented May 7): Brad Adatto, JD, and Michael Byrd, JD, partners with ByrdAdatto - View Recording

  • Changes in Employee Status During COVID-19 and What It Means For Your Dermatology Practice (Presented May 1): Renee Coover, JD, partner with ByrdAdatto - View Recording
  • Now What? How To Get Patients Flowing Again (Presented April 21); Ty Allen, CEO of SocialClimb - View Recording
  • Keep Compliant Through COVID-19 – Ask the HR Expert (Presented April 14); Katie Stewart, M.A., PHR, CLRL, SHRM-CP of Tandem HR - View Recording
  • How to Get Started with Teledermatology, (Presented April 10); Jen Bell, Karen Zupko & Associates and Michael Sacopulos, Medical Risk Institute.  - View Recording
  • Coding & Reimbursement in Times of COVID-19 (Presented April 20): panelists: Alex Miller, MD,  and Mark Kaufmann, MD,  - View Recording
  • Tactical Information You Need Right Now, Throughout and As You Emerge From COVID-19, a three-part series. Presented by: Risa Goldman Luksa is Founder and President of Goldman Marketing Group (GMG).
    • Part 1:  Marketing Tactical Information You Need RIGHT NOW (Presented April 2)  - View Recording
    • Part 2:  Marketing Tactical Information You Need TO SUSTAIN  (Presented April 9) - View Recording
    • Part 3:  Keep Compliant Through COVID-19 – Ask the HR Expert (Presented April 16) - View Recording
  • IT Insights Presented by: Mark Greene, co-founder of Stryker Networks 
    • Privacy and Security Concerns in Telehealth (Presented April 9) View Recording
    • Navigating Through Working From Home (Presented April 16) View Recording
    • HIPAA Compliance Today Versus Yesterday
    • Cyber Security on the Rise and How to Protect Yourself (Presented April 30) View Recording

 
Resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS):

Opening Your Practice and Providing Care:

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) has also provided the following resources on telemedicine, medical practices and elective procedures:

Funding Opportunities for Practices
Federal relief for small businesses is available through the CARES Act.