On January 30, 2023, the Biden-Harris Administration announced its intent to end the national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic on May 11, 2023. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has resources available to help you prepare for the end of the PHE, some of which have been updated based on recent action by Congress. The following materials reflect recent changes and are currently available on the CMS Emergencies Page:

·     Provider-specific fact sheets for information about COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) waivers and flexibilities: https://www.cms.gov/coronavirus-waivers

·     CMS 1135 Waiver / Flexibility Request and Inquiry Form: https://cmsqualitysupport.servicenowservices.com/cms_1135

·     Acute Hospital At Home: https://qualitynet.cms.gov/acute-hospital-care-at-home

·     Loss of Medicaid or CHIP coverage

·     FAQs on COVID-19 (released March 29, 2023)

Updates will continue to be provided as we approach the end of the PHE. You are encouraged to regularly visit the CMS Emergencies Page for the most up to date information.

Coronavirus Data Dashboard

MSD in Action During the Pandemic

The Medical Society of Delaware has created a list of high-level activities it pushed forward relating to issues of COVID-19.  MSD was involved at the local, regional and national levels working for you and your specific needs.  Read the accomplishments.

 Resources for Practice Managers

COVID-19: New ICD-10-CM Code and Interim Coding Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics will implement a new ICD-10-CM diagnosis code for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), effective with the next update on October 1. See the announcement and interim coding guidance for more information.

CMS Resources

AMA Releases Special Coding Advice Related to COVID-19
COVID-19 Coding Flow Chart
COVID-19 Coding Scenario Guide

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Community Outreach

MSD Past President Discusses COVID-19 and its Impact on the Black Community
MSD Past President Richard W. Henderson, MD, former DHSS Secretary Kara Odom Walker, MD, and Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League President & CEO Eugene Young discussed COVID-19 and its impact on Delaware's black community on a Zoom teleconference call this week. Click here to watch

Patient Resources: (for Physicians to share with their patients)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the General Public
Sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf - English

Sick-with-2019-ncov-factsheet-sp.pdf - Spanish

Stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf - English

Stop-the-spread-of-germs-sp.pdf - Spanish

COVID19-symptoms.pdf - English

COVID19-symptoms-sp.pdf - Spanish

Mental Health Resources for Physicians

Mental Health Tips for Physicians to Utilize with Patients We have heard many physicians are seeing a significant increase in mental health issues for their patients during this stressful time. Here are some helpful resources.

Helping People Manage Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation

Psychological Effects of Quarantine

Caring for Patients’ Mental Well-Being During Coronavirus