We want to update our members on the latest guidelines for telehealth during the COVID-19 epidemic, updated CMS Guidelines, and more…



Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.


To read the CMS Fact Sheet on this announcement visit: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet


FAQ sheet on the expanded use of telehealth: https://edit.cms.gov/files/document/medicare-telehealth-frequently-asked-questions-faqs-31720.pdf


For billing and coding information from the AMA (click on the Policy, Coding, and Payment tab): https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/ama-quick-guide-telemedicine-practice



CMS Sends Guidance to Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Organizations



Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) meeting on local coverage determination (LCD) policy for facet joint injections and medial nerve branch procedures


JAMA Livestream on the Coronavirus with Dr Anthony Fauci – Today!

Anthony Fauci, MD from NIAID discusses latest developments in the spread of COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD.

Watch this live Q&A at 1:30 PM CST.  Catch the livestream at either ja.ma/live or ja.ma/fauci318


General Info

COVID-19 Update: Virus in All 50 States; ‘Into the Swamp’; Italy Taps 10,000 Student Doctors


For additional information from ASIPP, please click to view:


ASIPP COVID-19 STATEMENT - March 16, 2020

Update on COVID-19 – March 17, 2020


Will continue to monitor the situation and provide new information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at asipp@asipp.org


Stay healthy and safe!