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Official Notices, Updates, and Recommendations

  • HEALING ARTS - COVID-19 Waivers
    (Click HERE)

  • CDC Health Advisories
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  • MO HealthNet Provider Bulletins & Hot Tips
    (Click HERE)

  • COVID-19: Laboratory Codes (04/21/20)
    (Click HERE)

  • DHSS Health Update: Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 (07/27/2020) 
    (Click HERE)

  • Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers (04/09/2020)
    (Click HERE)

  • Reporting COVID-19 Cases (04/06/2020)
    (Click HERE)

  • DHSS: Criteria to Guide Evaluation and Laboratory Testing for COVID-19 (04/22/20)
    (Click HERE)

  • Healing Arts COVID-19 Waivers

Linked below are the waivers that have been approved as a result of Executive Orders Executive Order 20-02 and Executive Order 20-04 . Licensed professionals who wish to come to Missouri to assist with COVID-19 are not required to meet the requirements listed in the table below if their practice is solely related to COVID-19. For professionals seeking licensure in Missouri on a permanent basis all statutes, rules, and regulations continue to apply. For individuals who hold a retired or inactive license, you may return to practice to assist solely with COVID-19; however, if you wish to practice beyond COVID-19, the following waivers do not apply. Click HERE to learn more.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Telemedicine

  • Telemedicine, the Physician-Patient Relationship, and Prescribing During COVID-19 Pandemic

MAOPS has received several inquiries regarding prescribing controlled substances during the COVID-19 pandemic since patients are being encouraged to avoid non-essential physician and hospital visits. On March 18, Governor Mike Parson issued Executive Order 20-04. In this order, he temporarily suspended the provisions of subsections 1 and 4 of section 334.108, section 191.1146, and 20 CSR 2220-020(11) relating to telemedicine and pharmacology for telemedicine, in order to allow physicians licensed under Chapter 334, RSMo, to decrease the risk of exposure to both healthcare providers and patients.

 

Subsection 1 of 334.108 states: Prior to prescribing a drug, controlled substance or other treatment through telemedicine, as defined in section 191.1145, or the internet, a physician shall establish a valid physician-patient relationship as described in section 191.1146.” Subsection 4 states: No healthcare provider shall prescribe any drug, controlled substance, or other treatment to a patient based solely on an internet request or an internet questionnaire. The Executive Order temporarily suspends these subsections.

 

Section 191.1146 defines how a physician-patient relationship is established. It states that a physician who uses telemedicine shall ensure that a properly established physician-patient relationship exists with the person who received the telemedicine services. It then goes on to describe how a physician-patient relationship may be established, including through telemedicine. The Executive Order temporarily suspends this section.

  • A Provider’s Guide: Telehealth Reimbursement Coverage in Missouri During COVID-19
    (Click HERE)

  • A Provider’s Guide: Federal Telehealth Policy and Requirements During COVID-19
    (Click HERE)

  • Expanded Medicare Telehealth Services During Pandemic

    Fact Sheet  & FAQ on this issue.

  • Multiple Chronic Conditions Telehealth Guidelines

    See the following guidelines provided by Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) on CMS for patients with multiple chronic conditions. (MAOPS has no financial relationship, not agreements to officially endorse the products of HRS.)

  • AOA COVID-19 Practice Implications Guide
    (Click HERE)

  • AMA quick guide to Telemedicine in Practice
    (Click HERE)

  • Free Dialer Access expanded to all US Healthcare Staff

    Dialer is a program through the Doximity app that displays the office/hospital name and number on the patient's caller ID when being called from the cell phone of a member of a Physician-led healthcare team. Previously for healthcare providers only, this service is now available to all U.S. healthcare staff to aid in working remotely. Sign up HERE .
  • AOA Telemedicine Guidance for DOs

    Barriers to telemedicine are rapidly disappearing in order to treat patients. To assist physicians through this transition, AOA staff has developed a telemedicine page on osteopathic.org,

 

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Helpful Resources

  • Discounted PPE

MAOPS members can use code "maops-save5" at checkout to save 5% on already reasonably priced PPE from Action PPE. Click here to shop now. 
  • Mask Up Missouri

    MAOPS joined the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) and other healthcare groups encouraging Missourians to “Mask Up” in public to limit the spread of COVID-19. The organizations have created a poster that can be used in physician offices and other public places. MAOPS members are encouraged to use this poster in their offices and share it with colleagues.
  • COVID-19 Show-Me ECHO

    COVID-19 ECHO will provide up-to-date information and support for health care stakeholders across Missouri. A multidisciplinary expert team led by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams, MD, will share the latest developments, answer questions, and discuss management of patient cases presented by participants. The COVID-19 ECHO will meet via Zoom video conferencing every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. Click here to learn more.
  • Openxmed Platform for Primary Care Physicians

    Openxmed is a medical knowledge platform created by a team of Infectious Disease physicians. It provides current COVID-19 updates, guidelines, and advice and is meant to be a streamlined resource for primary care providers who are on the front lines. Create an account here .
  • Prepare to Care for COVID-19: Get Your Practice Ready

    This is a resource with practical tools clinicians can use to care for patients with COVID-19 and will be regularly updated to help clinicians adapt as the outbreak "unfolds”. It includes printable signage to hang in the clinic and patient handouts with tips for home care. For more information, click HERE.
  • Free COVID-19 Job Posts to Address Surge Capacity

    Doximity is offering a free job posting service to medical facilities to accommodate the increase in COVID-19 related staffing needs. If you are interested in recruiting staff through this service, click here to sign up. Click here to see open positions that have been posted.

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Wellness Resources

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MAOPS Advocacy Efforts

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