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Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): County Response Efforts & Priorities
Resources and information to help counties and the hospitals and public health departments they support address COVID-19.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Counties
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State COVID-19 Data and Policy Actions
State-by-state information on COVID-19 cases and state policy actions, including emergency declarations, cost sharing for testing and treatment, and other actions. Also provides related state-level data on at-risk populations, healthcare provider capacity, influenza and pneumonia deaths, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: COVID-19
Public health resources and information addressing COVID-19 issues. Includes state and territorial COVID-19 emergency declarations, elective medical procedure guidance, and testing prioritization guidance.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing
Addresses issues related to Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) billing during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Covers COVID-19 test specimen collection, diagnostic laboratory services, hospital services, ambulance services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), telehealth, skilled nursing facility services, home health, vaccination, and other services.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CMS: Current Emergencies: Coronavirus Disease 2019
Guidance from CMS for healthcare facilities and labs related to COVID-19. Includes clinical and technical guidance on infection control and prevention for specific types of facilities, information on billing and coding, coverage for services related to COVID-19, and other topics.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds: A Peer to Peer Virtual Community of Practice
Offers Project ECHO webinars on COVID-19 critical care, and emergency department and emergency medical services (EMS) care. Includes a list of links to previously recorded webcasts and other resources focused on COVID-19 related topics.
Additional links: Past Session Materials
Date: 01/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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COVID-19 Preparedness: How Ready is Your County?
Dashboard assessing each U.S. county's level of preparedness for COVID-19, on a scale from 1 to 100. Takes into account factors including residents' access to care, the risk for severe COVID-19 infections, and the county's overall vulnerability. Incorporates data from a COVID-19 model predicting the impact of the pandemic at the state level to the county level.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: STAT
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North Carolina Community Health Center Association - COVID-19 Resources
Provides information and resources for health centers in North Carolina related to COVID-19, including clinical guidance, reimbursement and billing, telehealth, and human resources.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Community Health Center Association
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COVID-19 ECHO Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities delivered via the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) approach.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
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South Carolina Hospital Association - COVID-19 Updates
Includes links for resources related to bed surge planning, testing, telehealth, temporary staffing, and communication tools for hospitals in South Carolina.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Hospital Association
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