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Resources by Topic: Service delivery models

Managing Healthcare Operations During COVID-19
Resources to help healthcare facilities respond to COVID-19 and maintain healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provides guidance for hospitals and clinics, including information on managing surges in demand, mitigating staff shortages, use of telehealth, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics
Provides access to state and county provisional death counts for COVID-19, as well as national and state data on mental health, births and pregnancies, healthcare access, physician experiences, telemedicine, and long-term care. Some data is available for rural/nonmetro areas. Also offers guidance on cause-of-death certification for COVID-19.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker
Summarizes telehealth utilization changes nationally and across four U.S. census regions on a monthly and yearly basis. Provides an overview of the volume of telehealth claims, most common procedure codes, top diagnoses, and use of telehealth services in urban versus rural areas. Updated monthly.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: FAIR Health
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Telehealth.HHS.gov
Features information about U.S. government efforts to support and promote telehealth services, including information on how to start a telehealth program, billing and reimbursement, and policy changes related to COVID-19. Includes a patients page with information about exploring telehealth options.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Telehealth: COVID-19 & Pandemics
A collection of tools and resources for using telehealth in the context of COVID-19. Includes both national resources and resources from the telehealth resource centers focused on serving specific states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers
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State Telehealth and Licensure Expansion COVID-19 Dashboard
Presents state-by-state telehealth expansion and licensing waivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to relevant executive orders, regulatory guidance, statutory language, and other official communications for each state.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alliance for Connected Care
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HHS-OIG's Oversight of COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Information on the HHS response, including telehealth-related information and other policies and guidance. Also includes information on OIG monitoring of potential fraud related to COVID-19.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Office of Inspector General (HHS)
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Allied Health Workforce Projections, 2016-2030: Community Health Workers
Offers demand projections for community health workers (CHWs) from 2016-2030, using data from the Health Resources and Services Administration's Health Workforce Simulation Model. Includes projected statistics for various care coordination scenarios, including a rural healthcare scenario.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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COVID-19: Information and Resources for Community Health Centers
Updates, resources, and information to help community health centers respond to COVID-19. Covers vaccination, testing, telehealth, health center operations and finances, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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DEA COVID-19 Information Page
Guidance for DEA-registered telehealth practitioners to issue prescriptions for controlled substances to patients for whom they have not conducted an in-person medical evaluation, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
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