Updated Dec. 22, 2020
- For more information, visit the AMA’s COVID-19 Resource Center for Physicians.
- For more information, visit the AMA Data File requests (CPT data file, etc.).
- Read how the AMA stands ready to work (PDF) with state legislators and regulators to advance telehealth policy reforms that promote patient access to quality care.
- Reach out to your state medical association/society for more detailed information and resources on licensure, coverage and payment policies. The AMA’s Advocacy Team has been tracking state executive orders, regulatory activities or legislation (PDF) related to telemedicine. Also see AMA’s state policy options to address COVID-19, as well as state policy guidance on telemedicine (PDF), including links to state best practices.
- The American Telemedicine Association has created a series of webinars discussing the impact COVID-19 has had on telemedicine.
- The National Governors Association is tracking state activities related to COVID-19
- To help physicians and patients get started with telehealth services, HHS launched the telehealth website with resources and best practices for accessing care virtually. For physicians, there are tips for getting started, preparing patients for telehealth visits, billing and payment and legal considerations. AMA resources, including the telehealth quick guide, are featured.
- For the latest information on federal policy and payment changes related to telehealth in the midst of COVID-19, visit the CMS Current Emergencies site. Below is the most recent fact sheet regarding the Medicare expansion of telehealth services:
- State Medicaid waivers and information related to telemedicine expansion:
- American Psychiatric Association: General resource page and toolkit on COVID-19 and telepsychiatry
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Telepsychiatry Toolkit
- American Academy of Pediatrics resources on telemedicine.
- American College of Physicians resources on COVID-19 and telemedicine