Below are key resource materials for providers on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
This announcements section will be updated in conjunction with the release of pertinent information from leading agencies.

AAP Connecting with the Experts: A COVID Town Hall
May 13, 2021 at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT
Click here to register

What Clinicians Need to Know About Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination of Adolescents
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 2pm EDT

This CDC COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents who are 12-to-15 years of age. Clinicians will learn about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, vaccine recommendations, and clinical guidance for using the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents in this age group. There will be a web on-demand version of the call available after the live event. Click here to register.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Teens: What to Know

The authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older is a vital step in bringing lifesaving vaccines to children and adolescents. The AAP has compiled and updated resources to help pediatricians and their staffs prepare and also offers the latest news on co-administration and other vaccine issues.

Policy Statement: COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents
AAP News: AAP, CDC recommend COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 and older 
AAP News: AAP develops coding, billing guidance for COVID-19 vaccine services
News Release: American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for Children and Teens Age 12 and Up to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine
May 10 Statement by AAP President Lee Savio Beers: Authorization of COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 12 and Up Important Step in Protecting Children During Pandemic, Says American Academy of Pediatrics
AAP.org: Critical Updates on COVID-19
AAP.org: COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions
AAP.org: Getting Paid
AAP.org: Planning Vaccination Events
AAP.org: COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation in Pediatric Practices
Cases in Children: Children and COVID-19: State-Level Data Report
HealthyChildren.org: The Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Parent FAQs
HealthyChildren.org: Getting Your Child Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine

V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker 

V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. V-safe will also remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.

 


FCAAP RESOURCES
Back to the Office Toolkit
Keeping Children Healthy Parent Handout
COVID-19 Florida Health Care Provider Forum Series
Back to School Checklist in English and Spanish.
Survey: FCAAP Member Feedback on Provider Relief Fund Application Process
Survey: FCAAP Member Feedback on Medicaid Payment for Telehealth Services
FCAAP Recommendations for School Reopening 7.28.20
FCAAP Recommendations for School Reopening – Revised 9.11.20
FCAAP Recommendations Regarding Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Revised 10.20.20
FCAAP Recommendations Regarding Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Revised 11.23.20
FCAAP Recommendations Regarding Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Revised 12.23.20
FCAAP “Stay S.A.F.E.R.: Travel Guidance During an Ongoing Pandemic”
Back to Safe Communities of Learning (SCOL) Decision Guide

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (AAP) RESOURCES
Critical Updates on COVID-19
Red Book Online “2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections
All AAP COVID-19 Webinars for Pediatricians

AGENCIES
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA):
All AHCA Issued COVID-19 Alerts
Sign up for AHCA email alerts
Updated Vaccine Administration Rates – posted 4.6.21

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers
CDC Guidelines for Re-Opening Services
CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit for Medical Centers, Clinics, and Clinicians
Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits (Recipient Communication, Storage and Handling, Long-Term Care Facility Guidance)
CDC’s V-safe After Vaccination Health Checker

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS):
All CMS Issued Updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit

County Executive Orders on Facial Coverings During COVID-19
Available executive orders pertaining to facial coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida can be found alphabetically by county as follows: Alachua, Broward, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Leon, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, and the City of Tampa.

Florida Department of Health (FL DOH):
Florida COVID-19 Response 
24/7 COVID-19 Call Center: call 1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov
FL DOH Health Care Provider Telephone Conference Call for COVID-19 – fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm EST. Click here for call in information and additional details.
COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability

Florida Division of Emergency Management:
FloridaDisaster.org
Sign up for email updates from the Florida State Emergency Response Team
State-supported COVID-19 testing sites and FAQ’s

Florida Healthy Kids:
Florida Healthy Kids Takes Proactive Steps to Protect Members During Covid-19 Outbreak

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
NCQA’s COVID-19 Response Page

State of Florida Response:
Governor DeSantis’ Executive Orders

USDA Food & Nutrition Service:
FNS Program Guidance on Human Pandemic Response

White House Task Force COVID-19 Response:
Coronavirus.gov

BUSINESS & PERSONAL RESOURCES
FCAAP “Back to the Office” Toolkit
Pediatric Overflow Planning Contingency Response Network (POPCoRN)
Headspace Plus meditation platform
Free legal services for healthcare workers from Legal Advocacy for Medical Providers Foundation, Inc. (LAMP)
FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tips to protect yourself from COVID-19 fraud schemes

FINANCIAL RELIEF
Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program
Paycheck Protection Program Application
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Program
HHS CARES Act Provider Relief Fund site for provider inquiries and payment attestation portal through United Health Group
HHS Medicaid Provider Distribution Instructions 6.11.20
HHS Medicaid Provider Distribution Application 6.11.20
HHS Medicaid Targeted Distribution FAQs 7.6.20
AAP FAQ: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund 6.15.20
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Guide to the CARES Act
U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Emergency Loan Information
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Florida Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Center

TELEHEALTH
Well-Child Visits Provided Via Telemedicine During the COVID-19 State of Emergency – 5.29.20
Telemedicine Payor Guide – 4.3.2020
Telemedicine Detailed Payor Coverage – 4.3.2020
Disclaimer: The information above is subject to change daily, individual contracts may vary, and the 30-90 day periods for waivers will vary between payors.
CMS General Medicaid Telehealth Guidance
AAP Online Telehealth Compendium

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For parent resources, click here

The information provided on this page is subject to change without notice based upon new information, resources, and directives from federal, state, and local authorities and medical experts. While FCAAP will do its best to update information that has been changed due to the issuance of new guidance and directives, there will be a delay in such updates and we cannot guarantee that all information will be updated to reflect such changes. This information is provided only as general guidance and is not being offered as a medical or legal opinion.

Thank you to The Pfizer Foundation for supporting FCAAP’s efforts to support pediatricians and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.