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

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

FCAAP Recommendations for School Reopening
Click here for FCAAP’s current white paper guidance on re-opening schools, updated September 11, 2020.
To view the first edition published July 28, 2020 click here.

School Reopening Plans – Florida COVID-19 Responses and Ordersposted 8.5.20
LobbyTools has compiled a database of Florida School Reopening Plans. This is a public list, and sharing of this link is encouraged.

New AAP Resourcesposted 8.19.20
Children’s Use of Cloth Face Coverings
Testing Protocols for Children
PPE for Pediatric Medical Providers

NEW Provider Relief Fund Application Deadline September 13, 2020 – posted 8.26.20
The federal government has extended the deadline to apply for Medicaid/CHIP Provider Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payments until September 13, 2020.

  • NEW! Step by Step Provider Guide. The federal Health Resources & Service Administration has created this step by step provider guide to help providers learn more about the provider relief fund and how to apply.
  • REMINDER: Payments for Providers Who Had a Change in Ownership. HHS has announced that starting the week of August 10, providers who experienced change in ownership challenges may submit their revenue information, along with documentation proving a change in ownership, by August 28 for consideration for a Provider Relief Fund payment.
  • REMINDER: Second Chance for Certain Medicare Providers. Starting the week of August 10, HHS will allow Medicare providers who missed the opportunity to apply for additional funding from the $20 billion portion of the $50 billion Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution. Providers will have until August 28, 2020, to complete an application to be considered for the balance of their additional funding up to 2 percent of their annual patient revenues.
  • REMINDER: Relief Fund Payments for New Providers. HHS is currently working to address relief payments to new providers in 2020 along with those that have yet to receive any funding for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they may only bill commercially, or do not directly bill for the services they provide under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and thus have not receive any funding yet. HHS has advised that future announcements will be provided as additional information becomes available.

License Number Issue is Fixed: The requirement to input a license number during the application process has been resolved. Medicaid providers that are not licensed can put NA in the license field.

Previously Recorded Webinars: HHS has posted a recording of past webinars for providers who were unable to attend. These recordings can be accessed here.

Updated FAQs: HHS has posted updated FAQs to address questions submitted during the previous webinars. The updated FAQs can be found here.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Telemedicine Hack: A 10-week Learning Community to Accelerate Telemedicine Implementation for Ambulatory Providersposted 7.22.20
Wednesdays, from July 22–September 23, 2020, Noon–1 PM EST
CME/CEU credits are available at no cost to participants. 
For additional details and FREE registration, click here.

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

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
Contact your legislators to “Provide the Funding Schools Need to Reopen Safely” at federaladvocacy.aap.org
(AAP Member log in required)

AGENCIES
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA):
All AHCA Issued COVID-19 Alerts
Sign up for AHCA email alerts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Information for Pediatric Healthcare Providers
CDC Guidelines for Re-Opening Services

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:
Florida COVID-19 Response 
24/7 COVID-19 Call Center: call 1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov

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

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

For additional provider resources, click here.
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.