With input from several subject matter experts, CAP has created a free online COVID-19 Resource Center that includes webinars focused on a variety of issues Including telemedicine, the CARES Act, and medical practice staffing. Originally created as a member resource in March at the onset of the pandemic, CAP continues to update and refresh this microsite, and is now making it available to all physicians as a public service. Included on the site are resources compiled from CAP, as well as the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and other relevant federal, state, and local agencies.
This month, CAP is also releasing the latest issue of its flagship publication, Physician Today. In addition to an in-depth interview with CAP CEO Sarah E. Scher addressing how CAP helps physicians protect themselves and remain successful, this issue also covers:
Politics: The power of physicians in shaping public policy
Telemedicine coding and compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic
California workers’ compensation benefits and COVID-19
Patient safety in your medical practice during COVID-19
The COVID-19 Resource Center also includes links to a series of CAP-hosted webinars that are now available for replay. They include:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, physicians are facing unprecedented challenges both in and outside of their practices. Some physicians may be asked to expand their scope of practice outside of their specialties to provide care for patients who have contracted COVID-19. Does this open up a physician to increased civil liability? What protections are available for physicians who are treating patients during a pandemic?
Gordon Ownby, CAP General Counsel, and Michael Lamb, Managing Attorney, Schmid & Voiles, discuss these critical issues and are available for interviews.
The webinar also covers:
Identifying the basic elements of a medical malpractice lawsuit and why scope of practice is important
How a physician can mitigate concerns on scope of practice during the pandemic
Explanation of the importance of additional informed consent language related to COVID-19
Federal and state provisions for healthcare immunity during the pandemic
The COVID-19 crisis has brought about increased interest in the use of telemedicine and, with that, regulatory changes have been implemented to meet the needs of physicians. In this free webinar, MGMA healthcare consultant and medical coding expert Nancy M. Enos, FACMPE, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, offers guidance for coding with telemedicine during the pandemic.
The webinar covers:
Telemedicine codes overview
Waivers under Section 1135 waiver requests for CMS
Documenting E/M for remote visits
Telehealth modifiers diagnosis coding
In their role as employers, physicians may be dealing with many challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Nancy Brusegaard Johnson, CAP Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Operations, and Alexis D. James, Managing Partner of Workwise Law, PC, discuss pressing HR issues.
The webinar covers common concerns including:
The need to downsize staff or reduce hours due to decreased patient visits
Employees who become sick or are caring for sick family members
Employees who are unable to come to the office due to childcare needs
Employees who are afraid to return to work
Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
For the latest updates, please visit CAP’s COVID-19 Resource Center at https://www.CAPphysicians.com/covid19
To view all available webcasts, please visit https://www.pathlms.com/capphysicians/courses