Coronavirus: What Michigan Family Physicians Need to Know

Updated July 10, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, local health departments, and Academy continue to monitor an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China.

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EVENTS

CONNECT

  • Staff: MAFP staff are working from their home offices, at 100% capacity. Staff is accessible at 517.347.0098, info@mafp.com, or click here for each team member's contact information.
  • MAFP's Online COVID-19 Member Discussion Portal: Sign up for access to online peer-to-peer discussions among MAFP members regarding COVID-19 in Michigan (MAFP member log in required).
  • MAFP's WhatsApp Group Chat for Family Medicine Residents: Sign up for access to chat with family medicine residents across the state (MAFP resident member log in required).
  •  Text MIFMCONNECT to 52886 to receive urgent text alerts from MAFP.
  • Message—And a Thank You—from MAFP President Krishnamani (March 25)

ADDITIONAL MEMBER RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 


Coronavirus Internationally

Confirmed cases continue to increase globally.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern (Jan. 30)
  • WHO announced the official name for the disease that is causing the current outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19 (Feb. 11)
  • WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic (March 11). Johns Hopkins - COVID-19 Map

Coronavirus in the U.S.

There have been a total of 132,855 deaths and 3,106,931 cases across all states and District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands (CDC closes out data each day at 4 pm).


Coronavirus in Michigan

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has reported 6,024 deaths and 67,683 cases of COVID-19 spread across the state (MDHHS updates data at 3 pm).


RESOURCES FOR FAMILY PHYSICIANS

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Re-opening

Tracking Symptoms & Contact Tracing

Office Preparedness

Collecting, Testing, Reporting Specimens

Treatment

Addiction Medicine

Behavioral Healthcare

  • Michigan Crisis Text Line
    Text RESTORE to 741741 to chat with a counselor via text.
  • Peer-run Warmline (MDHHS)
    1.888.PEER.753 (888.733.7753) operates 7 days a week, 10 am-2 am ET. It is intended to serve individuals living with persistent mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and trauma.
  • 211
    Call 211 or click above for local help from the nearest Community Mental Health Services program.
  • Headspace Web Service (MDHHS)
    Guidance for meditation, sleep, and movement exercises for managing feelings of COVID-19 stress and anxiety. Free to all Michiganders (normally a paid service).
  • Disaster Distress Helpline (SAMHSA)
    800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. Available 24/7 for individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    800.273.8255. Available 24/7 for individuals in crisis, including those considering suicide.
  • National Suicide Prevention Deaf and Hard of Hearing Hotline
    Access 24/7 video relay services. Call 1.800.273.8255 (TTY 1-800-799-4889) or click above.

Nursing Homes

Palliative Care

Pediatrics

Prescribing

Personal Protective Equipment

Potential Sources of Donated PPE


MDHHS COVID-19 Practice Management Guide (April 1)
Please note this is a guide and does not supersede laws with the State of Michigan or individual clinical judgment.

CMS Clinician Letter (CMS; April 7)
Summary of actions CMS has taken to expand telehealth and virtual visits, offer accelerated and advanced payments, and approve waivers.
 

Coding & Billing


 

Telehealth Guidance & Policies

Telehealth Resources

Reporting

HIPAA

Prior Authorization

Volunteering & Redeployment

Liability Protection


National Resources

Michigan Resources

Business Guidance


Webinar, Calls, Etc.

CME & Certification

Licensure


Below are links to information from Michigan health plans about how they are supporting members during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Medicaid

Aetna Better Health of Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Health Alliance Plan of Michigan McLaren Health Plan
Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Michigan Complete Health Molina Healthcare of Michigan Paramount Care of Michigan
Physicians Health Plan Priority Health Total Health Care UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
Upper Peninsula Health Plan      
       

Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Board of Family Medicine

American Medical Association

American Osteopathic Association

Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Michigan Academy of Family Physicians

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

United States Medical Licensing Examination