COVID-19 Practice Management Info for Pediatricians (from the NYS AAP – Chapter 2 & 3 Pediatric Council)
- Pediatric Council Update #1: Important Phone and Telehealth Information for Pediatricians
- Pediatric Council Update #2: Advocating for Telehealth Payment
- Pediatric Council Update #3: Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #4: AAP & Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #5: Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #6: COVID-19 Local Payer Updates
- Pediatric Council Update #7: Applying for CARES Act Funding & Vaccine Advocacy
COVID-19 Updates & Resources (from the Chapter 3 President)
- AAP News: Coronavirus disease outbreak coverage
- AAP Red Book Online: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infections
- The Outbreaks section is intended to provide pediatric health care professionals with a quick resource to get up to speed on current outbreaks and how they affect children.
- AAP: Preparedness Checklist for Pediatric Practices
- HealthyChildren.org: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Newborn Care Guidance
The AAP recently launched a new virtual community for AAP members and AAP Chapter Executive Directors to connect directly with one another about the COVID-19 pandemic and to pose questions; share helpful tips and practice pearls; and offer and receive support and encouragement from peers. The virtual community features the following:
- Individual discussion boards for the following topics: clinical care (outpatient and inpatient), diagnosis/testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), practice management/payment, and telehealth
- Shared resource library that allows you to upload PDFs, word documents, and other tools and resources that might be helpful to your peers (eg, telehealth procedures, tip sheets, practice procedures, etc.)
- Telehealth and COVID-19: Offering tips on how to launch telehealth into practice.
- Caring for Children with Complex Medical Conditions During COVID-19: Helping clinicians understand special considerations for children with complex needs, how to prepare your clinic/practice, and how to partner with and support families.
- COVID-19 Pandemic – Clinical Guidance for Pediatric Practices: Strategies for pediatricians to increase infection control practices in their office to protect patients and health care workers.
- Talking to and Supporting Children During a Pandemic: Helping clinicians understand how to talk to and support children during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to help parents talk to their children.
- Disaster Management for the Pediatrician in the COVID-19 Response: Utilizing preparedness principles to mobilize pediatricians to adapt protocols, learn new models, and serve as champions for children in a pandemic.
- Pediatric Practices Webinar #10 – The Business Impact of COVID-19. Mark Del Monte is the guest speaker and talks about supporting AAP members; he starts at 37:20.
- NY State Education Department Framework of Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools, July 2020
- NYS DOH: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/providers.htm
- NYC DOHMH: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/health-topics/novel-respiratory-viruses.page
- COVID-19 Provider Resources (PDF)
- New York Statehas established a COVID-19 tracker web site that provides data regarding the virus outbreak in New York, including a breakdown of fatalities by age, ethnicity, risk factors, etc.
From the New York City Department of Health:
- COVID-19 Citywide Updates:
- The COVID-19 Citywide Information Portal can be found at at www.nyc.gov/coronavirus
- To receive real-time updates from NotifyNYC, text ‘COVID’ to 692692 for updates in English or text ‘COVIDESP’ to 692692 for updates in Spanish
- Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Information – A fact sheet on Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome can be found at https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-pmis.pdf
- COVID-19 Testing – Any New Yorker can now get tested for COVID-19 at one of the more than 180 testing sites citywide. Please visit www.nyc.gov/covidtest or call 311 to find the nearest testing center
- COVID-19 Symptom Reporting
- New Yorkers with symptoms or questions about COVID-19 may connect to a medical provider between 9 AM – 9 PM free of charge by calling 1-844-NYC-4NYC
- NYC Test and Trace Corps contact tracers help New Yorkers get the resources they need to stay safe – more information can be found at http://testandtrace.nyc
- New Yorkers may confidentially self-report COVID19 status and symptoms at www.nyc.gov/cv19engagementportal
- COVID-19 Assistance for Individuals
- Information about assistance for individuals? on employment, food, rent/financial assistance and other topics can be found at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/helpnownyc/get-help/individuals.page
- A free resource guide on mental health support can be found at https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/mental_health_support_while_home
- The Door 2 Door service allows New Yorkers to order free condoms and other safer sex products for home delivery: https://on.nyc.gov/2XMSr55
- Another website with COVID-19 updates related to benefits, food, housing, and unemployment can be found at https://access.nyc.gov/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/
- Stop the Spread of COVID-19
- Stop the Spread flyers are available are offered in many languages including English and Spanish
- Information about the COVID-19 hotel programs for individuals and workers with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms who cannot self-isolate at home can be found at http://nyc.gov/covid19hotel
- Information and guidelines for businesses reopening in NYC can be found at www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness
- Health Insurance Special Enrollment Period
- The special enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers ends on June 15, 2020.
- Enrollment counselors can provide free assistance to New Yorkers signing up for health insurance: call 311, text “CoveredNYC” to 877-877 (“SeguroNYC” for Spanish) or visit www.nyc.gov/nycbusiness
- For Providers:
- Trauma Sensitive Yoga – a short (about 10 min) video – accessible chair practice, for Covid-related stress on providers.
- Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
- Fact Sheet: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
- District Chair Letter to Governor Cuomo advocating funding for children.
- NYS DOH HEALTH ADVISORY: Ensuring Access to Health Care Services During COVID-19
- Mandy O’Hara, MD, MPH, TCTSY-F, FAAP, as a Facilitator in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, is offering a short (about 10 min) video, an accessible chair practice, as an offering to relieve Covid-related stress on providers.
- For teens – What is Social Distancing?
- HealthFirst Telehealth Services
- COVID Resources for Parents and more parent resources.
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19
- COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
- Social Distancing: Why Keeping Your Distance Helps Keep Others Safe
- Getting Children Outside While Social Distancing for COVID-19
- Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Positive Parenting & COVID-19: 10 Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home
- HealthyChildren.org eNewsletter: Protecting Your Family From Coronavirus (also in Spanish)
- Simple Ways to Entertain & Boost Your Baby’s Development at Home
- Ask the Pediatrician: Are There Shortages of Infant Formula Due to COVID-19?
- Co-parenting During COVID-19
- Breastfeeding During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19
- Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
Small Moments, Big impact (SMBI) is a free smartphone app that provides pediatric primary care providers and home visitors a two-generation approach to promote resilience and relationships among new mothers from low-income backgrounds. While not providing information on the COVID -19 pandemic which is readily available new mothers need SMBI to help them stay focused on their baby and themselves at this time of upheaval in providing primary care, SMBI is a special “gift “ from providers to new mothers. The app is designed to be used each week during a baby’s first six months. It focuses on the relationship that a mother has with her baby and feelings of love, stress, fatigue, frustration, and hope — all of which are part of being a parent. The app should be downloaded with a nursery staff or primary care provider at first visit to send message this is contact from primary care between visits. The app can be viewed through the above link, or downloaded here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/small-moments-big-impact/id1495749073?ls=1
The Coronavirus Could Cause a Child Abuse Epidemic – New York Times Op-Ed by Nina Agrawal, MD, FAAP
School Form Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- NY State School Health Examination Form
- NYS Department of Education: School Health Examinations in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Instructions for Completion of New York State School Health Examination Form
- NYS School Health Examination Form – Outline of required information and format