Download: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Telehealth Billing Guide for Providers (updated May 4th)

Palmetto GBA Medicare Telehealth Expansion for COVID-19 Webinar Handouts
(March 19, 2020)

Download:Telehealth in Alabama during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Information affecting requirements for coding and billing of telehealth services - Kim Garner Huey

Download: Alabama Medicaid Extends Temporary Telemedicine Coverage

As of March 13, 2020, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has automated testing approval. The use of this process will allow for approval in minutes. Physicians are asked to discontinue the use of PUIFax immediately. Please click here and complete the online automated consultation form.

Waived Medicare Telehealth Restrictions
On March 6, 2020, President Trump signed into law the “Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplement Appropriations Act of 2020,” (H.R. 6074) which provided $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and gave Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar authority to waive certain Medicare telehealth restrictions. Effective March 6, 2020 and for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, healthcare providers may offer expanded telehealth services under the waivers.

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March 17, 2020

CMS released FAQs outlining the new Medicare telehealth waiver.
CMS releases Medicaid fee-for-service telehealth guidance. 

Families First Coronavirus Response Act" – What Employers Need to Know and How to Prepare
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Stay Up To Date - Links

Alabama Department of Public Health

ADPH - COVID-19 Data and Surveilance Dashboard (number affected by county)

Medical Association of the State of Alabama - COVID-19 Resource Center

Alabama Board of Medical Examiners - COVID-19 Information 

Palmetto GBA COVID-19 Resource Page

BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama Coronavirus: Provider Update Page