As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop, updates, regulations and best practices are rapidly evolving making it difficult to sift through the copious amounts of available information. Greater St. Louis MGMA
will continue to support the members of our community by providing resources from trusted sources like MGMA State Affiliates and similar medical professional associations, CDC, WHO and the state and local public health authorities.
This page is designed for medical practice management professionals to prepare their practice and operations, aid in addressing patient concerns and have access to platforms for discussion and growth with other medical specialists.
With each other’s support, we will prevail. Remember: we are all in this together!
MO DHSS – Missouri Novel Coronavirus Information Hotline – Available 24/7
» (877) 435-8411
Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) for Missouri: available to provide expedited enrollment and answer questions related to COVID-19 enrollment requirements.
Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC toll-free Hotline – Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM CDT
» 1 (866) 575-4067
CGS Administrators, LLC toll-free Hotline (Processes Home Health and Hospice Claims) – Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
» 1 (855) 769-9920
Join WHO's Health Alert on WhatsApp!
CMS Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19
Calls are held weekly on Fridays at 11:30 AM CDT and specific topics vary.
Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience,
ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their COVID-19 response. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters.
Next Lessons from the Front Lines:
Friday, September 4th at 11:30 – 1:00 PM CT
CMS Rural Crosswalk: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 (PDF) – Provisions that impact Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Acute Care
Prospective Payment System Hospitals, and/or Medicare-certified Skilled Nursing Facilities August 21, 2020
MGMA Medicare Telehealth/Telemedicine Waivers During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
(PDF) – A comprehensive overview of all Telehealth and Telemedicine waivers issued to date. April 6, 2020
Please note: this resource addresses Medicare payment policy; Medicaid and commercial payers may institute their own payment rules.
NOSORH Telehealth Technologies and Preparing to Select a Vendor
(PDF) – Tips for selecting a vendor and vendor sampling
Youtube Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services
(Video Length 16:56) – This CMS-provided video
will provide you with answers to common questions about the Medicare Telehealth services benefit
April 3, 2020
CMS COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
These changes focus on reducing supervision and certification requirements so that practitioners can be hired quickly and perform work to the fullest extent of their licenses. The new waivers sharply expand the workforce flexibility CMS announced
on March 30.
April 9, 2020
Financial and Employment Assistance
CMS COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Billing – August 7, 2020
Greater St. Louis MGMA Career Center – The Career Center services will be free of charge to both members and non-members until December 31, 2020. They include a database of resumes for job-seeking candidates, recent job openings listed, and ability to post your resume and job listing – August 23, 2020
MGMA and CareCredit The Patient Financial Experience Within and Beyond the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
(Link & White Paper) – August 21, 2020
MGMA Key provisions affecting medical groups in the CoronavirusAid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act – April 2020
CMS Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During COVID-19 Emergency
(PDF) – April 7, 2020
SHOW-ME ECHO COVID-19 ECHO Flyer
(PDF) – led by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams, Zoom video conferencing every Monday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDT
Personal Protective Equipment for health professionals fighting COVID-19
To donate PPE or list your organization in need please visit https://www.donateppe.org/
The EDUCATIONAL AND OPERATIONS TESTING PERIOD for the AUC Program has been extended through CY 2021. There are no payment consequences associated with the AUC program during CY 2020 and CY 2021. We encourage stakeholders to use this period
to learn, test and prepare for the AUC program. Click here to learn more. Updated August 12, 2020
- MIPS eligible clinicians who have not submitted any MIPS data by April 30, 2020 will qualify for the automatic extreme and uncontrollable circumstances policy and will receive a neutral payment adjustment for the 2021 MIPS payment year.
- The physician work geographic index floor is
extended through Dec. 1, 2020
- Suspension of Medicare sequestration: the
Medicare sequester, which reduces payments to
providers by two percent, is temporarily lifted from
May 1 through Dec. 31, 2020
Click Here For On-Demand Webinar Archives
Some recordings will only be accessible to those who previously registered.
– American Medical Association – a COVID-19 resource center for physicians
– Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Offering comprehensive information on symptoms, treatment and more
– Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – View general information and updates, clinical and technical guidance, billing and coding information and more
– U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General – COVID-19 Portal includes COVID-19 fraud, infectious disease preparedness, and response and Telehealth cost-sharing information
– Medical Group Management Association – MGMA COVID-19 Action Center
– Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services – COVID-19 Outbreak: State government resource regarding information for/about healthcare professionals, laboratories, FAQs, handling COVID-19 anxiety, businesses, employment
questions and more
– Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations –
COVID-19 FAQs for businesses and workers
– World Health Organization – Find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of Coronavirus disease
As we all struggle to get through these challenging times, Greater St. Louis MGMA will continue to be your resource for credible and up-to-date information.
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Disclaimer: This page is strictly a collection of informational resources for your use. Greater St. Louis MGMA does not accept liability for the use of third-party resources or any decision that is made by you based on the resources listed here.