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COVID-19 Outpatient Resources
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October 27, 2020

Topic Collection: COVID-19 Outpatient Resources

This Topic Collection focuses on plans, tools, templates, and other immediately implementable resources to help with COVID-19 preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts, focusing on outpatient settings.

Please refer to CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage for the most up-to-date clinical guidance on COVID19 outbreak management.

If you have COVID-19 best or promising practices, plans, tools, or templates to share with your peers, please visit the ASPR TRACIE Information Exchange COVID-19 Information Sharing Page (registration required) and place your resources under the relevant topic area. Resources specific to workforce protection and sustainability can be placed under the COVID-19 Outpatient Resources Topic.

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American Academy of Family Physicians. (2020). Considerations on Reopening Face to Face Visits in Your Practice.
This document lists factors that family physicians should consider in reopening or keeping their practices open for in-person visits.
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American Academy of Pediatrics. (2020). COVID-19 Testing Guidance.
This guidance was developed to help pediatric practices determine when to test for severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
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This article identifies cardiovascular tests and procedures that have the potential to be deferred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The list is a starting point for discussion between clinicians and patients based on the patient’s clinical status, hospital capacity, and staff availability.
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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2020). COVID-19 FAQs for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, Obstetrics.
This resource provides responses to frequently asked questions as it pertains to optimizing obstetric care in the context during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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American College of Surgeons. (2020). Clinical Issues and Guidance. (Added 4/23/2020.)
This page features clinical issues and guidance on management of non-emergent operations and triage of elective procedures. Topics covered include non-emergent operations, cancer care, licensing and certification, trauma care, workforce, personnel protection, and patient information.
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American Medical Association. (2020). Teleheath Implementation Playbook *.
During a pandemic, healthcare facilities may need telehealth/medicine capabilities. Telehealth policies help to prevent potential exposure in the workplace, thus limiting the impact to the health of the healthcare workforce. This guide is a resource for administrators to initiate those capabilities.
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Cleveland Clinic. (2020). COVID-19. (Added 5/14/2020.)
This frequently updated page provides resources to assist medical professionals responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources are organized under the following topic areas: overview, detection, personal protective equipment recommendations, protecting against the spread, care considerations, workforce redeployment, caregiver, ambulatory, bioethics, virtual visits, emergency department, intensive care unit, managerial, operating room, and research.
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CSH (formerly Corporation for Supportive Housing). (2020). What Health Centers Need to Know about CARES Act: An Interactive Resource Guide.
This interactive resource guide provides information about the CARES Act, specifically about funding directed to states, local governments, and community organizations through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. PDF of guide: https://articulateusercontent.com/rise/courses/8YD4u90jeAFP0Yyp-OZxE6KnXGN5V4g8/TOa6jg9JsZPtIq2M-CARES%2520ACT%2520HUD%2520funding.pdf
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Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation & Improvement Center. (2020). Coronavirus (COVID-19). (Added 5/21/2020.)
This page is a compilation of COVID-19 related resources for hospital-based, pre-hospital, and community-based providers. Resources are categorized under Multisystem Inflammatory Response Syndrome in Children, pre-hospital and hospital preparedness, family readiness, school and childcare, personal protective equipment and essential skills, and mental and behavioral health. The page is updated as new resources become available.
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MedStar Health. (2020). COVID-19 Patient Care and Associate Safety Resources. (Added 6/4/2020.)
This frequently updated page includes operational and patient care information for employees responding to COVID-19. Resources are focused on staff safety and well-being, operations policies and signage, job aids, procedural guidelines, and inpatient and ambulatory care clinical guidelines.
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Michigan Medicine. (2020). COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Information. University of Michigan.
This page includes COVID-19 testing guidance as well as emergency department, inpatient, and outpatient treatment guidelines.
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University of Kentucky HealthCare. (2020). COVID-19 Guidelines and Documents. (Added 5/15/2020.)
This frequently updated page includes resources to assist providers and staff in managing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources are in the categories of personal protective equipment and infection control, clinical, signage, handouts in multiple languages, and patient messaging. Included resources are for inpatient and ambulatory settings as well as drive through testing sites and telehealth.
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Plans, Tools, and Templates


American Academy of Family Physicians. (2020). A Checklist for Reopening Your Practice for “Non-Essential” Face-to-Face Visits. (Added 8/31/2020.)
This document offers considerations to physicians determining when to resume nonessential, in-person primary care services in their practices.
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This toolkit offers information that can help practices develop and implement a telehealth strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a billing and coding table, and list of common modifiers and place of service codes.
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American Academy of Family Physicians. (2020). Checklist to Prepare Physician Offices for COVID-19.
This checklist guides physicians in preparing their offices for COVID-19.
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American Academy of Family Physicians. (2020). Coding Scenarios during COVID-19.
This website offers in-person, telehealth, virtual/digital, and audio-only scenarios for coding.
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American Medical Association. (2020). A physician guide to keeping your practice open during COVID-19. (Added 5/8/2020.)
This document outlines a list of steps physician practices should take before reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes a pre-visit screening script template, frequently asked questions about privacy and confidentiality, and links other resources related to relaxation of stay at home restrictions.
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This checklist guides pharmacy personnel working in outpatient care settings in protecting themselves and minimizing transmission of COVID-10 in the workplace.
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American Society of Nephrology. (2020). COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for a Surge. (Best viewed with browser other than Internet Explorer.)
The information and resources contained in this Toolkit, developed by nephrologists and nephrology team members, discuss general considerations across nephrology care settings, outpatient dialysis, dialysis in the acute setting, urgent start peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, and the care of the transplant patient.
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Atlantic Health System. (2020). Physician Resources from Atlantic Health System. (Added 4/30/2020.)
The physician resources on this page include several COVID-19 clinical algorithms for screening by telephone or in physician practices or clinics.
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This page includes a checklist to assist outpatient dialysis facilities in their COVID-19 preparedness and response. The page also includes infection control guidance for outpatient hemodialysis facilities.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2020). Checklist for Dialysis Facilities in COVID-19 Hotspots. (Added 8/20/2020.) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This checklist summarizes key actions for dialysis facilities in COVID-19 hotspots.
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This algorithm provides evaluation and testing guidance for possible COVID-19 disease in an ambulatory setting.
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Children’s National. (2020). COVID-19 Office Screening Tools.
This document includes several physician office screening tools including: an appointment line/nursing triage screening algorithm, office management of person under investigation for COVID-19 algorithm, personal protective equipment donning and doffing instructions, COVID-19 management tips, and a patient room log.
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This one-pager developed jointly by the College of Urgent Care Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians assists clinicians in determining whether suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients should be discharged to their homes or transferred to an emergency department.
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In-Q-Tel. (2020). COVID-19 Testing Database. (Functions in browsers other than Explorer.)
This COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) diagnostic testing database tool allows users to determine by platform type, sample type, laboratory or test kit requirement, and name of test or company the wide array of diagnostic tests available in the marketplace. Links are included to each test's emergency use authorization for additional information. The database is updated as new tests are authorized.
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Medical Group Management Association. (2020). COVID-19 Medical Practice Reopening Checklist. (Added 5/15/2020.)
This checklist identifies financial, operational, staffing, and procedural issues for medical practices to consider as they prepare to resume operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. A webinar describing these issues is also linked.
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Munson Healthcare. (2020). COVID-19 Updates for Providers. (Added 5/4/2020.)
This page - updated frequently - provides protocols and resources for providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are patient care resources (ambulatory triage and workflow, discharge guidelines, worker protections, guidelines and treatments, reopening of services), information for practices (forms, guidance, signage), communications and provider resources, and links to additional information.
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This resource packet guides health centers implementing telework or reduced staffing of non-clinical services and functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers best practices, decision trees, checklists, and other sample resources.
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The American Colleague of Obstetrician and Gynecologists, and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. (2020). Outpatient Assessment and Management for Pregnant Women with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
This document includes an algorithm that can assist healthcare practitioners in evaluating and treating pregnant persons with known exposure and/or those with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (persons under investigation).
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The University of Chicago Medicine. (2020). COVID-19 Clinical Pathways. (Added 5/4/2020.)
This page includes COVID-19 clinical pathways for adults, pediatrics, labor and delivery, and telehealth in various settings.
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Agencies and Organizations


Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. COVID-19 Resource Center.
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American Academy of Family Physicians. Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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American Academy of Ophthalmology. Coronavirus and Eye Care.
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American Academy of Pediatrics. Critical Updates on COVID-19.
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American College of Cardiology. COVID-19 Hub.
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American Pharmacists Association. Pharmacists' Guide to Coronavirus.
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American Society of Clinical Oncology. Coronavirus Resources.
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American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Health Center Resource Clearinghouse. COVID-19.
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Health Resources and Services Administration. COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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Medical Group Management Association. COVID-19 Recovery Center.
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National Community Pharmacists Association. Coronavirus Information.
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National Infusion Center Association. COVID-19 Guidance and Resource Toolkit.
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Primary Care Association Emergency Management Advisory Coalition. Coronavirus Disease 2019.
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
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Urgent Care Association, College of Urgent Care Medicine, and Urgent Care Foundation. Coronavirus Resources.
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