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Covid-19 Resources

Covid-19 Resources

Rheumatology in the Time of COVID-19: To Stay Open or To Close?

March 18, 2020

By Andrew L. Concoff, MD, FACR, CAQSM Optimizing Telemedicine Approaches for Either Decision I received word from a practice today, where a patient was heard saying, “I can’t believe you guys are still open, I had assumed that you had closed”.  This is not the first time that an agonizing Rheumatologist has reached out with … Read more Rheumatology in the Time of COVID-19: To Stay Open or To Close?

The latest developments about CMS Telemedicine.

March 17, 2020

Due to the current environment, practices can now utilize the patient portal to initiate a Telehealth visit. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made an exception to a few aspects of this: 1. They are not restricting to rural areas. 2. CMS will now pay clinicians to check in on patients instead … Read more The latest developments about CMS Telemedicine.

Managing a Rheumatology Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 16, 2020

By Andrew L. Concoff, MD, FACR, CAQSM The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has altered the landscape of the practice of Rheumatology. United Rheumatology is closely monitoring the situation and has put together this initial communication to summarize several considerations toward coping with the new reality confronted by our members and their patients. It should be … Read more Managing a Rheumatology Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Additional Resources For Rheumatologists

Dr. Alvin Wells, a UR Medical Policy Committee Member answers questions on converting to Telemedicine for the Rheumatologist