|COVID-19 Updates and Information|
Weekly Calls and Webinars on COVID-19
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. - Solution Share
NCPeds members can join us on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. to share strategies for navigating our way through COVID-19. Visit our calendar of events and register for upcoming Zoom calls here. You must be logged in as a member to register and receive meeting information.
We have created a community blog area for physicians to share thoughts and solutions for navigating challenges presented by COVID-19. You can find the Solution Share Community Blog here.
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Navigating COVID-19 Webinar Series
The NC AHEC and Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), in partnership with North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, North Carolina Pediatric Society, and North Carolina Psychiatric Association, are co-hosting weekly webinars to help support North Carolina’s clinicians through the -19 pandemic. Topic varies each week. To join:
Fridays, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join NC AHEC and NCDPH's weekly forum every Friday* from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting room or dial in at (646) 558-8656 using access code 705-979-628. View AHEC's page for more information.)
*Elizabeth Hudgins, executive director of NCPeds, is compiling questions on a weekly basis. To submit your questions, please send them to Elizabeth by Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. EST.
As North Carolina continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the NC Pediatric Society and the NC Academy of Family Physicians conducted a second survey of practicing primary care physicians that ultimately included responses from approximately 500 pediatricians and family physicians. The survey was conducted April 30th-May 4th.
Findings show that primary care physicians continue to suffer extreme financial distress - even worse than just a month ago. Nearly two-thirds reported a 40 percent or more drop in patient volume. Likewise, primary care physicians continue to struggle with with obtaining adequate Protective Equipment (PPE).
Support since our last survey was well-received, as indicated by the high percentage of physicians who have been able to transition to telehealth. While physicians have been able to access much-needed PPE, it remains and will likely remain an ongoing need that we must monitor.
Elizabeth Hudgins, executive director of NCPeds, together with Gregory Griggs, executive director of NCAFP, sent a second joint letter to NC Secretary of Health Dr. Mandy Cohen. Please see below for the letter in full.
March 2020 NCPeds/NCAFP COVID Survey (March 2020)
NCPeds and NCAFP 1st Joint Letter to NCDHHS with Survey Results (April 7, 2020)
Insurance Provider Information and Telehealth Resources
Other Telehealth Resources
Updates to HIPAA during COVID-19 (From the Dept. of Health and Human Services)
NC Medicaid Billing Changes in Response to COVID-19 (Also posted under "NC Medicaid Resources" below.)
Summary of NC Medicaid Telehealth Provisions in Response to COVID-19 (Also posted under "NC Medicaid Resources" below.)
NC Medicaid Resources
NC Medicaid Provider Resources for COVID-19 (NC Medicaid homepage)
NC Medicaid Coding Webinar Slides (March 19, 2020)
Medicaid - General Guidance and Policy Modification Updates (Bulletin #2; March 13, 2020)
NC Division of Public Health
For non-urgent questions, please email email@example.com. Urgent questions: please contact the epidemiologist on call at 919-733-3410.
Childcare Resources from NCDHHS and NCDPI (Dept. of Public Instruction):
Parents and families with urgent childcare needs (infants through age 12) may call 1-888-600-1685. Essential workers (including health care professionals) are given priority consideration.
American Academy of Pediatrics
COVID-19 and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) in Children
NCDHHS Memo: MIS Symptoms in Children Associated with COVID-19 (Issued May 14, 2020)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Information and Resources
N95DECON - Scientific consortium for data-drive study of N95 decontamination - by Stanford University.
Practice and Provider Resources
NC AHEC Practice Support (PDF)
American Board of Pediatrics - MOC Updates
Vaccine ResourcesCOVID-19 Effects on Routine Peds Vaccine Orders (CDC)
Resources for Families
COVID-19 Hotline for NC: Call 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162. The COVID hotline is for information about food access, shelter, child care, and more. You can also text COVIDNC to 898211.
COVID Triage Line: Call 877-490-6642 - This is a
COVID-19 Information and Guidance for Parents and Caregivers (HealthyChildren.org)
No Kid Hungry NC - Meal Resources for Children during COVID-19 School Closures
Sesame Street - A Lesson for Traumatic Experiences
Reach out and Read - Online Learning Resources
"How to Manage Disruptive and Harmful Behavior During COVID-19" - Webinar from Child Neurology Foundation
Note: COVID-19 information is rapidly changing. If a link is broken, it is likely because the information has been moved or updated by an external source. Please alert us of any broken links you find by emailing Kelsey Kemp at Kelsey@ncpeds.org.
Last Updated: 5.18.20 12:41 PM EST