AAHCM Leadership Communication re: COVID-19

AAHCM Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Policy and Management (12/23/2020)

AAHCM Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (03/03/2021)

 

COVID-19 Resources

The following materials have been reviewed by the AAHCM Advisory Board and is intended as general guidance.  Because  regional incidence and recommendations are changing rapidly, please make sure you are following updated guidance on the CDC website , as well as your local state’s and/or city’s departments of health.”


AAHCM Vaccine Resources

AAHCM Quick Resources:

COVID-19 Patient Fact Sheet (Updated: January 21, 2021)

COVID-19 Patient Fact Sheet — en Español (Updated: February 25, 2021)

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Home Care Medicine (YouTube link) - This webinar updates viewers about the Academy's public policy work and education resources pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Progress and Partnerships (YouTube link) - In this February 2021 webinar, viewers will learn about the progress home-based medicine providers are making to get their homebound patients vaccinated.

State-specific Resources

AAHCM is advocating on your behalf at the federal and state level. Early this year, AAHCM Executive Director Brent T. Feorene and our partners at Healthsperien contacted governors in all 50 states to emphasize the critical nature of prioritizing home care medicine providers in their state’s vaccine rollout, and to offer guidance and Academy resources to assist.

We'll post each state's response as we receive them.

Indiana

Wisconsin 

Additional Resources

Practice-Guiding Resources:

Coverage and Reimbursement of COVID-19 Vaccines, Vaccine Administration, and Cost Sharing Under Medicaid, CHIP, and Basic Health Program toolkit (CMS)

Billing/Coding/Payment — COVID-19 coverage, coding and payment guidance (AAFP)

AMA COVID-19 Vaccine Coding Quick Reference Guide (AMA)

COVID-19 vaccines and monoclonal antibodies, Medicare Part B payment (CMS)

Distribution — Distribution plans by state (AAFP)

CDC Vaccine Finder Helps Connect Shots With Arms (5/2021)
Use Vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site near you and make an appointment. Vaccine location assistance is available in English and Spanish. Visit Vaccines.gov to get started.

Vaccinating Homebound Persons With COVID-19 Vaccine (CDC)

Equity — Vaccine Equity Resources (Health Leads)

Preparing to roll out the vaccine:

Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit (CDC)

COVID-19 Vaccination Handling Toolkit (U.S Pharmacopeia)

Building confidence in the COVID vaccination within your practice

Communication toolkit (CDC)

Language that works to improve Vaccine Acceptance — Communications Tip Sheet (deBeaumont)

Preparing to roll out immunization within your practice (CMS)

Toolkits for providers, states and insurers (CMS)

COVID-19 Stakeholder call information (CMS)

Vaccine education toolkit (PALTC) – (must create an account to access it, but it's free)

Vaccine education toolkit (Home Care Association)

Preparing for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines, resource for HBPC providers (HCCI)
*New users of the HCCI Learning Hub will be asked to click “Create Account” to complete a one-time process to set up a learner profile before accessing the resource.

Other Information Hubs

AAHPM

AARP

AGS

CAPC

HCCI

National Association of Home Care & Hospice

 

Vaccine Specific Resources

Pfizer

Moderna

 

FAQs

FAQs — AAFP

FAQs — AMDA

FAQs — CDC

FAQs — Health in Aging (AGS)

Facts about COVID vaccination - CDC

Facts on vaccines and the prioritization planning - CDC

Understanding mRNA vaccines- CDC


AAHCM Resources

COVID-19 Patient Fact Sheet (01/21/2021)

Academy Alert: COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution & Advocacy (01/08/2020)

Public Policy eBriefing with COVID-19 updates (12/30/2020)

Public Policy Special eBriefing on COVID-19 (4/2/2020)

Government Resources

World Health Organization (WHO) - Mental Health Considerations (4/10/2020)

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the CDC’s steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.    Click here for CDC fact sheet   (3/16/2020)

 

Partner Resources

Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Who are Homebound - Trust for America's Health (TAFH)

The report reflects the findings from two TAHF-hosted virtual roundtable events held earlier this year including insights from AAHCM members and leadership:

  • Theresa Soriano, AAHCM President
  • Bob Sowislo, AAHCM Board of Directors
  • Brent Feorene, Executive Director, AAHCM
  • Thomas Lally, Bloom Healthcare, AAHCM Program Committee member
  • Tom Cornwell, Village Medical, AAHCM Past President
  • Members Melissa Dattalo, Steven Landers, and Tracy Smith

Aledade - Helping Primary Care Physicians Respond to COVID-19 (Resource Page)

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care (AAHPM) COVID-19 Resources

Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) COVID-19 Resources

Healthsperien COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Healthsperien COVID-19 Home Care Medicine Flexibilities Summary

Home Centered Care Institute COVID-19 Information Hub

Liability Protections Letter to Leader McConnell

Liability Protections Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer

Smith & Nephew - Letter to AAHCM Members and Access to US Wound Customer Support Materials (4/13/2020)

 

Other Resources

AAHCM Social Media

Be sure to follow AAHCM on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn for the latest updates.

Center for Medicare Advocacy - An Advocate's Guide to Medicare Changes

The Better Care Playbook: Home-Based Primary Care Collection