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COVID-19: IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OPHTHALMOLOGISTS


NYSOS will revise this page as new clinical, practice management and legal information related to the pandemic

becomes available. Please check back regularly for updates and new resources.


NEW!   DOH Guidelines for Resumption of Elective Procedures

NEW!   COVID-19 Symptom Chart for Hearing Impaired Patients

NEW!   CDC Reopening Guide

NEW!   Safety Plan Template for NYS Businesses



Telehealth/Telemedicine Coding 

Interactive Map of Current State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies 

Telehealth Information for Patients and Providers

CMS Increases Fees for Audio Only Telephone Visits between Medicare beneficiaries and their physicians to match payments for similar office and outpatient visits. These would include codes 99441 through 99443. Payments for these services will increase from a range of about $14-$41 to approximately $46-$110. Payments are retroactive to March 1, 2020.

Telehealth Coding Guidance (updated 4/6/20)

Updated Medicaid Telehealth FAQs

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Medicare Telehealth FAQs


NYS Governor's Office

Sign Up for Nightly Updates from Governor Cuomo

NYS Essential Businesses


NYS Department of Health

Coronavirus Hotline: (888) 364-3065

Retired Health Professional Volunteer Form


NYS County Resources

NYS County Health Departments (report COVID-19 cases to patient’s county of residence)

Office of Emergency Management County Offices (for PPE distribution)


Business Loans and Staffing

Paycheck Protection Program to Resume on Monday, 4/27

Additional CARES Act Health Care Pool Funding to Be Distributed to Physicians

NYS Unemployment Insurance

COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Assistance & Guidance for NYC Businesses Impacted Due to Coronavirus

New Paid Leave for COVID-19

CARES Act Implications for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Payroll Protection Act Overview and Physician FAQs re PPP and Employment Issues (webinar)


Medical Liability

MLMIC Guidance and Checklist for Reopening Practice

Liability Immunity for Countermeasures Against COVID-19

MLMIC FAQs in the Age of COVID-19

MLMIC Coverage Continuation for Returning MD Volunteers


American Academy of Ophthalmology

Important Coronavirus Updates for Ophthalmologists

Coronavirus Update: Practice Operations and Safety Considerations

Teleophthalmology: How to Get Started

EyeWiki


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Website for Healthcare Professionals

Free Patient Communication Resources


Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services

NGS Accelerated Payment Process Webinars (April 20)

CMS Issues Waiver for Stark Law and COVID-19

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet

Coverage and Payment Related to COVID-19


World Health Organization

COVID-19 Situation Reports

Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)


Environmental Protection Agency

Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19


Additional Resources

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Global Interactive Map



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