Centralized FQHC Resources for COVID-19 Updates & Alerts 

The Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC) has launched a new resource page for COVID-19 alerts for our health centers and providers. This website ensures all guidance and resources are available in one centralized location. 

 

Daily Florida Government Updates on COVID-19 Response 

 

National Updates and Resources

CDC Guidance for Healthcare Facilities Resources include: Guidance on providing care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

        CDC COVID-19 Page in Spanish

        CDC COVID-19 Self-Check Bot App (this allows you to add to your website)

Bureau of Primary Health Care COVID Response Resources include: Daily-updated FAQ, Guidance on FTCA, Guidance on temporary and volunteer providers, Connection to the Bureau for questions, and much more

National Health Service Corp (NHSC) FAQs are available on the HRSA website

NACHC COVID-19 Resources Resources include: Updates from key partners (CDC, CMS, Lab Companies, etc.), FAQs and Regulatory information, Webinar recordings, and a variety of other resources (providers, operations, Boards, etc.)

CMS Newsroom Website Resources include: Info, Guidance, and FAQs related to Medicare and Medicaid service provision

        *UPDATED* CMS FAQ (FQHC on page 29-35, 43-44, 46-47, 54) (as of May 27, 2020)

HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Highlights resources identified or developed to address current response and recovery operations to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

OSHA Guidance on COVID-19

H.R.6074 - Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 This is the first bill that was signed into law on March 6, 2020. Considerations for emergency funding, including for CHCs are included.

H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act This is the second bill that was signed into law on March 18, 2020. Considerations for unemployment, leave, and a range of other topics are included.

       Updated Responses to FFCRA Questions (April 3, 2020)

        FAQ from FACHC Conference Call on FFCRA (March 25, 2020 call)

       NACHC FFCRA Leave Summary FAQ

H.R. 748 - CARES Act This is the third bill that was signed into law on March 27, 2020. This includes language on funding for CHCs, as well as expansion of telehealth for CHCs in Medicare during the pandemic.

         Gunster Law CARES Act Fact Sheet

         FAQ from FACHC Conference Call on CARES Act PPP and FFCRA  (April 1, 2020 call)

         NACHC Summary of H.R. 748  

         Briefing: Interaction Between the FMLA and Families First Coronavirus Response Act

         SBA PPP FAQ (as of April 23, 2020)

H.R. 266 Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act This is the fourth bill, introduced on April 21, 2020. This includes language on funding for CHCs, as well as additional funds for the PPP and COVID-19 testing.

 

Florida Updates and Resources

Florida Governor COVID-19 Executive Orders

Template for Essential Worker Movement

COVID-19 Case Report Form (to FDOH/CHD)

Florida Department of Health COVID Provider Information Page Resources include: Resources published by FDOH for Providers.

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Rules and Regulations can be accessed HERE

AHCA COVID-19 Provider Alerts

Sign up for Medicaid Provider Alerts (FQHCs are 68)

Florida’s approved 1135 Medicaid Waiver

Florida Department of Emergency Management SERT Emergency Support Functions Links to major organizations, ranging from Transportation (e.g. US DOT, FAA), Health and Medical (e.g. WHO, HHS), Public Information (News Sites), and much more.

 

FQHC Funding Resources 

CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Attestation and Information

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

FCC $200M Telehealth Funding Information (April 6, 2020)

NACHC Summary Document of Options for Centers over 500 Employees

NACHC Summary Document on Federal Programs and Assistance

BPHC Webpage: SBA Disaster Loans, Stafford Public Assistance for Non-Profits, and Hazard Mitigation

Florida's Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Florida Community Loan Fund List of Funding Opportunities

 

FQHC Telehealth Resources

*UPDATED* MLN Matters FQHC Medicare Telehealth Billing

CMS Medicare Telehealth Coverage and Payment Video Tutorial (Posted May 8, 2020)

Sample Telehealth Consent Form

AHCA Telehealth Guidance under COVID Emergency

CMS FQHC Billing Information/Guidelines 

Expedited Medicare Provider Credentialing/Temporary Billing Privileges (March 2020) 

Telehealth Billing (Medicare Focus with FQHC Notes) (January 2020) – NOTE: Under H.R. 748 FQHCs have become eligible as distant telehealth sites to bill PFS rates under Medicare

NACHC CCM Reimbursement Tips

FACHC Telehealth Webinar Slides (April 2, 2020)

FACHC Telehealth Webinar Q & A (as of April 2, 2020)

 

PPE Use/Re-Use Resources

CDC Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators (Updated April 9, 2020)

CDC Guidance on Re-Use of PPE (Updated March 29, 2020)  

ECRI Institute Resources – Webinar and Links (March 25, 2020)

CDC PPE Use Guidelines

EPA Guidance on Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2

 

Other FQHC Resources

FTLF Clarifications on Payments for Uninsured COVID-19 Services (Provider Relief Fund)

FACHC Florida Pharmacy Overview During COVID-19 Emergency

Department of Labor Leave and Employment Fact Sheets, FAQs and Posters for Workplace

WHO Interim Guidance: Operational Considerations During Pandemic (March 19, 2020)

ADA Emergency/Urgent Procedures Guidance

Sample Drive Thru Procedures  / Spanish Version 

Reduced Workflows and Staffing Guidance for Non-Clinical Operations

BPHC COVID-19 Survey Questions