Coronavirus Resources

CSMS will update our members frequently via emails regarding the latest information about the pandemic.

For specific information, please click on the links below.


CT DSS Provides Responses to Frequently Asked Questions About CMAP’s Response to COVID-19, 5-11-2020

Letter to HHS and CMS Regarding Payment for Audio-Only Telehealth, 4-29-2020

Letter to Governor Lamont requesting clarification of Section 6 of Executive Order 7V limiting the liability of physicians 4-22-2020

CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program 4-26-2020

Provider Relief Fund and the General Distribution Portal FAQs 4-26-2020

Fact Sheet: Expansion of the Accelerated and Advance Payments Program for Providers and Suppliers During COVID-19 Emergency 4-26-2020

Preceptors Needed at UConn School of Medicine 4-24-2020

Paycheck Protection Program Loans – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 4-24-2020

Revised Financial Protections for People Covered by Insurance Who Receive Out-of-Network Health Care Services During the Public Health Emergency 4-24-2020

CSMS Legislative Update, 4-23-2020

Trump Administration Champions Reporting of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data through Quality Payment Program, Announces New Clinical Trials Improvement Activity

COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Health and Human Services, 4-17-2020

FCC Telehealth Pilot Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers by fully funding their telecommunications services

MOC requirements for any physician due in 2020 received an automatic extension to 2021.

Joint Letter to House and Senate Regarding CARES Act, 4-15-2020

CMAP COVID-19 Response Bulletin 23: Changes to Prior Authorization Requirements for Specified Services

CT DSS – FAQs: CMAP’s Response to COVID-19, 4-13-2020

CCEP Letter to Governor Lamont, 4-10-2020

NGS Bulletin – Accelerated or Advance Payments to Providers, 4-9-2020

Dr. Robert McLean speaks with CNN about COVID-19 – PPE equipment, testing, and lack of scientific data on possible treatment, 4-8-2020

Dr. Steve Levine speaking with NBC Connecticut regarding telemedicine, 4-8-2020

CT Public Health Association letter of commendation, 4-3-2020

CT DPH Return-to-Work Guidance for Healthcare Workers and First Responders during the COVID-19 Pandemic (3-30-2020)

AMA Summary of Selected Provisions in H.R. 748 CARES Act 3-30-20

DEA SAMHSA Buprenorphine and Telemedicine

Telemedicine: Getting Started with Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

CT DPH Guidance for Use of Isolation Orders during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Connecticut (3-30-2020)

Updated Overview of COVID-19 Testing Efforts

Updated – COVID-19: PPE and Medical Supplies

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development announces a 0% interest loan program for small businesses and nonprofits with under 100 employees.Read the details here.

Newly released AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidance in a Pandemic

2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Joint letter to House and Senate leaders – “legislation should support and sustain physicians and their practices during this unprecedented national emergency through tax relief, no-interest loans, direct payments, payment for virtual visits including phone calls, and other measures.” To read the full letter, click here.

Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages – Q&A from Stanford Medicine

CSMS Letter to Governor Lamont, March 19, 2020

HHS Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

CT DSS  — Coverage of laboratory testing for COVID-19, using CDC/CMS identified HCPCS codes.

CT Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 Resource page —

CMAP COVID-19 Response – Bulletin 1: Emergency Temporary Telemedicine Coverage

CPT® releases new coronavirus (COVID-19) code & description for testing

AMA Fact Sheet: Reporting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Laboratory Testing

Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) Connecticut Medical Assistance Program (CMAP), Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About CMAP’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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