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Aetna

Aetna’s resource center on coverage related to COVID-19.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois

BlueCross BlueShield’s resource center on coverage related to COVID-19.

Cigna

Cigna’s resource center on coverage related to COVID-19.

Humana

Humana's resource center on coverage related to COVID-19.

Meridian

Meridian’s resource center on coverage related to COVID-19.

United Healthcare

United Healthcare's resource center on coverage related to COVID-19.

CMS

Current Emergency page

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) resource page containing all non-COVID emergencies.

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For Physicians

IDFPR Guidance for Allied Health Professionals Amid COVID-19 Crisis

2020 letter from ISMS Board Chair about out-of-state AHPs practicing in Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Information

CDC COVID-19 Resources

Find all of the latest updates, trends, information and guidance about COVID-19 from the CDC.

Call for Immediate End to Use of Ivermectin

The AMA, APhA, and ASHP strongly oppose the ordering, prescribing, or dispensing of ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 outside of a clinical trial.

Executive Orders Related to COVID-19

Full list of executive orders signed by Governor Pritzker as a result of COVID-19.

Science Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Surface (Fomite) Transmission for Indoor Community Environments

CDC-published brief on the environmental transmission of COVID-19.

State of Illinois Coronavirus Response

Illinois state-sponsored website hosting wealth of information about COVID-19 and resources.

IDPH

COVID-19 Booster Shots

Booster vs. third dose: What's the difference?

Homepage for COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health’s homepage on COVID-19.

COVID-19 Variants in Illinois

Up-to-date information about COVID variant infections in Illinois.

State of Illinois Rapid Electronic Notification (SIREN)

Siren is the emergency planning, alerting, and notification system for IDPH.

Medicaid

Health and Family Services Notices for Health Professionals

Illinois Healthcare and Family Services resource page allowing providers to sort reimbursement information.

Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans COVID-19 Resource page

Illinois Association of Medicaid Health Plans (IAMHP) changes to the application process as a result of COVID-19.

Office Resources

Overview of Federal COVID-19 Regulatory Changes Impacting Credentialing and Scope of Practice

Issue Brief

ISMS Issue Brief outlining the waiver authority for Federal requirements for licensure or scope of practice.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine in Illinois: Emergency Measures Made Permanent

Issue Brief

ISMS Issue Brief outlining the law making permanent many of the emergency telemedicine rules that were authorized during COVID-19

Telemedicine in Illinois: Q & A

Issue Brief

ISMS Issue Brief answering frequently asked questions regarding the new telehealth law.

Vaccine

CMS and OSHA Vaccine Rules Affect Physicians and Medical Facilities Q&A

Issue Brief

This resource clarifies the facilities that the rule applies to and Illinois-specific requirements pertaining to vaccinations for healthcare professionals.

FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

Press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine.

Administering COVID-19 Vaccine in the Primary Care Setting

ISMS, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Academy of Family Physicians hosted this program.

New Executive Order Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

ISMS has developed a comprehensive Q&A document outlining the details of this Executive Order.

Vaccinating Children

ICAAP Vaccine Authorization Memo

Guidance on vaccinating children.

ICAAP Vaccination Campaign

Resources for clinicians.

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