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New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-687-4422
Fax: 475-202-6844
May 06 , 2020

Re:        COVID-19 Update

Dear CMG Providers,

Essential updates for today:

  • Please see today's summary from the CDC and DPH here.

  • As we begin to make preparations to increase "in-person" patient volume we are establishing a working-group to help develop guidance and best practices for our independent ambulatory practices and facilities. If you are interested in participating please let me know.

  • Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Transitional Care Management (TCM): Please review this memo from CMG’s Coding Analyst team regarding alternative ways to care for chronically ill patients during COVID-19.

  • Many Medicare telehealth services can now be provided telephonically (audio only). CMG has updated The Annual Wellness Visit Telemedicine Toolkit on our web page to include new guidance provided by Medicare (see pgs. 23 and 107 for updates).

  • Our COVID-19 Telemedicine Coding Guide has been updated. Please click here to view.

  • CTCARES for Frontline Workers Child Care Subsidy Program: The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has a $10 million fund to help frontline workers pay for licensed child care. The care may be provided by a child care center, family child care home, group child care home, or an adult aged 20+ who is not a parent. This is a short-term program; they are accepting applications from April 27-May 22, 2020. See link for details.

  • The Five Wishes Practice Community is offering a no cost webinar to help clinicians with virtual visits and discussions. If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please click here.

Stay safe. Be well. God bless.


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD

Joseph L. Quaranta, MD
President, Community Medical Group