265 Church Street, 14th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-687-4422
Fax: 475-202-6844
PLEASE BE ADVISED OF THE IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW


March 22, 2020


Re:        COVID-19 Update
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Dear CMG Providers,


Essential updates for today:

  • Our HR conference call is scheduled for Noon, Monday March, 23rd. Please note the call-in information has changed to allow for an expanded audience. The new invite can be found here.

  • I wanted to share important recommendations from YNHH regarding health care workers at high risk for poor outcomes related to Covid-19. You will note that they are requiring HCW over 70 and who are immunocompromised avoid all direct patient contact and contribute in other ways. These recommendations are not binding to our practices and individuals groups have to make their own decision. However, I wanted to make sure you had these recommendations to help make an informed decision.

  • ´╗┐Multiple proposed treatments for Covid-19 are emerging with various degrees of evidence and clinical support. I wanted to share the recommendation that YNHH sent to their clinicians regarding emerging treatments and testing. These are challenging times and we all face difficult decisions regarding treatment and diagnosis of this terrible disease. Having a consistent approach based upon a consensus view of current evidence and the balanced needs of all our patients will be critical. If you have any questions or concerns about this or any clinical recommendations please contact me directly.

  • Short update for tonight with more to details to come this week including: update on telemedicine documentation and coding, f/u protocols for Covid-19 patients, list of testing centers, details on shared savings payments, contracting announcements, and more on HR and financial management.


Please forward me any useful information you have, any corrections or updates to the above.

Be safe. Be safe.


Best,


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD


Joseph L. Quaranta, MD
President, Community Medical Group