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On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. The disease was first identified in Wuhan, China and has since spread globally, including in the U.S.

  • COVID-19 Cases in Pennsylvania: As of April 2 at 12 p.m., the Pa. Department of Health has reported 7,016 COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. Get Pa. Department of Health COVID-19 updates here. Learn how to register for SERVPA, Pa.'s online registry for medical and non-medical volunteers, here.

  • National & Global COVID-19 Cases: Find near real-time data using this map from Johns Hopkins University.

To learn more about COVID-19, check out the links and resources below.

PAMED knows that physicians have more questions than answers on COVID-19. We have addressed some of your questions in an FAQ available to our members, which includes a checklist for physicians who have patients showing COVID-19 symptoms.


 

Resources for Physicians

COVID-19 Daily Briefings:

April 3, 2020

  • Pa. has 1,404 new cases, bringing statewide total to 8,420 in 63 counties. Learn more

  • Gov. Wolf recommends that Pennsylvanians wear masks in public. Get state guidance on homemade masks.

  • Novitas Solutions is holding a webinar on Medicare telehealth expansion during the coronavirus emergency at 10 a.m. on April 9. Learn more

  • CMS is re-opening the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Exception application for MIPS eligible clinicians, groups and virtual groups through April 30. Learn more

Sign Up for PAMED’s COVID-19 Daily Briefings:

PAMED is updating the Daily Briefing section of our COVID-19 page every day by 5 p.m. This is where we’ll put the top 3-5 updates that have happened throughout that day. If you’d like to receive an email or text when that day’s update is available, you can sign up for either below.


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