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American Medical Association HHS letter relating to CARES Act Emergency Fund

​​​​​​​​​​​Executive Orders 20-06 Fourth Supplemental Emergency Declaration - Expanding Access To Telemedicine Services

Payer's Guidance for Physicians

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released their 2020 Medicare Learning Network Telehealth Services Booklet.  The Booklet contains the updated Medicare telehealth policies for 2020 as well as a special alert on the changes made in response to COVID-19. 

Blue Cross & Blue Shield - Payment Policy - Temporary Telemedicine/Telehealth Services Provided Via by Phone Only

United Healthcare Provider Telehealth Policies

OHIC - Rhode Island Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner & Medicaid Program Instructions During the COVID-19 State of Emergency

United Healthcare - No Cost share for COVID-19 testing and testing related visits

United Healthcare - Expanded Provider telehealth access

United Healthcare - Updated diagnosis and laboratory codes 

General COVID 19 Resources for Practices from Assorted Organizations

American Medical Association Living Document with COVID-19 Resources


Small Business Association Application for low interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

RIDOH State Health Laboratories Test Requisition Form - to order testing for patients in the following high-risk categories at the RISHL

RIDOH COVID-19 Testing for Symptomatic People - describes the process that healthcare providers should follow to order COVID-19 tests for their patients

American College of Emergency Physicians Social Media



Instagram (must share a message to get access)

AMA CMS COVID-19 Coverage and Reimbursement Facts

Coverage and Reimbursement

CMS Fact Sheet on Medicare telehealth

CMS FAQs on Medicare telehealth

CMS chart on Medicare telehealth

CMS guidance on Medicaid telehealth

CMS state guidance on Medicaid telehealth


AMA Chart of State telehealth

Practice Guidelines

AMA Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice

AMA Guidance for Ethical Practice in Telemedicine

American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines

Healthcare providers must place an order for COVID-19 testing at a Drive-up Specimen Collection Site by completing an East Side Clinical Laboratory order form (fillable form or downloadable form). Completed forms can be emailed to or faxes to 401-208-041.  

The Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) has prepared the attached new “Provider FAQs” in response to questions submitted to OHIC by the Rhode Island Medical Society.

OHIC Commissioner Marie Ganim, PhD, tells RIMS further, “We continue to work with the insurers to resolve remaining issues that are being raised, or that we have not yet resolved. As a result, this is Part One, and we expect to update it each week. It is posted on OHIC’s website and the RIDOH site also.”

Resources for Out of State Physicians to Treat RI Patients

Emergency Reciprocal Licensing Professions and Procedures

Emergency 90 Day Temporary License

Here is RI’s 1135 Medicaid waiver allowing RI to waive prior auth, extend existing prior auths, extend fair hearing and appeal deadlines, and liberalize provider enrollment.  The waiver is dated March 25, retroactive to March 1, and in force as long as the emergency is in force.  

A letter to President Trump - Social Distancing

Rhode Island Medical Society, Physicians Support Gov. Raimondo's Order Asking All Rhode Islanders Stay Home to Limit Spread of COVID-19

OHIC Provider FAQ - April 9, 2020

Joint Statement - Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 - April 17, 2020

Providence Marriott Downtown Special Rate for Healthcare Professionals

Please note also that this grid is a compilation assembled by volunteers for the benefit of the community and is intended as a handy reference for clinical practices.  It is not an official document of the Department of Health, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, or any specific health plan.  For official current payer policy, please contact the payer.