Advancing the EMS profession
EMS practitioners may encounter a patient with an infectious disease or respond to a pandemic during their career. The resources below have been posted to help EMS practitioners protect themselves and their patients against infectious disease and further spread.
 

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Billing  Payment Allowance Update for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Q0222 Injection, Bebtelovimab, 175 mg  Review of new payment allowance effective August 15 for commercially purchased monoclonal antibody therapy products and USG-purchased products. 
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COVID-19 Tracker

John’s Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering Global Cases COVID-19 Tracker.

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IAFC COVID-19 Fire & EMS Personnel Impact Dashboard 

Dashboard displaying the results of the IAFC Fire Department and EMS Services Personnel Impact survey.

Reporting Tool 

EMS COVID Resource Reporting Tool 

NEMSIS reporting tool to track EMS COVID-19 resources. 

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CDC Coronavirus Website 

The latest Coronavirus updates, guidelines and resources.

Website 

NHTSA Office of EMS COVID-19 Resources for EMS  

NHTSA’s Office of EMS webpage with COVID-19 resources

Website 

ASPR-TRACIE COVID-19 Resources 

The ASPR-TRACIE webpage age highlights resources identified or developed to address current response and recovery operations to novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).

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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Critical Updates on COVID-19 Webpage  

AAP COVID-19 Resources Webpage

Website 

AAMC Coronavirus Clinical Repository 

The AAMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinical Guidance Repository is an open access resource for all clinicians and hospitals across the United States. The content is collected from academic medical centers (AMCs), specialty societies, and federal partners. The goal is to identify, summarize, and highlight areas of alignment in clinical practice during the pandemic. Here you will find up to date COVID-19 treatment and management guidance to help clinicians optimize patient care.

Policy & Regulations 

Ambulances: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

Final Interim Rule
Press Release Announcement
Waiver Background Information

More information on Waivers 

Temporary regulatory waiver to expand list of allowable destinations for ambulance transports. 

Resource - Waiver 

Fact Sheet – Waiver for Ground Ambulance Services: Treatment in Place 

Details provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 recognizing treatment in place and waiving the requirement for ground ambulance services to transport patients for reimbursement by Medicare during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Guidance 

OSHA Revised COVID-19 Guidance for Employers 

Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. 

Antibody Administration 

EMS Template Protocol for COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Administration: Treatment and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis of REGEN-COV (casirivimab and imdevimab)  

Developed by the NHTSA Office of EMS and HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, the template is intended to assist state EMS officials and local EMS systems in developing their own protocols