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COVID-19 Vaccination Change Package for Health Care Teams
Health care professionals from all care settings are encouraged to use the resources listed in this TMF Quality Innovation Network change package to help care for patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Note, you must log into this website to download this change package.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 24 2021 7:17PM  
Influenza Immunization Change Package for Health Care Teams
Health care professionals from all care settings are encouraged to use the resources listed in this TMF Quality Innovation Network change package to help care for patients diagnosed with the flu. Note, you must log into this website to download this change package.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/11/2021    Date Last Modified: May 24 2021 7:18PM  
Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Products
Clinicians seeking advice on the use of monoclonal antibody products authorized for emergency use in the United States for the treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 should consult the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines.
Web link    Date Added: 09/13/2021    Date Last Modified: Sep 13 2021 2:17PM  
Podcast: COVID-19 Variants
Listen to this podcast from the week of Aug. 30, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute. Dr. Kohl explains what viral variants are, how they respond to vaccines, and why getting vaccinated and wearing masks are both still important protective measures to follow to help protect yourself and others from being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2021 5:57PM  
Podcast: The FDA Approval Process for the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
Listen to this podcast from the week of Aug. 30, 2021, with Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute. Dr. Kohl explains the process the drug manufacturer, Pfizer/BioNTech, followed to receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2021 for its COVID-19 vaccine.
Podcast    Date Added: 08/30/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2021 6:08PM  
COVID-19 Update: The Delta Variant
Read this update on COVID-19 and the delta variant from Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, and Clifford Moy, MD, behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute. Share this information with your patients, residents, co-workers, families, friends and your community to help educate everyone on what they can do to reduce infections and hospitalizations.
Web link    Date Added: 08/16/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 16 2021 2:24PM  
CMS Final Rule Improves Health Equity, Access to Treatment, Hospital Readiness, and COVID-19 Vaccination Data Reporting of Hospital Workers
The Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System/Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System final rule, effective Oct. 1, 2021, authorizes additional payments for diagnostics and therapies to treat COVID-19 during the current public health emergency, and beyond. The rule revises payment policies, as well as policies under certain quality and value-based purchasing programs for hospitals to lessen the adverse impacts of the pandemic. Some of these changes will incentivize the meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Record technology that will help public health officials monitor for future unplanned events.
Web link    Date Added: 08/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 2 2021 6:09PM  
Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines Among Your Patients: Tips for the Health Care Team
As the COVID-19 Delta variant surges across the globe, how can health care professionals build vaccine confidence with their patients? View this PowerPoint presentation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn how you and your team can positively engage with patients and encourage them to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
PowerPoint    Date Added: 07/23/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 23 2021 12:49PM  
Confront Health Misinformation: The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory on Building a Healthy Information Environment
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, has issued the first Surgeon General's Advisory of this Administration to warn the American public about the urgent threat of health misinformation during the COVID-19 vaccination push.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 07/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 19 2021 5:31PM  
Vaccinating Homebound Persons Against COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has outlined training and guidance to assist vaccinators to overcome challenges associated with delivering COVID-19 vaccinations to access-challenged and hard-to-reach individuals.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:53PM  
CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and Support
Health care providers can visit this web page to find more information regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and how the COVID-19 vaccine is provided through that program at no cost to recipients.
Web link    Date Added: 06/09/2021    Date Last Modified: Jun 9 2021 6:58PM  
New Program: HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund
On May 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the HRSA COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund. This program covers the cost of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either don’t cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/06/2021    Date Last Modified: May 6 2021 11:56AM  
What Can We Do to Attain Health Equity?
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed gaps in equitable health coverage and equal access to health care. The solution to attain health equity is to engage all organizations - not just health care organizations and facilities - to work together. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed some guidance for community and faith-based organizations, private employers, public health agencies and state, tribal, local and territorial governments.
Web link    Date Added: 04/05/2021    Date Last Modified: Apr 5 2021 3:47PM  
State and Regional Approaches to Equitable COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts
Listen to this webinar recording from the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement featuring a panel of state and regional thought leaders that highlight successes and challenges to equitable COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
Web link    Date Added: 03/29/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 29 2021 3:21PM  
Video: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Watch this video presentation, hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, to learn how to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. This recording features Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH, regional health administrator for the U.S. Department and Health Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in Region VII; Marwan Haddad MD, MPH, AAHIVS; and Kasey Harding MPH. You must use the following passcode to access the video: n1c=*y70.
Video    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:26PM  
Language that Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance Communications Cheat Sheet
The de Beaumont Foundation offers concise, practical guidance around language and messaging to support vaccine acceptance. This toolkit includes communication tips and specific recommended language emerging from a broader survey conducted on the topic.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2021 10:47AM  
Minority Health Videos About Vaccine Safety
The Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity has released two videos that speak to the importance of COVID-19 vaccines, how communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and how it is important to get vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from the virus. The videos are available in English and Spanish.
Video    Date Added: 02/26/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:30PM  
Coding for COVID-19 Vaccines
Do you know how to code for administering a COVID-19 vaccine? View this webpage from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for more information.
Web link    Date Added: 02/07/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 11 2021 12:55PM