COVID-19 Resources

Caring for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19, or At-Risk Populations


Diagnosing and Caring for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19, or At-Risk Populations 

  • April 10: Resources for People with Disabilities from the American Association on Health and Disability

  • March 23: Information for Clinicians on Therapeutic Options for COVID-19 Patients

  • March 13: The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel has created a new CPT code for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The code is effective March 13, 2020 and further information may be found here.

  • As a health care provider, look for:
    • People who have symptoms associated with COVID-19, and
    • People who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or pneumonia of unknown cause. (Consult the most recent definition for patients under investigation).
  • If you are a health care provider or a public health responder caring for a COVID-19 patient, follow the recommended infection control procedures.
  • Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath that may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
  • Health care professionals should immediately notify their local or state health department in the event of a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19: Find your state and local health department contacts.
  • The CDC has also provided clinical guidance for managing patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

How to Protect Yourself from Infection

What to Do if You Have Been Exposed to a Patient with COVID-19

How to Communicate with Patients about COVID-19

  • CDC travel notices for travelers and clinicians regarding current health issues that will impact travel
  • Additional communication resources can be found here.

If you can't find what you need or would like additional support, we're here to help. Contact us at (847) 737-6000 or email covidresponse@aapmr.org.

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AAPM&R members: Even more resources are being shared between physiatrists in our Care in the Time of COVID-19 member forum on PhyzForum. Exchange important dialogue about your challenges, ask your questions and concerns as well as share resources with each other.