COVID-19 Impact on States

The resources provided below are intended as a supplement to offer information specific to state actions. Resources will be updated as they become available.

With stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines in effect throughout most of the country, governors, local policymakers and state public health professionals are working to implement effective approaches to combat COVID-19.

Federal Funds Disbursement

State-by-State Breakdown: Delivery of Initial $30 Billion of CARES Act
HHS has announced delivery of the initial $30 billion in relief funding to providers in support of the national response to COVID-19 as part of the distribution of the $100 billion provider relief fund provided for in the CARES Act recently passed by Congress and signed by President Trump. 

 

Physician Licensure

The Federation of State Medical Boards provides the latest information on states temporarily waiving licensure requirements, expediting licensure for retired physicians, and states temporarily waiving Telehealth licensure Requirements.

 

Medical Liability

The American Medical Association worked with the Medical Professional Liability Association to help address the concerns about liability protections at the state level during the epidemic. 

 

Credentialing & Scope

Oregon Expands Fluoroscopy Scope of Practice for APRNs
Oregon’s Board of Medical Imaging has issued a temporary administrative order  allowing advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to obtain a limited permit to supervise fluoroscopy without first passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) fluoroscopy exam.

CMS Expands Scope of Practice for Physician Assistants, APRNs
Per President Donald Trump’s request, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released new waivers  of federal requirements to allow medical practitioners, such as physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), to order tests that may have previously required a physician’s order.

 

State Health Department

Visit your state health department for information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and more.

 

Out of Network Orders

 

Other Resources

AMA Chart of State Policies on Access and Coverage (as of April 28, 2020)
The American Medical Association released a state by state breakdown of state policies on access and coverage for COVID-19.

State Net COVID 19 Interactive Map
State Net has launched an interactive map that tracks states' activity regarding the COVID-19 pandemic through legislative, regulatory, and executive order measures.

States With Elective Medical Procedures Guidance in Effect
Following the Trump Administration’s “Opening Up America Again ” guidelines and CMS “Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19 ,” ACR consultant Todd Strategies has provided this summary of actions that 38 state governments have taken regarding resumption of non-urgent and elective procedures.

COVID-19 Economic and Regulatory Updates

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New laws offer financial relief to radiology practices economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay informed of the latest legislative and regulatory developments. (login required)

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ACR COVID-19 Radiology-Specific Resources

ACR Coronavirus Response

To help radiologists make informed decisions, the ACR has collected radiology-specific COVID-19 materials.


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