COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Update: 04/06/2020 | 3:20 p.m.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is maintaining a live webpage detailing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases in Oregon and beyond. The OMA will continue to monitor COVID-19 information nationally and locally. The association will work closely with state and local public health agencies to provide information to our members and their patients about good responses to minimize transmission in our various communities.

 

Recent Updates

OMA Statement on Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 | March 20, 2020

OMA physicians and physician assistants are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and want to assure their patients and the public that by following public health measures we can greatly minimize spreading the virus.
 
The OMA will continue to advocate for measures that help treat patients suffering with the disease, support frontline healthcare workers, and encourage the public to help slow the spread of the pandemic to save lives.
 
The OMA supports stay-at-home policies that communicate the importance and the gravity of following aggressive social distancing practices to the public. These practices are essential to help “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases during this pandemic to prevent overwhelming our hospitals and preserving our healthcare workforce for the benefit and safety of all Oregonians.

OMA Member Communications

Note that these archive versions of OMA communications may contain outdated information and web links. If you have a question about newsletter content, email the OMA.

OHA Healthcare Provider COVID-19 Videoconferences

The Oregon Health Authority will continue to host twice-weekly information sessions for healthcare providers on Tuesdays (OHA Webinar) from 12-1 p.m. and Thursdays (Project ECHO) from 12-1:15 p.m. and will reassess for further needs as they move forward.
 
Here is an archive video of the OHA’s Tuesday, March 24 provider teleconference.

Tuesdays at 12 p.m.: OHA COVID-19 Webinar for All Providers
You can submit questions for OHA when you join the webinar. Join the March 31 webinar here:
https://join-noam.broadcast.skype.com/dhsoha.state.or.us/e2a9a83fbdf04913b981f853f76f7323/en-US/
 
Thursdays at 12 p.m.: Oregon COVID-19 Response for Clinicians | Project ECHO
Registration is required. Weekly virtual interactive session hosted by the Oregon ECHO Network at OHSU. Staffed by Dr. Dana Hargunani, OHA Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Jennifer Vines, Multnomah County Health Officer; and other invited content experts. They will provide the latest updates, share COVID-19 clinical cases and answer questions. For more information see the attached flyer or connect directly on Thursdays here: https://zoom.us/j/575366462

Clinical Guidance and Treatment Resources

COVID-19 Testing

Medicare, the Oregon Health Plan, and commercial plans must cover costs associated with COVID-19 testing, including visit costs, with no patient out-of-pocket costs.

Telehealth and Reimbursement

Healthcare Business Resources

Statewide Rules and Orders

How can I help?

Oregon Information Links

Nationwide and Worldwide Information Links

Provider Wellness

Provider Education

COVID-19 and End-of-Life Concerns

Patient Resources

OMA Communications to Policymakers